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Lip sync for the (Carnival) crown

Lip sync for the (Carnival) crown

If you were in shock with Courtney Act’s wings or Violet Chachki’s reveal, you should watch the 21 editions of the most famous Drag Queen contest of Spain. It’s called Gala Drag Queen of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria andtakes place during the Carnival since 1998. But there’s an older Drag Queen contest in the island, Gala Drag Queen of…
Thomas Page McBee: Masculinity, transsexuality and boxing

Thomas Page McBee: Masculinity, transsexuality and boxing

What does it mean to be a man? This question is breaking into society with more force than ever. We probably do not have a consensus and a clear definition about it. Thomas Page McBee knows this very well. He's the first transsexual boxer to fight at Madison Square Garden in the United States. For him, this question is part…
Next Axel spot: Madeira

Next Axel spot: Madeira

Axel Hotels continues with its expansion. Next stop: Madeira. In 2020 you’ll be relaxing in our first hotel in Portugal. Actually, in 2020 you’ll also be able to sleep in AxelBeach Miami, Axel Hotel San Sebastián and Axel Hotel Valencia. Our 4-star new property will be located in the old district of Funchal, the capital of the island, specifically in…
Life, death and work of a body and gender dissident

Life, death and work of a body and gender dissident

Barcelona has dedicated the first major retrospective to Lorenza Böttner, an artist whose work and life is a constant fight against “normality”. The exhibition can be visited for free until the 3rdof February at La Virreina. Lorenza, daughter of immigrants, lost her arms in an accident when she was eight, she was born as a man, she grew up as a…
These are the LGBTQ+ theatre plays you cannot miss in 2019

These are the LGBTQ+ theatre plays you cannot miss in 2019

We've gone from seat to seat in all Spain and we've select 5 LGBT plays you cannot miss. There's something for everyone: from comercial to alternative theatre. Put your phone on airplane mode, and enjoy! La Llamada - Teatro Lara - Madrid La Llamada is a musical with original songs and live music. A comedy about faith, friendship, the first love,…
This is why you should spend New Year’s Eve in Spain

This is why you should spend New Year’s Eve in Spain

Spain is one of the most tolerant countries in the world. This country is a perfect spot for gays, lesbians, transexuals… But it’s also a perfect destination for lovers of heritage, party, beach, sun, food, traditions… If you are a member of the LGTBQ+ collective and you love partying and traditions, you’ll love to spend New Year’s Eve in Spain,…
Nudes and truths, Anailogico’s visual prose

Nudes and truths, Anailogico’s visual prose

Anailogico is a visual prose project began in 2013 in Panama. It has already more than 100 pics of men and women from all over the world. These pics always go with words, and everyone can identify with those texts. 5 years ago, the artist behind this project moved to Barcelona. Last November he was in Axel Hotel Barcelona for…
Save your Ass: Pillows against AIDS

Save your Ass: Pillows against AIDS

Because of World AIDS Day, this week our customers have found something different in their rooms. On their bed, they’ve found two pillows with this sentence: “SAVE YOUR ASS” with two condoms HEX. A direct message that made our costumers think about the risks of having sex without protection. According to UNAIDS, the use of condoms is decreasing in a…
Come out and flee

Come out and flee

What would you feel if you had to flee your country because you are gay? Anger? Helplessness? Sadness? In Orgullo de Valientes (Pride of the Brave ones), the new exhibition of Axel Hotel Madrid you can look in the eye some LGBTQ+ refugees and realize how they felt. The photographic exhibition, organized by La Merced Migraciones, shows persons who asked…
Axel Hotels has new corporate identity

Axel Hotels has new corporate identity

We are veeeeeeery happy because… we are introducing you our rebranding, at last! We’ve updated everything: logos, room keys, amenities, phonebooks… Every single thing! We feel like fresh air entered all of our hotels, our corporate identity was the same since we opened our first hotel in 2003. El Gallinero designers describe our rebranding this way: “We had a lot…