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  • 6th July 2008

    Police fire water cannons at fascists attacking Budapest Pride 1

    Police did protect gay marchers this year (Photo by Oso: http://www.flickr.com/photos/oso/)

    6:46 PM — While hundreds of thousands peacefully enjoyed London's gay Pride parade Hungarian riot police were forced to use water cannons and tear gas in order to prevent fascists from throwing petrol bombs at Budapest Pride.

  • 19th June 2008

    Travel: New York tops city break chart

    Statue of Liberty, New York (credit: Adam Smith Flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/adman_as/)

    11:08 AM — With nearly 40 per cent of us enjoying two short breaks a year instead of one longer holiday, it’s hardly surprising that many of us decide to make it a fun-packed adventure in one of the worlds many glamorous cities.

  • 16th June 2008

    Comment: How the biggest threat to gay communities in Singapore is not just the legal system 1

    Since the 1950s, the island's autocratic government has managed to transform the fishing village to a global, modern city

    4:15 PM — Singapore is a tiny island state which has managed cramped 4.6 million people into her lands. Although it is sandwiched between Muslim countries, the country has a Chinese majority, but also supports a healthy proportion of Malays, Indians and others (which includes the Whites).

  • 14th June 2008

    Travel on the “Orient-Express of the North”

    A romantic break on the railways

    11:09 AM — Britain’s railways have romantic history. It began with steam trains and blossomed into a golden age of opulent rail travel during the 1930s. The heady romance may have gone from everyday rail travel, but it still lives on in the Orient-Express.

  • Travel: A peaceful trip to Bath 1

    The Roman baths are the best preserved in the world

    11:04 AM — The beautiful city of Bath laid its foundations in the Roman era, when the now-famous baths became a healing hangout for dignitaries of the time.

  • We’re a nation of “binge holiday makers”

    We can't stop going away

    10:58 AM — Gone are the days when one holiday was enough to keep us going throughout the year and give us something to look forward to. Now most of us prefer to take multiple short breaks as opposed to one big break and are rapidly become a nation of "binge holiday-makers".

  • 10th June 2008

    Travel: Are you brave enough to be haunted?

    Fancy some haunted house fun?

    8:37 PM — For most people the thought of unwanted ghostly visitors lurking in their hotel would send a shiver down the spine, but for others its half the fun. If cold spots, mysterious noises and ghoulish sights are your idea of the perfect holiday accommodation then a haunted break could make the ideal getaway.

  • Travel: Fancy trying a hostel? 1

    Hostels can be a great fun

    8:31 PM — When thinking of where to stay on your summer holiday, a hostel might not be top of your list. Once thought of as crime-ridden, dirty squalid housing for students and vagabonds, hostels are now considered economical and more sociable alternatives to big chain hotels and resorts.

  • Travel: Turkish delights

    Travel to Turkey?

    8:23 PM — Fancy a break that offers more than a week in an average hotel or a whirlwind city guidebook tour of your destination? If you’re looking for a holiday that’s far from the madding crowd or something with a slightly different twist, then travel company Journey Anatolia might just have the ideal options for you.

  • Travel: Indiana Jones style Latin America

    Indiana Jones style travel

    8:12 PM — As heroic adventurer Indiana Jones gets set to return to the silver screen this year in the film Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull you might be left wishing you could have an adventure of your own.

  • 7th June 2008

    COMMENT: My holiday in Iran challenged perceptions 23

    The young have no money or a visa to travel abroad to further their studies

    12:14 AM — I spent ages researching into Iran, trying to dispel all these notions that it is a dangerous place to visit. I knew it wasn’t, and I was right.

  • 3rd June 2008

    Advice for gays considering a holiday in the Gambia – try Greece 9

    Gambia is fast becoming a popular holiday destination - photo:altweibersommer@flickr.com

    8:16 PM — Gambia is fast becoming a popular holiday destination among British holiday goers. Log onto any large travel agency website and it won't be long before your blitzed with deals.

  • UK updates travel advice for the Gambia 1

    Britain provides development assistance to The Gambia

    4:55 PM — British tourists in the Gambia are being advised that the government there is "actively enforcing" laws against gay people.

  • Fears for tourists in Gambia as two men held on “gay” charges

    Two EU nationals were arrested on Friday

    10:49 AM — Two Spanish men have been taken into custody by police in the Gambia after being accused of trying to solicit sex from male taxi drivers.

  • 26th May 2008

    Biggest Pride in the world draws in millions

    Sao Paulo pride (taken 2004)

    8:59 PM — The world's largest gay pride parade took place in Sao Paulo, Brazil yesterday with millions of people peacefully gathering to celebrate gay rights. But the event also creates thousands of jobs.

  • 13th May 2008

    Eurovision’s gay fans advised to be discreet while in Serbia 3

    The guide recommends two venues in Belgrade

    5:44 PM — Use common sense and appropriate discretion in public. That is the advice from gay groups and the British Embassy in Belgrade to gay people planning to visit the city for the Eurovision Song Contest.

  • 9th May 2008

    Gay London advert wins travel award

    London is home to the largest gay and lesbian population in Europe

    10:52 AM — The official visitor organisation for London is celebrating today after it won twice at the International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association Awards ceremony in Las Vegas. The awards were voted for by the membership of IGLTA.

  • 7th May 2008

    Apology for gay man detained for kissing boyfriend 3

    The Cayman Islands is a British Overseas Territory

    1:18 PM — The Director of Tourism on the Cayman Islands has apologised to an American visitor who was targeted and held by police for kissing his boyfriend in public.

  • 25th April 2008

    Travel: Orangutan adventure in Borneo

    11:34 PM — If you're an avid nature lover and a travel enthusiast then why not combine your passions for the trip of a lifetime? If exploring the depths of Borneo's rainforest while enjoying the spectacular wildlife on offer sounds like your idea of the perfect holiday then a trip to Southeast Asia could be just what you're looking for.

  • Eurovision organisers meet with Serbian police to guarantee LGBT safety 3

    A record number of 43 countries will be represented at the 53rd Eurovision Song Contest

    4:29 PM — Organisers from the Eurovision song contest have met with Serbian police officials to discuss the possibility of homophobic violence at this years event.

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