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May 25, 2015

Live like a local in the neighborhood of Republique

Each year in Paris the Federation Sportive Gaie et Lesbienne hosts the Tournoi International de Paris. This is a massive multi-sports tournament that brings together LGBTI sportspeople and participants from across Europe and beyond.

May 22, 2015

Gay and lesbian marriage is not what you’ve been told

Need to persuade someone same-sex marriage is right? Here are all the popular arguments against marriage equality – busted.

1 Same-sex marriage is a modern invention.


There were same-sex unions in ancient Greece and Rome, some regions of China, such as Fujian, and among Two Spirit people and others in the Native American peoples.

In Europe, there is evidence both the Roman Catholic and Orthodox churches blessed ‘brother-making ceremonies’ akin to same-sex marriage.

May 19, 2015

The UK premier of French choreographer's new work: Manger

French choreographer and dancer Boris Charmatz is the focus of a collaboration between Sadler's Wells theatre and Tate Modern museum in London.

Charmatz is director of the Musée de la danse in Rennes, France. He specialises in creating or using different physical spaces to present and redefine choreography and dance.

May 7, 2015

25,000 gay girls recently descended on Las Vegas for a weekend of fun and frolics – here, journalist Lauren Jow proves what happens in Vegas certainly doesn't stay in Vegas...

The decision to go to Dinah Vegas 2015 with my girlfriend days after she turned 30 was, like all the best Vegas decisions, a last-minute one.

We weren't planning on going, but a few days before the hedonism began I decided we should make a dash for it – scoring major girlfriend points in the process.

May 5, 2015

Diplomat's boyfriend is told to wait in car instead of greeting PM

Australia's openly gay ambassador to France offered his resignation after Prime Minister Tony Abbott snubbed his partner in Paris.

Stephen Brady and his partner of 32 years, Peter Stephens, were waiting to receive the PM on the airport tarmac at around 7pm on Anzac Day (25 April).

But prime minister's traveling party sent instruction that Stephens should not take part in the greeting but wait in the car. No explanation was given and the diplomat refused to comply.

May 5, 2015

The site, which allows people to find a room in the homes of LGBTI people around the world, has grown rapidly since its launch two years ago

A travel accommodation website that’s positioned itself as an LGBTI equivalent to airbnb has secured itself $2million in seed funding. was launched in 2013 after Frenchman Matthieu Jost and his boyfriend booked themselves a rented room in an apartment in Barcelona, only to find out that their hosts didn’t like the idea of two men sharing the same bed.

April 29, 2015

Shade comes from reading. Reading came first. Gay Star News reviews the landmark documentary about the New York City ballroom scene in the 1980s.

It was an excited, sold-out crowd that assembled in London's Cinema Museum for a screening and discussion of Paris Is Burning – a 1990 documentary from Jennie Livingston.

Documenting the ball culture in New York in the 1980s, this is a revealing observation of race, class, gender, and sexuality in the United States at that time.

April 28, 2015

Sin City turns sapphic!

Las Vegas – ever the playground of straight people and unwanted male attention – transformed into a Sapphic Sin City last weekend.

Thousands of lovely lesbians and bisexual women from around the world converged for the fourth year of Dinah Vegas.

April 27, 2015

Swedish capital recognized for reaching out to LGBTI travellers

Stockholm was the big winner in the 'Destination' category at the LGBT Awards over the weekend.

Fighting off strong competition, Stockholm inched ahead of cities including Key West, Vancouver and Naples to take home the prize.

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 20, 2015

Paris Gym in Vauxhall, which has been running for 20 years, will be shutting its doors

London's longest running and biggest gay gym Paris Gym is closing down.

The training centre, which has been running for 20 years in the heart of Vauxhall, will be closing down on 27 June at 4pm.

This is just the latest in a long run of closures in London's LGBTI scene. The Black Cap in Camden closed suddenly earlier this month and the threats to shut down the Royal Vauxhall Tavern are growing.

Writing on Facebook, gym runners Peter Gann and Phil Hathaway announced the closure. He promised all members will receive refunds and a party is being planned.

April 8, 2015

A guide to the films that help define what it means to be a gay man.

In the early days of cinema, there was plenty of gay subtext in movies but very few overtly gay characters. Reflecting the changing nature of society, we now have movies that portray the rull range of gay men and the lives that we lead.

There is something special about watching a movie that somehow relfects your experience or your aspirations – to see characters embarking on a journey that mirrors some aspect of your life, or to watch a love story that you can emotionally connect with.

April 4, 2015

Quality food and local produce in northern Norway

Tromsø is known as the capital of the Arctic – surrounded by spectacular fjords and mountains, throughout the years this has been the gateway for expeditions into the Arctic regions.

Built on the trapping and fishing industries, Tromsø has traditionally been a wealthy city – often described as 'the Paris of the north'.

Biffhuset is a primarily a steak restaurant. A solid, dependable choice for quality food from quality local produce.

April 4, 2015

A seafood restaurant serving up the finest local produce from northern Norway.

Tromsø is known as the capital of the Arctic – surrounded by spectacular fjords and mountains, throughout the years this has been the gateway for expeditions into the Arctic regions.

Built on the trapping and fishing industries, Tromsø has traditionally been a wealthy city – often described as 'the Paris of the north'.

April 1, 2015

He's got tomfoolery on his mind

This might be the most boring April Fools' joke ever, and it has come from Sam Smith.

The gay singer has proven that he is not quite qualified to work at The Onion after he took to his Twitter today. 

We imagine him, waking up in his Paris hotel, trying to think of the most hilarious prank to play on his 2.4 million Twitter followers.

Will they be fooled? Will they be duped? Will they be bamboozled by my tomfoolery?

He said:

Sam Smith April 1

March 18, 2015

Pride celebrations are heating up – where will you be flying the flag?

Prides often follow tried-and-tested formats (parade, party, etc.) – but each host city inevitably adds its own flavor.

Therefore, it's essential you experience one outside your home country at least once – so we've rounded up some of the best to look forward to in the months ahead. Passports at the ready!

Miami Gay Beach Pride: 10-12 April 2015

March 18, 2015

Chasing the Northern Lights in Norway.

Norway is a surprisingly big country. I'd been to Oslo before, on a city break a few years ago, but that seems a world away from the nothern city of Tromsø.

Tromsø is known as the capital of the Arctic – surrounded by spectacular fjords and mountains. Throughout the decades this has been the gateway for expeditions into the Arctic regions.

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 6, 2015

Gay Star News brings you all of the gay sports news and views from around the world.

Gay sport is a big deal. From the grassroots clubs bringing people together at a local level, to the increasing number of elite sportspeoples who are being open and authentic about their sexuality.

Here is a round-up of some of our recent sports coverage.

Elite Sport

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:

February 13, 2015

Research from Germany suggests that religious groups are aggressively opposing gay rights

It's hard to avoid the feeling that the world is becoming a more dangerous place, particularly for cartoonists, aid workers, journalists, or anyone prepared to make a stand, question the unquestionable or to speak up when it would perhaps be safer to remain silent.

February 12, 2015

'To their advantage, trans models are usually tall and extremely gregarious'

Thailand’s leading modeling agency last month celebrated the worldwide launch of its new transgender division.

Bangkok-based Apple Model Management Agency became the first agency in the world to represent transgender models when the division launched in Thailand in November.

Although transgender models have always been widely accepted in the southeast Asian country, the advent of transgender women in the mainstream media sparked the idea of creating a transgender division.

February 9, 2015

You'll always have Paris – so what about somewhere else?

Paris, Venice, Rome – the list of archetypal romantic locations is well-worn. This year, why not treat your loved one to something a little different? 

From Scotland to Sweden, we count down seven of the world's most surprisingly romantic getaways, for Valentine's Day and beyond…

February 9, 2015

Gorgeous lodgings, exquisite dining and a compellingly huge wine selection – The Vineyard is an oenophile's paradise

Found in the charming market town of Newbury, Berkshire, and less than an hour from London, The Vineyard offers a no-nonsense brand of 5-star luxury and indulgence, summed up in the stopover's simple motto: 'Eat. Sleep. And Drink Wine.'

Famous for its futuristic, two-storey glass cellar, and its 30,000-strong wine selection from both the Old and New Worlds – from England and Germany, South Africa and Chile; plus 800 Californian wines – The Vineyard competes with the very best of the world's wine hotels.