Queer Life in Europe

City Writeups offers an insider’s guide to Queer life in Europe. We seek out venues and service providers that are English speaking and Gay (LGBTQ) friendly.  And, we offer a little local advice along the way.  Whether you are planning a trip or have moved here trying to make your way around, we hope to share with you why we love living in the EU.

Queer Life in Europe

We offer an Insider’s Guide to Gay Europe.  Just what you needed another gay guide, right? – well, we are a little different.  We are living, working and raising our daughter in Barcelona.  Which offers a unique perspective to “Gay” life.  Some days we are a Rainbow Family and other days I am just a very tired dad in soccer mom shoes schlepping from clients to school to the gym and back – you know the routine.

We’d love to hear your experiences – good or bad – so, that we pass them along to our readers. Drop us a comment below

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LGBTQ owned independent businesses return a percentage of each dollar you spend back to our community. For example, bear businesses put that dollar back into the community through bear runs, bear media, and contributions to local non-profit organizations and political organizations. Shop local and queer-friendly.

First and foremost, know where you spend your hard-earned Queer dollars.  Do the companies you buy from support equal rights for all? Or do they promote discrimination by calling it Religious Freedom? Do they support diversity in the workplace? Do they promote gender equality? There is tremendous power in how we spend our money.

Buy LGBTQ and support your local community.  Yeah, I get that it may be cheaper on Amazon, but if you want to continue to see queer bookstores and other mom and mom businesses – you have to support them. Queer businesses support Queer causes – it’s that simple. And they need you.

Get involved.  Support local legislators who support equality. Demand procurement opportunities for certified LGBTQI businesses. Organize, protest, boycott – whatever it takes – because we have no intention of going back into the closet.

Our Responsibility

  • Value and respect the diversity of our readers
  • Contribute positively to the LGBTQ community
  • Educate present and future generations
  • Uphold the highest standards
  • Provide a space for every voice
  • Enlighten our own and greater audiences
  • Relate to the community and culture in which we thrive
  • Inspire the intellects of our readers
  • Serve as a compelling model for other LGBT businesses

What we strive to offer our visitors

  •  A meaningful, memorable and valuable experience
  • To create empowered, knowledgeable, and informed readers
  • To allow them to be involved as integral participants, not just observers.

Don’t agree, that’s OK. See something that is wrong? Put away your red pen; just drop us a comment below – no drama!

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We want to do everything possible to make your visit with us the best it can be. So please tell us what we are doing that makes you happy, or if there is anything we could be doing better. Drop us a comment below.

Queer Life in Europe


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