In addition to our regular travel articles, we’re starting a regular travel round-up, for those stories that don’t warrant a full posting on the blog, or that we didn’t have time to add. Enjoy!

PEOPLE:
Morrissey: TSA At San Francisco Airport “Groped My Penis And Testicles” (Queerty)
We’ve all been there. Standing awkwardly and publicly before a TSA agent as they run their hand up our inner thigh, along the underpants band, and around the butt crack, searching for box cutters. It’s part of living in paranoid, post 9-11 America where big brother is always watching.
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AUSTRALIA:
Affordable Australia: 9 Cool Places to Eat and Drink on the Gold Coast (Shermans Travel)
Sydney and Melbourne are known for their flashy dining and drinking scenes, but Queensland’s Gold Coast — a spectacular stretch of sand fringed by a crown of mirrored skyscrapers — offers better prices, and a laid-back sophistication that feels more like California at happy hour than New York at rush hour. Here’s a sampling of some of the hippest haunts on Australia’s east coast — great for when you’re hungry after a day of surfing, sunning, or wallaby-spotting.
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Photo by Laura Motta

ISRAEL:
Multiple Stabbing at Jerusalem Pride Parade (LGBT Weekly)
Late on Thursday six people were stabbed while participating in an LGBT Pride Parade in Jerusalem. The perpetrator, Yishai Schlissel, is an ultra-Orthodox Jewish man who also stabbed victims at the same event in 2005. Schlissel was just released for that crime last month after serving ten years in prison.
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NETHERLANDS:
The Eclectic, Electric Milkshake Festival in Amsterdam (Travels of Adam)
It was raining when I got to the entrance of the Milkshake Festival in Amsterdam. I’d only arrived to the city a few hours earlier, on an early morning easyJet flight. As I was checking into my hotel the weather seemed perfectly fine, which is why when I left the hotel just before noon, I walked out in short shorts and a tank top. Only to find the sunny weather I was anticipating had turned to a sudden downpour.
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Adam Groffman

USA, FLORIDA:
Parliament House Celebrates 40 Years (Watermark Online)
Parliament House, Orlando’s iconic gay resort and nightclub, is marking four decades of gay inclusiveness, balcony debauchery and first-class entertainment.
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