Many stunning places worldwide are just waiting to be discovered by vacationers. From sunny beaches to snowy mountains, there are endless destinations to travel to and explore. When considering places to visit for vacation, many LGBTQ tourists go somewhere accepting of their lifestyle. To that end, discuss some countries that make great destinations for LGBTQ travelers.
Canada is known for being one of the most LGBTQ-friendly countries in the world. The country legalized same-sex sexual activity in 1969, allowing transgender people to change their gender without surgery legally. It hosts several events (such as Vancouver Pride) and has set out laws to help the LGBTQ community live better lives. These are just a couple of the ground-breaking laws th, allowingnged how LGBTQ people to live in Canada.
The good folk at OutCoast say that not only is it a wonderful place for LGBTQ vacationers, but it is also an ideal holiday destination for those looking for beautiful scenery and contemporary cities. The big cities, like Toronto, are suitable for those who wish to visit museums and other landmarks while having loads of different activities on their itinerary. Lake Louise in Alberta boasts stunning views and is perfect for exploring nature.
The first Nordic country on this list, Iceland is an extremely welcoming country for the LGBTQ community. They introduced laws that have benefitted the community, including legalizing same-sex marriage in 2010. Additionally, in 2006, Iceland allowed same-sex couples to gain equal access to adoption, a huge step in the right direction for LGBTQ rights within the country.
You can visit many natural environments in the country, ranging from waterfalls, volcanoes, and glaciers to stunning volcanic beaches. The views and scenery are like no other, and it is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The Blue Lagoon is one of the best places to visit and is somewhere people can relax with a spa day while taking in Iceland’s natural beauty.
A destination for amazing scenery and city breaks, Norway is an excellent place for all tourists to visit. Home to the breathtaking Norwegian Fjords, this country offers many beautiful sights. Discover the city of Oslo and its many attractions, such as the Vigeland Sculpture Park and the Norwegian Museum of Cultural History.
For LGBTQ couples, it was one of the first countries to introduce anti-discrimination laws to help lesbian and gay people live without fear of harassment. Additionally, Norway is proud of its growing LGBTQ community and ensures same-sex couples have the same rights as straight couples. It allows same-sex couples to adopt, has weddings in the church, and has a range of other rights.
A small and surprising country that is an excellent place for LGBTQ tourists is Luxembourg. Luxembourg has strict laws that ensure discrimination against people for their gender identity and sexual orientation is tackled. The government legalized marriage for same-sex partners in 2014, allowing those transitioning to legally change their gender without requiring surgery.
With three official languages, Luxembourg is a country packed with diversity and home to people worldwide. Vacationers are in awe at the unique architecture, with stunning castles and buildings that look right out of a fairytale; it is unsurprising why tourists travel to this historic country. As a bonus, transportation is easily accessible andis free (when using buses and trains), and it does not take long to reach your destination.