gay hot spots

Paris
  • Barcelona

    Barcelona is the vibrant capital of Catalonia. Its distinctive culture is clearly seen in its art, language and way of life. Gay people are confident but not in a flashy way...

  • Berlin

    Berlin is certainly always worth a visit. But it is also gaining in popularity as a place to live amongst people from all around the world. Berlin is not only one of the least expensive metropolitan cities, but also increasingly turning into Europe's gay capital...

  • Fort Lauderdale

    Ft. Lauderdale has become a gay-vacation Mecca. It is home to a large gay community, the local government is gay-friendly and a growing number of businesses cater to gay tourists...

  • Key West

    Key West is at the most southern point of the U.S.A. The best way to get there is by a hired car from Miami or to take the shuttle bus from Miami International Airport...

  • Mykonos

    Mykonos is a truly unique island, combining the warmth, beauty and hospitality for which Greece is famous for with a whole host of gay venues to suit all tastes and ages...

  • New York

    New York (also known as the Big Apple) offers an amazing choice, whether it be gay bars, dance clubs or simply shopping. The city, with the history of Stonewall, has a lively LGBT community and it is not without reason that New York is known as the city that never sleeps...

  • Palm Springs

    This is a desert oasis which offers something for everyone. Palm Springs is only two hours drive from Los Angeles and has long been a popular getaway for Californians as well as gay men from all over the US...

  • San Francisco

    California has witnessed an intense battle over the equalization of gay marriage in recent years. Hardly introduced after many years of fighting for it, gay marriage next found itself prohibited again by a surprisingly successful referendum (Proposition 8)...

Inspiration

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. more

Poland: Protest with queer wedding photos

The photographer Pamela Porwen started a photography project in which she photographed well-known queer people from Poland as wedding couples. The photos will be exhibited in May. Inspiration for the project was the deteriorating situation of the queer community in Poland and the fact that there is no legal recognition for same-sex couples. more