Colombia: Is Bogota the Next Hot Gay Travel Destination?

Published Date Author: , December 12th, 2011

Colombia’s capital, Bogota, is quickly getting rediscovered as one of the most vibrant, culturally rich capital cities in South America. What is less talked about, however, is its rapidly emerging Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community, which is strongly integrated and benefits from progressive Colombian laws. Off2Colombia witnessed those changes when filming Orgullo Gay, the Bogota Gay Pride.

Imagine walking the streets of one of Colombia’s supposedly notorious capital city, Bogota. It is said thieves prowl, kidnappers lurk and violence is never far away. But in fact it is quite different. On the left a man in a wedding dress saunters by. On the right two women dressed as felines brazenly embrace each other. Walking just five steps ahead, a man in a silver leotard dances by himself.

This is not, of course, the average day in Colombia’s capital city. ‘Orgullo Gay’, Bogota Gay Pride, happens every June in Colombia’s resurgent capital, and every year its numbers swell as people from all over the globe come to experience the event. It’s indicative of a rising trend in Bogota – the emergence of a strong, united and integrated gay community.

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