Often called The Capital of the World, New York City has been the Emerald City for gays &lesbians from all around the world for years… In fact, there is so much to see and do for the LGBT traveler that it took us two episodes to barely scratch the surface.
In Part Two, Shannon’s off to chat with Sara Cedar Miller of The Central Park Conservancy to get a history lesson on this world-famous park (and to find out where the best cruising spots are). Then we head across the bridge to Park Slope, Brooklyn to find out why this enclave has more lesbian residents than any other zip code in America. Local lesbian and Brooklyn enthusiast, Chris Cuomo takes Shannon on a tour before they attend the biggest lesbian Sunday Brunch this side of the East River. Next, we speak with Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS Executive Director Tom Viola about their biggest annual theatrical fundraising events, assisting those living with AIDS and HIV. Gay men around the world tune into HBO every week to watch Sex In The City. Out guide Georgette Blau takes us inside some of the au courant eateries, shops and bars that have appeared in the hit series. New York is synonymous with fashion and home to the headquarters of 2(x)-ist Underwear, where we drop by and “examine” why their skivvies are so popular with gay men. And, we come full circle back to Times Square, where gay men used to go in search of underground sex. Tim Tompkins, president of the Time Square Business Improvement District describes how this pulsing crossroads has been scrubbed shiny and clean over the past few years.
Bump! is the world's first gay and lesbian travel and lifestyle television series. It is unique and international in scope. In each episode Bump! presents a new gay-friendly destination in a stylish and upbeat format.
Bump! travels the globe in search of fascinating gay human-interest stories. From gay tourism hotspots like Miami and London, to urban centres such as Montreal and Los Angeles, Bump! focuses its lens on gay and lesbian communities around the globe.