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Coronavirus forces Gran Canaria’s gay bar scene into second shutdown

‘If everybody had followed the rules and the law, this wouldn’t have had to happen.’

Sign for Boystown in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Boystown: Petition demands Chicago’s world famous LGBT+ neighborhood changes its name

‘The Boystown nickname began in the 1990s as a joke’ but now ‘deters many LGBTQ people’.

Kolbeinn with his shirt off at the harbour.
15 of the hottest queer men from Iceland

NSFW photos from Elska Magazine as it discovers Iceland’s geothermal swimming pool culture.

Man in front of a waterfall in Dominical, Savegre, Costa Rica.
Discover stunning Costa Rica: Where marriage equality starts today!

Congratulations to Costa Rica. We celebrate by exploring this beautiful country.

A fantasy room in a Japanese love hotel.
‘Love hotels’, where Japanese people go for sex, turn away gay couples

Japan’s ‘love hotels’ cater for guests wanting sex and typically rent rooms by the hour.

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In Gran Canaria coronavirus is splitting Pride from the gay scene and damaging both

A row about the rescheduling of Pride in the LGBT+ holiday resort of Gran Canaria highlights greater fears about the scene.

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Ranked: These are the most and least LGBT+ friendly travel countries

New index rates every US State and 202 countries around the world.

Temples in India depict gay and straight sex alike.
The Seven LGBT+ Wonders of the World

We have searched the Americas, Asia, Africa and Europe to find seven LGBT+ wonders that symbolise our history and future.

Rainbow-painted guys at Pride in New York City.
The 20 biggest and best 2020 Prides around the world

2020 Pride dates and details for the world’s best festivals from every corner of the world.

A woman in front of an airport departures board.
The safety tips every LGBT+ person should act on before they travel

LGBT+ travelers face extra dangers abroad but a few practical steps can give you more freedom and confidence to go where you want.

Puglia grotto.
Why I abandoned my highflying city job to become an olive farmer in Puglia

Scott Harrison was a gay city lawyer who didn’t really know where black olives came from when he started. Now he’s a proud peasant farmer.

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Valletta in Malta in just one day: The capital of the Europe’s most LGBT+ friendly country

The Maltese capital, Valletta is like an open-air museum, dubbed a ‘city of palaces’.

Clarion Alley is a colorful street covered in murals in the Mission district of San Francisco.
What I learnt from doing Pride in San Francisco, the queerest city in the US

Old friends, new me: how celebrating Pride in San Francisco helped me deal with my personal struggles

Tinder launches sexual orientation feature
Tinder will start warning LGBTI users when they’re in dangerous countries

Sexual orientation will be hidden in certain places

The ‘Gay Beach’ trend explained by a travel expert

The keyword ‘Gay Beaches’ was searched more than 635,000 times on Google last year, confirming this is the absolute gay travel trend!

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A tiny paradise in Portugal purified my polluted existence

Quinta do Lago was a sports and poolside-filled break from the city I never knew I needed

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LGBTI show Gentleman Jack increases tourism to Anne Lister’s house

Visitors are flocking to Halifax, England, from the US, where the shows aired on HBO

Inside India's Third Eye Cafe
WATCH: This cafe in India mainly employs transgender people

‘We chose this name, Third Eye, because we knew we were going to start a restaurant which would employ the third gender’

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Check out the men from Bear Week Provincetown 2019

Over the course of two decades, Bear Week Provincetown has become one of the world’s premier bear gatherings

Illinois amazing for all
Meet the artist behind Chicago’s iconic #AmazingForAll sculpture

Chicago-based Matthew Hoffman reveals why he wanted to reach out to the LGBTI community

Charlie Mathers (with red hair, red lipstick and sunglasses) in front of a wall of vinyl discs
No amount of Taylor Swift could prepare me for the reality of Nashville

Nashville genuinely does care about its queer residents

Madison Rooftop Bar & Restaurant, London review

Four completely distinct main dishes compete for your attention on the meal deal menu at this statement restaurant boasting views of St Paul’s Cathedral

The most searched ‘destinations for gay hotels’ around the world

Gay hotels is the global gay travel trend that continues to grow – revealing the top destinations around the world for gay holidays

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Germany’s queerest dance festival returns with porn at its heart

Find the Garden of Porn through the cruising labyrinth…

10 (sometimes naked) pics of local LGBTI guys from Guadalajara, Mexico (NSFW)

‘Elska Bogotá was our issue with the most nudity, and Elska Guadalajara has even more’ says editor Liam Campbell

Eden Bleu Hotel review: An LGBTI-friendly Seychelles showstopper

Gay sex was legalized in 2016. But what’s life really like for Seychelles’ LGBTIs? As a top hotel reaches out to queer tourists, GSN visits to find out

UK Black Pride 2019 took place in Haggerston Park, East London
16+ photos from the biggest UK Black Pride ever

The annual UK Black Pride festival relocated to a new home in Haggerston Park, East London, and attracted its highest attendance yet

These hair stylists want to give you a Pride makeover
14 things to do in London over Pride weekend

The main Pride in London festival hits the English capital on Saturday – with lots of associated events and pop-ups running around central London