This month is festival time in #GayLisbon…hopefully you have recovered from Pride last month, because it is time to put your dancing shoes on before the August holidays! So here are all the parties for the month:
Tensnake – Queen of the Desert
@TimeOut Market– check their Facebook or Instagram Page for details
@Trumps – see their website for details
@on the river – see their facebook event for details
see their website for details. Actually a sport festival,… with socials!
Check their Facebook page for details
Spit ’n Polish:
@ Ministerium Club – check their Instagram page for more details
International LGBT Network Lisbon
Sports in Lisbon
Check this post
More details on their Facebook page (in Portuguese)
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For the regulars and a guide to bars, like Finalmente, Trumps, Construction and Co: check Patroc here, or the listing of the best gay bars/clubs in TimeOut Lisboa (in Portuguese).
Got an addition? Get in touch!
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 active group that combines many events, not all of them LGBT-events. The group offers you the chance to connect to many people from all across the LGBT spectrum in Lisbon – and many events are arty and cultural in nature – and really showcase queer life in the city. Don’t be afraid if you don’t speak Portuguese – most of the events are more than happy to welcome non-Portuguese-speakers.
Lisbon LGBT Social Meetup Group has been a little dormant recently, but the new organiser (cough, cough, yours truly) is trying to revive the group at the moment. The idea for that group is to be more social and international, so doing things like bar crawls, brunches and regular drinks.
Please bear in mind that you don’t really to choose between the two groups: membership to meetup.com is free for people joining one, two or twenty groups – so you can simply join both. So, whether you’re visiting Lisbon – or staying here for good … remember to come along and make some new friends 🙂 !
More as a convenient list for me really… here are some of the LGBTI+ events taking place (as far as I can find them) in and around Lisbon in 2016:
25 – 30 May 2016 Lisbon Bear Pride
18 June: Pride March Lisbon – the actual march
25 June: Arraial Lisboa Pride – Pride festival on the Terreiro do Paço
7 – 10 July: Hot Season Festival – Trumps Club
14 – 16 July: Pitch Beach – Rugby, Volleyball, Swimming…
28-31 July: Summer Action
16 – 24 September: Queer Lisboa – Film festival
1 October: Lesboa Party – 10th Anniversary Edition
Others… which come and go:
Conga Club – irregular partiesLisbon Gay Circuit – guide to places in Lisbon (the regular ones)