During this holiday, I will be by myself a few days in Berlin, after parting ways with a friend and before meeting others. And, given that nobody knows me there, I'm considering using part of that time to do something that makes me feel that the fact that I'm gay is more “normal”. But, just to be clear, losing my virginity is off the table — I'm thinking with my upper head. Any advice on this? I know how to google information, but I don't know exactly what to look for. Large cities are like a parallel reality to me, esp when it comes to how being gay there works. :/ Some ideas: The Schwules Museum seems a nice place to go. Maybe choosing a ho(s)tel in the gaybourhood of the city? I think it's called Schöneberg/Kreuzberg. I don't expect to interact a lot with other guests, but simply seeing same-sex couples in the streets would be wonderful. I don't get to witness lots of that here. There are some so-called “gay hotels”... But I don't expect much of them, and even less during corona. Plus, they sound too much like pink capitalism. I've always wanted to go to a gay bookshop, as they were super important historically. Surprisingly, some still exist. I'm aware of one called Eisenherz. Given that I'm not looking for sex, I don't think I should consider nightlife as part of my plans, not even if it was a sensible idea in the times of corona. Gay bars and cafés could be an option (e.g., for breakfast), although I'm not sure what they can offer to me. I have never attended any sort of event related to counselling or advice because I don't have anything like that where I live. I love exercising and I plan to go running every day. I’d love to receive some feedback from anyone that knows about the gay scene in large cities, even if it's not Berlin. I’m looking for a positive gay-affirmative experience, avoiding activities that are too intimidating or counter-productive. If I don't manage to find a good plan, I'll simply do regular tourism, which is pretty okay.