Copenhagen, Home to World’s Best Restaurant, Announces Summer Food FestivalMay 8Nordic Cuisine is exploding in popularity; Restaurant Noma has been awarded world’s best restaurant for the second year in a row. From 19 to 28 August, you can get a taste of what it’s all aabout when the seventh Copenhagen Cooking festival ta...
Stockholm: Scandinavia’s LGBT CapitalBy Mark Thompson | Jan 5With a history of acceptance and openness, it’s no surprise that Stockholm is widely considered the LGBT capital of Scandinavia. The first country in the world to declassify homosexuality as an illness in 1979, Sweden legalized gay marriage in 2009.
Stockholm :: Scandinavia’s LGBT CapitalBy Mark Thompson | Jan 5There has been same-sex marriage in Sweden since 2009 -and a military integrated with gays since 1976. With a history of acceptance and openness (and more than 100 museums), Stockholm is often considered the LGBT capital of Scandinavia.
Stockholm Pride 2011 "Openness" Photo AlbumBy Mark Thompson | Aug 16The biggest Pride festival in Scandinavia, Stockholm Pride 2011 celebrated "Openness" with an exuberant parade and a three-night party marked by a surfeit of extraordinary specimens from a city long heralded for its stunning beauty.
Stockholm’s Pride and BeautyBy Mark Thompson | Aug 31Beauty has been, for years, synonymous with Sweden. After all, this is the country that conquered the world with their Nordic models, clothed the globe in H&M fashions, furnished our homes in Ikea - and drowned the world in Absolut.
A Grand Life: Stockholm’s Grand HotelBy Mark Thompson | Aug 25For many people who visit Stockholm, there’s only the Grand. Madonna, for example. Or Greta Garbo who holed up here, taking her meals in privacy. Charlie Chaplin hosted Ingmar Bergman in his suite. And every year, Nobel Laureates are in residence.
Best Restaurant in the World: Copenhagen’s NomaBy AMY SERAFIN | Oct 19To cook like the world’s best chef you might try his recipe for snails, which instructs the reader to feed them lettuce for a couple of days, put them in a pan of water, and bring it to a boil, "making sure that the snails don’t escape.&q...
Great Danes: Copenhagen’s Gastronomic RenaissanceBy Mark Thompson | Mar 21Denmark has long held a fascination for gay people, thanks to timeless interior design alongside LGBT civil rights - and now that Copenhagen is the foodie mecca of Northern Europe, the Danes are welcoming LGBT people from all over the globe.
ICEHOTEL :: Jukkasjärvi, SwedenBy Mark Thompson | Dec 31Seventy-two dogs bayed in the gloaming, as the horizon glowed a frosty blue. Everything was snow. We were nearly one hundred miles north of the Arctic Circle where the temperature was minus fifteen degrees Celsius - and we were headed to the IceHotel.
Gays Marry at IceHotel in Jukkasjärvi, SwedenBy Mark Thompson | Dec 31Seventy-two dogs bayed in the gloaming, as the horizon glowed a frosty blue. We were one hundred miles north of the Arctic Circle where the temperature was minus fifteen degrees Celsius - and we were heading deeper into the tundra: to the IceHotel.
Easy Livin’ in the Big Easy: New Orleans AnewBy Mark Thompson | Jun 13One of the top ten most-visited cities in the US, New Orleans was recently ranked second in the nation for gay friendliness. As our guide, Miss Jeanie, told us upon our return to the Crescent City, "You love New Orleans - and she’ll love you ri...
Easy Livin’ in the Big Easy: New Orleans Photo AlbumBy Robert Doyle | Jun 11One of the top ten most-visited cities in the US, New Orleans was recently ranked second in the nation for gay friendliness. The city that gave birth to the first cocktail, as well as to jazz, is a haven of good things that LGBT people love.
Springtime in Denmark: ’It Gets Better’ with Same-Sex WeddingsMar 24In February 2012, two new LGBT related projects were launched in Denmark. The first of the two is the online video project ’Det bli’r bedre’, an official partner of the international initiative ’It Gets Better’.
Michelin Guide Awards 14 Stars to Copenhagen RestaurantsMar 23The new 2012 edition of the Michelin Guide has awarded Copenhagen restaurants a total of 14 stars reaffirming Copenhagen’s position as the culinary frontrunner and ’hot-spot’ food destination of Europe.
Easter Dinner by the North Sea: Danish Easter EggsApr 6As a nation tied to the sea, fish are the dominant ingredient in traditional Danish Easter lunch. Meet one of the most respected and celebrated traditional Danish chefs, residing in one of the oldest houses in Copenhagen.
Danish Restaurant noma Named World’s Best Once AgainMay 1Noma has done it again. The restaurant of all restaurants remains on top of the gastronomic world for the third consecutive year.
Share the Bike Love with Denmark - and Win a Trip to CopenhagenMay 25Rain or shine, in high heels or flats, more than 50 percent of all Copenhageners bike to work or school every day. In Denmark, that’s how they roll. There’s a big, soft spot in most Danish hearts for the bicycle.
Denmark’s Little Mermaid Gets a Boyfriend Named HanJun 2She has been beheaded twice, lost an arm, and been daubed with paint at least seven times. The iconic statue of the Little Mermaid from Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale is now getting a male counterpart: "Han."
Gays Going to the Chapel - to Get Married in DenmarkJun 15As of Friday the 15th of June, same-sex marriages are a reality in Denmark, and across the country several churches are showing their true rainbow colors this week.
Copenhagen’s First Spa is Now the City’s LargestJul 9In the heart of Copenhagen, facing the beautiful string of lakes and only a short walk from Nørreport, you will find an oasis within the city. In the beginning of June 2012, Copenhagen’s oldest spa Ni’mat moved to the Hotel Kong Arthur.
SAS Airlines Expands Flights to CopenhagenAug 23Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) is continuing to expand and starting Monday, April 1st, 2013, SAS will add three additional weekly flights to the existing daily service between Newark and Copenhagen.
2014 Mardi Gras Parade & Show @ Parliament House :: March 8, 20141,000+ people lined the courtyard of the Parliament House to witness the annual Mardi Gras Show & Parade. Floats included the Central FL LGBT Marching Band, Wizard of Oz, Queen of Hearts, Marching Bears, and Ogres. Check out the fun photos.
Life’s a Drag In Key West :: February 22, 2014Life is such a "drag" in Key West that it happens on a daily basis. Once limited to nightly shows, the 801 Bourbon Bar and Cabaret decided that two shows just weren’t enough so they decided that a 5 o’clock FREE show was in order.
February In Key WestSnow? Not something that falls from the skies in Key West where pool parties are every Saturday, Jessica Grabbit sings, and boys on the bar dance at the Bourbon Street Pub. Plus, drag shows at Aqua and 801 and cocktails everywhere. EDGE has the photos.