World

Japan

INSIDER: Kyoto

Josko, librarian and part-time researcher on religion in Japan and Asia, is German and lives in Japan with his partner Sho. His great love is the old imperial city of Kyoto, for which he has lots of great tips.

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Austria

TOP 6: Salzburger Land

Whether the cultural metropolis of Salzburg, Lake Wolfgang or the imposing mountain scenery of the Hohe Tauern National Park: In Salzburger Land, varied landscapes and exciting sights are in close proximity.

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Iceland

TOP 6: Reykjavik

If you visit Iceland, you shouldn’t miss the capital Reykjavik. Although the local LGBTIQ* scene is small, the rainbow colours of the queer community are present everywhere in the city center. Our highlights …   LGBT City Tour   If …

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#Statistics: Which country has the most tops and bottoms?

For all those who are already planning a trip for the time after Corona, one of the big dating apps for men* who have sex with men has published an amusing little statistic …

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France

Hottest gay beaches: France

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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Ghana

#Interview – Ghana’s LGBTIQ* community comes out

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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Portugal

Hottest gay beaches: Portugal (Algarve)

Along the long Atlantic coast of Portugal (and especially in the Algarve), many areas have small, secluded nudist beaches where you can also find gay and bisexual men. You have to try your luck!
We have listed the biggest beaches with the highest success rate for you.

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Italy

ITALY – Open for everyone

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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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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news

Great Britain | 14.02.2021

Great Britain: “Historical injustice” corrected

British military veterans who were dishonourably discharged from the military because of their sexual or gender orientation and lost all awards are to be rehabilitated and honoured again. In doing so, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) wants to correct a “historical injustice”.

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Russia | 08.02.2021

“Mortal Danger” – Drama about two queer Chechens

Two queer men who escaped torture in Chechnya were abducted by police in Russia and deported back to their home country. There they are currently being held, interrogated and threatened – without access to legal representation. The queer organisation Russian …

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USA | 05.02.2021

New York lifts controversial ‘walking while trans’ ban

On February 2, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a bill into law in New York that repeals a controversial law commonly known as the “Walking While Trans” ban.

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Honduras | 04.02.2021

Honduras: “Constitutional ban” against gay marriage

Members of the Honduran parliament have voted in favour of a constitutional amendment that makes it much harder to change existing laws.

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Indonesia | 01.02.2021

Banda Aceh: 77 lashes for gay love

All protests, complaints and pleas remained in vain: On Thursday, 28 January 2021, the young couple was publicly whipped. The two men had to endure 77 lashes each with a whip made of solid rattan. And all because they had been in a relationship within their own four walls.

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Nigeria | 28.01.2021

Sorry, Daddy: Son of homophobic politician comes out

Bolu Okupe had his gaudy, confident coming out on social media. In an Instagram post, he announced he was “gay as f*ck”. His father, a key advisor and associate of two homophobic ex-presidents of Nigeria, didn’t take long to respond.

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