Embark on a journey through time as Queer News Tonight becomes the first LGBTQ+ television news show to broadcast from the ancient and captivating sites of Cyprus. Uncover the unique history, cultural richness, and LGBTQ+ progress in this remarkable Mediterranean destination.
Cyprus: A Unique Blend of Cultures and History: Explore the uniqueness of Cyprus, a land controlled by Britain in the early 20th century, making English its principal language. Discover the island’s LGBTQ+ civil rights journey, with protections dating back to 1998 and the landmark civil unions passed in 2015.
️ LGBTQ+ Friendliness in Cyprus: Despite challenges intertwined with the Greek Orthodox Church’s attitudes, Cyprus frequently tops rankings as one of Europe’s most welcoming LGBTQ+ travel destinations. Witness the dramatic improvements in LGBTQ+ public policy over the last 30 years since Cyprus joined the European Union.
Historical Marvels and Mythical Roots: Delve into the rich history of Cyprus, known as the heart of the Eastern Mediterranean. From being ruled by Alexander the Great in the 3rd century BC to boasting the world’s oldest human-made water wells dating back to 10,000 BC, Cyprus is a treasure trove of historical wonders.
Exploring Ancient Excavations: Queer News Tonight broadcasts from the ancient excavations of the city of Paphos, home to some of the most significant Roman and Greek villas with exquisite mosaic floors. Visit the Tomb of the Kings, a necropolis from 2500 years ago, and explore the Roman city of Kourion, renowned for its amphitheater and gladiator games.