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Italy, Trieste – Maximilian’s Castle

| July 21st, 2016 | Comments Off on Italy, Trieste – Maximilian’s Castle
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Slovakia, Bratislava Photo Gallery (2016)

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Slovenia, Ljubljana Photo Gallery 2 (2016)

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Slovenia, Ljubljana City Photo Gallery 1 (2016)

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Budapest Photo Gallery 1 (2016)

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Budapest Photo Gallery 2 (2016)

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Greece, Mount Athos Photo Gallery

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  This World Heritage Site is home to 20 Eastern Orthodox monasteries and forms a self-governed monastic state within the sovereignty of the Hellenic Republic. Spiritually, Mount Athos comes under the direct jurisdiction of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople.    

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Croatia, Zagreb Photo Gallery

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Hungary, Bratislava Photo Gallery

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Random Bratislava photos from a visit in April 2016  

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Austria, Graz City Photo Gallery

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Austria, Graz – Eggenberg Palace Photo Gallery

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Graz Eggenberg Palace photo gallery  

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Gay Life in Austria–Graz City 2016

| June 10th, 2016 | Comments Off on Gay Life in Austria–Graz City 2016

  By Richard Ammon GlobalGayz.com May 2016 Also see: Austria Photo Galleries Austria News & Reports Archive   This trip I visited Vienna and Graz (the second largest city in Austria) where LGBT life thrives not in abundant quantity but in quiet quality. A week in Graz is a walk through a wonderland of picturesque history and modernity. The architecture of the city center is a UNESCO World Heritage Site with the bubbly Mur River running down the center passed baroque and gothic buildings as well as masses of chatty cafes and tidy chocolate shops. Numerous trolleys glide along steel tracks past countless commercial shops and trendy restaurants.  (photo right, city hall) A castle uphill watches over the humming peaceful life below where we stayed in the spotless Hotel Mariahilf with fluffy duvets on the beds and a cornucopia breakfast spread of bread, jams, eggs, sausages, porridge and fruit. A

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Vienna, Austria Gallery 1

| June 1st, 2016 | Comments Off on Vienna, Austria Gallery 1

Vienna in Austria is one of the most historic, dramatic and beautiful cities in Europe. It was once the political capital of the civilized world under the Hapsburg Austrian-Hungarian Empire for 400 years.  It was also the supreme cultural capital of Europe with great composers, writers and artists. Beethoven,, Mozart, and Mahler head the long list of musical geniuses who lived there.      

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Vienna Austria Gallery 2

| May 31st, 2016 | Comments Off on Vienna Austria Gallery 2

Vienna in Austria is one of the most historic, dramatic and beautiful cities in Europe. It was once the political capital of the civilized world under the Hapsburg Austrian-Hungarian Empire for 400 years.  It was also the supreme cultural capital of Europe with great composers, writers and artists. Beethoven,, Mozart, and Mahler head the long list of musical geniuses who lived there.        

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Gay Slovenia

| May 28th, 2016 | Comments Off on Gay Slovenia

Intro: Slovenia, a former Yugoslavia republic, is a small pretty country of mountains, fertile pastures and picturesque villages. Old town Ljubljana looks storybook. History stretches back to Roman times. Having escaped the horrors of the 90’s Balkan wars for the most part, the citizens here have moved forward with modest prosperity. Homophobia exists of course but it has not been violent or virulently religious. Gay activists work busily and quietly to push for more complete partnership recognition and registration. Also see: Gay Slovenia News & Reports 2000 to present Gay Slovenia Photo Galleries   By Richard Ammon Updated May 2016   Progress and Peace If you read the Slovenia News & Reports page on this site, you will see a progressive country that has allowed civil partnerships since 2006. More recently, the Constitutional Court ruled that the country’s law on inheritance and succession discriminates same-sex couples and required that it

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Gay Hungary (Budapest)

| April 25th, 2016 | Comments Off on Gay Hungary (Budapest)

Intro: Budapest is a ‘miracle’ city of world class cultural venues, orderly, efficient transportation, reliable peaceful (right-wing) governance, manicured parks, breezy free-thinking cafes, gourmet restaurants, palatial hotels, heroic monuments and palatial thermal baths. The miracle is that the freedom, independence, capitalism, and beauty of today have survived and grown far beyond the chaos and centuries of war, persecution, invasion, holocaust, fascism and communism to become a world-class metropolis. Included in that freedom  is a LGBT scene that is mostly alive and well. Also see: Gay Hungary News & Reports 1999 to present Hungary Photo Galleries By Richard Ammon November 2006 Updated April 2016   Gay Budapest: Háttér Society Along with the great art, great food and great cafes, and I also paid a visit  to the humble and anonymous offices of Háttér LGBT association which, like the struggle of David vs Goliath, is still powering along since 1995 advocating for

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Portugal – Lisbon 1

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Portugal, Lisbon 1 Lisbon is a huge open-air walking museum of history, culture, modern buildings, great monuments, beautiful harbor and exquisite food. It’s busy even in the shoulder seasons for good reason: prices are affordable. Renting a car is the only way to go to see the grand vistas, roadside flowers, the mountain snow, high altitude stone houses, historic ports, endless cafes, ancient castles, great universities and the unique castles in the town of Sintra. Lisbon has a population of about 552,000 and is one of the major economic areas on the continent, with a growing financial sector and one of the largest container ports on Europe’s Atlantic coast.    

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Portugal – Lisbon 2

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Lisbon is a huge open-air walking museum of history, culture, modern buildings, great monuments, beautiful harbor and exquisite food. It’s busy even in the shoulder seasons for good reason: prices are affordable. Renting a car is the only way to go to see the grand vistas, roadside flowers, the mountain snow, high altitude stone houses, historic ports, endless cafes, ancient castles, great universities and the unique castles in the town of Sintra. Lisbon has a population of about 552,000 and is one of the major economic areas on the continent, with a growing financial sector and one of the largest container ports on Europe’s Atlantic coast.   RSS:

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Portugal – Porto City

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Intro: Porto is an adventurous city of hills, rivers, bridges, old town pavements, many churches some with decorated with magnificent exterior blue and white tiles; it’s a city that makes port wine, of course. There is a medieval Ribeira (riverside) district with narrow cobbled streets that wind past old merchants’ houses and plenty of cafes.  The city is the second largest in Portugal and is home to a fine university founded in 1911 that focuses on science & medicine.  

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Gay in Putin’s Moscow: Why the City is Pinker Than You Think

| December 6th, 2015 | Comments Off on Gay in Putin’s Moscow: Why the City is Pinker Than You Think

    LGBT nights are easy to find and Grindr reaches into the heart of the Kremlin itself. But two years after the law banning ‘homosexual propaganda’, can being gay in the Russian capital really be much fun? By Chris Michael, Judith Soal and Maeve Shearlaw The Guardian 13 June 2015 http://www.theguardian.com/cities/2015/jun/13/gay-putin-moscow-life-nightlife-clubbing-law-lgbt     “Moscow is like a small European city in the mid-90s,” says Anton Krasovsky. “Everybody knows everybody. Everybody knows who’s gay, even if nobody’s out.”   Well, not nobody. In 2013, when the Duma was debating a new law outlawing “gay propaganda”, Krasovsky was a beloved Russian TV personality, working for a news channel he’d co-founded called Kontr TV. At the end of a wide-ranging discussion on the proposed legislation, Krasovsky said, on air: “I’m gay. And I’m just as much a human being as President Putin, or Prime Minister Medvedev, or the members of the Duma.”

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Bosnia Activists Hope EU Bid Will Help End Anti-LGBT Violence

| December 1st, 2015 | Comments Off on Bosnia Activists Hope EU Bid Will Help End Anti-LGBT Violence

“Most people keep their sexuality a secret. There is lots of discrimination here.” Gay campaigners are hoping that Bosnia’s bid to join the European Union, which has put its human rights record under greater scrutiny, will lead to change.   By Morgan Meaker Associated Press Thomson Reuters Foundation December 1, 2015 http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/bosnia-lgbt-community_565dca9ae4b08e945fec99b3?ir=Gay%2BVoices%253Fncid%253Dnewsltushpmg00000003   Sarajevo, Bosnia Ivan has not told his parents, or many friends, that he’s gay. “I want to tell them, of course,” he said. “Every person on this planet needs to share nice things from his private life; to say ‘I’m happy, I have a boyfriend’.” Now in his 20s, Ivan has known he was gay since he was a child but in Bosnia, where attacks on LGBTI [lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual and intersex] people are common despite mounting pressure for the government to tackle discrimination, he doesn’t feel he can be open about his sexuality. Gay campaigners

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Portugal – Coimbra University and Town

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Coimbra was the capital of Portugal (from 1131 to 1255). Still visible today are Roman artifacts such as the aqueduct and the cryptoporticus (a semi-subterranean gallery with vaulted ceiling). The most outstanding feature in the city is the University of Coimbra founded in 1537. It is the oldest academic institution in the Portuguese-speaking world. The campus buildings were classified as a World Heritage site by UNESCO in 2013.    

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Portugal – Obidos Town

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Obidos is an ancient walled Roman town that was taken over by the Visigoths from the north in medieval times. These rulers fell to the Arab Moors in the 9th century and were in turn defeated by a Portuguese army led by the first king of Portugal Alfonso Henriques in 1148. It has been been in Portuguese hands ever since. It is a picturesque walled town capped with a castle (now a hotel). Narrow stone lanes lead to numerous other hotels and restaurants and shops. Outside of town is the famous and ancient Church of Santa Maria, unusual for it five-sided shape. It was the site of the marriage of King Afonso V to his cousin, Princess Isabella of Coimbra in1441 when they were both children aged 9 and 10. Politics started early then. It is still an active church–with no chairs or pews.  

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Gay Greenland–Past and Present

| May 5th, 2015 | Comments Off on Gay Greenland–Past and Present

Intro: Greenland is a model of how the whole world could be if we removed politics and religion from human rights; peaceful and tolerant with no guns, no gay marriage bans, no radical fairies and no radical clergy.   By Richard Ammon Globalgayz.com May 2015 I wasn’t sure if I should include Greenland in this website. Gay life there is almost a non-event, but not for lack of a LGBT presence; we are everywhere. There has been a modest Gay Pride march since 2010  suggesting an organization that makes it happen. But mostly because the ‘scene’ is so low key, small, non-violent, integrated into the larger culture; there is no public drama or news worthy events to stir up the media. When the historic 1996 same-sex partnership registration law came into effect in Greenland–by a Royal Danish Decree on 1 July 1996–it slipped in as quietly as a starlit night.

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Northern Spain: Barcelona to Veruela Monastery

| April 14th, 2015 | Comments Off on Northern Spain: Barcelona to Veruela Monastery
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