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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Puerto Vallarta for Gay Spring Break 2018

Author: , February 19th, 2018

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Travel insurance provider Allianz Global Assistance has analyzed U.S. travelers’ Spring Break travel plans for 2018. Internationally, the top three destinations are in Mexico, with Cancun (14.2 percent) leading the list, then San Jose Del Cabo (6.3 percent) and Puerto Vallarta (5.1 percent). Let’s pick Puerto Vallarta, Mexico’s top gay destination and here are some top things to do.

Attend the VIVA CIRCUIT JUNGLE FEVER PARTY  March 31, 2018… Party an incredible 10 hours with DJ Alex Lo, DJ Angel Rios, DJ Diego Alvarez at Lions Club on Lazaro Cardenas next to La Noche.

 

See one of the amazing cabaret shows at ACT 2 Entertainment or The Palm. Puerto Vallarta’s cabaret season will be in full swing and features the top cabaret scene in Mexico. In fact Vallarta competes with many US/Canadian cities in terms of gay entertainment offered. Many of the top drag show performers like Jo Ana and Chi Chi Rones, Mama Tits, Hedda  Lettuce, Sutton Seymour and Miss Conception make PV their home from December until April with nightly sold out shows.

In the gay bar scene you will not find a city in Mexico with more gay bars and clubs. From gay dance clubs rocking until 6 am, latin skin strip clubs, to quite sidewalk martini bars there is something for every gay spring break traveler. If you can’t make it to Vallarta during spring break, don’t worry. There are parties and themed events all year long in Mexico’s number 1 gay destination.

The 4 Most Underrated Australia Queer Events

Author: , August 26th, 2017

Wild costumes, oversized floats, film festivals and fabulous live performances – it draws a reported 500,000 spectators a year, everyone in the world knows about Sydney’s annual dusk till dawn Mardi Gras party.

Though Sydney might have earned the moniker “gayest city on earth” with its festivities, for the discerning LGBT Aussie it’s certainly not the only live attraction around. With that in mind, we’ve compiled a list of the biggest and best festivals and gatherings to keep you occupied for the whole year.

Midsumma Festival

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Started in Melbourne in 1989, this 3 week queer extravaganza looks to celebrate everything LGBT and more. It brings 120,000 people together every year just for its enormous opening day carnival. Consisting of hours of free music, entertainment and hundreds of stalls with plenty of food, fun, dancing and drinks – and that’s just the first day!

Across the rest of three weeks you can expect to enjoy such events as the Australia Day Picnic at Forest Glade Gardens, a 50,000 strong Pride March and an LGBTIQ sports day with 17 groups competing in a variety of sports. With 150 events in total there’s something for everyone from art lovers to families.

Brisbane Queer Film Festival

This is one for the movie buffs, turning 18 this year the Brisbane Queer Film Festival has long promoted queer cinema from Australia and around the world. Recognized alongside other international queer-centric festivals in Shanghai, Tokyo and Seoul, the festival runs from March 10-18th every year. The stated intent of the festival is to showcase a diverse screening of inclusive films that really reflect the modern LGBTIQ experience.

Alice Springs’ Pride Carnival

The celebrations aren’t just confined to major cities anymore. Relatively new to the LGBTIQ festival scene, the carnival seeks to promote sexual diversity across all the different cultures of Australia. Special focus is given to Brotherboys and Sistergirls trans communities of Aboriginals and Torres Strait Islanders that have existed long before European settlers came to Australia.

The weekend long September festival includes art exhibitions, a fair day, travelling performers, a dog show and stalls amongst many other attractions. So if you’re in the Northern Territories, now is the perfect time to check it out.

Feast Festival

On the books since 1997 Adelaide’s premier event for LGBIT causes, Feast Festival is a worthy entry on our list. Remarkably, it is counted as the third biggest queer festival in the country. The extravaganza was headlined last year by pop idol Danii Minogue and takes place over 2 weeks, centred on the Raj House in Adelaide’s East End. The festival is very arts-centric with theatre and fringe performances occurring throughout, alongside dances and the obligatory bombastic carnival. The festival also plays host to important forums for discussion of queer issues and culture, for the heady types amongst you.

Party On

While these are some of the bigger festivals that have drawn our interest, they’re far from the only game in town. Pride events in Perth and the Chillout Festival in Victoria are just a few more that escaped the attentions of this list; however you can keep up with all the latest gay festival news on sites like emen8.com.au amongst others.

Whatever kind of festivity suits your style it’s clear that Australia has a variety of parties and events for every taste. So pack your bags, body glitter and costumes because this year is going to be a real celebration.

Gay Beach Festival to Launch in Phuket

Author: , March 24th, 2016

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THIS April, gay beach festival TropOut will head to Thailand for its grand unveiling.

TropOut will draw together likeminded travellers from all over the globe in a bid to promote unguarded and stylish travel experiences for gay people and their straight friends.

Offering a point of difference for gay travellers, TropOut’s aim is to inspire a stylish beach festival which gives gay travellers from all over the globe the opportunity to Chill, Party & Explore together. Guests can also experience Thailand’s rich culture and spectacular sights.

Full Story at Star Observer

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Largest Gay Dance Party Announced for Puerto Vallarta Mexico

Author: , August 21st, 2015

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  • The world’s largest gay dance music festival WHITE PARTY PALM SPRINGS (WP) joins forces with Will Gorges and Latin Fever to launch WHITE PARTY PUERTO VALLARTA, Thanksgiving weekend November 27th thru November 30th, 2015

Jeffrey Sanker’s WHITE PARTY Palm Springs started as a small celebration with only a few hundred people in the desert in 1989. It has evolved to become the world’s largest gay dance music festival, attracting more than 30,000 attendees from every corner of the globe. WHITE PARTY PALM SPRINGS founder and producer Jeffrey Sanker says, “ WHITE PARTY has become more than just a party. It is an institution. After 25 years, it’s time we bring the festival outside North America and what better place to do it than in Puerto Vallarta during Latin Fever.”

Sanker joins forces with Latin Fever producer Will Gorges. The inaugural WHITE PARTY PUERTO VALLARTA will be headlined by two of the industry’s powerhouse DJs- ALEX ACOSTA and CINDEL along side local talents DJ Ramses and Daniel Sandoval. To keep with the WHITE PARTY PALM SPRINGS tradition, there will be big surprises unveiled along the way including top performers, WHITE PARTY signature Go-go Gods, and Andrew Christian giveaways.

To see more info on Puerto Vallarta White Party visit http://gaypv.mx/news/2015/08/largest-gay-festival-puerto-vallarta and book travel packages info when released visit http://gaypv.mx/events

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Montreal’s Divers/Cité

Author: , January 18th, 2015

Image via Divers/Cite websiteThe night air had cooled, a contrast from earlier in the day when the summer sun soared high and bright overhead. Around me, a crowd (mostly gay, mostly male, mostly shirtless) undulated to a deep, rolling bass line heaved at us from onstage by European house duo Chus & Ceballos. As it tapered into a distant storm of drumbeats, the lights faded to a glow and highlighted the twinkling cityscape on one side and the glimmering waterfront on the other.

A young woman wearing a backpack and sparkly makeup pranced toward us, cackled something in French, and vanished back into the sea of bodies. I wiped the sweat off my brow and chugged some water as a flash of light anticipated the return of the drums. The beat hung overhead a brief moment, then opened into a downpour of synth, bass, and melodic vocals. The words sung in Spanish flooded the quay and washed us away.

What European electronic dance music hotspot is this? Paris? Mykonos? Ibiza? Au contraire, mon frere. It’s Divers/Cite, a weeklong international arts and culture festival that has taken place each summer in Montreal for over 20 years. In fact, in 1993 Divers/Cite organized the first Montreal LGBT pride celebration, which included a parade, a community fair, and an arts and music festival. In 2006, Divers/Cite organizers decided to create two distinct LGBT events: one focused on community development, and the other a full-fledged arts and music festival.

By Bryan van Gorder – Full Story at The Advocate | Quebec Gay Travel Resources

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Evolve New Year’s Eve Party – The Photos

Author: , January 5th, 2015

Evolve Vegas 2014-15Is it just us, or does the festive period suddenly seem like a distant memory?

But if you are feeling the Monday morning, back-to-work blues, then never fear. We have a little something to soften the blow: seven pictures of fabulous, queer, sequin-filled excess at the Evolve Vegas NYE party. If it doesn’t get you thinking about next December 31, nothing will.

Full Story at Gay Star News | Las Vegas Gay Travel Resources | Other Gay Travel Events

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Six Sexy Gay Events for 2015

Author: , January 1st, 2015

antwerp_leatherpride-728x1024You may be staring at your diary for 2015 and looking for a bit of inspiration. Which countries around the world haven’t you been to? Which cities haven’t you ticked off yet? Which parties are attracting your attention?

Here at Gay Star Travel we love all sorts of holidays and all sorts of travel adventures. What’s clear is that different holidays suit different people, and also that you need to ensure a bit of variety when planning your travels for the year. Beach resort holidays are lovely, but if that’s the only type of holiday that you do it could start to feel a bit repetitive. City breaks are fun, but low-cost flights and airport delays eventually start to take their toll. You need to mix it up a bit, give yourself some variety in how you experience the world.

Whatever your schedule for 2015, you are probably going to want to throw at least one amazing gay party in there. The kind of trip where you get to show off all of your hard work in the gym, or test out the new leather harness that you’ve invested in. The kind of parties where things get a bit sexy and a lot of fun.

Let’s take a look at some of events around the world that we’re warming up for in the year ahead…

Hard On: Antwerp – 15th February 2015

London’s leading fetish night Hard On heads to Antwerp to host the official closing party for Antwerp Leather Pride. This is going to be a big event – with over 3,000 fetish-lovers descending on Antwerp for the weekend, the closing party is going to be busy. If you’ve never been to Antwerp you’ll be surprised at what a beautiful and liveable city this is – definitely worth exploring. A strict dress code will be enforced for the closing party so start buffing your leather now.

By Gareth Johnson – Full Story at Gay Star News | Other Gay Travel Events

Nine Great Gay North American New Year’s Eve Parties

Author: , December 24th, 2014

Lumbertwink PortlandLooking for a place to party on New Year’s Eve? Queerty has you covered with a list of nine great parties across North America:

Go out of 2014 and into the new year with a bang! from the Big Apple to the City of Angels, GayCities has culled the interwebs to help you navigate New Years Eves biggest events all over the world. Browse the full list of events to find more near you, and take a gander at some that we know are going to blow it out of the water…

Portland: Lumbertwink: Portland simply wouldnt be Portland without plaid, axes, and lumberjacks rubbing beards. This years woodchuck extravaganza at Funhouse Lounge, where $6 will get you access to furballs with suspenders all night long. Dont forget the Timberlands!

Los Angeles: Masterbeat XV: The epic, ever-popular Los Angeles Masterbeat celebrates its 15th year. Billed as one of the citys Finest Venues, The Mayan is preparing to welcome thousands of beautiful men from around the world to bump and grind to guest DJs Grind, Morabito, Alyson Calagna, Micky Friedmann and Brett Henrichsen.

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The Seven Best New Year’s Eve Parties

Author: , December 22nd, 2014

Gay Pride Flag San FranciscoWe’ve already brought you our run down of the best gay New Year’s Eve parties in the UK and the US to finish off, here are our pick of seven more of the best from around the world

1. WE Party Gods of the Olympus @ La Riviera, Madrid: Hot guys with the bodies of Grecian gods will be encouraged to strip down to their smalls as the WE New Year Festival reaches its epic climax. Featuring special guests Manuel De Diego, Danny Verde and Lucas Flamefly.

2. SCREAM @ Gibus, Paris: A 12-hour, one-stop-shop gay dance marathon in the French capital. Room one is house and progressive; room two is pop, dance and R&B; room 3 is for cruising or unwind in the VIP or outdoor terrace area. Happy clubbing.
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