News

“Psychosexual Disorder” – courageous student sues publisher in China

by Sabine Hannakampf

A lesbian student of the “South China Normal University” sued the publisher of a textbook describing homosexuality as a “psychosexual disorder”. Her pseudonym XiXi was created in reference to Sisyphus and stands symbolically for her years of struggle.

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Sweden: Pop star with Kurdish roots comes out as gay

by Leander Milbrecht

Darin Zanyar came out to Instagram as gay. The 33-year-old is one of Sweden’s most famous pop stars – with seven number one albums. The singer with Kurdish roots has also become a role model for the Kurdish community through his courageous step.

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Poland: President Duda is sworn in – and the opposition wears rainbows

by Leander Milbrecht

Colorful protest: With clothes and face masks in rainbow colours, the opposition yesterday, at the swearing-in of newly elected President Andrzej Duda, sent a clear signal against his queer politics – which, together with the tough election campaign, divided the country more deeply than ever.

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Hottest gay beaches: Italy

by Leander Milbrecht

Italy offers everything that gay tourists could wish for. We have looked at the different regions and collected the best gay beaches for you. You can find the hottest gay beaches in Sardinia here. Apulia 1. D’Ayala beach in Commenda …

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Love is not tourism! Binational couples still separated

by Christian Knuth

Almost under the radar of the (queer) public, a fight for the rights of binational couples has been smouldering for months. They are often denied to see each other again due to corona travel restrictions.

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Alone against the wings of windmills: How a German fights for the Cyprus gay scene

by Leander Milbrecht

Werner R. had a dream: to build a gay sauna in Larnaca, to give the community a home, to gradually expand the gay infrastructure – and to make Cyprus the new gay hotspot of the Mediterranean. But he did the calculation without taking into account the corrupt authorities and the Greek Orthodox Church.

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NewsTravel

SPARTACUS Gay Travel Index 2020

by Redaktion

Sweden, Canada und Malta ranking highest / US federal states in a specific separate index

The diversification of evaluation criteria and thus resulting changes of ranks in the eighth SPARTACUS Gay Travel Index conceal the fact that the global liberalisation process has slowed down considerably. The new ranking of the US states provides travellers with detailed information and gives some surprising informaion about the striking regional differences in „God’s own Country“ after almost four years of Trump administration.

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Invitation to paradise – Welcome to Boracay

by Leander Milbrecht

Boracay Island is a beautiful paradise in the Philippines. The small island is located approximately 315 kilometres south of Manila. The peaceful Boracay, famous for it’s White Beach, was awarded as the Best Island in the World in 2012. Two exquisite, gay-friendly resorts await you there: Nigi Nigi Nu Noos and Pinjalo Resort Villas.

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El Salvador

El Salvador: Gay politician wants to make history

Erick Iván Ortiz plans to become El Salvador’s first openly gay MP. The 29-year-old from the new party Nuestro Tiempo is considered one of the most ambitious candidates for the upcoming elections in February 2021.

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Poland

Poland: Protest with queer wedding photos

The photographer Pamela Porwen started a photography project in which she photographed well-known queer people from Poland as wedding couples. The photos will be exhibited in May. Inspiration for the project was the deteriorating situation of the queer community in Poland and the fact that there is no legal recognition for same-sex couples.

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Spain

Mr Gay World 2020 fights for the community – and against Corona!

The new Mr Gay World comes from Spain: Due to the corona crisis, the competition had to be postponed this year – the jury promptly selected last year’s runner-up as the winner for 2020. However, the Spanish doctor Francisco José Alvarado (30) scored another victory: He not only fought COVID-19 for his patients, but he himself got infected – and was able to overcome the disease.

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travel

  • Spain

    Hottest gay beaches: Fuerteventura

    Fuerteventura is one of the Canary Islands – if you are looking for gay nightlife, the island cannot compete with Gran Canaria or Tenerife. But that is not a bad thing – Fuerteventura is suitable for those who are more into nature, hiking and tranquillity. We have found two rural beaches where gays feel especially comfortable and where they can also make new friends.

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  • Spain

    Hottest gay beaches: Tenerife

    The island of Tenerife, just next to Gran Canaria, is a gay hotspot as well – it is just more of an insiders’ tip. It also has a lot to offer for gay tourists, especially the beaches. There is something for every taste: bathing in the nude, partying, relaxing in remote places, breathtaking views and making new friends.

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  • USA

    Hottest gay beaches: California, USA

    The US state of California is known as a mecca for gay tourists. West Hollywood in Los Angeles, Castro in San Francisco and Hillcrest in San Diego are three of the most famous gay neighbourhoods in the whole world. In addition, all along the coast you will find breathtaking beaches, warm climate, surfer boys and handsome men. In the Spartacus Gay Travel Index USA, California was ranked first of all US states due to its social acceptance and state laws. We have visited the best gay beaches for you.

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  • South Africa

    TOP 6: The most beautiful places in Cape Town

    With its location directly on the sea, Cape Town is considered one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Whether it is the striking Table Mountain, the colourful Bo-Kaap district or the droll penguins on Boulders Beach – here …

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  • Spain

    BILBAO: City of surprises

    Those who expect tapas, flamenco and sangria during a visit to the harbour city Bilbao in the north of Spain are pretty wrong. The biggest city of the Basque Country surprises with its very own culture, cuisine and magnificent landscapes in the immediate vicinity.

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  • Switzerland | Zurich

    Pink Apple Festival: The queerest Film Festival in Switzerland!

    Andreas Bühlmann talks to us about the PinkApple Festival – the biggest gay and lesbian film festival in Switzerland. This year it takes place from 28.4.-7.5.2020 in Zurich and from 8.-10.5.2020 in Frauenfeld.

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