Gay & Lesbian Travellers

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.