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Expertise Pleasure in another country: 20 of the best countries for LGBTQ+ travel in 2021

Expertise Pleasure in another country: 20 of the best countries for LGBTQ+ travel in 2021
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My Dating Advisor has a list of some of the best international travel destinations for those who identity as part of the LGBTQ+ community. The rankings take into considering factors ranging from marriage and adoption rights to anti-discrimination and gender-identity laws. Scroll through to see the top 20 LBGTQ-friendly countries. Note: Keep in mind that some of the countries on the list may not have reopened to international travelers yet due to the COVID-19 pandemic.” height=”3744″ id=”7692093002″ orientation=”horizontal” original=”https://www.gannett-cdn.com/presto/2021/06/14/USAT/d85bff70-9e86-4fb3-88b6-c169c050afe8-AP_APTOPIX_Argentina_Same_Sex_Marriage.JPG” width=”5616″>2020 human rights report on the Philippines.  What to see and do: Experience the sandy beaches – the Philippines has an abundant supply with more than 7,000 islands. ” height=”1080″ id=”1622574001″ orientation=”horizontal” original=”https://www.gannett-cdn.com/presto/2019/07/01/USAT/4947d35a-5310-4181-805a-8cadc5696c10-Philippines_Beach.jpg” width=”1920″>Slovakia celebrated its first Pride festival in 2010. What to see and do: Have a fun night out head to the capital, Bratislava. One of the most popular places for the LGBTQ+ community is Apollon Gay Club. You can also visit Devin Castle and Old Town.” height=”2448″ id=”1674026001″ orientation=”horizontal” original=”https://www.gannett-cdn.com/presto/2019/07/08/USAT/6d1b5124-ac7c-474c-b7c6-949682f6bad5-XXX_dd_travel_European_River_Cruising22.JPG” width=”3264″>2020 human rights report on Poland, it also said the government investigated, punished and prosecuted the offenders. What to see and do: Love art? How about Cold War nostalgia? Check out Warsaw's Soho Factory, an artistic hub featuring Muzeum Neonów, which is full of vintage neon signs from the Cold War.” height=”1414″ id=”2076622002″ orientation=”horizontal” original=”https://www.gannett-cdn.com/presto/2018/11/21/USAT/cd4798db-e83e-4f3a-9d6b-96401fa22bed-GettyImages-886051234.jpg” width=”2121″>Greece's first openly gay cabinet minister. While it still has work to do on the equality front, Greece does have anti-discrimination and gender-identity laws on the books. What to see and do: The capital, Athens, celebrates Pride Week starting July 18 this year. On top of that, the sunsets are breathtaking. ” height=”1413″ id=”7639436002″ orientation=”horizontal” original=”https://www.gannett-cdn.com/presto/2021/06/10/USAT/3d0222f3-5ccd-4e21-ab70-803ce1badd16-GettyImages-510967662.jpg” width=”2121″>la Marcha del Orgullo LGBT,  on June 26 this year. You can also feel comfortable sitting on a beach, viewing the Pyramids of Teotihuacan or experiencing the Day of the Dead. ” height=”1884″ id=”1880423001″ orientation=”horizontal” original=”https://www.gannett-cdn.com/presto/2019/07/31/USAT/c8363a03-f03c-47b4-9459-cd41425c8c58-playa-del-carmen.JPG” width=”2953″>celebrates Pride Week Aug. 2-8 this year. You can also stroll across the Charles Bridge, walk up to Prague Castle or people-watch at Letná Park.” height=”1415″ id=”70154406″ orientation=”horizontal” original=”https://www.gannett-cdn.com/media/2015/03/11/USATODAY/USATODAY/635616786565510125-177028042.jpg” width=”2122″>most popular Pride celebrations. There are also a variety of gay bars and clubs in each city, offering a fun and safe place to let loose.  And if you're a fan of “RuPaul's Drag Race,” you know how strong the drag scenes are in New York and L.A. Check out some drag events and you might get to see alumnae and future contestants live. ” height=”1414″ id=”4716200002″ orientation=”horizontal” original=”https://www.gannett-cdn.com/presto/2020/02/10/USAT/ec3839c9-d5f0-4c20-be9a-f2e4c6d80cd7-12_-_NYC.jpg” width=”2120″>begins in Tel Aviv on June 25. Tel Aviv is lauded as the gay capital of the Middle East, boasting clubs like Shpagat or Sauna Tel Aviv.” height=”3456″ id=”7690301002″ orientation=”horizontal” original=”https://www.gannett-cdn.com/presto/2021/06/14/USAT/18bc4251-9214-4c88-a2d2-2adcae8555b9-israel-pride-flag.JPG” width=”5184″>does not yet recognize marriage equality. What to see and do:  You can experience Pride celebrations in several cities, including Rome and Milan, which has a well-known LGBTQ+ community, with bars and clubs to attend and of course, fashion.  And let's not forget the pasta.” height=”1704″ id=”3773657002″ orientation=”horizontal” original=”https://www.gannett-cdn.com/presto/2019/09/26/USAT/9cf42caf-7c9c-408b-b08b-0c8f2cf4974e-22_dd_ye_yancey_travel_02.JPG” width=”2272″>Johannesburg celebrates it on Halloween.  You ca nalso enjoy a safari in several regions or if you'd rather find a good glass of wine, explore the wineries around Cape Town. And if you want to lie in the sun with your partner, explore one of the country's gay beaches. ” height=”1414″ id=”4223577002″ orientation=”horizontal” original=”https://www.gannett-cdn.com/presto/2019/11/17/USAT/09c6b694-1bc0-4a40-9c59-bd0dab794ced-Cape_Town.jpg” width=”2120″>first Latin American country to legalize same-sex marriage and the LGBTQ+ community enjoys the right to marry, adopt and serve openly. Transgender people's identities are also recognized, though protection from discrimination is not yet available nationwide. What to see and do:  LIke South Africa, Argentina's Pride event happens in the fall. It's called Vendimia Para Todos and is held each year in November. If you want to venture outside the capital, head to the Peninsula Valdes to see whales, orcas and sea lions, or explore the Magellan penguin rookery at Punta Tombo. ” height=”1623″ id=”21065559″ orientation=”horizontal” original=”https://www.gannett-cdn.com/media/2014/12/30/USATODAY/USATODAY/635555532557139023-177333335.jpg” width=”2400″>São Paulo or September to celebrate in Rio de Janeiro. But the entire Brazilian summer is full of Pride activities. And you can experience gay beaches at Copacabana and Ipanema.” height=”1080″ id=”2779230002″ orientation=”horizontal” original=”https://www.gannett-cdn.com/presto/2019/02/05/USAT/e865b17b-5e94-4ac0-9a4a-9441c0ae99e2-18-Rio-De-Janeiro-Brazil-Christ-the-Redeemer-shutterstock_40191001.jpg” width=”1920″>six Pride events on one weekend alone, Australia has become a hotspot for festivals and Pride meetups. Conquer your fear of heights by doing the Sydney Bridge Climb or visit Bondi Beach where you can body surf in the Pacific or swim laps in the oceanfront pool.” height=”1414″ id=”2688379001″ orientation=”horizontal” original=”https://www.gannett-cdn.com/presto/2019/12/18/USAT/97b11016-2adf-4d56-8bcc-d78451c20527-Australia_-_Melbourne.jpg” width=”2121″>Davie Village or Toronto's Queen West, dubbed “Queer West” for its LGBTQ+-friendly businesses. And if you're outdoorsy, you owe it to yourself to explore Canada's massive national parks, which are bigger than most countries. ” height=”1414″ id=”2688386001″ orientation=”horizontal” original=”https://www.gannett-cdn.com/presto/2019/12/18/USAT/ed9148ac-ce96-4c5c-901c-e9f6d3b63f01-Canada_-_Toronto_-_CN_Tower.jpg” width=”2121″>Pride events scheduled for every month this summer. Disney fans headed to Munich's celebration in July may want to consider a side trip to Neuschwanstein, the alleged inspiration for Sleeping Beauty's Castle. In fact, Germany has the most castles in the world, with an estimated 25,000 to explore.” height=”1200″ id=”7691365002″ orientation=”horizontal” original=”https://www.gannett-cdn.com/presto/2021/06/14/USAT/af20b5a9-ef93-4dc3-a301-2fc4541d0398-10-GREAT_Germany.JPG” width=”1462″>RuPaul's Drag Race.” Look up your favorite queens from the show to see where they perform live. You can also find London's top drag talent at DragWorld UK. Foodies might also want to try some authentic fish and chips or explore Manchester's Curry Mile.” height=”3744″ id=”3773720002″ orientation=”horizontal” original=”https://www.gannett-cdn.com/presto/2019/09/26/USAT/a33a29fc-6bdf-471e-a89f-031ec779fff9-40_GTY_142198015.JPG” width=”5616″> gorgeous hotels nestled in France's gay hotspots, such as Paris' Hotel Jules et Jim.” height=”1414″ id=”34454849″ orientation=”horizontal” original=”https://www.gannett-cdn.com/media/2018/05/01/USATODAY/USATODAY/636607918482934083-GettyImages-877496736.jpg” width=”2121″>International Lesbians Barcelona meetup is on June 19 and the city's LOVE Fan Fest starts June 25. Architecture fans should check out the incredible Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, the unfinished Romath Catholic cathedral in between the celebrations. ” height=”1414″ id=”7639433002″ orientation=”horizontal” original=”https://www.gannett-cdn.com/presto/2021/06/10/USAT/0204c546-1fd7-4550-bb4a-4f7e789b6baa-GettyImages-148543868.jpg” width=”2121″>Amsterdam Pride Festival, which turns 25 in 2021, runs July 31 through Aug. 8. if you go, take a break from the festival to check out the Van Gogh Museum and the Anne Frank House.” height=”2465″ id=”7702001002″ orientation=”horizontal” original=”https://www.gannett-cdn.com/presto/2021/06/15/USAT/88e37006-9d99-452c-94ac-afe9862935ce-AFP_AFP_R2987.JPG” width=”4054″> ranked among the world's happiest countries and its gay rights make it great for the LGBTQ+ community. Marriage, adoption and gender identity rights have all passed. What to see and do:  The capital, Stockholm, is considered one of the world's most open-minded and hosts Scandinavia's biggest Pride festival each summer. But Pride is celebrated in over 30 different areas all over Sweden. Gothenburg is another city full of activities and a gateway to amazing foods. Thinking of buying a Volvo? You can even arrange to buy one, pick it up at the factory in Gothenberg and use it to explore Europe before dropping it off to be shipped to you back home. Or just tour the Volvo factory and museum.” height=”1080″ id=”2779236002″ orientation=”horizontal” original=”https://www.gannett-cdn.com/presto/2019/02/05/USAT/f0b13ed8-d219-43d6-bb00-94427e5cfb27-13-Gothenburg-Sweden-shutterstock_497261263.jpg” width=”1920″>

Expertise Pleasure in another country: 20 of the best countries for LGBTQ+ travel in 2021