LeafBlower saidI will be curious to see how open, with public affection, gay and lesbian couples are in Portugal.
In the more touristy areas of Spain
I sense even more openness than I see in the US or Canada.
It's odd that in some places that are politically very open to LGBT issues
there isn't a corresponding openness on the streets.
Buenos Aires is my best example.
Hetero couples are kissing in the street everywhere!
But gays holding hands are pretty rare.
Any of you guys paid attention to this in Portugal?
Haven't done Portugal (yet) but did do Buenos Aires last year. It is very open to gay couples now. We walked in the streets hand-in-hand, can't remember smooching in public, but danced, explored, ate food, tried to get in an all-men Tango place, Just enjoyed. BA is now very welcoming to gay guys. I found Spain to be, too. Can't imagine Portugal being that different.