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January 31 & February 1, 2014
The Kreativball has come a long way since its low-profile beginnings. Now it is a must in Vienna's annual queer ball season. You have to be quick these days because this event for gays and lesbians and their friends sells out weeks in advance. www.clubkreativ.at
February 22, 2014
Whoever said that Viennese Waltzes are only for straight people? The Rainbow Ball successfully conquered this heterosexual domain. Formal evening attire is strictly enforced at this gay and lesbian ballroom event. The ball is held in Parkhotel Schönbrunn. All waltzes and lots of fun! www.regenbogenball.at
February 27, 2014
Experience the fabulous event at the beautiful Palais Auersperg. The Rosenball is a distinguished counterpart of the Viennese Opernball with an unique mixture of the audience. After the formal opening ceremony the crowd is getting wild to house and disco music. Dresscode: Glamourous costumes or evening dress.
May 31, 2014
The star-studded AIDS-charity event is the most spectacular queer party in Europe and it raises close to a million euros each year for HIV projects. From Federal Chancellor to Hollywood star, they all come to watch the fashion show by one of the world’s super-designers on City Hall Square and to dance the night away. Tickets for the Life Ball are as precious as gold, but the fashion show is free for everyone.
Vienna Pride: June 11-15, 2014
Rainbow Parade: June 14, 2014
"Vienna Pride" and the "Rainbow Parade" are the highlights of the gay and lesbian year in Vienna. The "Pride Village" is a tent city that offers a mix of culture, shows, dining, information and parties. The Rainbow Parade also makes its way along the Vienna Ringstrasse this year and is symbol of tolerance and equality. After the big closing rally, the partying continues in Vienna's clubs into the early hours of the morning.
June 18-22, 2014
The organizers of "Vienna in Black" also become active each year in the spring: the "Vienna Fetish Spring" festival is held each year around Corpus Christi. Numerous fetish events - including the election of "Mr. Leather Austria" - will be on the program.
October 3, 2014
At the Wiener Wiesn-Festival, there's lederhosen gaudiness and dirndl fun for gays and lesbians for a whole evening. Live music, hearty food and humorous performance will ensure a successful evening. www.rosawiesn.at
October 22-26, 2014
The international leather and fetish meeting in Vienna does not just offer the obligatory leather and fetish party but a whole range of events. From dinner to leather brunch, bike tour and much more. Which weekend could be more appropriate for this event than the weekend closest to the Austrian National Holiday (26 October) when the Austrian military parades on Heldenplatz. www.lmc-vienna.at
identities is a cultural highlight and the second biggest international film event in Vienna. The best queer movies in the most beautiful cinemas in Vienna and a series of events and parties make for an exciting week. But even in the "off-years" the organizers of the biennial festival offer cinema performances on a regular but smaller scale.