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  • 20th January 2010

    Nepal to court gay tourism 5

    Gay weddings in the Himalayas? (Photo: Flickr user ilkerender)

    12:38 PM — Nepal is set to legalise gay marriage later this year and will celebrate the change by promoting the country as the gay tourism capital of Asia.

  • 19th January 2010

    Mainstream holiday operator to cater for gay couples 17

    Thomson is offering gay-friendly holidays

    4:15 PM — Holiday company Thomson has announced it is launching a new holiday brochure aimed at gay couples. The operator said its seven destinations are gay-friendly.

  • 30th December 2009

    Mexico City hopes to attract gay marriage tourism 14

    Mexico City hopes to attract gay tourists who want to marry

    2:01 PM — Tourism officials in Mexico say they hope to attract gay couples who want to marry in the capital city. The city became the first capital city to legalise gay marriage in South America last week.

  • 23rd September 2009

    US poised to lift HIV immigration ban 1

    HIV-positive travellers and immigrants may soon be allowed into the US

    3:23 PM — A memo has been released by the United States Customs and Immigrations Service which suggests the year-long wait for the HIV travel ban may be nearly over.

  • 25th August 2009

    Gay legal group calls for an end to America’s HIV travel ban 5

    The US bans HIV+ travellers

    6:42 PM — Lambda Legal, a group that pursues litigation in support of LGBT rights, has called on the US government to end a ban on living with HIV from travelling to or taking residence in the country.

  • 10th August 2009

    Feature: Pride in Reykjavik, 64° north 8

    Iceland Pride (photo by Adam Smith http://www.flickr.com/photos/adman_as/)

    11:31 PM — Adam Smith reviews pride in Reykjavik held last weekend where almost half of the city turns out to celebrate LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered) rights 64° north.

  • 31st July 2009

    Tornado was ‘God’s wrath’ for civil partnership 105

    The tornado has been cited as a work of God (Photo: Flickr user ccarlstead)

    12:13 PM — A tornado which struck the Isle of Lewis has been blamed on a recent civil partnership ceremony. A local minister warned the ceremony defied "God's law".

  • 16th June 2009

    Gay travel agent offers lesbian wedding and IVF holiday package 10

    Lesbian couples can now combine IVF with a holiday

    1:33 PM — Lesbian couples can now have a Spanish holiday package that includes a marriage ceremony and insemination treatment.

  • 20th April 2009

    Brits with HIV ‘still being refused entry to US’ 4

    Those with HIV have been warned they must ensure they are legally allowed to travel

    2:36 PM — People living with HIV are still being refused entry to the US despite government plans to change legislation, it has been claimed.

  • 8th April 2009

    New York woos gay tourists 5

    New York is seeking to hold onto its crown as the top gay destination

    4:05 PM — New York city is stepping up its efforts to attract gay and lesbian tourists. A marketing campaign titled The Rainbow Pilgrimage was unveiled yesterday in the city, which is aiming to retain its position as the top destination for pink tourism.

  • 25th March 2009

    Queen Mother’s castle: ‘We will consider civil partnerships’ 12

    The Castle of Mey now says it will consider hosting civil partnerships

    11:03 AM — The Castle of Mey, formerly owned by the Queen Mother, has done a U-turn and announced it will considering hosting civil partnerships for gay couples. After gay rights groups protested, manager of the castle's trust James Murray said the castle was prepared to apply for a licence to conduct the ceremonies.

  • 19th March 2009

    Gay hotel: Sewage ‘was actually sand’ 36

    A photo released by the club claiming to show sewage

    10:57 AM — It has been claimed that Club Tucanes, the gay hotel in Gran Canaria which evacuated guests due to a 'sewage leak', was actually evicted for non-payment of rent.

  • 18th March 2009

    Leading gay hotel evacuated after leaking sewers posed health and safety risk 8

    Club Tucanes says it has closed due to leaking sewers

    10:05 PM — One of Gran Canaria's biggest gay hotels has been forced to move, disrupting British LGBT holiday makers. The company blames leaking sewers for the move and has released graphic photographs showing excrement spurting out of the floor.

  • 16th March 2009

    Interview: Britain’s gay Consul General to Cape Town 6

    Richard Wood

    5:28 PM — Coming from Leeds polytechnic university, Richard Wood was always going to be an unusual diplomat. Currently, he heads the British Consulate in Cape Town and lives in the city with his partner, riding a red Vespa to work.

  • 29th December 2008

    Travel: Say salut to Bordeaux

    A breathtaking vineyard in Bordeaux.

    2:49 PM — Set in the southwest region of France, the port city of Bordeaux is famed for its vineyards and wineries. But there is more to Bordeaux than Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot – that's grapes to you and me.

  • 2nd November 2008

    Preview: Stephen Fry In America – Mountains And Plains 3

    Stephen Fry in Monument Valley, Navajo Tribal Park, Utah (Photo: BBC Pictures)

    5:35 PM — Stephen Fry travels the entire length of America, a country that could nearly have been his home, as his road trip across all 50 States continues. He travels from the northern to southern borders, where he sees the natural beauty of the Rocky Mountains and the prairies – "America's Breadbasket".

  • 25th October 2008

    Travel: Sinful but fun-filled St Tropez 2

    There are some amazing views in St Tropez

    12:45 PM — Of all the exuberant cities on the Cote d'Azur, St Tropez has the most sinful reputation for fun and frolicking. It is glamorous, gregarious and oh so gorgeous.

  • Travel: Get arty in Aarhus

    Aros Museum of Modern Art in Aarhus

    12:41 PM — Denmark's second largest city Aarhus, offers a vibrant art and cultural scene making it an excellent choice for an "art-house" weekend away. Its heady mixture of old-world charm, vibrant social life and rich beautiful scenery, make the perfect ingredients for a relaxing city break.

  • Travel: Paris, Rome, Madrid and…Birmingham?

    You could be in the middle of Rome, but this is actually in Birmingham city centre

    12:35 PM — Let's be honest, with glamorous places such as Paris, Rome and Madrid on offer, it is probably fair to say that Birmingham doesn't feature at the top of many people's list of great cities to visit. But with its sleek hotels, plentiful museums, modern architecture and exhibitions, perhaps it should.

  • Preview: Stephen Fry in America- taking the bus to Clarksdale 2

    Stephen Fry and Rebecca Wilson at ëBody Farmí facility, Knoxville, Tennessee  (Photo:BBC Pictures)

    10:09 AM — Stephen Fry follows the mighty Mississippi River from its southern-most tip in Louisiana through to its source in the snowy wastes of Minnesota, on the border with Canada, as he continues his road trip around every state in the USA.


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