Monthly Archive: August 2017

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Gay Pride is Fantastic – For Those Who Can Afford It

Pride is supposed to be an inclusive, political event. Not one that charges people for the privilege of attending an event which, at least in its inception, was a fight for equal rights and equality for the LGBT community. An absence of friends and my sincere disdain for biblical hangovers now I’m rapidly approaching the...

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Uganda cancels all gay pride events

LGBT campaigners have expressed outrage at the Ugandan government’s decision to cancel an upcoming gay pride parade. Simon Lokodo, the state minister for ethics announced that an event to be held at the Sheraton Hotel in the country’s capital, Kampala, was canceled on grounds of an illegal attempt to recruit and promote homosexuality. The government...

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Best Alternative Gay Cities

Major destinations like Paris, New York and London all have a unrivalled gravitas and are excellent cities to visit. However, there are endless fantastic places which are often overlooked in favour of their larger counterparts. Here are five of the best alternative cities to visit on your next adventure.   Cologne Most visitors to Germany...

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Sydney’s Best Gay Bars

Sydney is the largest and most cosmopolitan city in Australia – famed for its livability, culture, nature and cuisine. Gay bars in Sydney are centered around Oxford Street, situated in the City East district. King Street in Newtown has a more queer vibe and is also popular with the lesbian crowd. Here are a few...

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Cuba’s LGBT Revolution

Cuba was once considered one of the most regressive and closed off countries in the world, shaded from modernity by abundant plumes of cigar smoke. Today Cuba has bridged its fractious relationship with the United States and is rapidly hurtling, for better or for worse, into the twenty-first century.   Many have romanticised Cuba,  envisaging...

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Top Thai Dishes

Food is an integral part of exploring any new destination and the variety of delectable dishes on offer in Thailand certainly doesn’t disappoint. There are countless delights to sample and this is only a small, albeit essential, selection that you should try when you visit the Land of Smiles.   When it comes to eating...

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Top Gay Honeymoon Destinations

With the legalisation of gay marriage finally, and thankfully, becoming ubiquitous around the world the gay honeymoon market is booming. An increasing amount of destinations are catering for gay travellers with many companies specialising in gay honeymoons. But, if you’re seeking some inspiration then take a look at our list of the best places to...

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Top gay bars in New York

New York is easily one of the most recognisable cities in the world. Famed for its restaurants, cultural heritage and shopping – it was also the birthplace of the gay pride movement. It remains one the most gay-friendly places in the world and has a number of gay districts offering something for even the most...

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National Trust Backs Down Over Gay Badge Row

The National Trust has backtracked on a policy requiring all staff to wear an LGBTQ badge and lanyard. The staff at a Nolfork stately home, Felbrigg Hall, had been requested to wear the badges as part of a wider campaign celebrating 50 years since homosexuality was abolished in the United Kingdom. After a number of volunteers...

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When will we realise trans rights are not the same as LGBT equality?

Transgender rights have been thrown into the spotlight in recent weeks with several high-profile cases hitting the mainstream headlines. These struggles are consistently referred to as LGBT rights, a term which has become wrongly ubiquitous when discussing both the gay and transgender communities. It’s clear to anybody involved in the trans or gay community that...