Tag: gay spain

Over one million people descend on Madrid Pride

The Spanish capital’s gay pride celebrations started on Wednesday and conclude today with marches, festivals and more parties Madrid Pride, dubbed by some as ‘Europe’s biggest party’ draws to a close today. According to Spanish newspaper El País, two of the country’s leading LGBT rights groups Cogam and the Spanish LGBT Federation (FELGTB) estimated 1.2… Read more »

Fire at Yumbo: Suspected arson attack on Gran Canaria gay pride

Police arrest suspected arsonist after four gay businesses at Yumbo Center go up in smoke during Maspalomas Gay Pride Unconfirmed reports suggest a suspected arsonist has been detained by Spanish police for setting on fire four gay establishments at the Yumbo Center during Maspalomas Gay Pride. At the time of writing, at least four terraces… Read more »

How Spain is designing a sporting future free of gay hate

LGBT sports organizations around the world continue to play a key role in eliminating homophobia from sport Continuing our mission to profile the LGBT sports organizations of the world, we meet graphic designer Ricardo Mendi Serrano, communications officer for Elaios LGBT sports club which is based in Spain’s fifth largest city – Zaragoza. When was… Read more »

Gay marriage in Spain affirmed by top court, justices reject appeal to knock down 2005 law

Madrid — Spain’s Constitutional Court upheld the legality of the country’s gay marriage law on Tuesday, rejecting an appeal contending that marriage in the Spanish constitution means only the union of a man and woman. The county’s top court voted 8-3 to dismiss the appeal of the conservative Popular Party filed shortly after Spain became… Read more »

Travel: Barcelona’s ten-day Circuit Festival returns (part two)

Danny Hilton talks to Tes Cuadreny (Communication Manager & Girlie Circuit Director) about Circuit Festival Barcelona – in the second of two parts, we get the lo-down on Circuit rival events, Girlie Circuit and smash some Circuit party stereotypes. What do you think about the rival gay ‘Olympic Gaymes’ events? I saw the advertising for… Read more »

Travel: Barcelona’s ten-day Circuit Festival returns (part one)

Danny Hilton talks to Tes Cuadreny, Communications Manager & Girlie Circuit Director, about Circuit Festival Barcelona – in the first of two parts, we find out how Circuit started, what it involves and how such an event is holding up in the economic crisis. How did the Barcelona Circuit Festival start? About five years ago… Read more »

Spain’s Jose Zapatero Says He’s Proudest Of Gay Marriage On His Way Out

Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, Spain’s former prime minister, says passing a gay marriage law is his proudest achievement. Mariano Rajoy and his conservative Popular Party (PP) won control of Parliament in a landslide victory last month as Spain shifted hard to the right while struggling under piles of debt and sky-high unemployment. The power shift… Read more »