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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
|TuxDornbirnBischofshofenEllmauFinkenbergGraz||HermagorInnsbruckKolbnitzLech am ArlbergLinzReichenau an der Rax||SalzburgScheffau am Wilden KaiserSteyrTelfsWien|
Location: Central Europe
International country code: 43 (omit from area code)
International access code: 00
Religions: 66% Catholic, 4% Protestants, 4% Muslims
Climate: Alpine climate with hot summers and cold, snowy winters.
Important gay cities: Wien