Sun and Safety for Gay Travelers

Published Date Author: , April 28th, 2012

Barcelona Gay TravelTHE QUESTION: Can you recommend sunny destinations that are safe for gays and lesbians?

Feeling welcome and at ease to be yourself are essential elements of travel. And for LGBT travellers in some parts of the world, that just doesn’t happen.

“It’s illegal to be gay or for men to show affection in most of the Caribbean, Africa and the Middle East,” says Liz Devine, president of Thomas Cook Rainbow Travel in Toronto.

“Many countries in these regions have laws prohibiting homosexual activity, imposing prison or, in some cases, death sentences for people identified as gay.”

Full Story from The Globe and Mail

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Matt Smith – Detour Travel - Gravatar Matt Smith - Detour Travel said on April 29, 2012, 7:50 am:

I’m a gay tour operator. I only lead tours to places where LGBT and straight people will all feel welcome.

In fact, I time some of my trips to coincide with local LGBT community events. Love the annual pride march of Guadalajara, Mexico. And the International Tango Queer Festival in Buenos Aires is a blast.

My favorite sunny destinations: Guadalajara… in the 70’s and 80’s year round. Panama and Puerto Rico if you’re a beach person!

Purple Roofs Gay Travel Newsletter: May 2012 | Purple Roofs Gay Travel Blog - Gravatar Purple Roofs Gay Travel Newsletter: May 2012 | Purple Roofs Gay Travel Blog said on April 30, 2012, 2:59 pm:

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