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After an exciting day exploring the Canary Islands La Gomera and La Palma the day before, the cruise ship Monarch sets sail into the sunset towards the island Tenerife. Enough time to have dinner, refresh and get dressed for one of The Cruise party highlights in 2017: the Ladies T-Dance on the pool deck. The weather could not have been better when the first high heels entered the dancefloor. Blue sky and warm summer sun were promising making the Lady Party a total success, again!

Right after being back from our one-day trip to the Portuguese flower island Madeira, we slipped into our golden wrestling outfits, put on our disco wigs and golden sunglasses to join the party crowd on the pool deck to “Boogie Oogie Oogie” into the night. The annual Disco Party is already for some years now a fixed part of The Cruise Party itinerary and was again on our gay cruise this year.

Best Photos of the Where are you from Party The Cruise 2017 – as a permanent costume party feature, The Cruise by La Demence organizes the getting-to-know event as one of the first parties of the annual cruise week. There are more than two thousand gay men on board the cruise ship Monarch but we actually have no idea where every single man actually comes from! And there were lot men to take into account! In total 86 different nationalities from all over the world gathered together for one big colorful, peaceful gaycation celebration on board the gay cruise ship!

Humpback Whale Watching Dalvík North Iceland with Arctic Sea Tours. After we met the first mammal giants on our first Whale Watching tour in Husavík, we got so excited and fascinated, we wanted to see more whales. Lucky us, we had a little extra time during our 21-day Road Trip Iceland to try a second whale watching tour in North Iceland. Wonderful sunny weather, a calm sea and a lot of whales with time for our whale-selfie (see below) made our adventure a great part of our 13 Top Highlights Road Trip Iceland. If you are doubting which location

Our holy trip to the 120 Koyasan temples Japanese Buddhism Mount Kõya on Wakayama Peninsula. Japan was and still is one of the most interesting countries for us gay travelers to explore. During our first trip to the island country in Asia, we put a two-nights stay on Mount Kõya on our Japan bucket list to explore as many temples, pagodas, and monasteries of the 120 located in the valley at the Wakayama prefecture in Japan.

Level Meliá Villaitana Benidorm gay-friendly - It was the first time for us to stay in an adult only resort. We didn’t know what to expect and what the advantages would be until checking in at the Meliá 5-Star Resort build as a traditional Spanish village in the mountains. No children, luxuriously equipped rooms, professional staff and an overall perfectly relaxing atmosphere created a serious holiday feeling just 15 minutes away from the busy skyscraper city center of the Spanish vacation destination Benidorm.

Finally Equality Germany Same-Sex Marriage – This year Germany will have parliamentary elections (for the Bundestag) where Angela Merkel is up for re-election for the fourth time. Until now, the German government is against marriage equality and allows only the soft version of the gay marriage as a civil union since 2001. That means German members of the LGBTQ+ community are not able to claim same rights compared to straight relationships. But this is about to change, thanks to LGBTQ+ activists in Germany and for sure thanks to all the people joining German Gay Pride Parades of the last years.

Our Photo Story Castro Street Fair San Francisco 2016. The city of the Golden Gate Bridge was a truly inspiring place on the Pacific West Coast. During our first gay travels to the South West Part of the USA, we spent almost a week in the beginning of October in San Francisco, one of our favorite cities of the United States of America. It was a perfect pick of date since it was the right weekend to attend the 43rd edition of the Castro Street Fair in San Francisco. Rainbow flags all over the neighborhood, colorful street decorations around Castro

What a wonderful surprise to get the invitation to attending the colorful Gay Pride in Benidorm. As the last Gay Pride Event of the European Pride Agenda, the colorful LGBTQ+ festival takes place in the beginning of September. Nothing better to combine a late Summer beach holiday with a Pride event in the South East of Spain between Valencia and Alicante.

Best of Pink Lake Festival 2017 Photos Videos – Who thought the Austrian mountains have nothing to offer for the LGBTQ+ community? We have to disabuse you! Already for 10 years in a row, Carinthia, a state in the south of Austria, is celebrating with hundreds of gay guys, lesbian girls, trans- and bisexual people together with their friends and allies colorful Pink Lake Festival in and around the market town Velden am Wörthersee. The hot summer sun, temperatures above 30 degrees Celsius, and great music by a well-known DJ lineup with James Munich and DJane Käry from Frankfurt am