TRAVEL: A weekend of surf, cycle and soul in LGBTQI-friendly Portugal

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Lisbon’s oceanfront cousin Cascais is the “coastess with the mostess”, says Danielle Mustarde WORDS & PHOTOGRAPHS BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE. LEAD IMAGE VISIT CASCAIS Which city comes to mind first when you think of Portugal? Lisbon? Porto, perhaps? Unless you know the region well, it’s likely these two diverse and welcoming cities are the first to [….]

NEWS: Indonesia proposes draft bill identifying homosexuality as “deviant”

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The proposed “family resilience” bill suggests LGBTQI+ people pose a “threat to their families” and need to be “rehabilitated” BY GEORGIA BUTLER. IMAGE NICK AGUS ARYA. It can be very easy to get swept up in the progress being made globally. It might even be fair to say that if you assigned a numerical value [….]

TRAVEL: Constance Craving

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Danielle Mustarde pedals her way to inner peace along the shores of Europe’s postcard-perfect Lake Constance WORDS AND IMAGES BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE Here’s the thing. I love living in London, but I’m a northerner at heart and, every once in a while, the horn-blaring, underground-rumbling, fume-filled capital can get a little… much. I mean, was it really [….]

TRAVEL: This gorgeous video shows why Key West is still the perfect destigaytion

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Locals celebrate the 20th birthday of their “One Human Family” philosophy BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE VIA KEY WEST First introduced back in 2000 on a free bumper sticker created by local designer JT Thompson, the One Human Family message encapsulates the aspects of real life in Key West. The city is all about compassion, acceptance [….]

ESCAPE: Wild women on the road

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Carrie Lyell and Danielle Mustarde put the lez/bi camping stereotype to the test on a (queer) Scottish road trip BY CARRIE LYELL. ABOVE: OBAN FERRY CROSSING Four queer women, who’ve never been on holiday together, squeezed into a campervan, in Scotland, home of rain, in autumn? An ambitious route, covering more than 400 miles in [….]

One from the vaults: Driving home for Queermas

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This is why LGBTQI folk are more likely to travel home for Christmas BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE Correct me if I’m wrong but it seems to be a universal phenomena that, once adulthood is reached, Christmas and New Year come and go in the same time that it takes your nieces and nephews to rip open each [….]

LEZ/BI TRAVEL: This is how you do Christmas in Illinois

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Want to get away this festive season? LGBTQI-friendly Illinois will have you feeling merrier than a well-soaked Christmas pud… BY ILLINOIS OFFICE OF TOURISM. IMAGES ENJOY ILLINOIS/NICK ULIVIEIRI Instead of watching the same movies and listening to the same music – if you’re looking to go big this Christmas – then get in the holiday spirit [….]