LGBTI global news 24-7

Forced to minimize his life down to 30kg at airport check-in, our reporter Gareth Jonhson has a spritual awakening worthy of Bruce Lee. Moving from London to Japan, he reflects on zen, peace and what shoes to get rid of in a pinch

Jason Smith sent us a postcard from Sydney, and we're desperate to meet this drag queen because... SHOES!

Heading to Iceland soon? Print out this gay-friendly guide with all the basic translations for everything from restaurant banter to sexy talk. You're just a few words away from speaking like a local

The Grammy award-winning singer will shake her tambourines and show us who’s that girl at this year’s Palm Springs Dinah Shore party

On her ump-teenth gay cruise but first trip to Europe, upstate New York native Jamie Watt proves you don’t need to be a gay man to enjoy a gay cruise. Just remember to keep flip flops and stilettos handy in one bag and enjoy the hell out being one of few women surrounded by gorgeous gay men

David Hanson's impersonation of Sushi the drag queen at the Gay Star Beach Party won him a tour for two around Florida's Key West and accommodations in the Waldorf Astoria Casa Marina Resort

Day one in Mexico City and Gay Star Travel editor Jean Paul Zapata has done two things he’s never done before, but would gladly repeat

For Gareth Johnson, shifting countries is all in a day's work. He bids farewell to London as he kicks off a new life adventure with a new job in Japan

Vienna Tourist Board and Austrian Airlines have awarded Sérgio Rebelo with a free trip and stay in Austria’s gay-friendly capital: Vienna

For the ultimate open-air driving experience, look at these 9 hot drop-tops for your next road trip, cruise session or trip to the market

LGBTI Travel Show debate will ask experts and visitors: Should you refuse to visit homophobic and transphobic countries for business and leisure?

Grab your flip-flops and join the amazing volunteers from the UK’s leading gay, bisexual and lesbian rights organization who'll be toasting the Gay Star Beach Party and LGBTI Travel Show

Premier gay shop Prowler is hooking up with Gaydar and aussieBum for a steamy swimwear show at the Gay Star News two-day birthday event. Male and female models will strut the year's hottest swim suits at the London event aimed at the LGBTI community

With temperatures warmer than New York (thanks polar vortex), conditions ideal for Northern Lights and the fact you can swim outside everyday, rain or shine, Iceland is the place to go during the winter

The lesbian twins from Canada and hip-hop’s Australian darling have been announced as the headline acts for one of the biggest lesbian festivals in the world: Dinah Shore Weekend

The luxurious Nadler Hotels in Soho and Kensington are offering a special rate for visitors to the Gay Star Beach Party and LGBTI Travel Show this weekend, Australia’s leading LGBTI website, was in Melbourne this weekend to photograph the launch of Midsumma, the city’s gay pride festival

All are welcome to club Heaven in Charing Cross on 18 and 19 January 12pm to 5pm, to celebrate our second birthday at our Gay Star Beach Party and LGBTI Travel Show

The original New York City event has gone global. Brits: for you the event is No Trousers. Everyone keep your underwear on, and please send photos.

Gay Star Travel embraces the capital of Western Australia with its bronzed bodies, nature attractions and local culinary delights

At the upcoming Gay Star Beach Party on 18 and 19 January, LGBTI community leaders debate the pros and cons of activism and the ethics of traveling to anti-LGBTI destinations

Los Angeles, San Francisco and West Yorkshire are the three cities to visit and enjoy Hockney’s artwork for the last time this year until new exhibits are announced

LGBTI wine travel company Out in The Vineyard arranges some of the most fun and unique events for wine aficionados, available year-round from Northern California to Southern Africa

From Lake Bled to Lipica, from the Skocjan caves to Medieval castles, Gay Star Travel explores the world away from the capital's buzzing life

With Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet and Princess Beatrice slated to become the first ‘celebronauts’ in space, who will be the first openly LGBTI person to take a commercial space flight?

Sunny Key West is offering one Gay Star Beach Party guest a four-night stay in a luxury Florida Keys hotel. Hop into the iconic six-foot high-heel, snap a selfie and enter to win

The country claiming one of the best gay cities in the world, Tel Aviv, is participating in London’s Gay Star Beach Party, a daytime event to celebrate, promote and educate on LGBTI tourism

The UK-based outdoor activities club is camping up in the heart of Heaven nightclub on 18 and 19 January to share tips, stories and smiles

Chicago’s iconic Boystown gay precinct has been voted the world best gay neighborhood – beating out gay districts in other cities in the US and Spain