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.



Taiwan: Between countryside and city

Taiwan is known for the pulsating metropolis of Taipei – after all, it is here where the largest pride in Asia takes place. But the country is also a paradise for gourmets, friends of traditional culture and lovers of majestic mountains.



An expedition to gay and lesbian Vietnam

Vietnam is smaller than Germany but looks huge. No wonder as it stretches like a narrow strip  and across several climate zones at a length of around 1,650 kilometres. It is time for an expedition to a country in whose history homosexuality was never banned.



Times are changing in Myanmar

Myanmar opens up to the world. In the land of a thousand pagodas, which has retained its original character through the years of isolation, there is a feeling of optimism. Even the small gay scene profits from that.


Thailand | Bangkok

Insider: Robby shows his gay Bangkok

Robby guides us around gay Bangkok today. The 29-year-old works as a personal trainer, is from the Thai capital and shows us his favorite places.


Taiwan | Taipei

The other China

Taiwan from the centre to climax. A fairytale of chickens, deer and bears.


China | Hongkong

Est & west

What a change: a small, dreamy port on the South China Sea has turned into one of the metropolises of the 21st century. That comprises gay life, naturally.


Israel | Jaffa

Following in Sinbad’s steps

Jaffa’s historical old town lies in the shadows of party metropolis Tel Aviv. It just waits to be ‘conquered’. It is used to it after all.


Thailand | Ko Samui

Beneath palm trees

Once a backpackers’ paradise now a trendy destination in the Gulf of Thailand – Koh Samui offers everything you expect from a tropical island. White beaches, a lot of palm trees and a buzzing touristy centre whose main attraction are the tranny shows at Christie’s Cabaret.



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European court rules that Romania must legally recognize same-sex unions

Romania–the land of castles, Transylvania, and the legend of Dracula–must speed up social progress in the country, and provide legal recognition for same-sex couples, after a ruling by the European Court of Human Rights. The ECHR says Romania violated the …



SPARTACUS Gay Travel Index 2023

SPARTACUS Gay Travel Index 2023: Malta, Canada, and Switzerland are the most LGBT+ friendly travel destinations The updated SPARTACUS GAY TRAVEL INDEX provides an overview of the situation of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and intersex (LGBT+) people in 203 different …


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SPARTACUS Gay Travel Index 2021

Gay Travel Index 2021: Canada is the most LGBTQ*-friendly travel destination The editorial offices of männer* and Spartacus have compiled the annual Gay Travel Index and one person can be really happy: Justin Trudeau, the Prime Minister of Canada. The …


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”.


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 …


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.