Nick Carvell takes a look at attitudes, rights and regulations affecting LGBT communities around the world.
Australian budget airline Virgin Blue has decided to cash in on the pink pound ahead of Sydney’s annual gay and lesbian Mardi Gras celebrations. Virgin Blue will be running a special flight catering for those attending Mardi Gras in Sydney. The flight from, Melbourne to Sydney, which takes roughly one hour will set the party goers back A$199 (Roughly £100)
A survey of the worlds best gay-friendly cities has placed Sydney at the top of the list. The survey conducted by online travel agency Expedia.com.au, named Sydney for its plentiful gay bars and nightclubs in the Darlinghurst and Newtown areas, reports the Daily Telegraph.
A new iPhone app has been created in order to entice LGBT visitors to London by providing all relevant information to enjoy the experience to the max at the touch of a button, whilst on the move.
Many LGBT people have packed up their skis and headed to the far corner of the earth to help our friends Down Under celebrate in the successful gay ski week in New Zealand.
They may have packed their skis but it seems many forgot to pack their warm clothing as they opened the week’s celebrations with an underwear run down the Queenstown slopes.
Following this weeks shock earthquake that hit the South Island city of Christchurch it has mean many ski-goers were unable to follow their original plans to fly into the town and make their way to Queenstown for the event.
Despite many people unable to attend the opening event on time there was still 300 people attending the first event celebrations with the number expecting to continue to grow by the end of the week.
Gay ski weeks are continuing to be a must do on the gay holiday calendar with more and more people hitting the slopes all over the world and New Zealand’s very own ski week is no different with people flying down from the UK and US.
According to Gay NZ.com, organiser Craig Lawson is pleased with the turn out to the Southern Hemispheres biggest gay slope celebrations and is looking forward to enjoying the events planned in the coming days.
In true Kiwi style Lawson describes the opening night as “awesome” and adds about the good old gay atmosphere in snowy hills: “It's already been so much fun, everyone's having a great time, we've got guys here who have been four or five times. It's awesome to catch up with people, all the regular faces, it's been really good."
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If you’re not going this year book early for next year and head down to the adventure capital of the world!
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