FARGO, N.D. (WCCO) — The Visitor’s Bureau in the Fargo-Moorhead area wants more gay travelers in town.

The bureau is hoping to promote the two cities as a gay and lesbian-friendly destination, according to the Dickenson Press.

Though the plan is still in its early stages, the bureau hopes to tap into the $70 billion market generated by the gay community.

The market is so big that websites like Orbitz and Travelocity have dedicated gay travel sections, and the visitor’s bureau wants to take advantage of that huge market.

Last year, Minneapolis was ranked by The Advocate as the gayest city in America, which, in terms of simple proximity, could give Fargo-Moorhead’s plan a leg up.

Comments (25)
  1. Kevin says:

    Bags are packed…..Fargo-Moorehead…..here i come baby!!!! Finally!!!

    1. Update from the ND Bureau of Tourism says:

      Oh, nevermind. We thought gay meant happy.

      1. Greg Looseanus says:

        Let’s go diving.

  2. Lamont says:

    How Fargo you go for Moorehead.

  3. SPalin says:

    if you really have to ask how, then who is the ignorant one? to quote animal mother from full metal jacket, “better you than me”.

    1. Kevin says:

      If you are so righteous…you wouldnt need to come on here and spout off about it. You would just take comfort that you are living a good life and make peace with that. Instead you condem others going directly against the teachings of Jesus. You think Jesus likes hypocrates?

      I will pray for you SPalin, that you find peace and understanding and compasion for your fellow humans.

      1. SPalin says:

        take comfort in knowing that I am righteous, but not spouting off. just trying to show you the errors of your ways. peace be with you chowderhead! ta ta for now.

        1. Niki says:

          In that case SPalin I hope you aren’t wearing any mixed fiber, sporting any tattoos or growing any ovaries inside you cause as you the righteous should know…all of that is also frowned upon in the bible.

          1. Raoul Duc says:

            Please don’t make her think. Her righteous head might explode!

      2. Denneys Hekers wrinkly ol butt says:

        In the meantime maybe Marcus can pray your gay away, maybe not , idiot.

  4. questioning says:

    How sad is it that North Dakota is more socially advanced than Minnesota in welcoming travelers?

    1. angry Minnesotan says:

      You really think it is? Minnesota with the gayest population in the nation this side of San Fran? Surely you are speaking out of turn or have no idea of what you are speaking about. We are so gay friendly that we have bars that do not allow staight people in them.

      1. Les Johnson says:

        Why are you trying so hard to get into gay bars? I think that’s a better question, sir.

        1. PoliticiansSUX says:

          Mam to you and for the lawsuit of course. If gays can sue for denial based on sexual orientation, well then so can I and my hubby, right? If it is illegal for my company to discriminate against gays and not let them in, then it better be illegal for them to descriminate against straights.

  5. maxey says:

    Next stop: Devil’s Lake. It will seem like an eternity.

    1. Les Johnson says:

      Meaning what?

  6. X-Puffer says:

    What would you rather have?

  7. Rufus Larkin says:

    That must be where the gay neighborhood in Loring Park has gone.

    1. Denney Hekers wrinkly ol butt says:

      What? You can’t get a date there anymore?

  8. I Am So Wasted says:

    If not Fargo, why not Minot

  9. richard says:

    Keep living the life you are and you will soon find out

  10. StillLaughing says:

    I don’t know what they’re smoking at the FM Tourist office, but what could possibly attract gay travelers to Fargo? No, what would attract ANY traveler to Fargo? The only reason anyone goes there is because they live in the boonies and need to buy stuff. I should know, I live here and I’m gay. The idea that anyone would pay money to travel to a town with one sad gay bar that’s open one night a week is a joke. Do they think for a minute that a gay couple could hold hands on the street or (gasp) kiss in public without getting bashed in the head? Give me a break.

  11. Brett says:

    Actually, they should be trying to draw the gay community to the Williston area, where all of the oil is, towns are booming, lot’s of money flying around, lack of “excitement”, would be perfect for that type of tourist.

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