TRAVEL THROWBACK: On the streets of Philadelphia

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Joanna Whitehead falls hard for this spirited city BY JOANNA WHITEHEAD, IMAGE VIA ISTOCK Overlook Philadelphia at your peril. The capital of Pennsylvania is a city with grit and heart, packed with history, art and gays galore. Known as The City of Brotherly Love (and Sisterly Affection), the early settler William Penn named the metropolis [….]

NEWS: Singapore High Court rejects challenge of discriminatory anti-LGBTQI law

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“The ruling will echo harmfully around Asia, where millions are criminalised simply because of their sexual orientation or gender identity” BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE VIA REUTERS A constitutional challenge to the law that criminalises homosexuality has today been dismissed by Singapore’s High Court, which means that same-sex intimacy will remain a crime in the country.  [….]

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 [….]