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May 21, 2015

The Portugal-based chefs and boyfriends share their travellers' tales, from their secret nude beach in Portugal to a loved-up trek through Africa…

What's been the most random destination you've visited?
Pedro: Last year we did a raffle for our fans, giving them the permission to come and spend two weeks with us as guests in our home. After less than seven days in Portugal we decided to do a very random trip, and drove from Lisbon to Morocco, from the south of Portugal to Spain to Marrakesh. It was pretty random but amazing!

Where has been your best holiday and why?

May 19, 2015

A gay-run business that produces an innovative range of chutneys and pickles has recently won Ocado's prestigious ‘Britain’s Next Top Supplier’ award. Gay Star Business talks to Andre Dang, founder and CEO of Manfood

Thinking of launching your own business? The rise of Manfood’s provides a textbook example of how to go from zero to hero in two short years.

The brand is the brainchild of 40-year-old Andre Dang. Born to a Malaysian mother and Vietnamese father, British-born Dang studied horticulture at Reading University.

A placement with leading department store chain M&S – which brought him into contact with buyers and food students – convinced him that he actually wanted to work in the food sector.

May 19, 2015

Not all pubs are equal in the UK capital

There's lots of great pubs and cool bars in London. There's also plenty of mediocre ones too. 

I had been to theatre in London and wanted somewhere for a quiet drink while I wrote up my review.

I was walking and not in any particular hurry, so decided to wander through the streets until I found a pub that looked good.

May 19, 2015

Korean street food at its best

On The Bab is a Korean street-food restaurant on Old Street in Shoreditch.

With a modern fit-out and friendly and efficient staff, this place is clearly a hit with the locals and gets very busy at peak times.

I opted for a dish called Bibimbab – a bowl of rice, vegetables, and fried egg, mixed with gochujang, and topped with spicy pork.

Really delicious food and a very cool place for a quick bite to eat.

May 18, 2015

A beautiful city that is embracing its past and creating its own future

In the heart of Belgium you will find the city of Mons. Crowned as the European Capital of Culture for 2015, if you ever needed a nudge to visit this part of the world then this is it.

May 15, 2015

The country's second largest city after Lisbon proves the perfect base for exploring this wine-drenched region. Honey and orange peel-flavoured Port, anyone?

'Would you like to go to Porto for a weekend?' This is a question I've been waiting to hear for years.

Having travelled around Portugal several times, I had never visited the north. The sunny south of the country had always been my first choice but there was something in Porto which was calling me, like the chant of a mermaid.
    

May 13, 2015

Heading to the capital of Latvia? Add these things to your ‘to-do’ list…

Never made a trip to the Baltics? Latvian capital Riga will be the host for this year’s Europride festival in summer (15-22 June 2015) – which is reason enough alone to think about paying the city a visit.

Whether you venture there for that or at another time of year, here are 14 things to see, sample or experience…

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 1, 2015

The weekend wine festival returns to Northern California’s Sonoma Valley this summer

The organizers of Gay Wine Weekend 2015 have announced that this year’s event, due to take place 19-21 June in Northern California’s Sonoma Valley, will include an LGBTI Business Expo.

Gay Wine Weekend 2015 will offer world-class wine, awe-inspiring food, music, dancing and networking.

Events will include a welcome reception at host hotel, Macarthur Place Hotel and Spa, several dinners and winery visits, cookery demonstrations and poolside dance parties. A wine auction will raise money for Face2Face – a local HIV network.

April 30, 2015

It's time to take action to help people struggling to survive amidst the devastation of the earthquake

With the immense devastation of the 25 April Nepal earthquake now becoming apparent, disaster response and aid organizations from around the world are rapidly trying to find the most effective ways to help.

Disasters such as this obviously impact the entire country and everyone within it, but minorities and people already marginalised are at risk of being completely overlooked amidst the chaos.

Particularly vulnerable at this time are the people within the LGBTI community of Nepal.

April 29, 2015

A dog-friendly lunch destination from a Michelin-starred team in the capital of Sweden

Embracing its nautical surroundings, Oaxen Slip is a large, light-filled space.

With retro furniture and crockery, this is a restaurant that offers family-style dining – shared dishes in a relaxed atmosphere.

It is one of the few restaurants in Sweden that welcomes dogs. The owners are dog-lovers, we met their cuddly pug Betty and it was difficult to resist trying to smuggle her out and take her home.

April 29, 2015

A dog-friendly lunch destination from a Michelin-starred team in the capital of Sweden

Embracing its nautical surroundings, Oaxen Slip is a large, light-filled space.

With retro furniture and crockery, this is a restaurant that offers family-style dining – shared dishes in a relaxed atmosphere.

It is one of the few restaurants in Sweden that welcomes dogs. The owners are dog-lovers, we met their cuddly pug Betty and it was difficult to resist trying to smuggle her out and take her home.

April 29, 2015

The perfect neighbourhood restaurant in the capital of Sweden

The team behind Broms restaurant in Stockholm initially began a catering business operating from a small garage, but quickly grew to the point that opening a restaurant stylish neighborhood Östermalm was an obvious step.

April 29, 2015

A classic, modern hotel in the heart of Sweden's capital

With spacious, well-appointed rooms, one of the best things about the Nordic Light hotel is its location – adjacent to the express train that is the best and easiest way to get to and from Stockholm airport.

With a vibrant lobby bar and an interesting food menu, the Nordic Light hotel gives you confidence that this would be a hassle free base from which to enjoy everything that Stockholm has to offer.

April 29, 2015

This SoFo landmark gives you Brooklyn style in the capital of Sweden

Strategically positioned on Nytorget square, Urban Deli is a sprawling grocery store, deli, bar and cafe. Urban Deli wears its community-conscious heart and its politics on its sleeve, while serving up some fantastic food and the kind of atmosphere where you could happily spend the day there.

Our super-cute waiter recommended we try beer from the Stockholm Brewing Co.
'It's made in a garage about 200 metres from here' he explained. It was a good choice.

April 29, 2015

Between EuroGames and Stockholm Pride, this stylish city is having its gayest year yet – from smorgasbords to schlager rooms, GSN finds out how the Scandi capital took on the world of LGBT travel and won

If ever there is a time to visit Stockholm, it's the summer of 2015. Already there's a palpable buzz around what will be an almost month-long LGBTI party, beginning with Stockholm Pride (from 27 July to 1 August) and concluding with EuroGames (from 5-9 August).

April 29, 2015

Taste local delicacies, journey into the mountains and splash out at the waterpark

Gay tourists to Gran Canaria are loyal – a fact that will soon be illustrated with Maspalomas Pride around the corner (it takes place from 8-17 May).

But how many of said tourists miss out on the best this sun-kissed Atlantic island has to offer?

I asked every gay tourist I met there how often they visited – ‘every year’, ‘seven times in three years’ and even ‘11 times in four years’, they said.

But few have ever left the gay holiday area of Maspalomas.

April 28, 2015

The Mancunian on the city's prettiest sights, cheapest eats and most homo-electric bars

I've lived here since…
1988! With an 11 year hiatus in Leeds, Brighton and London. (I moved back in October last year, and have no plans to ever leave again!). I stayed because Manchester is my home. My oldest friends are here, and it pretty much has everything I want and need.

My favorite queer bar has to be…

April 28, 2015

Dahmer, dubbed the ‘Milwaukee cannibal’, was convicted for assaulting, raping and murdering 17 men and boys

The prisoner who murdered the serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer has spoken to the New York Post to explain his actions.

Wisconsin-based Dahmer is believed to have assaulted, raped and murdered 17 men and boys between the years of 1978 and 1991. He boasted later of eating some of his dead victims.

In 1992, he was sentenced to multiple terms of life imprisonment. He was sent to Columbia Correctional Institution.

April 27, 2015

Saturday's massive earthquake has killed at least 3,900 people and injured 6,500

In times of terror, Nepalese LGBTI activists and others around the world are rallying to help people stay alive.

Saturday's massive earthquake has killed at least 3,900 people and injured 6,500.

The US, UK, Australia, China, India, Israel, Japan and Pakistan have all provided aid to the country.

But Nepal says they need more, with shortages of water, food, electricity and medicine.

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

'These employees intentionally tried to make me sick'

A gay man has said he was called a 'faggot' by a MacDonald's employee, then given a 'completely raw burger seeping with blood.'

Luis Hernandez, 24, went to a branch of the fast food chain in Puyallup, Washington state around 3.35pm on Sunday (19 April).

The student said as he was ordering, he could hear the manager 'scolding and humiliating' an employee.

'I found that to be completely disrespectful and unprofessional and decided to voice my opinion to the employee that was taking my order,' he told Gay Star News.

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

Food, nature and the quiet life in the greenest of valleys

Staring at a door at the Llanerch Vineyard, restaurant, I found myself confused. ‘What's behind that door? Why do they sell tobacco in a restaurant?’ Finally, after a moment’s deliberation I had the opportunity to ask one of their waiters and discovered that ‘Ty Bach’ was the toilet.