Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender people come from different backgrounds and expectations. We live in a society which assumes that everyone is heterosexual and a fixed gender identity. This can make some LGBT people feel isolated. Discrimination is still present in some rural areas where LGBT community is not accepted by everyone. Hence, there are some countries which gives a warm welcome to this community by providing them gay-friendly destinations.
Gay Friendly are the places, institutions that are open and welcoming to gay people.They create an environment that supports gay people and their relationships. These places treat all people equally and are non-judgmental. Many business now identify as Gay-Friendly and it allows more diversified customer base.
There is also a campaign named “HUMAN RIGHTS CAMPAIGN” that helps in achieving equality for Gay and Lesbians. Companies for example Dell Inc. and The Coca Cola Company has Gay-Friendly environment and they allows Gay customers. LGBT communities also favor gay-friendly businesses ,even if the cost of particular product or service is higher.
TOP 10 GAY FRIENDLY DESTINATIONS ARE :
In 1998, New Zealand was the first nation to adopt the label of gay-friendly. It has promoted same sex marriage. It treats all people equally without any discrimination and also promotes healthy relationships.
It is the first nation to recognize same-sex partnerships in 1998. There are gay friendly accommodations and packed calendar of queer events. Hence, it is the gay friendliest place on earth.
It is located in Church Wellesley. It has gay-friendly businesses and theaters. It will soon be home to the Worlds first gay athletic center at 519 Church Street. There are events such Pride Week Celebrations , Pride March, Dyke March which attracts most of the Gay Friends.
It is located in Spain and has a first-ever gay disco.The disco was opened in 1980’s. Its now Europe’s “BIG FOUR’’ destinations for the queer traveler and also includes Mykonos ,Gran Canaria and Ibiza. There are also same-sex Mediterranean cruises.
New York provides fabulous gay friendly accommodation options. There are various LGBT Landmarks such as Christopher Street, the Harvey Milk School ,The Lesbian Herstory Archives and The Theatre District.
It is located in Uruguay. Uruguay was the first country to legalise same-sex marriage. Although in order to protect the rights of LGBT community, excessive PDA are not advised.
The city provides the LGBT traveller with an amazing array of outdoor activities, variety of shopping and the world’s best poolside lounging. It also provides a large number of Male and Female-only Destinations.
Rome is an incredible city with thousands of amazing places to take photos. There are various historical sites due to which it is in the top searches of gay people.There is a gay street, where locals prefer for a drink to start the night.
It is the capital of Portugal. This place is full of culture and nice spots to visit. There are several gay-friendly pubs, discos. Further there are long Beaches where gay friends can enjoy the sea.
It is located in Japan. Japanese people are the kindest and polite we have ever met. Tokyo has more Gay Bars and the best place to celebrate your love. These gay bars can be found in Shinjuku Ni-chome.
Hence, above all are the gay friendly destinations where gay friends can easily plan their vacation. These places respectfully welcome gay friends so that they can feel free and enjoy their vacation. Gay friendly destinations provide luxuries accommodations for male and female only friends. These destinations also allows more gay friends to come forward and express their feelings.