We can't but love Amsterdam. And we know that there is always a good reason to travel to gay Amsterdam - winter or summer, on and off season. The beautiful Dutch city offers plenty of gay entertainment options 365 days a year. But if you do need a specific prompt to plan a trip there in 2017, here are ten unmissable events that will ...
Film buffs have never had it so good. There is now an impressive abundance of LGBT+ film festivals to choose from, all around Europe. Some of them specialise on certain topics or gender identities, some are more generic in their offering. The other great thing is that these celebrations of LGBT+ culture are not just restricted to major cities only;...
At only a handful of kilometres from Vienna, just down the Old Blue Danube, the city of Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia may not be such an obvious choice for a visit. Almost obscured by its three closest neighbouring cities – Vienna, Prague and Budapest, Bratislava is an interesting choice for those who want to have a go at discovering one of t...
Vienna is a city with an incredibly rich history. Wandering around its street, admiring its lavish palaces and buildings, breathing in its Imperial grandeur is simply extraordinary. And whilst Vienna today is a forward-thinking, open and tolerant city, even in the past it has been home to a few prominent gay historical characters. Below a...
From 23 June to 2 July 2017 Madrid will host the next edition of World Pride, themed 'Viva la Vida', and welcome an estimated 3 million visitors from all over the world. It will be even more massive because exceptionally Euro Pride and World Pride will be rolled into one single event. It will be a great way to celebrate an important year for S...
​ I am going to state the obvious: gays love interior design. There has always been a close connection between queer guys and the desire to beautify and refine homes. Maybe because we, gays love surrounding ourselves with nice things and enjoying life to the max. Maybe because we have an innate sense of beauty. Or, most likely, all of the above. Wh...
From a fishing village to a sprawling city with a skyline that rivals Hong Kong, perhaps one of the most enduring examples of how the package holiday business has changed not just Spain, but the whole of the Med. Benidorm has a particular reputation. Its fame is for being rather cheap and trashy; one of the main destinations for a certain...
​It took me a very long time to finally visit Bletchley Park, home of the WWII code-breakers, so brilliantly brought back to life in the 2014 film 'The Imitation Game'. Though the film was criticised for being a somewhat inaccurate portrayal of the reality, it was highly commended for bringing the work and the plight of gay mathematician Alan Turin...
Vienna is one of Europe's most majestic cities, crafted to be the monumental capital of a wealthy and powerful empire that once stretched throughout the middle of the continent and then quickly disappeared after the First World War. Wandering through its grand boulevards and rich buildings you can still feel the echoes of this grand past and rather...
Over the last couple of years a series of news headlines brought to the attention of the general public the increasing difficulties encountered by the LGBT community in Morocco. In 2014 Ray Cole, a British man was arrested in Marrakech together with his young Moroccan lover on suspicion of 'homosexual acts'. Cole later received a four months senten...
What makes a Gay Pride really memorable? There are literally thousands of events in Europe alone, in itself a great sign of visibility and increased tolerance. All of them are different and worthy of attendance. All are also extremely important for the local LGBT communities. And yet, if one had to make a list what would be the most outstanding eve...
Singapore is one of those places often associated with gleaming skyscrapers and a hectic and bustling life, but the Asian metropolis is also famous for being nicknamed the 'Garden City', because of its numerous, lush and manicured parks. It was exactly a decade ago - in 2006, that the local government decided that it was time to...
The ever changing face of London is probably one of the most attractive qualities of the British Capital. London is one of those places that never seem to stop morphing, adapting, updating themselves. In many cities this perpetual transformation would be rejected, considered as lack of respect for tradition and history, but not in London....
Who can resist the warm romance of Rome, its classic yet eternal elegance, the immense wealth of history and art treasures, its golden summer sunsets? And Naples, sitting in the shadow of ominous Mount Vesuvius, with its often chaotic but fascinating beauty, its warm and colourful people and the beautiful islands of Capri and Ischia just a short fe...
Trastevere is one of the most picturesque districts of Rome, with its cobbled streets, colourful red and ochre buildings and thriving bohemian nightlife. At the same time, being on the left bank of the Tiber, it has always had its own very distinctive character, which it still maintains today. It is one of those neighbourhood where you can still fe...
London is without doubt one of the most accepting and tolerant cities for LGBT people today, though it's often easy to forget how the massive change in social attitudes and policies has only happened in the last fifty or so years. Before that, it was a pretty different world - a much more hostile one. In a previous post I examined Oscar Wilde 's Lo...
A SPLENDID ARTISTIC TIME Florence's opulence and splendour during the Renaissance gave its inhabitants a relatively relaxed and comfortable lifestyle. Artists from all over Italy and beyond came to work in the city, trade and commerce prospered, writers and poets established themselves here. What many people don't know is that Florence at the time ...
The seaside city of Brighton, on the south cost of England is today recognised as one of the LGBT hotspots in the UK. Its Pride is one of the most popular in the country and a recent survey has estimated that between 11 and 13% of the city's residents identify themselves as LGBT. The proximity to London, just about an hour away by train, means that...
​ Urban metro systems are the lifeblood of most cities; tens of thousands of locals and visitors alike use them on a daily basis. Travelling on often crowded trains can be unpleasant, but in many cases the experience is made more appealing by the fact that in many European cities the metro systems also double as art galleries, s...
I am sure that at least once we have all found ourselves in the centre of a major city, in the middle of the summer, the tarmac melting under our feet and the searing heat radiating from the buildings wondering why the hell we didn't choose a better time to visit... But thankfully many cities boasts oasis where visitors and locals alike can sw...
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