Europe

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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Greece

Hottest gay beaches: Greece & the Greek Islands (Korfu, Crete, Santorini and more)

Greece is a paradise for gay tourists. World famous is of course Mykonos, but the other islands and the mainland also offer many attractions for gay tourists. We have listed the most famous beaches for you, sorted by mainland / islands.

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Italy

Hottest gay beaches: Italy

Italy offers everything that gay tourists could wish for. We have looked at the different regions and found the best gay beaches for you. You can find the hottest gay beaches in Sardinia here. Apulia 1. D’Ayala beach in Commenda …

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Spain

Hottest gay beaches: Fuerteventura

Fuerteventura is one of the Canary Islands – if you are looking for gay nightlife, the island cannot compete with Gran Canaria or Tenerife. But that is not a bad thing – Fuerteventura is suitable for those who are more into nature, hiking and tranquillity. We have found two rural beaches where gays feel especially comfortable and where they can also make new friends.

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Spain

Hottest gay beaches: Tenerife

The island of Tenerife, just next to Gran Canaria, is a gay hotspot as well – it is just more of an insiders’ tip. It also has a lot to offer for gay tourists, especially the beaches. There is something for every taste: bathing in the nude, partying, relaxing in remote places, breathtaking views and making new friends.

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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 B├╝hlmann 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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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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news

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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pakistan | 15.09.2020

Horror in Pakistan after murders of trans* women

In Pakistan, two trans women were shot dead and another seriously injured within two days. The community mourns – and lives in fear. The crimes once again draw attention to how marginalised transsexual people are in the South Asian country.

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