Central and South America


URUGUAY: A great small country

It is considered to be the LGBTIQ* friendliest country in South America: Uruguay offers a lot of culture and nature as well as a committed community that sees itself as part of society.


Argentinia | Buenos Aires

INSIDER: Pablo and Gustavo from Buenos Aires

Pablo (left) and Gustavo (right) are experts when it comes to tips for the Argentinean capital. Whether it’s cool bars or cultural tips – they both know where to go and what to do.



Jamaica wants gay tourists to feel safe

Donovon White, Jamaican Director of Tourism, has fended off accusations that Jamaica is a hostile place for gay tourists.




Whereas the small Mexican coastal town of Puerto Vallarta is a very popular destination with travellers from North America, it is hardly known in Europe.


Mexico | Guadalajara

Guadalajara: love of life

The Mexican metropolis Guadalajara is known for the tequila that is distilled in the area. But hardly anyone knows that it is also considered the secret gay capital of Mexico. At the same time, the city is home to a unique film festival.



Chile: Highest feelings

With the volcanoes of the Andes and the barren Atacama Desert, Chile probably offers the wildest landscapes in Latin America. Exciting destinations are also the metropolis Santiago de Chile and just around the corner Valparaíso, a rainbow-coloured paradise for artists and hipsters.



Gay circular trip through Brazil

Get to know Brazil on the 14-day gay-only tour of Gaytrotter and Vista tours in November 2017.



Curaçao: Bluer than reality

Blue sky, blue sea, dream beach next to dream beach and the tolerant motto “Live and let live” make Curaçao the perfect destination for everyone who wants to enjoy spring in paradise.


Brazil | Rio de Janeiro

The Boys from Ipanema

The gay beach of Rio de Janeiro is one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. No wonder that the city at the foot of the Sugarloaf is considered a dream destination.



USA | 26.11.2020

Florida: Trump’s judges overturn ban on conversiontherapy

In a 2-to-1 ruling, Trump’s judges at the Florida Court of Appeals voted for the right of therapists to offer conversion procedures. The opposing vote came from Beverly Martin – she was appointed by Obama. The decision casts dark shadows: …


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?


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!



#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.


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.


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.