Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia: LGBT-friendly holiday destinations

With negative attitudes and discriminatory laws still in effect in many places around the world, LGBT people consider it stressful to select a place to vacay safely.

As the world celebrates International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, the ground relaity is there is almost no country for homosexuals or transgenders. 

With negative attitudes and discriminatory laws still in effect in many places around the world, LGBT people consider it stressful to select a place to vacay safely.

Some of the biggest cities and resorts around the globe are home to lively LGBT communities, many of which offer a mix of history, nightlife and culture that perfectly caters to LGBT travellers. So if you’re looking for the perfect LGBT holiday destination, here are some of the very best:


The city known for its rich history and artistic culture is also known as Germany’s dynamic gay capital. The Berlin gay scene’s non-stop partying atmosphere can be soaked up in the many bars, clubs and carnivals. They are scattered across popular city centre locations such as the Schoneberg district, which has long been considered to be the epicentre of the Berlin gay scene. Berlin Pride is easily the biggest event on Berlin’s LGBT calendar and sees thousands march proudly through this great European city.


Switzerland is not just the married couple`s favourite destination to honeymoon but also a dream vacation for the LGBT community. Zurich, the largest city of Switzerland offers visitors a vibrant selection of LGBT-friendly bars and nightclubs amidst snow-capped Alps. The Zurich Pride Festival, which takes place between June 15 to 17 this year, is a multi-day event that brings thousands of people into the heart of Zurich every year.

San Francisco

The city of the Golden gate is also the gay capital of the world due to its historical significance in LGBT rights and activism, which is celebrated in places such as the Castro District – one of the very first gay neighbourhoods in the USA. San Francisco Pride Parade & Celebration, which takes place in June aims to ‘educate the world, commemorate their heritage, celebrate their culture, and liberate the people from homophobia.


The Spanish city of Barcelona has a pumping LGBT nightlife, the city also plays host to the annual Barcelona Pride, which is described as the main gay pride celebration of the Mediterranean. With over 200,000 attendees, this gay pride event acts as both a parade and protest, meaning you can both dance the night away and engage in supporting the rights of the LGBT community.


Canada’s largest gay community can be found in the vibrant city of Toronto. The city’s diverse downtown gay village, known locally as ‘The Village’, offers visitors an array of arts, culture and nightspots. Like other major cities, Toronto’s most prominent LGBT event takes place during the annual pride celebration, and the month of June, known as Pride month, is estimated to attract around 1.2 million visitors each year. Canada is not adverse to the gay community and Torronto is a proof




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