Five Gay Spanish Party Cities – The Nomadic Boys

Author: , June 13th, 2018

Five Gay Spanish Party Cities - The Nomadic Boys

Spain is famous for being very gay friendly and we absolutely love it!

As well as having some of the hottest men you’ll ever see, it also has some of the best gay parties we’ve been to, from the famous Madrid Pride, to Barcelona’s Circuit festivals. We’ve put together our 5 favourite gay cities in Spain to come and party like crazy.

Madrid

The Spanish capital is famous for being the best gay city for partying in Spain. We love visiting Madrid, whether it’s for Pride, or just an ad hoc weekend of partying. Either way, we know that a visit here is always going to be a lot of fun.

The Madrid Pride (“Orgullo Gay de Madrid”) takes place every year in June/July, and it is huge. It is famous for being one of the best and largest gay pride parades in the world with around 3-4 million people attending. We absolutely love it because as well as guaranteed beautiful weather (remember to pack plenty of sunblock cream!), the entire city gets involved and it becomes one giant rainbow street party. The focal point is around the gay neighbourhood in Chueca, where the bars spill out into the streets, and free outdoor concerts take place.

The annual WE Pride Festival in July is another huge party highlight in Madrid. It is 5 days of parties with the biggest brands and famous DJs.

During the winter months, there is another huge gay party: the We Party New Year Festival. This is the biggest gay winter event in Europe, with around 20,000 people attending to see in the New Year.

The gay clubs of Chueca always have a party taking places every weekend. The main ones are Boite, DLRO, MalaMala, Kluster and Baila Cariño. Just one word of advice, the Madrileños LOVE to party till the early hours of the next day – so fact in a disco nap before heading out!

By Stefan Arestis – Full Story at the Nomadic Boys

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PINK ICELAND’S NEW YEAR’S EVE IN REYKJAVIK

Author: , December 16th, 2014

PINK ICELAND’S NEW YEAR’S EVE IN REYKJAVIK

Allow the Pink Iceland team to bring you a NYE celebration, local style! Go to a bonfire in Björk’s neighborhood, dine with fellow travelers and your local gay guide, experience the madness of Icelanders lighting fireworks at Hallgrímskirkja church followed by a house party with the Pink Iceland team and dance into the night at the local queer bar Kiki!

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BONFIRE IN REYKJAVIK ON NEW YEARS EVE!

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WECOME TO THE PINK ICELAND HOUSE PARTY!

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Girlie Circuit Festival Hits Barcelona in August

Author: , July 17th, 2014

Girlie CircuitThe Girlie Circuit Festival 2014 hits Barcelona 12-17 August. Where better to hold the biggest summer lesbian festival than in the Mediterranean gay capital.

More than just parties (like Lezzo & Splash opening/closing), there’s a Water Park Day, shopping, art and music activities, plus sports galore! Even the films, talks and training are cool.

Not in vain, the city of Barcelona combines a valuable cultural heritage and the liking for the latest trends. Its cosmopolitan and tolerant personality, its Mediterranean climate and its excellent location by the sea has made this a privileged city. Without question, it has one of Europe’s best urban beaches!

Full Story at Rainbow Tourism | Catalunya Gay Travel Resources

Got New Year’s Plans Yet? How About Tropical Fruits?

Author: , June 23rd, 2014

Tropical FruitsIf the glitz and glamour of Sydney are all just a bit too much for you on New Year’s Eve, look no further than the beautiful Northern Rivers region of New South Wales! This year, why not tempt your palette with some Tropical Fruits. Tropical Fruits, the long running local LGBTI community organisation, is hosting their own NYE party and you’re all invited.

Set in Lismore, this 4-day experience will have you dancing the night away, lounging by the water during the day and enjoying the scenery of some of the most beautiful parts of Australia. It truly is the perfect experience for someone who wants to welcome the new year uniquely.

By Edmund – Full Story at Rainbow Tourism | Northern Rivers Gay Travel Resources | Other Gay Travel Events

Pensacola for Memorial Day Weekend

Author: , May 11th, 2014

Memorial Weekend PensacolaPensacola’s Memorial Day Weekend is considered the unofficial “start” of the summer circuit party season, and with over 50,000 people converging on the northern Gulf coast each year for the fun beach parties and revelry, the weekend definitely starts the season off right!

The weekend started in the 1970s when locals invited their friends from Atlanta and South Florida to come to town for the weekend. They were so impressed with Pensacola that word spread, and by the 1980s gay businesses were actively courting gay tourists and their dollars. In the 1990s, local nightclub owner Johnny Chisholm, partnering with New Orleans-based Ambush Magazine, started organizing large circuit parties both on Pensacola Beach and at the Civic Center in downtown, across from his nightclub Emerald City. The beach parties still go on today.

Here’s a rundown of the main circuit parties going on during Memorial Day Weekend, as well as a guide of the gay bars and clubs in Pensacola.

By Mike Halterman – Edge Boston | Florida Panhandle Gay Travel Resources | Other Gay Travel Events

Summer Kicks Off in Rehoboth Beach on May 16th

Author: , May 10th, 2014

Rehoboth Summer Kickoff PartyWashington Blade hosts its eighth annual Rehoboth Summer Kickoff Party at the Blue Moon (35 Baltimore Ave., Rehoboth Beach, Del.) May 16 from 5-7 p.m.

Celebrate the beginning of the summer season in Rehoboth Beach with Washington Blade staff, supporters and friends.

For more information, visit facebook.com/washingtonblade.

via The Washington Blade | Delaware Gay Travel Resources | Other Gay Travel Events

Travel “Into Paradise” in Germany

Author: , May 8th, 2014

Into Paradise GermanyAdam meets Steve / Aimie meets Eve – and then it’s off into PARADISE! Under this motto, there is a Queer Pride Park Circus for the first time in Germany. From 30 May to 2 June 2014, the Center Parcs Bispinger Heide between Hamburg and Hanover hosts four days for the European community for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and friends.

Into Paradise offers a sensational spectacle: concerts with international superstars, parties of the most successful organizer of the international club scene, shows, sports tournaments, cultural events, workshops and many more surprises.

via Seasons of Pride | Germany Gay Travel Resources | Other Gay Travel Events

Evolve Returns to Vegas for New Year’s Eve

Author: , April 20th, 2014

Evolve 2015 Las VegasEvolve 2015, a unique gay New Year’s Eve celebration, is more than just a party – it’s a 3-day experience attracting men from more than 30 countries to Las Vegas

The event takes place December 30 to January 2, 2015 in the Favorite American City to Visit by gay travelers.

There are so many things that set Evolve apart from any other gay New Year’s Eve event, starting with the location. For first-time Vegas visitors, there’s always the very pleasant surprise of finding so much more than slot machines and gaming tables. Las Vegas is home to some of the finest dining in the world, including restaurants by Joel Robuchon, Guy Savoy, Mario Batali, Nobu Matsuhisa and Michael Mina. There are also amazing stage shows for all tastes, such as Cirque du Soleil, Celine Dion and Elton John.

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Lesbian Weekend Cancelled After Sitges Official Says “We Don’t Want More Gay Events”

Author: , March 14th, 2014

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After more than a year of conversations and negotiations, the Sitges local government has turned their back on the OlaGirls Lesbian Festival.

OlaGirls aimed to offer an event for Lesbians in Sitges and started working with the local government in January of 2013. The Tourism and Beach Councilman at the time provided the information about what was possible and explained the process to request the permits to host part of the event at a local beach.

WHAT HAPPENED?

On March 25th, 2013, the Sitges government sent a proposal to host the Festival the weekend of June 6-8, between the “Corpus” celebration and Gay Pride. The date was accepted an in April; the Festival was added to the Sitges event calendar. After the date confirmation, the team started working on making the necessary arrangements, reservations, activity planning, partnerships with hotels, bars, discos, bands, DJs, celebrities, etc. During the following months, OlaGirls and the Tourism department were in contact by email and via meetings.

At the beginning of December, the local government confirmed that everything was on the right track and we should start the formal request. The necessary paperwork was submitted and the team continued to invest time and money on the production of the event.

In January 2014, the Tourism department team supported our requests by, providing photographs of the town, and continued to work on the details. However, by late January, communication was at a stand still and OlaGirls was ready to start selling tickets. An urgent meeting was requested. The reply was a date in late February.

“WE DON’T WANT MORE GAY EVENTS”

After multiple attempts in February to contact Ignasi Garrigo, the Tourism & Beach Councilman, OlaGirls was informed by phone that Sitges would not grant the beach permits. The reason given was “…there are too many gay events in Sitges and there is no room for another one”. Garrigo suggested that OlaGirls host the event the same weekend as Gay pride, a date summarily declined the year before due to the fact that Gay Pride Sitges is aimed at and primarily attracts men, leaving little, if any room, for women. At this point it was too late to change dates. Agreements and contracts with hotels, bands, DJs, dancers, a celebrity, etc. had been signed and booked.

In spite of OlaGirls attempts to help the government understand that Lesbians offer a diverse tourism stream, permits to host some activities at a local beach have not been granted. OlaGirls is still waiting for an official communication.

The discriminatory and non-professional communication from the Sitges government has not only negatively affected the OlaGirls credibility but has caused significant expected losses to local businesses, artists, bands, DJs, and the celebrity, whom OlaGirls had signed contracts.

OlaGirls is saddened that the Sitges local Government has come 180 degrees in their original support and despite the revenue the gay MALE population provides, is not interested in opening the town to the lesbian community as well.

DC Pride Reveal Party Coming Next Week

Author: , January 18th, 2014

DC Capital Pride 2013Capitol Pride and Pride Partners reveal the 2014 Pride theme and marquee events at “Pride Reveal 2014” at the W Hotel in the P.O.V Lounge (515 15th St., N.W.) Thursday from 7-10 p.m.

Enjoy giveaways, food, drinks, prizes and entertainment while learning about the plans for this year’s Pride.

Tickets are $25.

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