May 30, 2023

Gay Parade Key West – Key West Pride

In a week time the Key West Pride will take place. This event officially starts on  Wednesday the 7th of June and ends on Sunday the 11th of June, but there is already a pre-opening event on Tuesday! A wide range of events are organized during the Key West Pride. The event is a platform for celebration, but also serves as a catalyst for change. Ofcourse the pride also promotes acceptance and fosters a sense of community.

The highlight of the events is without a doubt the gay parade.This edition of the parade celebrates the 20th anniversity of the special sea-to-sea diversity flag which was used in 2003. In 2003 an almost 2 kilometer long rainbow flag was constructed and shown to the world. The name sea-to-sea stands for the fact that the rainbow flag connected the Gulf of Mexico to the Atlantic Ocean. The orginal flag has been divided in pieces and distributed to pride events and festivals all around the world.

On our page Hotels for Gays Key West, you can find a selection of gay friendly hotels in Key West.

May 23, 2023

Upcoming Gay Pride – Vienna Pride June 1- June 18

The Vienna Pride will take place from June 1st to June 18th. The primary aim is to advocate for equal rights and raise awareness about LGBTQ+ issues. The event hosts numerous events and activities. These include workshops, panel discussions, film screenings, art exhibitions, and parties. The Vienna Pride offers a platform for education, empowerment, and dialogue on topics related to LGBTQ+ rights and social equality. One of the main events is the annual Pride Parade. The pride parade is called The Rainbow Parade and will take place on June 17th.

The roots of Vienna Pride can be traced back to the early 1990s when the LGBTQ+ movement gained momentum in Austria. The first Rainbow Parade took place in 1996 and was organized by the Hosi Wien (Homosexual Initiative Vienna), an influential LGBT rights organization.

Maybe you haven’t found a gay friendly hotel in Vienna yet. You can have a look at Hotels for Gays Vienna for our selection of gay friendly hotels.

Interested to read more about gay prides? Read our blog about gay prides around the world.


May 9, 2023

The Eurovision Song Festival A True Gay Event

Tonight the first semi final of the Eurovision Songfestival 2023 will be broadcasted all around the world. In this first semi final 15 acts are trying to get enough votes to go through to the final. The final will be held on Saturday, May 13 2023. In this first semi final the top favourites are, previous winner of the Eurovision Songfestival, Loreen from Sweden with her song Tattoo and Käärijä with Cha Cha Cha from Finland. Ofcourse as a Dutch based organization we do hope that Mia and Dion will reach to the finals as well!.

The Eurovision Song Contest is an annual international music competition that brings together countries from across Europe (and, in some cases, beyond) to compete against each other in a live, televised event. The contest has been running since 1956 and is organized by the European Broadcasting Union. Each participating country submits an original song to be performed live on stage, and then viewers from around the world vote to determine the winner. The contest has launched the careers of many successful performers, including ABBA, Celine Dion, and Julio Iglesias. In recent years, the Eurovision Song Contest has become known for its flamboyant performances and elaborate staging, with countries often incorporating complex choreography, special effects, and even pyrotechnics into their acts. The contest has also become a major cultural event in Europe, with millions of viewers tuning in to watch the live broadcast and many fans holding Eurovision-themed parties and events.

March 13, 2023

Hotels for Gays Auckland Added

Today we have added the first selection of gay friendly hotels in Auckland. These hotels are all located in the city center of Auckland and will give you a warm and welcoming feeling. In these hotels you will feel at home!. If you stay in Auckland for holidays of the upcoming gay pride, don’t hesitate to stay in one of these gay friendly hotels.

March 8, 2023

Dutch Royals visit Gay Bar in Bratislava

During the state visit to Slovakia, the royal couple visited the gay café Tepláreň in Bratislava. Last October, Juraj Vankulič and Matúš Horváth were shot here while sitting on a bench in front of the café. The royal couple was clearly emotional during the conversation they had with the relatives of the victims and Radoslava Trokšiarová, who survived the attack.

The visit was intended as a statement of support and should contribute to the LGBTQ+ acceptance, which is very low in Slovakia compared to other EU countries.

February 27, 2023

The Sydney World Pride 2023 has started!

With the slogan Gather, Dream, Amplify the Sydney World Pride 2023 and Sydney Mardi Gras has started today. This year is the 50th anniversary of the Sydney Gay Pride Week, the 45th anniversary of Mardi Gras and it is the 5th year celebration of same sex marriages in Australia. Via this link you can check the events organized during the Sydney World Pride.

February 18, 2023

In memoriam: Axel Leito

Axel Leito, the visionary behind the gay pride movement, has passed away at the age of 74. Leito, a prominent gay activist, dedicated his life to fighting for equality and visibility for the gay community. He organized the first-ever gay pride march in 1970, and his efforts paved the way for the modern LGBT+ rights movement. Leito’s impact on the world cannot be overstated, and his legacy will live on forever. His tireless work and unwavering dedication to the cause will always be remembered and celebrated by the gay community and allies worldwide. Rest in power, Axel Leito.

February 13, 2023

Coming Out: Czech footballer Jakub Jankto first active gay men footbal player

Jakub Jankto, a Czech footballer, has become the first active international men’s player to publicly announce that he is gay. The 25-year-old midfielder made the announcement in an interview with a Czech sports website, saying that he wanted to live his life honestly and be true to himself. Jankto’s decision has been welcomed by the gay community, who have praised his courage and hope that it will inspire other gay players to come out. This is a significant step towards greater acceptance and inclusivity in football, and Jankto’s bravery is sure to set an example for players all around the world.