Homosexuelle Initiative (HOSI) Wien

1. Lesben- und Schwulenverband Österreichs

Welcome to HOSI Wien


Saturday, 3. December 2016
by Christian Högl

We apologize for the rudimentary state of the English version of our web-site. Due to our numerous activities we lack the time to translate our press releases and event announcements into English.

However, please don’t hesitate to contact our office for any information you need.

18th Rainbow Ball: Ticket sale starts on 6 October 2014

Regenbogenball 2015

Wednesday, 1. October 2014
by Marian Fink

On 31 January 2015, the Viennese Rainbow Ball (Wiener Regenbogenball), which has lately turned into one of the events most popular among gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender communities, will endow the imperial ambience of the Schönbrunn Parkhotel and brighten it with rainbow dazzle under the slogan “True Colours”. The ticket sale for this glamorous climax of the LGBT ball season begins on 6 October 2014 at 12:00 noon. Continue Reading →

17th Viennese Rainbow Ball completely sold out

Wiener Regenbogenball 2014

Sunday, 16. February 2014
by Marian Fink

Hopefully you have already grabbed your ticket for the 17th Viennese Rainbow Ball, because we are completely sold out! No wonder! After all, the Rainbow Ball is the ultimate ball event by and for lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transgender people and their friends and is one of the highlights of the Viennese ball season. Event location is the magnificent premises of Park Hotel in Schönbrunn. Continue Reading →

Rainbow Ball: In three-four time for a good cause

Wiener Regenbogenball 2014

Friday, 13. December 2013
by Marian Fink

If the Kaiser had known that: Lesbian-Gay culture is being celebrated again at the venue in which Franz Joseph’s guests were once accommodated. The 17th Viennese Rainbow Ball will be holding once again, at the elegant Park Hotel in Schönbrunn on February 22, 2014. One more time, over 1,500 lesbians, gays, bisexual, transgender persons and their friends will jointly celebrate a glamorous ball night till the early morning hours. Continue Reading →

19th Rainbow Parade on June 14, 2014

Regenbogenparade 2014 Logo

Thursday, 5. December 2013
by Marian Fink

The caravans of the 19th Rainbow Parade will roll along Vienna’s Ringstraße on Saturday June 14, 2014 and once again send a strong signal of a culture of solidarity, acceptance and equal rights. In its capacity as the most significant event of the lesbian, gay and transgender movement, the Rainbow Parade has grown into one of the largest annual demonstrations in Austria. Following the record number of visitors in the years 2012 and 2013, HOSI Vienna is once again, expecting close to 150,000 people in 2014. Continue Reading →