News

The Corona Crisis: A unique opportunity to decimate STI’s?

by Leander Milbrecht

At least that is what the experts at 56 Dean Street, the largest sexual health centre in the UK, claim. With the decline in casual sex, the corona crisis is an unprecedented opportunity to detect new infections of HIV and …

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Poland: Against Corona and homophobia with rainbow masks

by Leander Milbrecht

The two Polish queer activists Jakub and Dawid kill two birds with one stone. They are fighting two epidemics at once: Corona and homophobia. The two YouTube stars from Poland distributed rainbow masks on the streets against viruses and against hate. The accompanying video has already been clicked on more than two million times.

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Beaten by police officers because he is HIV+: A queer refugee tells his story

by Leander Milbrecht

Maksat (23) fled from Turkmenistan via Russia to Europe after police officers beat him up and forced him to sign a confession about his sexuality. Now he faces charges of sodomy and a trumped-up charge of deliberately spreading HIV. Maksat talks about the situation of the community in the Asian country and his fear of never seeing his family again.

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Andorra wants marriage equality

by Sabine Hannakampf

Andorra takes the final step towards same-sex marriage by simply removing the distinction between heterosexual and homosexual marriages. Same sex civil unions have been legal in this small country in the Pyrenees since 2014. Legally, this Unió Civil was already …

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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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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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Albania

Albania: Psychologists ban conversion therapy

The umbrella organisation of psychologists in Albania banned conversion procedures on Saturday. No state-approved psychologist in the country is allowed to conduct this “therapy” in the future. Although it was not a state decision, it is legally binding – making …

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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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Corona: Pride cancellations and postponements 2020

Due to the corona crisis, many prides worldwide have already been cancelled or postponed. We will inform you about all past and future announcements here. The post is updated constantly.

As before, all already known dates can be found in our Pride Calendar.

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travel

  • Singapore

    Singapore: Homosexuality remains illegal

    The High Court of Singapore has ruled that paragraph 377A from the British colonial era will remain active, homosexuality is thus still a criminal offence. India’s Supreme Court had declared the same paragraph invalid in 2018 and freed homosexuals from illegality.

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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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  • Climbing the seven highest mountains in the world – with a rainbow flag!

    A group of queer people climbs to the highest peaks in the world and waves a rainbow flag at the top: The pink summit campaign wants to raise awareness for violence against queer people in Central Asia and Eastern Europe and help create visibility.

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  • Hungary

    Gay Honeymoon in Budapest

    The new Honeymoon in Budapest program, launched by the Humen Travel Tourism Association for LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer) tourist destination marketing, aims to better the position for LGBTQ tourists in Budapest by inviting honeymooners into the city. The Leongs, Shinchi and Guzifer, invited by the Humen Travel Tourism Association, were the first to spend a magical week in the Hungarian capital recently.

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