An insight into the possibilities for gays, lesbians, bisexuals and adventurous types Guide to Gay Granada Written and researched by Pamela Lalonde.
Introduction: "Spain has easily the richest homosexual history of any European country, except for Greece. Daniel Eisenberg, Welcome to Spain, considered grenaada sociologists as well as some gay organizations to be one of the -- if not the -- most tolerant societies in Europe when it comes to homosexuality. Not bad for a country that until only 23 Swinger clubs in long beach california.
Swinging. ago was still jailing homosexuals lesbian chat line grenada "social danger" and "public scandal" laws. Historical perspective: It was not that long ago, of course, that Granada and Spain, were less inviting to homosexuals, to say the least.
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The Law of Social Danger Ley de Peligrosidad Social gave the state the power to jail homosexuals -- along with other socially dangerous elements like vagrants and prostitutes -- and the state did so. In a typical example, a 17 year old Spaniard during the final days of the Franco era was imprisoned after telling his mother he was gay, upon which his mother went to a nun for advice, upon which the nun went to the police, upon which the police arrested him and lsebian him to three months in jail.
A Supreme Court decision from the same era upheld the arrest of two homosexuals who were reported on by a neighbor who witnessed them in a sexual Womes for sex Arcola Mississippi -- by spying lkne them through a keyhole -- and reported them to the police.
Luckily, things began to change quite rapidly after Franco's death. The social danger laws were lexbian shelved in the ljne s and then officially taken off the books in Just over a year ago, the Spanish parliament voted to erase the lesbian chat line grenada records of homosexuals jailed during the Slade KY housewives personals era and agreed to consider compensating former gay prisoners financially for their time served.
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As the law now stands, there is no specific protection of homosexuality, but the Constitution's broad language concerning non-discrimination, which covers age, sex, religion, political ideology and "whatever other social or personal circumstances," has been applied in homosexual discrimination cases in the grenaxa. The age of consent in Spain -- be it for hetero- or homosexual acts -- is a somewhat shockingly low 12 years old, although Girl at Glendale k redbox Spanish parliament is will probably raise the age to 13, still relatively young.
Spanish society has loosened up beyond the legal realm, too, of course, and many of Granada's gays spontaneously bring up discussions of the difference, the change, the general sense of freedom and acceptance that has spread across the society since Looking for sex `izbAt At Tayyarah end of the Franco era when it comes to all things homosexual a general acceptance reflected lije the success of Pedro Almodovar's films, for one.
Lesbian chat line grenada with the United States, there seems to be a growing and open interest in bisexual experimentation, too, grenaa among the club scene group. A Granadino legal expert recently suggested that Spaniards today are not homophobic simply because they're enjoying their liberty too much and having too much fun to be bothered.
While this comment is obviously somewhat tongue-in-cheek, a bisexual Fine ass female Gaithersburg visitor to Granada recently noted that there seemed to be a lack of that underlying, and at times extremely frightening, homophobia that can crop up at any point in the States.
That's true. Spain -- and Granada -- are, basically, very comfortable places to be gay.
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The scene: Bars and nightlife etc. While in no way Ibiza, Granada does offer a fair variety of bars and cafes that range from gay friendly to exclusively gay.
It's easy to find everything from sunny sidewalk tables for people-watching over coffee to wild, neon hotspots for letting loose and dancing to dark corners for hooking up with a new friend using a minimum of words. A general note about prices, exclusivity, etc.
Thus, the majority of the bars are both easy and cheap to get into. There's almost never a wait at the door the one exception is Friday and Saturday nights at Fondo Reservado, which is a small locale and nobody is ever turned away.
Attire is totally up to you. What follows is a fairly comprehensive list of the options: Bars and nightlife: Places basically straight but comfortable for gays: Candela Santa Escolastica No.
While by no means populated exclusively by gays, one of the lesbiam bartenders and a lesbian chat line grenada of regulars are gay or openly bi and it's certainly a very comfortable place to begin the night its prime hours are 10 to 1, before the dance bars get going. Long and narrow with really creative and constantly changing decorations, Fondo offers a mixture of house music it's worth the trip just to watch DJ Kuko do his thing and drag shows performed by Melania, who does Spanish pop stars with an occasional Cher thrown in, and La Pompino who specializes Fuck Fayetteville Arkansas wife black American disco icons like Donna Summer.
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There's a thematic party every other Thursday and it's one of the few places in town that does Carnaval right. The bar offers a coffee hour at 4 and then, as the night picks up, plays dance lline and sometimes has drag shows -- it's more or a place to dance than to score lesbian chat line grenada caters to a broad age range. The bar is a dance club with a camp atmosphere -- bartenders dressed as heavily made-up Egyptian slave boys, etc -- and definitely a good place to go if you want to pick up men; fewer women go there and the majority of the ones that do are straight friends of the boys.
A straight, lesbixn visitor who did the rounds of the gay bars recently declared 6 Colours to have the lesbisn attractive Lowell couple seeking sex best-smelling guys in town and the bathroom chat is really friendly and upbeat.
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It's a fairly young scene. At the weekend there is an expensive menu de dia at 30 euros but it includes a drag queen show.
Gay exclusive or almost so The Tic Tac Horno de Haza 19 -- near to Looking for roshonda Winona from Winona Plaza de los Lobos : see map While offering a coffee hour starting at six in the afternoon and advertising itself as open to all, the Tic Tac has a reputation -- grenava deservedly so -- for being a place to "ligar," i. Its clientele is largely male, and of all ages from late teens to much, much older men.
The atmosphere is a little seedy, beginning lesbian chat line grenada the two sets of padded doors and doorbell at the entrance and revolving crowd passing through the velvet curtains to check out the scene in the dark back room.
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Authors note: when running around Granada recently with a gay friend who was on the prowl, this was the most successful site for him. Within about two minutes of entering he had made critical eye contact and was off in the back room with his new friend despite their having no shared languageleaving the author the lone lesbian chat line grenada twiddling her thumbs in a packed bar.
El Zoo Moras 2 -- behind the Fuente de la Batalla El Zoo is the dance place that opens the latest and stays open latest. Spacious, with a remote, underground feel and cjat big, central dance floor, el Zoo is the place to go after you've hit a few other bars, but you still have a lot Women seeking sex Hambleton energy or grenara haven't scored and aren't ready to head back to the hotel lone yet.
Utah naked women It's elsbian cozy dance bar whose DJ plays a mixture of house music and the bartendress is really attractive. The door is manned by a Gallega whose main job is to keep out troublemakers -- there's never a wait and if you look like a normal liberal person, you'll be let right in. The atmosphere recently has changed a bit as the bar has become more and more popular with lesbian chat line grenada kind of young, preppy gay male type, but it is still a comfortable, fun place for women of all ages.
Cruising According to local sources, the two top cruising locations in Granada are the train station especially around the restrooms and the Jardines de Triunfo, a large park with Shy Tallahassee and skinny girly colored fountain that lies at the intersection of the city's two largest streets: Gran Via and Avenida de la Constitution.
Additionally, during the lesboan, the younger gay men of Granada can often be found sitting in a long line on the wall that runs along the Carerra del Darro, up from Plaza Nueva.
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