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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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Mountains, Beaches and Hippies

A guest post by Anike Marberg Unbeknown by many people, Portugal has long been a destination for hippies, misfits and those that want to live a different life than the one so often found in many “Western” societies. During the 1970s and 80s, many hippies from Northern Europe, disillusioned by the political and cultural systems and the decline of their movement came to seek an alternative to joining the rat race in their home countries. Almost secretly, this often overlooked country on the edge of Europe became the new hideaway for those seeking a different life. Inspired by the beautiful […]

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Agenda for Pride month June in GayLisbon

It’s here! A month of pride! Bear Pride! Lisbon Pride! With the hottest party coming up right on Terreiro do Paço/Praça do Comércio as part of Lisbon Pride. Dance a full 12 hours on Europe’s most iconic square (Yes, it’s the one above!)… Party with the sexy residents of Lisbon until the sunrise over the Tagus… There is no pride in the world quite like it! Can you miss it? So here are all the parties for the month: Lisbon Bear Pride Tr3s bar’s sexy, cuddly, hairy festival! 31 May – 5 June 2017 Lisbon Bear Pride Lisbon Pride: Pride March: […]

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May Agenda … for #GayLisbon

It’s almost summer… all the heat, minus the family visiting from the North Pole – what’s not to like?!! So, with ❤️ from Lisbon: Here are the dates for your GayLisbon diary in May 2017. The must-be seen at party of the month: Lesboa Party… because they are bringing over Brazilian superstar Inês Brazil… who is famous for…. well, just see her introduction video here. Conga Club: Fonda: Touchdown 6 May – check their Facebook or Instagram Page for details Maria Lisboa Bootcamp 5 May Check their Facebook page for details Spit ’n Polish: Silver 13 May @ Ministerium Club […]

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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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Bacalhau – powering GayPortugal for 500 years

Love it or love it… there is no way you’ll escape Bacalhau in Portugal (yes, even if you go vegan, you can still get Bacalhau à Bras – in vegan form!). Agreed, the dried stuff you find in supermarkets and shops is probably not the most appealing in the unprepared form… it is a little smelly, hard and just not exactly great to look at. However, once gently brought back to life… things are different. It come to life in so many forms that it is virtually impossible not to love one, two or all of them. But even better […]

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So… what are Portuguese guys like?

“Now that you are in Lisbon… what are the guys like?” seems to be the popular first question I get asked a lot by friends… let’s see if I can cobble together some very unscientific, personal, tongue-in-cheek and totally non-generalisable answers based on my first few months here…

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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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