Despite signs of progress on the home front, there are still several LGBTQ unfriendly locations both in the US and around the world. Traveling has its fair share of headaches for everyone, but for LGBTQ travelers, there’s also the possibility of harassment, discrimination, and even legal trouble. Vacation research extends far beyond hotels, museums, and nightlife. However, there are amazing LGBTQ resorts out there. But, LGBTQ travelers must also check laws about homosexuality and the frequency of anti-gay violence at their destination. And, even with thorough research, there’s still the potential for scary run-ins upon arrival.
With London's summer feeling like a bit of an anti-climax, my boyfriend Liviu and I decided to escape to Sitges for a couple of days of Spanish sun.
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I have always loved travel, although I haven't done it nearly as much as I want to. In high school, I traveled to Italy and Greece and fell in love. The architecture was so beautiful, the culture so rich, and it was all around so different from America, a place I often felt lacked a strong cultural connection. This was the true beginning of my travel bug.
Winter isn’t a lot of fun unless you are properly equipped with some skis and a hip flask. It was only a short flight to Queenstown on the South Island of New Zealand but it felt like a world away from the dreariness of Sydney. Fresh deep snow, blue skies, and the streets teeming with attractive men in expensive winter wear.
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It’s no wonder that Barcelona is such a popular destination – drawing people from across Europe and the world to enjoy its unique combination of warm weather, beach-side location, and a seeming insatiable appetite for good times.
Wherever you are in the world, it’s always important to have a plan as to when and where you’re going to get your next dose of GBT – Gay Beach Time.
It seems common knowledge to many that many cities have communities where the best LGBTQA community can gather in peace and harmony, but small towns are a bit of a different matter. Small towns bring to mind images of racist old people and hate speech. Despite the comforting idea of small towns from yesteryear, those in minority groups recognize that in small, isolated communities, intolerance has a way of spreading.
Gay pride festivals are some of the most exciting days out there for the LGBTQ community. It's a time to celebrate love in all its forms, the struggles of being gay that people have overcome, and also to possibly link up with a new partner.
The Indonesian island of Bali is a favourite destination for Australian holiday-makers, and it’s easy to see why.