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A summer in Sitges

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Another  summer is drawing to a close. The nights get longer and the skies more troublesome. Most importantly in Sitges, where I live, we go back to village life, with the streets reverting to their usual aspect. There are still a few tourists around, but they seem to be of the quiet kind, those who come for a bit of peace and late sun, rather...
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How to make the most of… Florence

How to make the most of… Florence
I have a picture of my grandparents posing for a photo in Florence's Piazzale Michelangelo, in the late 1930s, when they visited during their honeymoon. The breath-taking panorama of the Tuscan city is pretty much the same today as it was then. There you see in the background the trademarks of Florence: Duomo's enormous cupola, Giotto's bell tower ...
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A strange tale of gay weddings in Renaissance Rome

A strange tale of gay weddings in Renaissance Rome
There is a lot of discussion about same-sex marriages in churches. Some protestant congregations have started opening their doors to LGBT people intending to marry, though there appears to be a very long way to go before we see two guys or two ladies tie the knot in a Catholic church. And yet, not many know that gay marriages in Catholic churches d...
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A gay guide to... Eurovision Song Contest

A gay guide to... Eurovision Song Contest
​It must be that time of the year again... As winter draws to a close, the snowdrops begin to blossom, people pack the gyms because it'll be beach time fairly soon, and that bastion of spring-time that is the Eurovision Song Contest (ESC) looms closer and closer with national song selections being finalised.With the singing kermesse now breaking in...
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Discovering Turin

Discovering Turin
Turin, the capital of the Piedmont region in the northwestern corner of Italy, has enjoyed a brief moment basking in the international spotlight when it hosted the winter Olympics in 2006. But as often happens with these large events, the glory dims almost as quickly as the ritual flame is extinguished and the circus moves on. As the weeds grow on ...
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Tenerife, Re-visited...

Tenerife, Re-visited...
It's often a bit cliché to say that a certain island is a ' continent in miniature ', but in the case of Tenerife, which I re-visited recently with my husband, it would actually be more correct to say that it's a ' universe in miniature ' . And whilst it may not be as popular as Gran Canaria as a gay destination – someone said to me that Tenerife i...
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Ten good reasons to travel to Amsterdam this year

Ten good reasons to travel to Amsterdam this year
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 ...
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DEC
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LGBT+ Film Festivals: Our 2017 Top Ten

LGBT+ Film Festivals: Our 2017 Top Ten
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;...
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Sune Christensen
Thanks for the tip. Can't believe we've never been to Fringe! before. They showing moves just down the road from us. Will def chec... Read More
Friday, 05 May 2017 21:01
Paul Lee-Maynard
Did you manage to see anything in the Fringe festival this year Sune? :-)
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Bratislava: A Different Perspective

Bratislava: A Different Perspective
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...
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Six Viennese Gay Stories

Six Viennese Gay Stories
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...
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DEC
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Madrid World Pride 2017

Madrid World Pride 2017
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...
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OCT
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There's No Place Like Home...

There's No Place Like Home...
​ 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...
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What's new in... Benidorm

What's new in... Benidorm
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...
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Bletchley: A Journey into Alan Turing's World

Bletchley: A Journey into Alan Turing's World
​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...
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The Gay Weekender: Vienna

The Gay Weekender: Vienna
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...
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Tangier. LGBT Playground of the Artists

Tangier. LGBT Playground of the Artists
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...
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Amsterdam Pride

Amsterdam Pride
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...
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Singapore's Gardens by the Bay: A Journey Through Nature

Singapore's Gardens by the Bay: A Journey Through Nature
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...
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Gay History of Vauxhall

Gay History of Vauxhall
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....
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Coastal Treasures near Rome

Coastal Treasures near Rome
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...
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