Gaywheels Picks a “Top 5” from the N.Y. Auto Show

The 2008 N.Y. Auto show has wrapped up and it is our custom to pick the Top 5 new vehicle introductions from gay-friendly manufacturers. We walked the halls, watched the debuts, drank the booze and suffered through incredibly painful hangovers just for you, our readers.

A Car for Every Gay Stage

The automobile industry spends millions of dollars researching the average consumer’s needs during various life stages. Depending on our age and position in life, our cars say a lot about us, our desires and the image we wish to project. Of course, we of the homosexual persuasion have a slightly different set of needs and paths than our straight counterparts.

2008 Volvo XC70

Wagon’s Ho by Joe Tralongo “The wheels on the car go round and round, all through the town.” Recognize it? It’s the annoyingly catchy lyric accompanying Volvo’s all-wheel-drive XC70 ad campaign. It sticks in your head and refuses to leave,…

2008 Volvo C30

See Me, See You, C30 by Scott Corlett In recent years, the conventional wisdom in automotive design shops was that Americans want to hunker down in fortified vehicles-less glass and more metal (think the Chrysler 300). The irony is that…

Eight Family-Friendly Haulers

Family-Friendly Haulers - Toyota Highlander

With more lesbian and gay couples raising families, the community’s car-buying habits have altered radically. The safety-conscious kid hauler is quickly replacing the flashy sports car. Below is a small sampling of some family-friendly vehicles assembled by the good folks at Each carries at least six-passengers, is priced within reach of most middle-class households and is built by a gay-friendly company (gay-friendly status is determined by whether or not a company offers domestic partner benefits to both its corporate and factory employees here in the United States).

2007 Volvo S80

Practicing Safe Style by Scott Corlett Volvos are long hailed for their reliability, utility, and, above all else, their safety. Stylishness, however, was an adjective rarely applied to these Swedish haulers. Oh sure, Volvo’s signature, big, boxy sheet metal—which perhaps…