A city of only 30,000 located two hours from Boston in the Berkshires, Northampton is small-town America at its queer best. Shannon starts off the day as many queers in the region do, with lesbian Kelsey Flynn’s radio talk show. Then it’s off to chat with Mary Claire Higgins who happens to be a lesbian and the mayor of Northampton. We’ll learn about the history of town before heading out to see it first hand. After fueling-up at renowned pancake house Sylvester’s it’s off to shop, shop, shop. We hit Pride and Joy a one-stop shop for all your gay paraphernalia—from books to sex toys. Shannon hits a few more queer-friendly retailers and galleries before stopping by Herrell’s Ice Cream where she learns first hand, the art of schmoozing. Then it’s a quick visit to Smith College a renowned all-girls college before hitting some local restaurants and a late night visit to dance club, Diva’s and an interview with lesbian owners, Lori and Jen.
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