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Posts from the ‘LGBT’ Category

  • June 19, 2014
    Countries to avoid if you’re gay

    June is considered as Gay Pride month in a lot of countries around the world where there is summer time. Although some countries celebrate pride in a different month – for example, Sydney Pride is in February and Sao Paulo celebrates in May. Many a lot travel to destinations where Pride is celebrated openly, but […]


  • June 2, 2013
    Report homophobia using ‘Bashing’ app while traveling

    Belgium was the second in the world to legalize gay-marriage in 2003 and has an openly gay prime minister, so you’d think that being gay and traveling to Belgium or one of the European countries like Spain or Netherlands would be easy and safe. Unfortunately, you’re wrong. Even in countries that are called first-world, gay […]


  • May 13, 2013
    LGBT tourism grows in India

    November 2011. A wedding is being held on the grounds adjoining the Devi Garh Hotel in Udaipur, Rajasthan. A small group of onlookers watches in fascination as the couple circumambulates the sacred fire seven times, while a Hindu priest chants mantras. Why are they so intrigued? Because both those marrying are clad in smart sherwanis. […]


  • March 29, 2012
    U.S. Customs will consider same-sex couples as families according to a new rule

    The Obama administration proposed on Tuesday to recognize same-sex couples as families on customs forms, a small but significant step, supporters said, toward equal recognition by the federal government. The proposed rule change, which was posted to the Federal Register website, would expand the definition of a family for the purpose of customs forms for […]


  • February 10, 2012
    Cape Town comes out as the next best destination for gay travelers

    Perfectly sculpted bodies lie poolside at The Glen, a guesthouse that’s the first listing on the Pink Map to Cape Town, handed out at the airport for the 225,000 gay tourists who visit every year. Gay culture has flourished since the fall of apartheid, which harshly penalised homosexuality, as South Africa enshrined equal rights in […]


  • September 14, 2011
    Australian passport to get three gender options

    Australian passports will now have three gender options – male, female and indeterminate – under new guidelines to remove discrimination against transgender people, the government said Thursday. Transgender people and those of ambiguous sex will now be able to list their gender on passports with an ‘X’ if their choice is supported by a doctor’s […]


  • June 16, 2011
    Celebrate Gay Pride at HostelBookers top gay-friendly hostels

    The celebration of gay culture has become a global event with huge Pride festivals taking place every summer in top destinations such as London and San Francisco. HostelBookers has compiled a list of gay friendly hostels keen to target gay travellers. All hostels are in top cities close to the buzzing gay districts or properties […]


  • April 12, 2011
    A guide to gay Madrid

    Madrid has always been one of Europe’s most gay-friendly cities. The city’s gay community is credited with reinvigorating the once down-at-heel inner-city barrio of Chueca, where Madrid didn’t just come out of the closet, it ripped the doors off in the process. Today the barrio is one of Madrid’s most vibrant and it’s very much […]


  • April 12, 2011
    Travel news of today

    Himachal Pradesh fed up with peeing tourists [eTN] China beats Spain as 3rd biggest tourist destination [eTN] The next generation of gay hotels [BBC Travel] Renovation of a Terminal, Keyed to San Francisco [NYTimes] Planes Collide on JFK Airport Runway [AOL News] Oberoi Gurgaon wins hosting rights to World Travel Awards 2012 ceremony


  • October 29, 2010
    Chicago to host gay travel convention in 2013

    Chicago has been chosen to host the International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association’s annual convention in 2013. The city was selected at the organization’s board meeting in Florida last week. The 2013 event will mark the first time Chicago has hosted the convention. Travel association board chair Tanya Churchmuch says Chicago is a good fit […]


  • May 20, 2010
    Expedia welcomes LGBT travelers by opening Gay Store

    Expedia.com users can search for LGBT-friendly hotels and destinations on their new LGBT Store starting today. Ten gay-friendly cities are featured on the store along with mini guides. Partnered with the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association to find and identify “LGBT-welcoming” hotels, Expedia now allows travelers to search for hotels that have courtesy breakfast […]


  • May 10, 2010
    Welcoming gay travelers to Seattle

    A new website, Travel Gay Seattle, has been launched to tap into the lesbian and gay travel market. At www.thegsba.org/travel, travelers can find Seattle tips and reviews, and book plane tickets, hotels and more. The Greater Seattle Business Association launched the website, with support from Alaska Airlines. The association is a chamber for commerce for […]


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