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Two gay men kiss at Madrid Pride celebrations - one of the world's biggest

How Madrid’s MADO became one of the world’s biggest prides

From a small gathering to one of the world’s largest prides, this is the story of Madrid’s MADO celebrations.  Madrid Pride, known locally as Orgullo Madrid or MADO (Madrid Orgullo), has grown into one of the world’s most prominent LGBTQIA+ celebrations.  Approximately 1.5 million people will descend upon Spain’s capital for what is a huge …

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Two year countdown for the Valencia Gay Games 2026

It’s two years until the 2026 Gay Games will be held in the Spanish city of Valencia.  This June marks two years until the LGBTQIA+ world will descend on Valencia for the 12th edition of the Gay Games.  Valencia was selected as the host city in 2021 with games organisers praising Spain’s progressive human rights …

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Torremolinos: Spain’s small city with a big LGBTQIA+ heart

On the sun-drenched southern coast of Spain lies Torremolinos – a small city with a history of LGBTQIA+ liberation. It has long been a haven for travellers seeking sun-soaked adventures and acceptance. A long queer connection The town went from a sleepy fishing village to an international destination in the 50s and attracted artists, musicians …

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The Spanish pride events not to miss in 2024

There are many international prides across Europe and the world but no country does them quite like Spain. Although there are dozens of events throughout the year, it’s the summer months of June and July when things get wild. In just over a month there are five incredible pride events located in the best LGBTQIA+ …

LGBTQIA+ people holding rainbow flags assemble in front of a building in Madrid, Spain.

Spain: The top five LGBTQIA+ places to visit 

Spain has a rich history, a vibrant culture, and is one of the most LGBTQIA+ friendly destinations in the world.  We’ve put together a list of the hottest queer destinations in the country for you to check out.  Each winter anyone with a social media account is bombarded with photos of summer holidays in the …

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Spanish Legion going viral again for their…

Units from the Spanish Legion are going viral again. It happens every couple of years. Why we have no idea. Perhaps the figure-hugging uniform trousers, the shirts open at the chest, or some of the campest marching formations since Carry on Up the Khyber. (Readers under 90 years old should ignore the last reference.) Scroll …

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Hot & steamy Madrid Pride + defiant Romanians in Bucharest

A million people gathered to celebrate Madrid Pride Saturday, marching behind the slogan “Visibility, Pride and Resilience”. Meanwhile, about 10 – 15,000 people joined Bucharest Pride in defiance of planned legislation that will endanger future Romanian parades. Madrid Pride Madrid saw no Pride parade in 2020 and a downsized event in 2021, both due to …

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Adult sauna temporarily closes after monkeypox cases

A sex-on-premises venue in Spain has temporarily closed after it was linked to confirmed cases of monkeypox in the country. A total of 15 countries around the world, predominantly in Europe, have confirmed over 100 cases of the rare but typically mild virus MPXV, commonly known as monkeypox. Initial symptoms of monkeypox include fever, headache, …

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Gran Canaria dunes: Sand, Sun, Sea & Sex with Strangers

A research paper on Gran Canaria tourism titled Sand, Sun, Sea & Sex with Strangers, describes the damaging impact of cruising on the coastal reserve. The Dunes of Maspalomas are a popular attraction of the famously gay-friendly tourist destination. A study of almost 300 spots used for sex among the Dunes of Maspalomas revealed environmental …

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Aussie model Jordan Barrett married his boyfriend in Ibiza

Australian model Jordan Barrett has married boyfriend Fernando Casablancas in an intimate wedding in Ibiza. The 24-year-old Aussie married fellow model and artist Fernando on the Spanish island on August 11 in a low-key 15-person ceremony. Fernando, who’s 23, is the younger brother of The Strokes rocker Julian Casablancas. According to the Daily Mail, even …

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