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THE 10 MOST LGBT-FRIENDLY CITIES IN EUROPE

THE 10 MOST LGBT-FRIENDLY CITIES IN EUROPE

1. Barcelona, Spain With a warm climate and a plethora of cultural offerings, Barcelona is a year-round LGBT destination. You’ll find most of the city’s gay bars, restaurants, and shops located in the Eixample district, with other cool spots also spread throughout the city. Plus, Barcelona is only a half hour way from Spain’s most celebrated gay city, Sitges. 2.…
Nomadic’s Boys travel guide to gay Berlin

Nomadic’s Boys travel guide to gay Berlin

Berlin is super gay. Gayness is so well accepted in every aspect of society that you’ll find sprinkles of it everywhere. Schöneberg is the heart of the gay community and has been since the 1920s when it became the first ever gay village – in the world. Although it was all heavily repressed during the Nazi era, it was reborn after the Berlin…
‘Angela Merkel’ appears in online lesbian embrace

‘Angela Merkel’ appears in online lesbian embrace

The ‘Chancellor’ has appeared in an advertisement promoting a new magazine aimed at gay women across Germany – in which she gives another woman a kiss. In the advertisement for the new LGBT magazine, Straight, viewers see a figure who looks remarkably like German Chancellor Angela Merkel, seemingly pondering recent events regarding LGBT rights.  ‘Merkel’ submits a sombre stare out…
Artist who publicly projected Grindr chats ends exhibition after complaints and protest

Artist who publicly projected Grindr chats ends exhibition after complaints and protest

An artist in Germany who projected images of Grindr chats with real, unsuspecting users, has closed the exhibition early, following complaints and a demonstration of nearly 200 people. Berlin-based artist Dries Verhoeven had been streaming conversations with men onto the side of a building in a busy public square in the city – on the corner of Oranienstrasse and Mariannenstrasse. The stunt was part of art project…
Artist defends projecting Grindr chats from unsuspecting men into public streets

Artist defends projecting Grindr chats from unsuspecting men into public streets

An artist has rejected criticism of a stunt in which he projected his flirty Grindr chats with unsuspecting men onto a wall in a public street. Berlin-based artist Dries Verhoeven came under fire yesterday for streaming ‘non-sexual’ conversations with men onto the side of a building in a busy public square without their consent. Some of the men who unwittingly had their flirty…
Germany: Gay couples receive limited adoption rights

Germany: Gay couples receive limited adoption rights

The German Parliament has ruled that same-sex couples in civil unions can legally adopt a partner’s child. The decision follows a landmark ruling by the German Constitutional Court in February last year, in which it granted those living in civil partnerships the same legal rights as married couples when it came to adopting the biological children from one partner. However, the…

WE’VE THE NAME OF THE WINNER IT'S RAINING MEN AXEL HOTEL BERLIN CONTEST!!!

ATTENTION: We’ve the name of the winner IT'S RAINING MEN contest!!! After 1 month in open participation, we’ve the name of the lucky who will enjoy a UPGRADE at Axel Hotel Berlin! THE WINNER IS: - JAMES PHILLIPS CONGRATULATIONS!!! We hope to see you all in Axel Hotel Berlin during theis year and we’ll take pictures of the winner to be displayed on…

Germany’s Environment Minister Barbara Hendricks Comes Out

The Environment minister came out via a newspaper interview where she said that she would be spending New Year’s Eve with her life partner. Up until the revelation Hendrick's sexuality had been an 'open secret'. Hendricks has long been a supporter of LGBT rights but up until now has never spoken publicly about her sexuality.    

Germany’s openly gay foreign minister loses seat and job

German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle has lost that job after his party failed to gain enough of the vote to retain his seat in parliament. Westerwelle’s Free Democratic Party only received 4.8% of the vote when 5% was needed to retain his seat. The Free Democratic Party’s vote has slumped rapidly from a peak of 14.6% in 2009. Westerwelle had…