Gay Guide Austria

A Eurobarometer survey in all Member States of the European Union in June 2015 showed that Austria is one of the most open-minded countries in the EU towards gay and lesbian rights. 73% of Austrians support same-sex marriage. Since 2004, discrimination based on sexual orientation has been prohibited by law as a result of the implementation of EU anti-discrimination legislation. Homosexual people are not excluded from military service. Austria lifted the ban on joint adoption by registered civil partners as of 1 January 2016. Marriage has been open to homosexual and heterosexual couples since 1 January 2019. Most recently, the situation in the area of LGBT rights and the public handling of it has improved. In the meantime, not only the federal capital has a CSD event (even if the Rainbow Parade with the Ringstraße has probably the most magnificent route worldwide) - but also Innsbruck and Linz. In Carinthia, the Pink Lake Festival takes place every year - a European event of the gay community. But even between the events, Austria's cities have a likeable subcultural offer. Here you can find everything a gay tourist's heart desires. Austria is a hospitable country that has a lot to offer its guests in terms of landscape and culture and satisfies every taste. Especially the Austrian cuisine and the coffee houses should not be missed.

Cities in Austria

DornbirnTuxBischofshofenEllmauFinkenbergGrazHermagorHinterstoderInnsbruckKaprunKitzbühelKolbnitzLech am ArlbergLinzReichenau an der RaxSalzburgScheffau am Wilden KaiserSteyrTechelsberg am Wörther SeeTelfsWien

Location: Central Europe
Initials: AUT
International country code: 43 (omit from area code)
International access code: 00
Language: German
Population: 8,462,000
Capital: Wien
Religions: 66% Catholic, 4% Protestants, 4% Muslims
Climate: Alpine climate with hot summers and cold, snowy winters.
Important gay cities: Wien

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