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March 14, 2015

Here is the full list of places that we have been recently.

So many places, so little time. We love to travel and we love to write about travel – sharing our experiences and stories, hopefully inspiring our readers to travel more and also share their travel stories with us.

March 12, 2015

The Austrian-born Eurovision icon shares her top tips on her glorious home city

Singer Conchita Wurst was the triumphant winner of the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest, which was held last May in Copenhagen.

Here, she shares her personal Vienna tips, from her favourite place to eat to her favourite place to shop, ahead of this year's contest in the splendid city.

The Eurovision Song Contest will takes place at the Wiener Stadthalle indoor arena from the 19-23 May 2015.

March 12, 2015

Gay Star News teams up with Austrian Airlines for AMAZING giveaway

Gay Star News has teamed up with Austrian Airlines to give one lucky reader and a loved one the chance to go to Vienna for the Eurovision Song Contest.

You and a friend will attend the second Semi Final of the popular music event, now in its 60th year.

This year's Eurovision Song Contest will be held in Vienna following Austrian-born Conchita Wurst's triumphant win in Copenhagen last year.

March 6, 2015

We bring you the stories, the insights, the experiences, and adventures to help inspire your travels.

Once the travel bug bites it is hard to deny the irresistible urge to get out and explore the world.

Here is a round up of some of the travel stories and experiences that we have shared recently.

Travel Reports

We have been traveling the world as much as possible, trying to tick off the countries and destinations that are constantly being added to our ever-growing list. Here are a few of our favorite places:

January 29, 2015

The momondo PR manager on his achingly cool hometown

I've lived here since... November 2005.

I've stayed because... Copenhagen is a capital city that feels like a town, so you get the perks of being in a big city but none of the traffic, noise and hassle – you can ride your bike literally everywhere, all year round. Copenhagen is by far one of the most liveable places that I know of in the world.

January 29, 2015

The momondo PR manager on his achingly cool hometown

I've lived here since... November 2005.

I've stayed because... Copenhagen is a capital city that feels like a town, so you get the perks of being in a big city but none of the traffic, noise and hassle – you can ride your bike literally everywhere, all year round. Copenhagen is by far one of the most liveable places that I know of in the world.

January 21, 2015

Travel search site's new guides also encompass Barcelona, Berlin and New York

Travel search site momondo.co.uk has launched a new series of comprehensive city guides for iPhone users – that are completely free to download and use.

Following on from momondo's popular iPad app, the guides will encompass 11 cities around the world: Amsterdam, Bangkok, Berlin, Barcelona, Copenhagen, Lisbon, London, New York, Paris and Rome, with more cities to be added throughout the year.

January 6, 2015

Rise like a phoenix for GSN's travel event – taking place at London's Heaven nightclub on 17 Jan

The Gay Star Travel Expo returns to London's Heaven nightclub on January 17 – and one of the special guests at this one stop travel shop will be the tourist board of Vienna.

The Austrian capital – which is also the host of this year's Eurovision Song Contest, following Conchita Wurst's triumphant win at last year's show in Copenhagen – will be just one of the exhibitors at the expo.

December 14, 2014

The perfect Soho location for a quintessential London weekend

My friend Andreas from Copenhagen was in town so I booked us into the Z Hotel in Soho to ensure that we were in the heart of the action for the fairly frenetic itinerary that we had planned – shop; drink; party; sleep; repeat.

Soho in London is the city’s recognised gay village, a dense network of small streets, awash with cafes, restaurants, bars, theatres, independent stores and sex shops.

November 8, 2014

The city has approved a budget of 370,000 kroner for the project, including the training of nursing staff

The Danish capital will set up its first elderly home for LGBTI people.

The Politiken newspaper reports that the Health and Care Committee of Copenhagen has agreed to set aside 370,000 kroner (£39,000) to set up the regnbueplejehjem (rainbow elderly home).

November 8, 2014

The city has approved a budget of 370,000 kroner for the project, including the training of nursing staff

The Danish capital will set up its first elderly home for LGBTI people.

The Politiken newspaper reports that the Health and Care Committee of Copenhagen has agreed to set aside 370,000 kroner (£39,000) to set up the regnbueplejehjem (rainbow elderly home).

October 2, 2014

On 1 October 1989 Denmark became the first country in the world to provide legal recognition for gay and lesbian couples – taking the first step on the road to marriage equality

Denmark is celebrating its Silver Anniversary of legally recognizing same-sex couples with civil partnerships this week – marking 25 years since it became the first country in the world to provide legal recognition of same-sex relationships.

On 1 October, 1989 the first 11 Danish same-sex couples were wed through civil ceremonies at the Copenhagen Town Hall by the then deputy mayor of the city Tom Ahlberg.

The same civil ceremony that was used for heterosexual couples to marry was used but with the word ‘marriage’ replaced with ‘registered partnership.’

October 1, 2014

GSN social media guru Dan Beeson learns the ropes of Copenhagen during Gay Pride weekend

Gay Pride is a huge deal in Copenhagen.

Denmark was the first country in the world to legally recognize same-sex unions, and this year the city by the sea was still buzzing from its Eurovision high a few weeks earlier.

Conchita Wurst won the coveted competition on Danish soil, a testament to the open arms and open minds of the nation.

When locals and visitors alike aren’t gathering in the city center to celebrate Gay Pride in August, the city is proudly home to a number of gay bars and gay-friendly businesses.

October 1, 2014

GSN social media guru Dan Beeson learns the ropes of Copenhagen during Gay Pride weekend

Gay Pride is a huge deal in Copenhagen.

Denmark was the first country in the world to legally recognize same-sex unions, and this year the city by the sea was still buzzing from its Eurovision high a few weeks earlier.

Conchita Wurst won the coveted competition on Danish soil, a testament to the open arms and open minds of the nation.

When locals and visitors alike aren’t gathering in the city center to celebrate Gay Pride in August, the city is proudly home to a number of gay bars and gay-friendly businesses.

July 8, 2014

Belgraves, a Thompson Hotel, in London inspires us to ditch thrifty at-home shenanigans and how to do a proper date, day out or dinner that will impress the pants off anyone

Yes times are tough. And yes, travel is expensive.

But I'm sure your home city has some amazing places you don’t know about, or have seen online, but have been too lazy to step away from Netflix to plan a visit.

I’ve lived in Los Angeles, New York, and now London, and I know there are millions of bars, restaurants and cool places to visit I never had the pleasure of taking a selfie in.

July 8, 2014

Belgraves, a Thompson Hotel, in London inspires us to ditch thrifty at-home shenanigans and how to do a proper date, day out or dinner that will impress the pants off anyone

Yes times are tough. And yes, travel is expensive.

But I'm sure your home city has some amazing places you don’t know about, or have seen online, but have been too lazy to step away from Netflix to plan a visit.

I’ve lived in Los Angeles, New York, and now London, and I know there are millions of bars, restaurants and cool places to visit I never had the pleasure of taking a selfie in.

May 23, 2014

All hail Conchita Wurst, but you'll never guess how these lucky London girls also became Eurovision competition winners

Thanks to Visit Denmark, Gay Star News, and G-A-Y, two girls came to Charing Cross in London to party one night, and woke up in Copenhagen to see the Eurovision finale and tour the city.

Catheriya and Jordan came to G-A-Y on 9 May to join Visit Denmark’s Eurovision party, where guests were encouraged to show up with their passports to enter to win a VIP weekend in Copenhagen.

May 20, 2014

One of the world’s most gay-friendly nations counts castles, beach houses and chic city spaces as its coolest and most unique hotels

Copenhagen might be a European hub for Michelin-star restaurants, Nordic design and everything Eurovision 2014, but the rest of Denmark has as many culinary and visual delights for the LGBTI traveler.

The world’s oldest kingdom offers decadent beds in historic castles, refurbished beach houses and sea-view spas, all with unique design and history inherent to the region.

From the seaside towns of North Sealand and Jutland to Copenhagen’s sister city Aarhus, we look at some of the best luxury, boutique and pampering accommodations outside Copenhagen.

May 12, 2014

Conchita Wurst triumphed in Copenhagen, but what does that say about the rest of the country?

On Saturday (10 May), perhaps one of the most visible and loved LGBTI contestants in recent years won the Eurovision Song Contest in Copenhagen, Denmark.

The crowd was behind Conchita Wurst all the way, chanting her name and cheering as she steadily edged her way to victory for Austria.

This was largely down to where she took the crown, performing in one of the most pro-gay countries in the world.

Denmark, like the majority of Scandinavia, is liberal and loving of its LGBTI community. But that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s perfect.

May 10, 2014

It’s all about Conchita, the drag hero representing Austria tonight in the even more LGBTI inclusive Eurovision Song Contest

Copenhagen in Denmark is getting ready to host an even more LGBTI inclusive Eurovision Song Contest final tonight.

Every year the Eurovision Song Contest throws up controversies whether it is neighborly voting, outrageous performances or same-sex kisses. This year is proving no different after the loud booing that Russia received when being announced as a finalist and the reaction to drag star Conchita Wurst.

This year the result is far from certain with at least 10 countries in with a realistic chance of victory. Here's our look at some of the main contenders.

May 10, 2014

Two girls have won a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Copenhagen, Denmark to be there for the final of the Eurovision Song Contest

When two of Eurovision’s biggest fans decided to go out to a London gay club tonight, they thought they would end the night with a kebab and taxi home.

They had no idea they would instead be taking that cab to the airport and flying to Copenhagen with two front row tickets to the final in their hands.

This once in a lifetime trip was won by 24-year-old Catarina and 23-year-old Jordan.

The ‘very close friends’ arrived at G-A-Y Heaven nightclub for the Visit Denmark party organized by Gay Star News earlier that night.

May 10, 2014

Two girls have won a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Copenhagen, Denmark to be there for the final of the Eurovision Song Contest

When two of Eurovision’s biggest fans decided to go out to a London gay club tonight, they thought they would end the night with a kebab and taxi home.

They had no idea they would instead be taking that cab to the airport and flying to Copenhagen with two front row tickets to the final in their hands.

This once in a lifetime trip was won by 24-year-old Catarina and 23-year-old Jordan.

The ‘very close friends’ arrived at G-A-Y Heaven nightclub for the Visit Denmark party organized by Gay Star News earlier that night.

May 9, 2014

Hundreds puckered up and kissed each other on the cheek to celebrate diversity and combat hatred about HIV

Eurovision fans have set a new world record in order to fight prejudice.

As one of the many events taking part in Copenhagen during Eurovision week, the AIDS Foundation held a Kiss Chain from the Eurovision Village along the streets of Copenhagen with the message of Kiss Prejudice Goodbye.

367 people joined the Kiss Chain to set a new world record.

Danish AIDS Foundation Director, Henriette Laursen, said: 'Our goal is to kiss prejudices about HIV thoroughly goodbye, and we must succeed in that.'

Check out the video below:

May 9, 2014

Moustache singers are asked by GSN about their views on gay rights and the last resort if you can't grow any facial hair

Eurovision stars Twin Twin have said Eurovision should be for everybody, in an exclusive interview with Gay Star News.

The French trio have been entertaining Copenhagen all week with their crazy antics and offbeat interviews.

Moustache, one of the most untraditional traditional songs up to win the crown, may at first glance to be a joke.

But it is actually about consumerism.