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.

25th Viennese Pride Parade on 13 June 2020

Friday, 15. November 2019
by Karl Kreipel

Dear friends of the Rainbow Parade and Vienna Pride,

You’ve had to wait a long time for the date of the 25th Rainbow Parade (as we call the Pride Parade here in Vienna), and many of you have been waiting with anticipation to get this information. So we are very happy to be able to announce these dates: Vienna Pride will take place from 1 to 14 June 2020, and the Rainbow Parade will be on Saturday, 13 June 2020, marching across Vienna’s famous Ringstraße as every year!

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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 →