GERMANY: The German publisher Spartacus, released its annual Gay Travel Index with a detailed ranking of the gay-friendliness of 202 countries.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! The time of year has come, when love, peace, and togetherness are defining our days together with family, friends and each other. Next to all the presents and arrangements, time is the most valuable gift we can give to each other. Once a year, we all have that in common. We try to time for Christmas. This year was fascinating, spectacular and full of love. We would like to thank each and everyone of you for your support, likes and feedback. We really do appreciate every single word. The last days of the year are meant to be with our families in the Netherlands and Germany. We hope you can find your time together with the people you love. Merry Christmas and happy holidays. Karl & Daan. ❤️
WORLDWIDE: It is time for some gay-friendly snow fun in the Alps, Rocky Mountains, Pyrenees, and Norway together with other LGBT Winter Sports fans from all over the world.
Plan your gay travels for Amsterdam Canal Gay Pride Program Highlights Tips with coupleofmen.com! – It is time to prepare for the colorful gay pride parade in Amsterdam the year after Euro Pride under this year’s motto ‘This Is My Pride’ and this is your Pride! The canal parade as the highlight of the annually LGBTQ+ Pride Celebrations is well known all around the world for its extravagant dressed canal boats, spectacular glitter-dance performances, and a special gay-friendly cultural Pride program. Although the parade is the highlight of Amsterdam Pride, there are far more events and celebrations planned in 2019.
CAMBODIA: Additionally to the two genders, male and female, Cambodia’s national language Khmer also knows the third gender kteuy, describing a person who has the physical characteristics of one gender but the behavior of the other.
VIETNAM: Homosexuality was still described as a social evil by a national television broadcaster in 2002, comparable to prostitution and illegal gambling. Over the past years, the situation for the LGBT community in Vietnam has improved.
WORLDWIDE: Pride celebrations are the best time to sing and dance along with new queer hits and the best Gay Pride Songs Classics. We all have our favorites, don’t we?
Our Top 5 Gay Events this year – 2019 is going to be a great year for celebrating Pride worldwide! We chose five great LGBTQ+ events that caught our attention and which we think are worth traveling to this year. Are you ready for the biggest World Pride celebration ever in 2019 in New York City? Would you rather scream and sing along with 42 new songs that will compete for the European Song Contest crown in Tel Aviv? Or did you always dream about the magical moment holding hands in front of Mickey Mouse wearing some rainbow colored ears? Join us on our gay travels around the world supporting the lesbian, gay and queers and see the gay-friendly and colored side through a couple of men‘s eyes.
The Southeast Asian state of Brunei Darussalam has massively tightened the laws on same-sex intercourse. The revision of the Sultanate’s Criminal Code, which will come into effect next Wednesday, provides for the death penalty for homosexuals by stoning. This rule also applies to foreigners, and therefore also lesbian and gay tourists, who are in the country on the island of Borneo. In the strictly conservative sultanate, homosexuality was already illegal under current Sharia law.
After the Spiegel had already noticed our blog ‘Couple of Men’ and published an interview about our work last year, the popular news magazine stern (around 500.000 monthly readers) with its online version stern.de followed this spring with an interview including a 4-minute video about gay-friendly travel tips and our work as German-Dutch Gay Travel Blogger. In her inquiry, the video editor of the weekly magazine classified as a German-language leading medium was particularly interested in our motivations for Couple of Men, tips for gay-friendly travel and the worst experiences so far as an openly-gay traveling gay couple. This makes Stern interview one of the highlights of our work as a gay travel blogger in Germany so far.