GiB's been getting a whole lot of reader enquiries along the lines of...
"My boyfriend and I are coming to Beirut for holidays... Do you know of a good, gay-friendly place to stay at?"
Sadly enough, as guys with their own places in Beirut GiB doesn't really know the answer to this question... although we realize it's a question that's critical for visiting GiBs, so we're thinking of a good way to answer it.
We could tell our own experiences like "yeah, I went to the Gray hotel downtown once with two guys I met at the bar, and no one at the door said anything. Same thing happened to a friend of mine at the Commodore, and they didn't seem to mind it. And hey it looks like the Mayflower advertises itself as gay-friendly"
I'm thinking that user-generated content might be a good way to do it. There is nothing better indeed than the own experiences of visiting GiBs, to judge of the gay-friendliness of their stay. The challenge here however would be how do we get our readers to provide their input on GiB after their stay, when they probably don't care anymore? :)
We're also thinking of introducing the "GiB FACTOR", a 10-point scale that would be used to gauge the level of gay-friendliness of a stay.
Generally speaking what is a good way besides the "Comments" section, to get readers to contribute their input in way that is both practical for GiB, and pleasant for them?
GiBs, any thoughts? Your ideas and comments will be extremely valuable here!!! So thank you in advance ;)