Asia

Japan

INSIDER: Kyoto

Josko, librarian and part-time researcher on religion in Japan and Asia, is German and lives in Japan with his partner Sho. His great love is the old imperial city of Kyoto, for which he has lots of great tips.

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Thailand

Bangkok: The Beautiful Unknown

Thailand’s capital city is known as a cultural metropolis, scene hotspot and shopping paradise. But Bangkok offers much more: Often only a few kilometers away from the tourist streams you can find lush green nature, village idyll and forgotten temples. …

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Thailand

Hottest gay beaches: Koh Samui, Thailand

Wanting to escape the European winter? Ko Samui is an island in the Gulf of Thailand about 35 kilometres from the Thai mainland. The gay friendliness of the Thais and the vibrant nightlife are just two of the reasons why the resort is so popular with gays. We introduce you to two of the most beautiful and gay friendly beaches on the island:

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Malaysia

Video: SpartacusTV – Should gays be afraid to travel to Malaysia?

Welcome to a new episode of SPARTACUS TV! This time, Ulli Pridat visits the island Penang, which is located off the mainland of Malaysia. He takes you on a tour of the fascinating city of George Town and tells you …

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Thailand

Hottest gay beaches: Phuket, Thailand

Thailand is a gay Mecca in Asia. The open attitude towards homosexuality has been attracting gay tourists from all over the world for decades. Besides a trip to Bangkok you should definitely visit one of Phuket’s beaches. We have listed the most gay-attractive ones for you.

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Israel | Tel Aviv

Hottest gay beaches: Tel Aviv, Israel

Hilton Beach in Tel Aviv and Ga’ash Beach nearby are the most popular with the local gay community. Especially Hilton Beach is a must for any gay tourist in Tel Aviv.

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Israel | Tel Aviv

With Superstar Holidays to Pride – ADVERTORIAL –

Superstar Holidays, your special tour operator for trips to Israel, and Discover Israel, holiday company of EL AL Israel Airlines, invite you to explore and experience this diverse country. For us, Israel is not just a travel product, but our …

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Thailand

INSIDER: Bangkok

Paul Boonrungreung is the figurehead of the super cool SO/ Bangkok and knows the Thai metropolis like the back of his hand.

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Japan | Tokyo

24 hours: A gay day in Tokyo

The mix of contrasts of culture and commerce, tradition and future make Japan’s capital city of millions one of the most exciting ones on earth. Apart from one of the largest LGBTIQ* communities in the world, Tokyo also has places of quiet. Our tips for a day in Tokyo will give you an idea.

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news

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”.

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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 …

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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.

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Honduras | 04.02.2021

Honduras: “Constitutional ban” against gay marriage

Members of the Honduran parliament have voted in favour of a constitutional amendment that makes it much harder to change existing laws.

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Indonesia | 01.02.2021

Banda Aceh: 77 lashes for gay love

All protests, complaints and pleas remained in vain: On Thursday, 28 January 2021, the young couple was publicly whipped. The two men had to endure 77 lashes each with a whip made of solid rattan. And all because they had been in a relationship within their own four walls.

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Nigeria | 28.01.2021

Sorry, Daddy: Son of homophobic politician comes out

Bolu Okupe had his gaudy, confident coming out on social media. In an Instagram post, he announced he was “gay as f*ck”. His father, a key advisor and associate of two homophobic ex-presidents of Nigeria, didn’t take long to respond.

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