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  • 24th August 2011

    Reykjavik invites bears for annual gay-friendly weekend 5

    Bears, on ice (Photo: Bears on Ice)

    2:35 PM — Following the success of last year's event, Iceland is inviting bears back to the island for a weekend of sightseeing and parties.

  • 15th July 2011

    Travel: A Pacific paradise and the Latin New York 7

    A view from a balcony at Casa Cupula

    3:00 PM — Why should gay travellers consider Mexico? Martin Popplewell visits Puerto Vallarta and Mexico City to find out more.

  • 20th June 2011

    Feature: The gay traveller’s guide to New York 11

    New York's iconic skyline

    3:51 PM — New York, the Big Apple, the city that never sleeps, the capital of the world – we’ve all heard it. But what’s NYC like for a first time gay traveller? Dan Harrop-Griffiths gives us his beginners' guide.

  • 7th April 2011

    Travel: Warm welcomes and good food in India 8

    A sunset view from Kumarakom Lake Resort

    3:16 PM — After a 2009 court ruling decriminalising homosexuality, Sam Feller finds that India has plenty to offer gay travellers, including great food and welcoming people.

  • 30th March 2011

    Updated: Gay travel agent’s ‘misleading’ advert banned

    The gay travel company was told not to use the ad

    2:34 PM — A gay travel agent has had one of its adverts banned for using a trade logo without permission. Mantrav was told by the Advertising Standards Authority that its advert was "misleading" because it implied the company was endorsed by a gay trade body. Mantrav says it wants to sue over the decision.

  • 21st March 2011

    Caribbean island St Lucia apologises for attack on gay tourists 33

    St Lucia apologised for the attack

    2:18 PM — St Lucia has apologised to three gay men who were robbed in what they say was a homophobic attack. The Caribbean island's government said it was "saddened" by the incident and extended "sincere apologies" to Todd Wiggins, Michael Baker and Nick Smith of Atlanta.

  • 3rd March 2011

    Travel: Cape Town – South Africa’s Rainbow City 2

    Cape Town- the rainbow city (photo: Adam Smith)

    6:30 PM — Adam Smith traveled to Cape Town and finds that rainbows everywhere, from tourism board leaflets to the floor at the airport. While there's not handholding to the same degree as Madrid or Amsterdam, it’s evident there are plenty of gay couples out and about, and although there is a lively gay scene, that is certainly not the only place you’ll find the odd homo.

  • 20th December 2010

    Prague puts gay hotspots on the map

    The map does not highlight clubs "of dubious repuation"

    11:56 AM — A new initiative will see the publication distributed for free at clubs and hotels across the Czech Republic's capital city.

  • 7th December 2010

    Gay and lesbian couples first to marry mid-air 9

    Aleksandar Mijatovic and Shantu Bhattacherjee were the first gay couple to marry mid-air (Photo: SAS)

    5:02 PM — A gay couple from Germany and a lesbian couple from Poland married on an airplane yesterday between Stockholm and New York.

  • 8th November 2010

    Travel companies ‘need to do more to be gay-friendly’ 16

    Travel companies should do more to prove they are gay-friendly, the survey says

    7:12 PM — Although plenty of travel companies now advertise themselves as being gay-friendly, a survey shows that many need to do more to justify the claim.

  • 10th September 2010

    MEPs call for Europe-wide recognition of gay relationships 20

    MEPs said gay civil partners face problems abroad (Photo: made-underground)

    4:35 PM — Members of the European Parliament have called for action to ensure gay couples in marriages and civil partnerships are recognised across the continent. They said gay couples who visit or live in other EU countries were still lacking legal protection in areas such as healthcare, pensions and parental rights.

  • 8th September 2010

    Travel: Going gay at the Oktoberfest 2

    Oktoberfest, image copyright: Frank Störbrauck

    11:27 AM — More than just the world’s biggest mug-clunking, beer-swilling and sausage gobbling festival in the world – on the first Sunday of Munich’s macho beer festival, the Oktoberfest turns a bright shade of pink when the Braurösl tent is filled to the rafters with 8,000 gay men. Most of them in scrumptiously tight-fitting lederhosen.

  • 5th September 2010

    Travel: The Pink Lake festival closes after four days captivating Wörthersee 1

    The Pink Lake festival is held in September annually

    11:13 PM — The Pink Lake LGBT festival, held around Lake Wörthersee in Austria closed this evening after four days of activities and parties. In what is a stunningly beautiful setting, the Pink Lake festival offers something unique to the thousand or so people who attend the event every year.

  • 2nd September 2010

    Scandinavian airline to hold first mid-air gay wedding 1

    The airline wants to hold a mile-high gay wedding (Photo: Aaron Escobar)

    11:14 AM — A Scandinavian airline hopes to host the world’s first mile-high gay wedding. SAS Scandinavian Airlines is running an online competition to find a lucky couple to walk down the aisle during a flight from Stockholm to New York on December 6th.

  • 28th July 2010

    Travel: Cologne vies for title of Germany’s gayest city 3

    Cologne mixes clubbing and culture (Photo: JD Van Zyl)

    5:40 PM — For the past two decades it's been a case of Berlin versus Cologne for the title of Germany’s gay capital. But now, as I look down Schaafenstrasse, crammed with hunky guys and the occasional German celebrity all the way down the block, there is no doubt in whose favour the scale swings tonight.

  • Malaysian trans woman wins asylum in UK 14

    Ian and Fatine Young have been told Fatine may stay in the UK

    1:55 PM — A Malaysian trans woman who had a civil partnership with a British man has won her fight to stay in the UK. Fatine Young, 36, who was born male, feared she would be arrested and jailed if returned to her home country, which would consider her relationship to be homosexual.

  • 16th July 2010

    Mexico City offers free honeymoon to first gay couple to wed in Argentina 2

    Mexico City is offering a free honeymoon to the first gay couple to marry in Argentina

    2:33 PM — The first gay couple to take advantage of same-sex marriage in Argentina have been offered a free honeymoon by Mexico City.

  • 15th July 2010

    Travel: Ibiza – time for a return by gay travellers? 4

    The sun sets over Ibiza (photo: Benjamin Cohen)

    12:54 AM — Sam Feller travels to Ibiza to discover whether it really lives up to the stereotypes and if it is time for gay travellers to rediscover the island. Like any good Jewish gay boy, his journey around the island and visits to some of the world's largest nightclubs with PinkNews.co.uk founder Benjamin Cohen is punctuated with good meals rather than Class A drugs.

  • 30th June 2010

    Gay Muslim groups angry at club owner’s ‘boycott Muslims’ remarks 40

    The Facebook comments sparked anger among gay Muslims

    12:02 PM — Two gay Muslim groups have spoken of their shock at a gay club owner's comments on their religion and are calling for a boycott of his businesses. Mark Ames, the owner of London-based bear nightclub XXL, apparently wrote on Facebook last Monday that he would boycott all shops and restaurants owned by Muslims and called them "scum".

  • 22nd June 2010

    Travel: Tel Aviv- bursting with pride 15

    A father stands up for his gay son

    12:20 PM — Benjamin Cohen finds that four nights in Tel Aviv for LGBT pride dramatically changed his perception of Israel. Four nights in Tel Aviv, for the city’s LGBT pride celebrations has changed me in a way no holiday ever has before. My attitudes and perceptions of Israel have changed dramatically and it’s also changed the way that I reconcile my sexuality with my religion.

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