reFRESH Magazine – The International Gay Coffee Table Magazine – Meets Gay Switzerland and EuroPride 09



reFRESH Magazine is a beautiful international gay lifestyle magazine that is published alternate monthly in a coffee table sized format.


Founded in 2002, by Wild Publishing,  a small independent publishing company based in South East London. the magazine set out to provide an alternative read for people who happened to be gay and five years on, they are still doing exactly that.

The content mix focuses primarily on culture & arts, homes & lifestyle, travel and fashion & grooming. They work with an amazing collection of journalists, stylists, photographers and illustrators from across the world to ensure that they provide  a top-notch magazine  that is  both informative and creative. With no expense spared on production values they  are one of the most glossy gay lifestyle magazines produced.

This current issue celebrates Switzerland!  “It is the culmination of a six month working partnership with our friends at Switzerland Tourism in London and explores every aspect of this most diverse of countries.


Each of our regular editorial sections pays tribute to Switzerland in different ways, from a focus on Swiss fashion to a look at some of Switzerland’s most celebrated historical figures who have played a role in their LGBT history.”

Indeed, Switzerland has frequently been nominated as the best place in the world to live, and that’s certainly true for its lively gay communities. Stylish, eclectic, professional and sometimes just a touch anarchic, its cities often surprise. Go to this most dramatic country to ski in winter, but don’t forget the summer months when the streets come alive to the sounds of Techno beats and cool Jazz.

reFRESH also takes  a major look at the forthcoming
EuroPride 2009 celebrations that will be taking place in Zürich.

New Gay Travel Guide did an article on EuroPride 2008, when it was held in Stockholm. EuroPride is the largest and most important festival of the lesbigay community in Europe. Each year, EuroPride is hosted by another city in Europe. 2009, Zurich will be the host city, making it the first time ever EuroPride being celebrated in Switzerland.

During one month, a large variety of lesbigay events will be organised, covering all aspects of daily life like culture, politics, science and sports. Not only lesbigay people will be invited to join, all events are planned to address citizens and all visitors in Zurich and Switzerland.

EuroPride 09, being celebrated form 2 May until 7 June 2009, will bring a unique event to Zurich. Starting with an amazing Opening Party, a firework of cultural, political, scientific and sportive highlights will cover one entire month, inviting not only a lesbigay public from Switzerland and abroad to join. The climax and highlight of it all will be the large-scale EuroPride 09 Parade with a festival of activities in the EuroPride 09 Village in the very heart of Zurich.

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 (cover boy for Swiss issue is the smouldering Simone Lucioli
 and it was shot by reFRESH favourite Dean Stockings)