LGBTQ+ Travel Guides

Traveling can be an incredibly rewarding and memorable experience. With so many beautiful places in the world with vibrant cultures, amazing landscapes and delicious cuisine, it can be a difficult task to decide where to travel next. The LGBTQ+ community faces an even bigger challenge as LGBTQ+ acceptance, laws and protections vary widely around the globe. This set of travel guides was designed to provide you with a brief overview of each country, including some of the most popular destinations and attractions. You’ll learn about the best times to visit, events and tours available, and up-to-date insights on LGBTQ+ laws and protections in each country. 

LGBTQ+ Rights & Travel Safety

LGBTQ+ Safety Guide

Policies and public acceptance of LGBTQ+ people varies widely from country to country and even within some countries…

Trans Safety Guide

Transgender, genderqueer and non-binary individuals face unique challenges when traveling, ranging from being…

HIV Travel Guide

Just as many countries present added considerations for LGBTQ+ travelers, many also require unique precautions for…

Africa

South Africa

Unlike the rest of the African Continent, South Africa is worlds apart when it comes to being classed as an LGBTQ+…

Morocco

Morocco in one word is vibrant. From the white, snow-capped Atlas Mountains to the golden hues of the Sahara Desert…

Asia & Middle East

Thailand

Explore our gay travel guide to Thailand featuring LGBTQ+ safety tips, gay rights info, top cities & attractions…

Taiwan

While Taiwan is not as popular of a tourist destination as its Asian neighbors, it is considered one of the most…

Nepal

Nepal is amongst the most progressive countries in Asia for LGBTQ+ people due to several laws giving rights to…

Myanmar

Thailand is a popular destination in Asia for LGBTQ+ travelers. The Thais are extremely welcoming people and…

Japan

Japan is a fascinating county, rich in culture, tradition, exotic beaches and boasting one of the most famous…

Israel

Israel is well known for a history that spans over 5,000 years and is showcased in its religious and archaeological…

India

India is a smorgasbord of delights, offering everything from beautiful coastline and deserts to mega metropolises.

Hong Kong

Possessing one of the most spectacular skylines on the planet, Hong Kong is a dynamic metropolitan city full of…

Australia & South Pacific

Australia

Recognized as one of the most LGBTQ+ accepting countries in the world, Australia boasts widespread support for…

New Zealand

New Zealand is a magical land full of breathtaking nature, wild adventure and rich culture. Located about 1,200 miles…

Central America & Caribbean

Puerto Rico

The island of Puerto Rico always greets its guests with ¡bienvenidos! This unrivaled Caribbean getaway has a…

Costa Rica

This charming country in Central America is famed for its tropical climate, breathtaking landscapes, and its…

Europe

The Netherlands

Tulips, cheese, clogs, and, of course, bicycles. The Netherlands, commonly referred to as Holland, is…

Spain

Spain is one of the most culturally liberal and welcoming countries for LGBTQ+ travelers. People in large cities and…

Sweden

Sweden is a truly incredible country for LGBTQ+ travelers looking to experience a welcoming and affirming destination…

Portugal

From beautiful beaches to vast wineries to ornate Azulejos tiles to incredible gastronomy experiences, Portugal…

Italy

Italy is, without doubt, one of the must-see destinations on many travelers’ lists. Tourists flock to the…

Iceland

Iceland is a must-see destination for LGBTQ+ travelers who seek nature and adventure in a unique country that exceeds…

Greece

Greece is the birthplace of democracy, the Olympic Games, Western Philosophy and Western theories of tragedy and…

Germany

The Federal Republic of Germany with its 16 states can be considered the geographical center of Europe.

England

Receiving a warm welcome is an important requirement for visitors to any country, but for LGBTQ+ people this simple…

Belgium

Beloved for its historic charm, high fashion, and heavenly cuisine, Belgium is one of Europe's best open secrets…

North America

United States

The United States adventure is just as diverse and nuanced as the LGBTQ+ community that calls the country home. For…

Mexico

Mexico is a unique and colorful country with vibrant energy rooted in its culture, food and local history. 

Canada

Canada is known to be friendly and welcoming to all, and this hospitality extends to the LGBTQ+ community. Canada is…

South America

Uruguay

Uruguay is one of the most progressive countries in the world, let alone South America, especially when it comes to…

Ecuador

Although small, the country of Ecuador has a lot to offer, from the tropical Amazonian rainforest to the snow-peaked…

Colombia

Despite its sordid history with the drugs cartels, Colombia has undergone a major transformation over the last 20…

Brazil

Brazil is the largest and most populated country in South America and Brazilians are well known to be friendly to…

Argentina

Argentina is considered one of the most LGBTQ+ friendly destinations in South America. It was the first country on…