Switzerland: Gay and Lesbian

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Switzerland Gay and Lesbian

Switzerland is well known as one of the most open-minded countries in Europe, and Geneva is the epicentre of gay culture with numerous gay-owned and gay-friendly bars, clubs, hotels, and guesthouses.

Every year in May, Zurich, which calls itself the ‘indisputable gay capital of Switzerland’, is home to Warmer Mai, a gay and lesbian festival offering an array of events, art exhibitions, concerts, cabarets, parties, seminars, workshops, and sports activities.

Another major gay event in the city is the CSD Zürich pride organised on a yearly basis since 1994. In Zurich Old Town, in Switzerland, you’ll find an area filled with theatres, cinemas, discos, cafés and restaurants such as Barfüsser, Europe’s oldest gay bar that has now been converted into a sushi restaurant, or the Labor Bar club with its weekly Sunday Trash Gay and Lesbian party.