Central and South America

Uruguay

URUGUAY: Small country, big 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.

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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.

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Jamaica

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.

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Mexico

Stopover: PUERTO VALLARTA

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.

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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.

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Chile

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.

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Brazil

Gay circular trip through Brazil

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

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Curaçao

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.

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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.

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news

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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