Twelve years into annually reporting on the human rights situation of LGBTQIA+ people, Europe’s leading LGBTQIA+ equality organisation finds that pervasive hate speech across the region has led to life or death consequences.
REVIEW | Celebrity Reflection
It was spring 2022 with the biggest COVID-19 travel restrictions gradually being lifted it was time for the first big holiday for my boyfriend and I. As I wanted to convince my boyfriend that travelling without his beloved car can also be fun I decided to drag him along on a Mediterranean cruise on Celebrity…
Autumn 2021. In theory we could travel to other continents, but destinations we had in mind such as Japan or the United Kingdom were impossible to plan ahead. Instead we organised a rail trip to Eastern Europe, travelling to Berlin, Gdańsk, Wrocław, Karlovy Vary, Pilsen, Bratislava, Poprad, Vienna, Linz and Salzburg. By travelling to Germany,…
Political and governmental homophobia and transphobia in Europe not necessarily backed by public opinion
A report from ILGA-Europe, the leading LGBTQI organisation in Europe and Central Asia finds that amid a rise in official anti-LGBTI rhetoric fuelling a wave of hate crime in every country in Europe, there is a growing institutional resolve to tackle hatred and exclusion.
RAINBOW EUROPE MAP AND INDEX 2021 | These are the LGBTQI-friendly and LGBTQI-unfriendly countries in Europe
As the 2021 Rainbow Europe Map reveals widespread and almost complete stagnation on human rights of LGBTI people, we are at a juncture when governments can actively choose the right way forward, says leading LGBTI rights organisation, ILGA-Europe.
European Sleeper night train: Ostend – Prague instead of Brussels – Prague?
European Sleeper and RegioJet could become an Ostend – Amsterdam – Prague night train. For RegioJet, it would be a logical decision. Treinreiziger.nl spoke to the Czech discount rail operator.
RAINBOW EUROPE MAP AND INDEX 2020 | These are the LGBT-friendly and LGBT-unfriendly countries in Europe
ILGA-Europe, Europe‘s umbrella for LGBTQI umbrella organisations, publishes each year its Rainbow Map and Rainbow Index ranking 49 European countries. 2020 is doomed to be coupled to the coronavirus COVID-19 crisis, which also influences the situation of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex people.
VIDEO | The Cruise 2020 powered by La Démence sails to Rome, Dubrovnik and Albania with Royal Caribbean
The Cruise, also known as La Démence Cruise will sail from 5 tot 12 July 2020 on Royal Caribbean‘s Explorer of the Seas.
The two faces of Podgorica in Montenegro
Podogrocia (pronounce the c as ts) is probably the most exotic stop on our 2017 Balkan Tour. We went there so we could take the train from Montenegro to Belgrade in Serbia. This train journey is often cited as one of the prettiest in the world.
A plea for LGBTQ travel in post-communist Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia
Rémy Bonny (23) studies political sciences at the Free University of Brussels (VUB). Next year he will attend the Global Campus of Human Rights of the European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC) in Venice, Italy.