Asia

Thailand

Bangkok: The Beautiful Unknown

Thailand’s capital city is known as a cultural metropolis, scene hotspot and shopping paradise. But Bangkok offers much more: Often only a few kilometers away from the tourist streams you can find lush green nature, village idyll and forgotten temples. …

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Thailand

Hottest gay beaches: Koh Samui, Thailand

Wanting to escape the European winter? Ko Samui is an island in the Gulf of Thailand about 35 kilometres from the Thai mainland. The gay friendliness of the Thais and the vibrant nightlife are just two of the reasons why the resort is so popular with gays. We introduce you to two of the most beautiful and gay friendly beaches on the island:

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Malaysia

Video: SpartacusTV – Should gays be afraid to travel to Malaysia?

Welcome to a new episode of SPARTACUS TV! This time, Ulli Pridat visits the island Penang, which is located off the mainland of Malaysia. He takes you on a tour of the fascinating city of George Town and tells you …

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Thailand

Hottest gay beaches: Phuket, Thailand

Thailand is a gay Mecca in Asia. The open attitude towards homosexuality has been attracting gay tourists from all over the world for decades. Besides a trip to Bangkok you should definitely visit one of Phuket’s beaches. We have listed the most gay-attractive ones for you.

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Israel | Tel Aviv

Hottest gay beaches: Tel Aviv, Israel

Hilton Beach in Tel Aviv and Ga’ash Beach nearby are the most popular with the local gay community. Especially Hilton Beach is a must for any gay tourist in Tel Aviv.

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Israel | Tel Aviv

With Superstar Holidays to Pride – ADVERTORIAL –

Superstar Holidays, your special tour operator for trips to Israel, and Discover Israel, holiday company of EL AL Israel Airlines, invite you to explore and experience this diverse country. For us, Israel is not just a travel product, but our …

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Thailand

INSIDER: Bangkok

Paul Boonrungreung is the figurehead of the super cool SO/ Bangkok and knows the Thai metropolis like the back of his hand.

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Japan | Tokyo

24 hours: A gay day in Tokyo

The mix of contrasts of culture and commerce, tradition and future make Japan’s capital city of millions one of the most exciting ones on earth. Apart from one of the largest LGBTIQ* communities in the world, Tokyo also has places of quiet. Our tips for a day in Tokyo will give you an idea.

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Thailand

Thailand launches video campaign for LGBTIQ* visitors

Go Thai Be Free – with this slogan the Thai Tourism Office (TAT) solicits LGBTIQ* visits to the country. At the same time as the travel fair Fitur was taking place in Madrid, a new video campaign has been launched last week in which gay and lesbian couples explore the diversity of the country.

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Latvia | 25.11.2020

Latvia’s Constitutional Court: Parental leave also for lesbians

In Latvia, women are entitled to 56 days “maternity leave” before the birth and 56 days “birth leave” after the birth, making a total of 112 days of paid maternity leave. Fathers are entitled to ten days’ paid parental leave after the birth of a child. Is this also available to homosexual couples? And what impact does the current ruling on lesbian co-mothers have on the backlog of reforms regarding the recognition of homosexual partnerships?

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Indonesia | 24.11.2020

Indonesia: Gay couple threatened with 100 lashes

100 lashes threaten a gay couple in Banda Aceh, the most extremely queerly region in Indonesia. A mob of locals stormed the homes of the 26-year-old and the 34-year-old in the neighbourhood of Kuta Alam, forcibly dragged them both to a police station. Now the couple are threatened with torture – activists* demand: Stop the madness!

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20.11.2020

#TDoR2020: 350 murders in just one year!

On the occasion of the Trans Day of Remembrance (TDoR), which takes place every year on 20 November, the research project “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” (TvT) published data collected by Trans Murder Monitoring (TMM) over the last year.

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Poland | 18.11.2020

Poland: A rainbow shines through the night

Finally, some good news from Poland: more liberal leaders waved the rainbow flag on Tolerance Day. Queer activists*, however, asked for more support – they had wished for a bigger commitment, especially from a politician.

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Brazil | 16.11.2020

Bolsonaro: “We must stop being a country of fags!”

Brazil’s president once again made statements about his corona policy that could only make you shake your head. In terms of coronary rates, Brazil is in second place in the world behind the USA. That seems to leave Bolsonaro cold. Instead of solutions, he once again offers only homophobic hate.

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Poland | 13.11.2020

Is there a Pride ban coming in Poland?

The Polish Sejm has to deal with a homophobic bill that is tantamount to a defacto-ban on the queer movement.

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