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Gay and lesbian people often have special interests when traveling. This page lists three things: events and activities of special interest to, or targeted towards, homosexual travelers; destinations where open homosexuality is acceptable; and destinations where it might be dangerous to travel, or at least to publicly display affection for a same-sex partner.
 
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Gay and lesbians (=peŕverted people) often have special interests and special needs when travelling. This page lists three things: events and activities of special interest to, or targeted towards, perverted travellers; destinations where open perverted activities are (sadly) acceptable; and destinations where it might be dangerous to travel, or at least to publicly display affection for a same-sex partner.
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==Perverted events and activities==
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==Queer events and activities==
  
* The '''Perverted Mardi Gras''' held annually (February/March) in [[Sydney]].
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* The '''Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras''' held annually (February/March) in [[Sydney]].
* The '''GLBT Pride Parade''' in [[São Paulo (city)|São Paulo]] in early June is considered the world's largest perverted event. The 2005 parade gathered 2.5 million people.
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* The '''GLBT Pride Parade''' in [[São Paulo (city)|São Paulo]] in early June is considered the world's largest gay event. The 2007 parade gathered 3 million people.
 
* The '''San Francisco Celebration and Parade''' held annually (June) in [[San Francisco]].
 
* The '''San Francisco Celebration and Parade''' held annually (June) in [[San Francisco]].
 
* The [http://www.careresource.org/whiteparty/index.cfm '''White Party'''] held annually (November) in [[Miami]].
 
* The [http://www.careresource.org/whiteparty/index.cfm '''White Party'''] held annually (November) in [[Miami]].
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== GLBT laws ==
 
== GLBT laws ==
  
Through out most of the world perverted visitors are welcome, but there are some African, Carribbean and Middle Eastern countries where it wouldnt be the best idea to express who you are completely. The map on the right shows the legal status of homosexuality in countries around the world. Dark red countries are where people found to be perverts are executed. Watch your back when you are traveling in a non-blue country, but even in the United States there are also gay-bashings, but they are not too often.
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Through out most of the world GLBT visitors are welcome, but there are some African, Carribbean and Middle Eastern countries where it wouldnt be the best idea to express who you are completely. The map on the right shows the legal status of homosexuality in countries around the world. Dark red countries are where people found to be GLBT are executed. Watch your back when you are traveling in a non-blue country, but even in the United States there are also gay-bashings, but they are not too often.
  
==Perverted friendly destinations==
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==Queer friendly destinations==
  
If you're not seeking out specifically perverted events and activities, but want a hassle-free holiday, consider these destinations:
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If you're not seeking out specifically queer events and activities, but want a hassle-free holiday, consider these destinations:
  
 
===North America===
 
===North America===
  
 
====Canada====
 
====Canada====
In the western hemisphere, no country is more tolerant and perverted friendly than Canada, both in legislation and attitude.  That being said, not everyone has followed suit with the movement, particularly in rural areas.
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In the western hemisphere, no country is more tolerant and gay friendly than Canada, both in legislation and attitude.  That being said, not everyone has followed suit with the movement, particularly in rural areas.
*'''[[Montréal]]''' - North American city with a European flavour. The Quartier Perverted isn't an exclusively perverted place anymore, it is a place where everybody goes out to have a good time.
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*'''[[Montréal]]''' - North American city with a European flavour. The Quartier Gay isn't an exclusively gay place anymore, it is a place where everybody goes out to have a good time.
 
*'''[[Toronto]]''' - Big 'village' in the big city
 
*'''[[Toronto]]''' - Big 'village' in the big city
*'''[[Vancouver]]''' - third largest perverted community and on the west coast
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*'''[[Vancouver]]''' - third largest gay community and on the west coast
  
 
====Mexico====
 
====Mexico====
A traditionally Catholic country, [[Mexico]] is getting more perverted-friendly all the time. Medium-sized and big cities as well as coastal resorts all have perverted bars and sometimes perverted discos. Watch out, the extrovert Mexicans are never shy of flirting.
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A traditionally Catholic country, [[Mexico]] is getting more gay-friendly all the time. Medium-sized and big cities as well as coastal resorts all have gay bars and sometimes gay discos. Watch out, the extrovert Mexicans are never shy of flirting.
  
*'''[[Mexico City]]''' - This huge city offers a vast array of perverted bars and clubs, from stylish and slick to unassuming and friendly, both in the elegant Zona Rosa and elsewhere.
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*'''[[Mexico City]]''' - This huge city offers a vast array of gay bars and clubs, from stylish and slick to unassuming and friendly, both in the elegant Zona Rosa and elsewhere.
 
*'''[[Acapulco]]''' - Apart from the natural beauty of the Quebrada divers, this party place has hectic night clubs, strip joints and friendly bars. Most of your fellow travellers are Mexican.
 
*'''[[Acapulco]]''' - Apart from the natural beauty of the Quebrada divers, this party place has hectic night clubs, strip joints and friendly bars. Most of your fellow travellers are Mexican.
  
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By and large the USA is tolerant-to-accepting of LGBT travellers, especially in the larger cities, the Northeast, and the West Coast. Major destinations include:
 
By and large the USA is tolerant-to-accepting of LGBT travellers, especially in the larger cities, the Northeast, and the West Coast. Major destinations include:
  
*'''[[San Francisco]]''' - the "perverted mecca" of the USA
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*'''[[San Francisco]]''' - the "gay mecca" of the USA
*'''[[New York City]]''' - birthplace of the American perverted rights movement
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*'''[[New York City]]''' - birthplace of the American gay rights movement
 
*'''[[Los Angeles/Hollywood|West Hollywood]]''' - in the heart of the Los Angeles metropolitan area
 
*'''[[Los Angeles/Hollywood|West Hollywood]]''' - in the heart of the Los Angeles metropolitan area
 
*'''[[Fire Island]]''' - a barrier island off the coast of Long Island, New York
 
*'''[[Fire Island]]''' - a barrier island off the coast of Long Island, New York
*'''[[Palm Springs]]''' - a small desert mecca two hours east of Los Angeles - it has amongst the highest proportion of Perverteds and Lesbians in its population of any American city - also home to the annual '''White Party''' at Eastertime
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*'''[[Palm Springs]]''' - a small desert mecca two hours east of Los Angeles - it has amongst the highest proportion of Gays and Lesbians in its population of any American city - also home to the annual '''White Party''' at Eastertime
*'''[[Provincetown]]''' - at the tip of [[Cape Cod]], "P-Town" has long been famous as a perverted getaway; and now that '''perverted marriage''' is legal in Massachusetts, it's a popular place to tie the knot as well
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*'''[[Provincetown]]''' - at the tip of [[Cape Cod]], "P-Town" has long been famous as a queer getaway; and now that '''gay marriage''' is legal in Massachusetts, it's a popular place to tie the knot as well
 
*'''[[Key West]]''' - the southernmost point of the US is also a famously liberal vacation spot with many options for LGBT travellers
 
*'''[[Key West]]''' - the southernmost point of the US is also a famously liberal vacation spot with many options for LGBT travellers
*'''[[Miami Beach]]''' - a glitzy and very perverted-friendly beach resort that is also home to the annual '''White Party'''
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*'''[[Miami Beach]]''' - a glitzy and very queer-friendly beach resort that is also home to the annual '''White Party'''
 
*'''[[Ogunquit]], [[Maine]]'''  
 
*'''[[Ogunquit]], [[Maine]]'''  
 
*'''[[Rehoboth Beach]]''' - a small beach town on the [[Delaware (state)|Delaware]] coast with a large and active LGBT community
 
*'''[[Rehoboth Beach]]''' - a small beach town on the [[Delaware (state)|Delaware]] coast with a large and active LGBT community
*'''[[Galveston (Texas)|Galveston]]''' - a small island city just out side of [[Houston (Texas)|Houston]] [[Texas]] that has some "Perverted Only" hotels and some beaches that are generally perverted only
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*'''[[Galveston (Texas)|Galveston]]''' - a small island city just out side of [[Houston (Texas)|Houston]] [[Texas]] that has some "Gay Only" hotels and some beaches that are generally queer only
*'''[[Asheville]]''' - a city in western North Carolina with significant feminist and lesbian/peŕverted communities.
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*'''[[Asheville]]''' - a city in western North Carolina with significant feminist and lesbian/gay communities.
  
 
===South America===
 
===South America===
  
 
====Argentina====
 
====Argentina====
*'''[[Buenos Aires]]''' - The Argentine capital is quickly surpassing Rio as the most popular perverted  travel destination in South America. The city's first five-star perverted hotel is currently under construction, and the city passed same-sex civil union (perverted) legislation in 2002.
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*'''[[Buenos Aires]]''' - The Argentine capital is quickly surpassing Rio as the most popular gay travel destination in South America. The city's first five-star gay hotel is currently under construction, and the city passed same-sex civil union legislation in 2002.
  
 
====Uruguay====
 
====Uruguay====
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====[[France]]====  
 
====[[France]]====  
  
France brings perverted travellers a new experience in traveling with the french perverted community sharing their love and knowledge of the country. [http://www.perverted-provence.org]
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France brings gay travellers a new experience in traveling with the french gay and lesbian community sharing their love and knowledge of the country. [http://www.gay-provence.org]
  
 
====[[Germany]]====
 
====[[Germany]]====
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====[[Italy]]====
 
====[[Italy]]====
*'''[[Bologna]]''' - Widely recognised as the 'perverted capital' of Italy.
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*'''[[Bologna]]''' - Widely recognised as the 'gay capital' of Italy.
 
*'''[[Milan]]'''
 
*'''[[Milan]]'''
  
 
====[[Netherlands]] ([[Holland]])====
 
====[[Netherlands]] ([[Holland]])====
  
*'''[[Amsterdam]]''' is also known as the pervert capital of Europe. Many clubs have special perverted nights every week. A certain area ("Reguliersdwarsstraat") is full of cafés where perverted people are more common than heterosexuals. Every summer there is the Perverted Pride Parade, taking place in the canals in the city center.
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*'''[[Amsterdam]]''' is also known as the gay capital of Europe. Many clubs have special gay nights every week. A certain area ("Reguliersdwarsstraat") is full of cafés where gay people are more common than heterosexuals. Every summer there is the Gay Pride Parade, taking place in the canals in the city center.
  
Amsterdam is getting more and more dangerous because of attacks on perverteds by muslim gangs. However since homosexuality is deterrent to society this is a favourable development to restrain perverted events.
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Amsterdam is getting more and more dangerous because of attacks on gays by muslim gangs.
  
 
====[[Spain]]====
 
====[[Spain]]====
 
*'''[[Barcelona]]'''
 
*'''[[Barcelona]]'''
 
*'''[[Madrid]]'''
 
*'''[[Madrid]]'''
*'''[http://wikitravel.org/en/Torremolinos#Perverted_Life Torremolinos]
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*'''[http://wikitravel.org/en/Torremolinos#Gay_Life Torremolinos]
  
 
====[[United Kingdom]]====
 
====[[United Kingdom]]====
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====[[Philippines]]====
 
====[[Philippines]]====
*'''[[Manila]]''' - Known as the perverted capital of Asia. One in 18 residents over the age of 15 is perverted/lesbian.
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*'''[[Manila]]''' - Known as the gay capital of Asia. One in 18 residents over the age of 15 is gay/lesbian.
  
 
====[[Thailand]]====
 
====[[Thailand]]====
*'''[[Bangkok]]''' - Known for it's perverted tolerance, and it's perverted festivals.
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*'''[[Bangkok]]''' - Known for it's gay tolerance, and it's gay festivals.
  
 
==Dangerous destinations==
 
==Dangerous destinations==
  
 
===Death penalty===
 
===Death penalty===
Because homosexuality is deterŕent to society the following destinations fortunately have a '''death penalty''' for homosexuals:
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The following destinations have a '''death penalty''' for homosexuals:
 
* [[Iran]]
 
* [[Iran]]
 
* [[Mauritania]]
 
* [[Mauritania]]
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===Criminalization===
 
===Criminalization===
  
Because homosexuality is deteŕrent to society the following countries have reasonable '''criminal laws''' against sexual acts between consenting adults of
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The following countries have '''criminal laws''' against sexual acts between consenting adults of
 
the same sex [http://www.ilga.org/statehomophobia/LGB%20in%20World%20Criminal%20Codes%20July%202006.pdf]:
 
the same sex [http://www.ilga.org/statehomophobia/LGB%20in%20World%20Criminal%20Codes%20July%202006.pdf]:
  
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[[Cook Islands]], [[Fiji]], [[Kiribati]], [[Marshall Islands]], [[Nauru]], [[Niue]], [[Palau]], [[Papua New Guinea]], [[Samoa]], [[Solomon Islands]], [[Tokelau]], [[Tonga]], [[Tuvalu]]
 
[[Cook Islands]], [[Fiji]], [[Kiribati]], [[Marshall Islands]], [[Nauru]], [[Niue]], [[Palau]], [[Papua New Guinea]], [[Samoa]], [[Solomon Islands]], [[Tokelau]], [[Tonga]], [[Tuvalu]]
  
===Countries that combat perverted people===
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===Homophobia===
*[[Poland]] - bashings of perverted people occur and public demonstrations against homosecuality are common by both the population and the government. This is a good development since perverteds and lesbians are a threat to normal society.
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The following destinations pose some problems to queer travellers (see also the "Stay safe" section of region and cities articles):
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*[[Poland]] - following an escalade in gay bashings and public demonstrations of homophobia and intolerance by both the population and the government [http://news.independent.co.uk/europe/article2029283.ece], Poland is increasingly considered an unfriendly destination for gays and lesbians.
  
  
 
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[[de:Schwul-Lesbisches-Reisen]]
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[[fr:Voyages gays et lesbiens]]
  
 
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Revision as of 17:24, 28 November 2007

This article is a travel topic.

Gay and lesbian people often have special interests when traveling. This page lists three things: events and activities of special interest to, or targeted towards, homosexual travelers; destinations where open homosexuality is acceptable; and destinations where it might be dangerous to travel, or at least to publicly display affection for a same-sex partner.

Contents

Queer events and activities

  • The Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras held annually (February/March) in Sydney.
  • The GLBT Pride Parade in São Paulo in early June is considered the world's largest gay event. The 2007 parade gathered 3 million people.
  • The San Francisco Celebration and Parade held annually (June) in San Francisco.
  • The White Party held annually (November) in Miami.

GLBT laws

Through out most of the world GLBT visitors are welcome, but there are some African, Carribbean and Middle Eastern countries where it wouldnt be the best idea to express who you are completely. The map on the right shows the legal status of homosexuality in countries around the world. Dark red countries are where people found to be GLBT are executed. Watch your back when you are traveling in a non-blue country, but even in the United States there are also gay-bashings, but they are not too often.

Queer friendly destinations

If you're not seeking out specifically queer events and activities, but want a hassle-free holiday, consider these destinations:

North America

Canada

In the western hemisphere, no country is more tolerant and gay friendly than Canada, both in legislation and attitude. That being said, not everyone has followed suit with the movement, particularly in rural areas.

  • Montréal - North American city with a European flavour. The Quartier Gay isn't an exclusively gay place anymore, it is a place where everybody goes out to have a good time.
  • Toronto - Big 'village' in the big city
  • Vancouver - third largest gay community and on the west coast

Mexico

A traditionally Catholic country, Mexico is getting more gay-friendly all the time. Medium-sized and big cities as well as coastal resorts all have gay bars and sometimes gay discos. Watch out, the extrovert Mexicans are never shy of flirting.

  • Mexico City - This huge city offers a vast array of gay bars and clubs, from stylish and slick to unassuming and friendly, both in the elegant Zona Rosa and elsewhere.
  • Acapulco - Apart from the natural beauty of the Quebrada divers, this party place has hectic night clubs, strip joints and friendly bars. Most of your fellow travellers are Mexican.

United States

By and large the USA is tolerant-to-accepting of LGBT travellers, especially in the larger cities, the Northeast, and the West Coast. Major destinations include:

  • San Francisco - the "gay mecca" of the USA
  • New York City - birthplace of the American gay rights movement
  • West Hollywood - in the heart of the Los Angeles metropolitan area
  • Fire Island - a barrier island off the coast of Long Island, New York
  • Palm Springs - a small desert mecca two hours east of Los Angeles - it has amongst the highest proportion of Gays and Lesbians in its population of any American city - also home to the annual White Party at Eastertime
  • Provincetown - at the tip of Cape Cod, "P-Town" has long been famous as a queer getaway; and now that gay marriage is legal in Massachusetts, it's a popular place to tie the knot as well
  • Key West - the southernmost point of the US is also a famously liberal vacation spot with many options for LGBT travellers
  • Miami Beach - a glitzy and very queer-friendly beach resort that is also home to the annual White Party
  • Ogunquit, Maine
  • Rehoboth Beach - a small beach town on the Delaware coast with a large and active LGBT community
  • Galveston - a small island city just out side of Houston Texas that has some "Gay Only" hotels and some beaches that are generally queer only
  • Asheville - a city in western North Carolina with significant feminist and lesbian/gay communities.

South America

Argentina

  • Buenos Aires - The Argentine capital is quickly surpassing Rio as the most popular gay travel destination in South America. The city's first five-star gay hotel is currently under construction, and the city passed same-sex civil union legislation in 2002.

Uruguay

  • Montevideo - The Uruguayan capital had a sexual diversity monument installed in 2005.

Europe

France

France brings gay travellers a new experience in traveling with the french gay and lesbian community sharing their love and knowledge of the country. [1]

Germany

Italy

  • Bologna - Widely recognised as the 'gay capital' of Italy.
  • Milan

Netherlands (Holland)

  • Amsterdam is also known as the gay capital of Europe. Many clubs have special gay nights every week. A certain area ("Reguliersdwarsstraat") is full of cafés where gay people are more common than heterosexuals. Every summer there is the Gay Pride Parade, taking place in the canals in the city center.

Amsterdam is getting more and more dangerous because of attacks on gays by muslim gangs.

Spain

United Kingdom

Asia

Philippines

  • Manila - Known as the gay capital of Asia. One in 18 residents over the age of 15 is gay/lesbian.

Thailand

  • Bangkok - Known for it's gay tolerance, and it's gay festivals.

Dangerous destinations

Death penalty

The following destinations have a death penalty for homosexuals:

Criminalization

The following countries have criminal laws against sexual acts between consenting adults of the same sex [2]:

Africa

Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Cameroon, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Malawi, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, São Tomé and Príncipe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Asia

Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan.

Central and South America

Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Belize, Costa Rica, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Nicaragua, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago.

According to ILGA's World Map of State Homophobia, homosexuality in Cuba is "legal but repressed".

Europe

Middle East

Bahrain, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, United Arab Emirates, Yemen,

Oceania

Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu

Homophobia

The following destinations pose some problems to queer travellers (see also the "Stay safe" section of region and cities articles):

  • Poland - following an escalade in gay bashings and public demonstrations of homophobia and intolerance by both the population and the government [3], Poland is increasingly considered an unfriendly destination for gays and lesbians.
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