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May 18, 2015

Straffe Ketten R.F.C. play hosts as the Union Cup comes to the capital of Belgium in 2015

The Union Cup is a gay rugby tournament that was first held in May 2005 in Montpellier in France.

Since then the tournament has been hosted by the cities of Copenhagen (2007), London 2009, Amsterdam 2011, and Bristol 2013.

Seven teams competed in the first Union Cup, but in the 2015 tournament to be held in Brussels, 24 teams will be competing – bringing 700 players, fans, and officials to the city.

May 17, 2015

Conchita, Dana and all the LGBTI Eurovision heroes

As Austria welcomes everyone to Vienna to celebrate 60 years of the Eurovision Song Contest, we take a look back at some of the LGBT stars who have made Eurovision what it is today.

1 CONCHITA WURST

Undoubtedly the biggest success of recent times was the 2014 winner Conchita Wurst of Austria.

Against a backdrop of vicious verbal attacks from several East European countries, Conchita stormed to victory in Copenhagen receiving maximum points from 13 countries and even points from voters in Russia, Albania and Azerbaijan.

April 26, 2015

Toronto's annual water polo tournament is dominated by New York City's finest.

Riding high on the success of their recent promotional video – a celebration of gay sport in all its glory – the Toronto Triggerfish, reportedly the largest LGBTI water polo club in the world, have delivered their biggest ever annual tournament.

Ten teams and over 100 players desceneded on the University of Toronto's impressive swimming pool complex to thrash it out.

April 23, 2015

We put new app Momondo Places to the test in the capital of Denmark

If you’re as old as me, you’ll remember a time when you wouldn’t dream of embarking on a vacation or city break without buying or borrowing the relevant guide book.

Whether it was Lonely Planet, Rough Guide, or one of the many other authoritative travel publishers, the reviews and advice that you found in your trusty guidebook influenced where you stayed, where you ate, and what you did at each destination – and for a lot of people, they of course still do.

April 23, 2015

We put new app Momondo Places to the test in the capital of Denmark

If you’re as old as me, you’ll remember a time when you wouldn’t dream of embarking on a vacation or city break without buying or borrowing the relevant guide book.

Whether it was Lonely Planet, Rough Guide, or one of the many other authoritative travel publishers, the reviews and advice that you found in your trusty guidebook influenced where you stayed, where you ate, and what you did at each destination – and for a lot of people, they of course still do.

April 23, 2015

We share some insider tips on how to get the most out of your visit to Denmark's capital

Copenhagen is one of those cities that can take a little while to reveal its secrets to you. It's beautiful, and everyone is very friendly, but unless you get a bit of local knowledge you can feel a little like you are only just scratching the surface and not really discovering the best of this destination.

Here are five things to do while you're there.

1. Icecream

April 23, 2015

We share some insider tips on how to get the most out of your visit to Denmark's capital

Copenhagen is one of those cities that can take a little while to reveal its secrets to you. It's beautiful, and everyone is very friendly, but unless you get a bit of local knowledge you can feel a little like you are only just scratching the surface and not really discovering the best of this destination.

Here are five things to do while you're there.

1. Icecream

April 23, 2015

Moving beyond new-Nordic cuisine, Denmark continues to prove itself to be a culinary capital of the world

In recent years, Copenhagen has firmly established itself as the ideal destination for food-lovers.

Most people would pinpoint super-restaurant Noma as being in the vanguard of Copenhagen’s emergence as a culinary capital, but the rediscovery of local, seasonal produce and ingredients can be experienced in restaurants of all shapes and sizes across the city.

April 23, 2015

A stylish and innovative bar serving up what could be the best cocktails in Denmark

Lidkoeb is more than just a bar – it is clearly a labor of love. The building used to be an old pharmacy, surrounded by herb gardens, but when current owners Adeline and Rasmus Shepherd-Lomborg took it over it was derelict and run-down.

It took two years of renovation and restoration before the first floor bar was ready to open, since then they have completed the resurrection of the entire building by also opening a second floor cocktail space, and a top floor whisky bar.

April 23, 2015

The ideal place to sample a modern version of Denmark's traditional open sandwiches

Smørrebrød is the traditional open sandwich of Denmark. Dark, rye bread, topped with herring, shrimp, or anything else that takes your fancy.

Throughout Copenhagen there are numerous cafes and restaurants selling Smørrebrød – locals will quickly point out that some are better than others.

April 23, 2015

Tivoli's newest restaurant offers a huge selection of gourmet Smørrebrød sandwiches

Smørrebrød is one of the traditional foods that the people of Denmark proudly claim as one of their own.

Essentially it is an open sandwich, a slice of dark rye bread – most often topped with herring but increasingly served with all sorts of meat and vegetable combinations.

April 23, 2015

Tivoli's newest restaurant offers a huge selection of gourmet Smørrebrød sandwiches

Smørrebrød is one of the traditional foods that the people of Denmark proudly claim as one of their own.

Essentially it is an open sandwich, a slice of dark rye bread – most often topped with herring but increasingly served with all sorts of meat and vegetable combinations.

April 23, 2015

Beautiful boutique hotel uniquely placed within the Tivoli pleasure gardens of Denmark's capital

When you approach Nimb hotel for the first time, it appears deceptively unassuming – a small understated entry from the street.

This is a good central location – immediately opposite the main train station and right in the centre of Copenhagen.

However when you enter into reception you realize that you’re stepping into something special.

April 23, 2015

Beautiful boutique hotel uniquely placed within the Tivoli pleasure gardens of Denmark's capital

When you approach Nimb hotel for the first time, it appears deceptively unassuming – a small understated entry from the street.

This is a good central location – immediately opposite the main train station and right in the centre of Copenhagen.

However when you enter into reception you realize that you’re stepping into something special.

April 18, 2015

Life is too short for bad food

Nothing beats good food and we love trying out restaurants and bars around the world. Here are a few of our recent reviews:

April 18, 2015

Life is too short for bad food

Nothing beats good food and we love trying out restaurants and bars around the world. Here are a few of our recent reviews:

April 15, 2015

The capital of Denmark is one of our favourite cities in the world

We keep going back to Copenhagen – can you blame us?

A small, perfectly-formed city where the locals are tall, blond, and effortlessly stylish.

Where to stay

Bars and Restaurants

April 15, 2015

The capital of Denmark is one of our favourite cities in the world

We keep going back to Copenhagen – can you blame us?

A small, perfectly-formed city where the locals are tall, blond, and effortlessly stylish.

Where to stay

Bars and Restaurants

April 2, 2015

The Glass Protégé explores the movie studios' obsession with image, money, and power.

My attention is easily grabbed by any play that carries a warning of 'very strong language and scenes of full-frontal male nudity', so I had been looking forward to seeing The Glass Protégé. After a six week run in Chicago, this new play from Dylan Costello had its London debut at the Park Theatre.

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 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: