the actual location probably won't be told until another month or so. the main event planners scout out areas early in the year when things start getting warm. The main 'day' of the annual national gathering is always July 4th, so usually the location is determined and publicly advertised a month or two beforehand. just f5 rainbow facebook pages and you'll find out where it's being hosted.
iirc sometimes a gathering falls through, usually because the rangers/township get frightened with so many people and start shutting it down, so be aware of that. the 2014 montana gathering i went to was great though, rangers weren't bothered at all and just rode their horses around every day. fun stuff.
also should note >>990570
yes it is as unhygenic as youd expect, very much india-tier living. however within kitchens and food prep they do pay attention to keeping things clean, if you're in line to be served breakfast and hold your bowl above the pot of food you WILL get yelled at. because you were the thirtieth idiot to do that and the guy serving you stopping giving a fuck after the first.
and the coffee is always a perpetual twenty minutes into the future before being ready to serve
and everyones stupid kid is named "Eli"
and assholes never keep their dog on a leash
it's fun times. pic related, an example of one of the kitchens. you'll be surprised how industrious these bums can get, there's at least 5-10 of those setups around the forest. all of it gets torn down and cleared in the end.