There’s one paperback that we always take on holiday with us every year. No it’s not the latest Jackie Collins novel but the Spartacus International Gay Guide, published by Bruno Gmunder. This unique guide has been published for more than four decades now and the 2011 edition features approximately 22,000 addresses over 1,300 pages that us gays should know about.

    Whether it’s hotels in Israel, bars in South Africa or discos in Sweden, no other guide offers such extensive information about gay and gay friendly places. Each country has a short and informative introduction which describes the legal and social position for gay men and the guide has a refined code system using abbreviations and pictograms.

    And for those who find the guide still is not compact enough, from March, guides will be available as an App for your iPhone.

    We’ve got a copy of the 2011 Spartacus Guide up for grabs. To be in with a chance of winning it send an email to [email protected] placing Spartacus Guide Competition in the subject field, along with your name and contact details, or post it to QXMEN, Spartacus Guide Competition, 23 Denmark Street, London WC2H 8NH. Entries should arrive by Thursday March 31st when the winner will be drawn at random. Sorry guys, but the competition’s open to UK residents only.


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