Aug 2011: IN THE LIFE episode “Gaycation” (video)

In the Life produced by In the Life Media

Episode Summary

IN THE LIFE goes on “gaycation” with Sweet and Camp Oneida, two destinations where  wayfarers come together to have fun and commune with nature, while strengthening  the LGBT community.


Lesbian volunteers bring positive visibility and lend a helping hand to local communities while vacationing in the Caribbean with Sweet, a lesbian travel company that merges travel with social and environmental awareness.

“We are ambassadors when we go on these community service projects. We’re bringing with us our really positive attitude and our belief that we can make a difference,” Jen Rainin, Co-Founder, Sweet.

Camp Oneida

In rural areas all over the United States there are campgrounds specifically for gay men and lesbians. Among them is Camp Oneida where a tight knit community of LBGT campers find a supportive space and lasting friendships.

“I think what most people are looking for is the basic need of acceptance. Basic acceptance for who they are, what they do, how the live their life,” Derek Sutherland, Manager, Camp Oneida.

Full Episode

Gaycation is now airing on public television stations across the country and is  available for free video streaming and downloadable podcasts from the In The Life Media website. To find out when it will air in your local area, to stream or download it, go to


In The Life Media produces change through innovative media that exposes social injustice by chronicling lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender life. Produced by In The Life Media, IN THE LIFE is the longest running television show documenting the gay experience. IN THE LIFE is a two-time Emmy Award nominee, a Lambda Legal Liberty Award honoree, a Seigenthaler Award recipient from the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association for excellence in network television and a GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding TV Journalism-Newsmagazine.


IN THE LIFE is distributed by American Public Television. APT has been a leading distributor of high-quality, top-rated programming to America’s public television stations since 1961. In 2009, APT distributed 56 of the top 100 highest-rated public television titles. Among its 300 new program titles per year are prominent documentaries, news and current affairs programs, dramatic series, how-to programs, children’s series and classic movies. APT also licenses programs internationally through its APT Worldwide service. In 2006, APT launched Create® – the TV channel featuring the best of public television’s lifestyle programming. APT is also a partner in the WORLD™ channel expansion project including its web presence at For more information about APT’s programs and services, visit For more information on Create, visit

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