Great Britain

Great Britain | Glasgow

Scotland’s largest rainbow: Glasgow’s hip LGBT scene

As colourful, varied and open as the LGBT scene, so too does the trendy city of Glasgow. We give you some information what to expect and what not to miss.

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Great Britain | Brighton

Brighton: Extravagance in the south of England

Leave all conventions behind for a ‘dirty weekend’? Not a problem in Brighton, home for eccentrics for centuries.

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Great Britain | Edinburgh

The worldly gentleman has a drink: in Edinburgh

Alexander Mahler, tester of bars and drinks at Spartacus Traveler, has drinks around the world. Today he visits bars in Scotland’s capital of Edinburgh.

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Great Britain | Manchester

Upstairs, donwstairs!

Manchaster is the only city in Europe that marks its Gay Village officially on its city map. This is due to a colourful history.

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Great Britain | London

Traditional & trendy

Diamond Jubilee, WorldPride, Olympic Games – 2012 was a year full of big events for London. The party goes on for gay visitors in 2013…

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Poland | 08.01.2020

Art censorship: Hard times for queer artists in Warsaw?

The Polish Minister of Culture Piotr Gliński appointed Piotr Bernatowicz as the new director of the Centre for Modern Art in Warsaw, who is assigned to the right spectrum. Many artists fear a turnaround in Poland’s art scene.

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Hungary | 09.12.2019

World AIDS Day in Budapest

For this years World AIDS Day, the Budapest’s Chain Bridge turned red. It is a tradition that the bridge receives special illumination on socially relevant memorial days. The Széchenyi Chain Bridge was illuminated for the first time on 1 December 2019 in connection with World AIDS Day in the color of the red ribbon that became the symbol of the fight against AIDS.

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Brazil | 16.10.2019

Brazil: Judge overturns Bolsonaro’s stop to fund queer cinema

Brazil’s homophobic President Jair Bolsonaro cancelled funding for TV shows six weeks ago because he disapproved of its content. He described the financial support for social projects, including LGBTIQ* films, as “money wasted”. Now a federal judge declared the financial freeze null and void.

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China | 01.10.2019

Chinese social media platform bans homosexual content

The Chinese social media and video platform TikTok seems to be a prime example of censorship. TikTok had already recently been criticized for censoring the protest in Hong Kong and thus creating a distorted picture of opinion. It has now become known that the company is also blocking content that shows, advertises or promotes homosexuality.

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Germany | 27.09.2019

Refugees need more information about sexual diversity

German sex educators and integration commissioners on Thursday called for increased sexual education measures for fugitives. At the conference on “Sexual Diversity and Flight”, one of the topics discussed was how to overcome existing prejudices.

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25.09.2019

How LGBT-friendly is Europe?

The European Commission’s Eurobarometer survey looks at the discrimination and social acceptance of LGBTI people throughout the European Union. The survey was carried out in May 2019 and the evaluation has now been published. How tolerant is Europe and what have been the developments since the last survey in 2015? Spartacus has selected the most relevant figures for you:

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