Show Your Inner Rainbow Flag at Prague Pride

27 07 2015

Praha, 16. 8. 2014, Prague Pride, sexualita, lesbička, lesba, homosexuál, homosexualita, pochod, gay, LGBT Foto: HN - Lukáš Bíba

Get ready for the 5th anniversary Prague Pride festival in the Czech Republic Monday, August 10 – Sunday, August 16. And this years slogan: “We all have a rainbow inside,” inviting everybody, gay and straight, to join the festival and support equality for all.

Conchita Wurst, Austrian performer and winner of the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest, will be the main star of Conchitathe Prague Pride 2015 Opening Concert. The event will officially open the Pride Village on Strelecky island in the center of Prague on Monday, August 10.

Click here for the full program. And here to see more of our Prague coverage.

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Europe’s Top Gay Travel Destinations

26 02 2014

This article samples one originally published in Iberia Airline’s blog Love2Fly. To read the rest of this article, click here or the link below.

When it comes to LGBT travel, few experiences are as rewarding as travel to Europe. There’s such an amazing variety of cultures, environments, climates, and experiences – all on the most liberal continent on the planet, thanks to the encouraging social (r)evolutions of the 21st century, making most of Europe an ever more gay-friendly destination. There are hundreds of welcoming cities large and small, as well as towns and rural areas, which I could steer you to, depending on your interests, but let me start off by highlighting a handful of the top most prominent, and you could say gay-friendliest:

AMSTERDAM

Say ‘Amsterdam’ and your mind conjures contradictory images, both sublime and profane: Rembrandt and peep shows, coffee shops and cannabis, cobbled streets and red light districts, historic canals and sleazy bars. After all these years, the city remains the godfather of gay pride and the birthplace of LGBT rights, rebellious and uninhibited, and as effortlessly beautiful as ever. The world’s first legal gay and lesbian nuptials were officiated here, and the Homomonument first gay monument was constructed here more than a quarter century ago. The queer scene in Amsterdam is one of the largest in Europe and boasts more than a hundred gay and lesbian bars, clubs, saunas, shops, and hotels. Though summer is the most crowded and fun, Amsterdam attracts visitors all year with gay-oriented events like Pink Christmas in December and King’s Day in April (we of course preferred when it was called Queen’s Day (ahem), but it’s still way popular with gay girls and boys). Flights from Spain, from the USA.


BARCELONA/SITGES

As an urban destination, the capital of the Catalonia region is as close to the total package as it gets – a stylish culinary, cultural, nightlife, and design capital with its own spectacular architectural flavour (hello, Gaudí!) and great beaches even right in town, not to mention nearby: The fetching Mediterranean seaside town of Sitges (above), a half hour south, is one of Europe’s top gay resorts. Barcelona has arrived on the gay circuit with a party called, well, Circuit, which attracts thousands of men every August, and following that there’s Girlie Circuit Lesbians for las chicas. Then of course there’s Barcelona’s “Gaixample” – ground zero for a large, diverse (twinks to bears and beyond), and active LGBT scene and community. There are scores of fabulous places to stay, eat, and play gay – but virtually the whole city is welcoming, so spread your rainbow-hued wings. Flights from the UK, from the USA.

Click here to discover the other fabulous destinations Ed wrote about.

Ed Salvato is editor in chief of ManAboutWorld, the world’s first gay travel magazine created for iPad (and soon Android tablets) only. Click here for a special three-month free subscription offer.

images | Mike SlichenmyerCaptn_JackJörg Kanngiesser





Prague Pride 2013: Come Out, Come Out

30 07 2013

_MG_2731It ain’t easy being gay in Eastern Europe, that’s for sure. (See Russia and its anti gay laws.) So it’s important to support expressions of pro-gay behavior. Prague is in the Czech Republic, not in Russia.

But still only 11% of Czech gays and lesbians are out in their workspace. The theme of Pride is “coming out.”

If you’ve got some vacation time and money to burn, why not head to Prague August 12-18 and enjoy some Czech Pride?

More info below from the event sponsors.From the organizers: Read the rest of this entry »








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