Sweden | Stockholm

Through gay Stockholm in style

Södermalm is Stockholm’s most creative district. Visitors can get inspired by this energy: Shopping in small, independent shops during the day and in alternative bars at night.



Iran | 22.09.2020

Almost two out of three queer Iranians* experience violence from their families

These are incredible figures: More than four out of ten queer Iranians*, i.e. almost half of all respondents, have already been victims of sexual violence or rape – again mostly starting from their own families. This is the result of research by the leading Iranian queer organisation 6Rang, which shows how widespread violence against queer people is in the West Asian country.


Finland | 21.09.2020

Kisses, burgers and bigotry: Homophobes etch against fast food advertising

When two mascots kiss, the intolerants snort with rage. That’s what happened in Finland, where fast food giant Burger King installed billboards to celebrate Helsinki Pride Week 2020. The message of the advertisement: Love conquers all. Arch-conservatives are upset about this and claim that gay kisses have nothing to do with love – but with perversion.


USA | 20.09.2020

US primary elections: Dragqueen wins against homophobe politician

Earl Jaques Jr. (72) attacked his challenger Eric Morrison (45) because he is known as a drag queen and also threw himself into a fumble during the election campaign. Jaques has been sitting in the Delaware House of Representatives since 2009. Morrison had the powdered nose ahead in the elections: Jaques lost to the openly gay challenger who is considered progressive. The election was about who is allowed to fight for the Democrats for the seat in the Delaware House of Representatives.


USA | 19.09.2020

Ruth Bader Ginsburg: America’s liberal conscience is dead

Ruth Bader Ginsburg could no longer fulfil the hope that the seriously ill judge at the Supreme Court would hold out until the majority of the Trump Party was broken. Yesterday, the 87-year-old fighter for equal rights died.


Great Britain | 18.09.2020

British rugby player comes out as bisexual

Levi Davis (22) is the first rugby player to admit to being a queer at the beginning of his career – and the first to admit to being bisexual. The Briton explained that he had previously struggled with psychological problems and alcohol and that outing would help him to end the shame and the game of hide-and-seek. The reactions to the outing were overwhelmingly positive.


Poland | 17.09.2020

Ursula von der Leyen: “LGBT-free zones have no place in our Union”

EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen spoke out strongly against discrimination against LGBTIQ*s in Poland in her first State of the Union address on 16 September.