Travel lovers looking for LGBT-friendly destinations rejoice! Meetville has collected the best places for you to enjoy your travel! Whether it is a romatic journey or just a short trip to visit LGBT-events, you can now choose any and enjoy!
We want to help you decide where you’re going for your next vacation 😉 So let’s see what we’ve got for you here:
1. Copenhagen – Denmark
Did you know that Denmark is a host country to WorldPride in 2021? Copenhagen’s reputation as an LGBTQ+ destination continues to grow every day! By the way, Denmark was the first country in the world to recognise same-sex partnerships in 1989 and was the first country in the world to no longer perceive that being transgender as a mental disease. Copenhagen is also a homeland to one of Europe’s oldest gay bars, which dates back to 1917 before it became an openly gay bar in the 1950s.
2. Tel-Aviv – Israel
Israel is one of the most tolerant places in the Middle East for LGBTQ+ people. It is well known as a welcoming gay-friendly destination, and especially its party center Tel Aviv, the country’s second city after Jerusalem. Tel Aviv is famous for its queer nightlife and even its government organizes and hosts internationally-known Pride celebrations. You can see same-sex couples there holding hands openly and there are lots of queer gyms, beaches, bars, restaurants and parties. Interesting fact: although number show that nearly 10% of the worldwide population are LGBTQ+, this figure is closer to 25% in this remarkable hotspot.
3. Berlin – Germany
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We hope you know that Berlin has an extensive LGBTQ+ history. By the way, it is the homeland of the world’s first Institute of Sexual Research, which was opened in 1918 by an ally for minority groups such as the queer community – and was subsequently burnt down by the Nazis in 1933. The city even has a Memorial to the Homosexuals Persecuted Under Nazism. Now the city prides itself on its explicitly queer culture. Schöneberg, in the south-west of the city, has long been the centre of LGBT life and culture; today it’s notable for its leather scene.
4. Lesbos – Greece
Everyone knows that Lesbos island is a birthplace of Sappho, the Greek poet who wrote about same-sex love and passion. Lesbos is located near Turkey and its name is the origin for the etymological basis for the word “lesbian”. Queer women have long migrated here, and it hosts the annual Eressos International Women’s Festival – a two week fiesta which celebrates women who love women – since 2000.
5. Toronto – Canada
Toronto is home to an active and energetic gay village characterized by various gay-owned bars, clubs, and businesses that sit around Church and Wellesley. Toronto is pretty amazing, not only has it been named the most diverse and multicultural city in the world but it also boasts the title of the safest large metropolitan area in North America.
Wherever you travel, you have to enjoy the trip. There are lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people all over the world. So when you feel safe to travel, you are happy to talk about your sexuality, about who you are, with both foreigners and other travelers.
We hope you found the best destination for your next vacations in 2019. Waiting for your feedback in the comments!
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