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5 ways to have a #GayAutumn in #GayLisbon

It is the sad fact of summer that soon it will come to an end… but that doesn’t mean your autumn has to be boring! On the contrary, there are plenty of great options to make this the most fun autumn ever in #GayLisbon 1. Get cultured… The iconic gay and a bit else film festival QueerLisboa returns from 15-23 September, jam-packed with great films to watch. 2. Party, party, party… Downside of August? No parties. So check out Conga, Spit N Polish and Maria Lisboa for the party schedule in autumn. 3. Get social… Films, parties, concerts, dinners… Add […]

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Lisbon Gay Beaches

With beach season in full swing, here are a few tips for days where you want to cool off by the sea side close to Lisbon… Praia 19 / Beach 19 (Costa de Caparica) Possibly the largest and definitely most famous gay beach of Lisbon. The fame of it helped by a Antonio Da Silva arty porn movie shot there. The easiest way to reach it is to head for Fonte da Telha, using the ferry from Cais do Sodre and then buses 127 or 145 (see here for timetables).  Then, on the beach, head a little north and you […]

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April in GayLisbon … Eggs and chocolate please!

Getting ready to have eggs and chocolate?  Here are the dates for your GayLisbon diary in April 2017 as far as I could find them. The recommended party of the month: Conga Club… because it is all about getting fit for summer! Conga Club: Freedom feels Good 1 April – check their Facebook or Instagram Page for details Maria Lisboa 10 Anniversary 7 April Check their Facebook page for details Spit ’n Polish: Silver 8 April @ Ministerium Club – check their Instagram page for more details MeetupGroups International LGBT Network Lisbon Cusek Bar LGBT Evenings Sports in Lisbon Check […]

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March Agenda for GayLisbon

Getting ready to welcome spring?  Here are the parties in Lisbon in March 2017 as far as I could find them. The recommended party of the month: Conga Club… because it is all about getting fit for summer! Conga Club: Dance for Fitness and Fun 4 March – check their Facebook or Instagram Page for details Maria Lisboa Enigma 3 March Check their Facebook page for details Spit ’n Polish: Silver 11 March @ Ministerium Club – check their Instagram page for more details Centro LGBT: More details on their Facebook page (in Portuguese) For an annual overview of events, […]

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February Agenda in GayLisbon

Getting ready to welcome spring?  Here are the parties in Lisbon in February 2017 as far as I could find them. The recommended party of the month: Lesboa Party – not just for girls. Conga Club: Sado Maso Disco 4 February – check their Facebook or Instagram Page for details Lesboa Party: Decadence avec Elegance 25 February – check their Facebook page for details. Maria Lisboa Maria Lisboa Airlines 3 February Check their Facebook page for details Spit ’n Polish: White 4 February @ Ministerium Club – check their Instagram page for more details Centro LGBT: More details on their […]

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Running routes in Lisbon

Lisbon is famously hilly… which is great news if you are into hill training. Unfortunately, for runners favouring a more gentle run, running in Lisbon can be a bit of a challenge. But there are some great running routes – so don’t despair! Here is a summary of my favourites: Riverside: Baixa/Cais do Sodré to Belém This is probably the most popular route for anyone visiting Lisbon: Running along the river Tejo/Tagus. It is completely flat, and the route is easy to follow much Praça do Comércio all the way to Belém and beyond. Most of the street works in […]

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January Agenda in GayLisbon

These are the cooler and/or irregular parties happening in Lisbon in January 2017 as far as I could find them. The most noteworthy: the return of Maria Lisboa – the legendary lesbian and friends club (see below). For an annual overview of events, see annual LGBTQ+ events in Lisbon (useful if you are planning a trip to Lisbon!). To make sure you receive next months list – and all the blog posts in a neat and easy to read format – sign up to my newsletter here (it’s free… and I won’t ever sell your address! Promised!). Conga Club: Fonda! […]

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Agenda for GayLisbon in 2017

Planning your next getway to Portugal?… Here are some of the LGBTI+ events taking place (as far as I can find them) in and around Lisbon in 2017: 25 February: Lesboa Party – not just for women 😉 31 May – 5 June 2017 Lisbon Bear Pride 17 June: Pride March Lisbon – the actual march TBC: 24 June: Arraial Lisboa Pride – Pride festival on the Terreiro do Paço – 12 hours party on Europe’s most iconic square. Don’t miss it! [Date to be confirmed!] Early July: Hot Season Festival – Trumps Club [Date to be confirmed!] 13-15 July: […]

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Looking to meet new people? Try Meetup.com

If you haven’t tried it yet, Meetup.com is a great platform to meet all sorts of interesting people (gay, straight and all). It is a pretty popular platform in London, where you can join (I’m focusing on the gay/LGBTQ+-groups here) anything from naked yoga groups to learning to speak French. Sadly, in Lisbon it isn’t quite as big and varied… but it is still a great, free resource to connect with others in town (not just LGBTQ+ folks). On the “comunity” side, there are at the moment basically two main groups: The Comunidade Queer & Friends-LGBTQIA Portugal is a VERY […]

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Lisbon In Books: The Two Hotel Francforts

It was actually quite a coincidence that I picked up this book… Wandering into the lovely Daunt Bookstore in London, which orders books by the place they are set in, I stumbled across The Two Hotel Francforts. The cover was intriguing, as it showed a couple in the 1940s on Rossio Square – a time that I find quite fascinating for all sorts of reasons (including the fact that my mother happened to be living in Lisbon at that time). Not knowing too much of the book (and the cover not being much of an enlightenment), I decided to give […]

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