May 092013
Italia - Capri, battaglia in Consiglio: no al turismo omosessuale: 'Noi non vogliamo essere Ibiza'

Battaglia sull'omofobia negli anni del Dopoguerra a Capri, l'isola che è una delle più passata alla storia della mondanità come trasgressive del mondo. Ma evidentemente i tempi sono cambiati e così il gruppo di minoranza ufficialmente chiesto delle consigliare la revoca delibera di Giunta ha con la quale il Comune ha concesso il patrocinio (a) [...]

Apr 262013
USA - Survey reveals gay hotel guests spend an average of 57% more on their travels versus heterosexuals

According to a survey by Community Marketing Inc., a partner of ITB Berlin, US Gay and lesbian hotel guests spend an average 57% more on their travels than their heterosexual counterparts. Rika Jean-Francois, ITB Berlin’s CSR officer and member of the board of the International Gay & Travel Association (IGLTA) presented the findings at the [...]

Apr 192013
New Zealand - Marriage bill leaves a few inequalities to sort out including adoption, visas

The legalisation of gay marriage in New Zealand does not eliminate every shred of legal inequalities for gay couples, with a grey area still remaining around adoption. Same-sex married couples could also run into problems when seeking visas in other countries, legal experts warned after the Marriage (Definition of Marriage) Amendment Bill passed into law [...]

Mar 052013
España - Expiden a una pareja gay un certificado de matrimonio donde constan como "marido" y "mujer"

José y Antonio (25 y 31 años) se casaron en diciembre de 2012 en Alcorcón (Madrid). En su entorno familiar y laboral nunca han sentido un trato diferente por su condición sexual. En su vida cotidiana tampoco habían sufrido grandes muestras de rechazo social. Sin embargo, tras formalizar su matrimonio se han encontrado con un tratamiento inesperado: “Pedimos al Registro Civil de Alcorcón un certificado de nuestro matrimonio y cuando nos lo entregaron nos encontramos con la sorpresa: mi marido aparece efectivamente como ‘marido’, pero se refieren a mí como su ‘mujer’”, cuenta José.

Feb 012013
Mongolia - UNAIDS applauds the removal of HIV-related travel extensions

The United Nations Joint Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) has welcomed the recent law reforms in Mongolia that have removed all travel restrictions and other discriminatory provisions for people living with HIV. The reforms, which were passed in December and came into effect on 15 January, removes all HIV-related restrictions on entry, stay and residence, according [...]

Feb 012013
España - Bilbao quiere ser más gay

El stand de Bilbao Bizkaia en Fitur ha acogido este viernes la presentación del proyecto ‘Bilbao Bizkaia Be Friendly’, una iniciativa de Bilbao Historiko que cuenta con el apoyo y colaboración de la Diputación Foral de Bizkaia y que tiene como objetivo atraer al público lésbico, gay, bisexual y transgénero (LGBT) hacia Bilbao y Bizkaia.

Jan 212013
USA - Twin Peaks Tavern, gay bar at Castro and Market, now historic landmark

In 1972, when Mary Ellen Cunha and Peggy Forster threw open the doors and uncovered the windows at Twin Peaks Tavern on the corner of Castro and Market streets, they didn’t know they were making history. But four decades later, the bar that has sat both literally and figuratively at the center of San Francisco’s gay rights movement and community [...]

Nov 212012
USA - Boeing tells union negotiators it will deny equal pension benefits to married gay couples

Today the Boeing Company told union negotiators that it intends to deny pension survivor benefits to same-sex married couples, even though Washington State voters decisively approved a marriage equality law earlier this month. Representing 23,000 Boeing engineers and technical workers, Ray Goforth is executive director of the Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace (SPEEA), [...]

Aug 162012
Israel - Birthright's lesser known rainbow colors

Birthright has been running Israel trips for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community since 2008 but mostly they have gone past unremarked and under the radar. What questions of identity make this trip different from the others? On a hot and humid Shabbat afternoon at the Ramada hotel in Jerusalem, our LGBTQ (lesbian, [...]

Aug 022012
Italia - Troppi gay in albergo, scatta la polemica contro

A few days ago came the controversy for comments on site Hotels Tripadvisor. Hoteliers of Celle Ligure had attacked the site managers because now more and more hotels took advantage of positive opinions packages. The site of course denied everything, but when the waters seemed to calm down here is that mark a new controversy that involved this time the site, also a site where visitors can leave comments on the hotels where they stay.