Homosexuality is legal in Spain. In 2005 the socialist president of Spain, José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, gave the conservative Catholic foundations of the country a shake with the legalisation of same-sex marriage. In Mallorca, Palma is the natural epicentre of a proud and prominent gay culture.
Useful resources and organisations:
- Ben Amics The island’s umbrella association for gays, lesbians and transsexuals.
- Gay Mallorca (www.gay-mallorca.blogspot.com) Weekly events listings.
- Guía Gay de España (http://guia.universogay.com/palmademallorca) More useful listings of cafes, saunas, nightclubs and restaurants.
- Mallorca Gay Map (www.mallorcagaymap.com) A handy guide to gay-friendly attractions (restaurants, hotels, clubs etc); a printed version is available from some municipal tourist offices in Palma.