Italy | Rome

Video: SpartacusTV – Gay life and pride in Italy’s Eternal City Rome

Welcome to a new episode of Spartacus TV! This time, Ulli Pridat visits Italy’s capital Rome. Known as “The Eternal City”, Rome sure has a lot to offer for tourists. But what about gay tourists – since the Vatican, located in the heart of Rome, only ranked 121st in the Spartacus Gay Travel Index? Ulli takes a close look for you on the weekend of Gay Pride in Rome 2019!



Hottest gay beaches: Sardinia

Sardinia is a jewel in the Mediterranean. The island offers great holiday destinations and good entertainment for gays. Do you prefer tranquility and nature or party and fun? We have a selection of beaches you should not miss during your holiday.



Original Tuscan-style farmhouse: The Villa Montebello B&B

This Tuscan gem, beautifully restored with luxury features and exuding radiating charm, is now one oft he most sought-after B&Bs in Tuscany. An original Tuscan-style farmhouse with original goat and sheep barns, was lovingly restored to become: The Villa Montebello …


Italy | Florence

Florence: RESIDENCE HILDA gives secret tipps

At the elegant Hilda you get more privacy than at a 5 star hotel, light and streamlined interiors, designer details conspicuous only by their restraint. With just 12 carefully designed suites on four floors, this tranquil haven offers exquisite service …


Italy | Mailand

Belli Ragazzi

Milan is not only the second largest city in Italy, but also also a trendy fashion capital and another gay stronghold apart from Rome.


Italy | Venedig

Beauty and melancholy

Venice is a must for gay tourists, especially for couples looking for a quiet and romantic escape from everyday life.


Italy | Rom

Neoroman Decadence

Rome has shown its gay cheek during Europride 2011. The Eternal City, a magent for gay visitors anyway, is also worht a visit in 2012.


Italy | Lago Maggiore


The spirit of past times can be felt in the region surrounding Lago Maggiore and its stately homes.


Italy | Emilia Romagna

Pleasure principle

Ferrara, Parma, Modena – the Renaissance cities of Emilia Romagna attract with impressive mansions and excellent cuisine.



El Salvador | 13.08.2020

El Salvador: Gay politician wants to make history

Erick Iván Ortiz plans to become El Salvador’s first openly gay MP. The 29-year-old from the new party Nuestro Tiempo is considered one of the most ambitious candidates for the upcoming elections in February 2021.



Tunisia: Court of Appeal confirms sodomy ruling

A Tunisian court of appeal upheld the conviction of two men found guilty of sodomy in June. The court only reduced the sentence from two to one year in prison.


USA | 09.08.2020

USA: Judges overturn trans*hostile law – birth certificates can be changed again

The ruling of a federal district court in Idaho on Friday was a victory for queer activists. The court overturned a Republican-backed law that had caused worldwide horror with its regression. Since July 2020 it has banned transgender people in the northwestern US state from having their birth certificates adjusted.


China | 08.08.2020

“Psychosexual Disorder” – courageous student sues publisher in China

A lesbian student of the “South China Normal University” sued the publisher of a textbook describing homosexuality as a “psychosexual disorder”. Her pseudonym XiXi was created in reference to Sisyphus and stands symbolically for her years of struggle.


Sweden | 07.08.2020

Sweden: Pop star with Kurdish roots comes out as gay

Darin Zanyar came out to Instagram as gay. The 33-year-old is one of Sweden’s most famous pop stars – with seven number one albums. The singer with Kurdish roots has also become a role model for the Kurdish community through his courageous step.


Poland | 07.08.2020

Poland: President Duda is sworn in – and the opposition wears rainbows

Colorful protest: With clothes and face masks in rainbow colours, the opposition yesterday, at the swearing-in of newly elected President Andrzej Duda, sent a clear signal against his queer politics – which, together with the tough election campaign, divided the country more deeply than ever.