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Despite the COVID-19 pandemic: Mauritius marches for love

by Leander Milbrecht

It is a rare sight this year: the queer community in Mauritius defied the COVID-19 pandemic and the queer-hostile mood in the country by organising one of the world’s very rare pride events. With good reason: the queers have an important demand.

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Gay dads flee from Russia

by Leander Milbrecht

Gay fathers leave everything behind – for fear of Putin’s investigators. Alexander* (name changed) fled Russia with his son. The 40-year-old spoke to The Guardian newspaper about his escape and his fears. He did not want to risk having his …

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Travel

Hottest gay beaches: France

by Leander Milbrecht

Both in the north but especially in the south of France there are many beaches with nudist areas where gays are very welcome. To make it easier for you to choose, we have only listed the beaches that are either …

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Conversion therapy: European-wide ban by EU Commission?

by Christian Knuth

61 members of the “LGBTI Intergroup” in the European Parliament have addressed a joint letter to the EU Commission calling for an EU-wide ban on so-called conversion processes (“homo-/trans*healing”).

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#Interview – Ghana’s LGBTIQ* community comes out

by Leander Milbrecht

What is it like to be a gay man in Ghana – a country where sex between men is illegal and punishable by up to three years imprisonment? Alex Kofi Donkor (29) is one of the most famous faces of the local queer community. He is head of the organisation LGBT+ Rights Ghana. We spoke with the 29-year-old activist about the situation of the community, about his life and loving and about what needs to change.

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ITALY – Open for everyone

by Redaktion

Effective June 3rd, Italy has re-opened its borders for leisure travel and holidaymakers. It has introduced numerous measures to protect and ensure the safety of all guests. Especially in the south of the country, many regions yet to be discovered are attracting visitors, such as the LGBT hotspot Gallipoli.

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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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Russia

Russian legislators cut off anti-queer amendment to constitution

Good news from Russia – for a change. A government commission and the Human Rights Council took a clear stand against amendments to the country’s Family Code that would have once again banned equal treatment of marriage and same-sex adoption – and legally wiped out transgender people. Will the law now fail in the Duma?

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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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Germany

Photos and videos: First German-Polish pride a complete success

Together against hatred: At the first joint Pride of the border cities Frankfurt/Oder and Słubice the German and Polish queer community demonstrated at the weekend with united strength against the difficult situation for Polish queers. In the run-up, queer organisations …

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  • Croatia

    Hottest gay beaches: Croatia

    Croatia has become an insider tip for gay travellers in recent years. We have listed some Croatian beaches that are known for being gay-friendly. On some of them there is also a lot of cruising taking place.

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  • Greece

    Hottest gay beaches: Greece & the Greek Islands (Korfu, Crete, Santorini and more)

    Greece is a paradise for gay tourists. World famous is of course Mykonos, but the other islands and the mainland also offer many attractions for gay tourists. We have listed the most famous beaches for you, sorted by mainland / islands.

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  • Italy

    Hottest gay beaches: Italy

    Italy offers everything that gay tourists could wish for. We have looked at the different regions and found 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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  • 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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