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The two men Pavel Stotcko and Evgenii Voitsekhovskii met via the Russian online network VKontakte and fell in love. Pavel’s family knew that the two men lived together, but homosexuality was kept from their fathers. Pavel’s mother, in turn, knew but preferred the word friendship when she spoke of the two.
RUSSIA: A kiss and a murder. This is how recent events in Russia can be summarized in the LGBTQ+ community. Renowned LGBTQ+ activist Yelena Grigoriyeva was found dead in St. Petersburg in mid-July, with several stab wounds in the chest and signs of strangulation.
WORLDWIDE: These people have actively campaigned for gay and lesbian equality fought for LGBTQ+ rights and, in an exceptional way, ensured that attention could be drawn to change the perception of the lesbian, gay, trans and queer lives.
For many LGBTQ + skiers and snowboarders, skiing in Champagne Powder in the Canadian Rocky Mountains is at the top of the Gay Travel bucket list, not only because of the vast powder snow runs through the dense Rockies forests, but also because of the gay ski week in Jasper. Ideal for a gay winter trip is the Jasper National Park in the north of the Canadian province Alberta in western Canada around the city of Jasper.
SOUTH AFRICA: We made our way to the Cape Peninsula exploring False Bay from our base at one of the most luxurious and gay-friendliest guesthouses we have ever visited located in St. James
SOUTH AFRICA: To experience as much as possible from Cape Town, we spent our first days in the heart of the Mother City staying in a gay-friendly hotel in Green Point.
SWEDEN: We stayed in a gay couple owned and operated farm hotel with southern Swedish. Janne and Peter converted the historic cottage and buildings into a quaint hotel and restaurant.
SWEDEN: Kivik with its small harbor is a perfect place to do long walks, drink some local cider and try freshly caught seafood. But Kivik is even more, home to an exceptional person of the LGBTQ+ community.
SWEDEN: The second-biggest city of Scania (Skåne), Helsingborg, is known for its beautiful old town, the ferry connection over the Öresund to Denmark and is, in fact, an important industrial location.