LGBT Destinations

By Matt Skallerud | Selected articles highlighting some of the best in LGBT destinations worldwide

Expanded Gay Wine Weekend kicks off July 14-16 in Sonoma and Napa counties

Wine tastings, wine festivals and winery tours are commonplace in Sonoma County.

A Trio of Bars Have Revived Downtown's LGBTQ Nightlife Scene

It’s a return to glory for what was once a focal point of gay culture

Orange County "As One" LGBT Pride Parade & Festival

Orange County “As One” LGBT Pride Parade & Festival by Orange County LGBT Pride, Inc - Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 11:00 AM at 307 N Spurgeon St, Santa Ana, CA 92701, United States in Santa Ana. Buy tickets and find information on Universe.

Gay couple claims Southwest Airlines discriminated against them

A gay couple traveling on Southwest Airlines over the weekend said they were discriminated against after they were denied the family pre-boarding option by a Southwest employee at Buffalo Niagara International Airport, WGRZ-TV reported.

Taiwan's same-sex marriage ruling could cement its place as Asia's liberal beacon

Landmark court case this week is likely to determine the success or failure of draft laws currently before parliament<p>Chi Chia-wei will find out on Wednesday if his decades long fight to make Taiwan the first country in Asia to legalise same-sex marriage has been a success.<p>Chi, 59, a pioneering …


Reaching For The Sky: Pilot & Author Mark Vanhoenacker

Take to the skies with pilot and author, Mark Vanhoenacker, as he shares the romance, challenges and excitement of commanding a plane.

Beirut Pride week goes ahead despite Islamist threats

Threats from Islamist groups failed to derail the Arab world’s first LGBT Pride week, which ended in Beirut on Sunday.

Documenting the diversity of LGBT Japan

Photographers Michel Delsol and Haruku Shinozakiintimate focus their lenses on the queer world behind the closed doors of modern Japanese society.

SHINE: The IGLTA Convention That Changed My Life and Perspective

The challenges of being an LGBT activist and non-profit leader can be overwhelming. After days, weeks, months, and years of activism, I’ve often felt like I’m fighting an uphill battle with no end in sight. With a world made up of nearly 7.5 billion people holding varying positions on social topics, and an LGBT community…[Read more]

Be Yourself in Philadelphia

Philadelphia has a proud history of promoting freedom and inclusion. LGBT meetings and conventions, both large and small, are a big part of that story. From our dedicated and award-winning <b>PHL</b> Diversity team to our hospitality education and business opportunity programs, the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau offers all the tools, venues and support you’ll need to plan your next important gathering.

Out and Proud in New Orleans

Visit one of the fastest-growing LGBTQ Pride celebrations in a haven for those who live life colorfully and enjoy having a good time.

Three Days in New Orleans: Lesbian Edition

Home to eclectic, queer-friendly people, New Orleans boasts several “off-the-beaten-path” spots that cater to lesbians.

Gregory Charles and Marie-Mai to Kick Off Montréal Pride Festivities

Gregory Charles and Marie-Mai will headline the opening show of Canada Pride Montréal 2017, Friday, August 11, on the TD stage in Parc des Faubourgs.

Welcome to LivingWells Concierge

I am excited to announce the launch of LivingWells Concierge, a luxury travel resource designed to provide bespoke travel itineraries for discerning clients

10 Reasons You Can't Miss Pride This Year

Our Insider’s Guide features 10 tips for a spectacular NOLA Pride weekend, happening June 9 through June 11.

Key West & Cuba: Two Close Yet Contrasting LGBT Destinations

Key West is a popular destination for LGBT travelers, but is its small island neighbor just a hundred miles to the south a hot spot for gay travelers too?

UNWTO/IGLTA Second Global Report on LGBT Tourism Released Today at the IGLTA Convention

UNWTO and the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association announced today the release of the Second UNWTO Global Report on LGBT Tourism at IGLTA’s 34th Annual Global Convention in St. Petersburg, Florida. Five years after the publication of their inaugural collaboration, this edition takes a deeper look at current trends within this dynamic market segment.

Outdoor activities around St Augustine: nature on Florida's historic coast

Northern Floridas HIstoric Coast is incredible for families and adventurers with outdoor activities around St Augustine abounding.

Mexico’s Most LGBT-Friendly Destination Of Puerto Vallarta Gets Even Friendlier

Mexico’s Puerto Vallarta wants to get even friendlier with its LGBT visitors.

It's All About LGBT Tourism in May - LGBT Week NYC and IGLTA

Then, on May 16th, as part of <b>LGBT Week NYC</b>, <b>Community Marketing & Insights</b>, in partnership with <b>IGLTA</b>, is bringing us the <b>3rd Annual Symposium on LGBT Tourism & Hospitality</b>. Sponsored by the <b>Argentina Tourism Office</b>, <b>Greater Fort Lauderdale CVB</b> and <b>Israel’s Ministry of Tourism</b> and held at <b>Google’s</b> Autumn Tech Room in Chelsea, this symposium features morning and afternoon sessions, lunch and a reception, all on-site at Google for just $95 (donated to the <b>IGLTA Foundation</b>).

Elegant, irreverent: Vienna's LGBT scene

A walking tour showcases some of the city’s more flamboyant historical figures: princes and emperors, composers and architects — men and women whose aesthetics shaped the imperial city of palaces.

Are You Ready for #IGLTA2017? Let's do a #GayTravel hashtag takeover!

In preparation for the <b>IGLTA Convention</b> in St. Petersburg, Florida coming up May 4-6, we wanted to remind everyone to use <b>#IGLTA2017</b> as the event hashtag. Be sure to use it <b>IN ADVANCE OF</b> the conference, and especially <b>DURING</b> the conference, in order to maximize your business opportunities during this exciting event. Lastly, your <b>POST</b>-conference social media posts using this hashtag will allow you to follow up with some of the various conference attendees after the event has passed.

Italy Gay Summer Pride 2017

Italy Gay Travels, in partnership with XXL London, is proud to announce the first edition of Italy Gay Summer Pride. A 4-day sensational Summer Party in one of the most beautiful undiscovered gems of Italy: the bay of Gallipoli (not in Turkey)!

LGBT London: what venue closures mean for the capital's future

London has lost many LGBT venues in recent years as rents skyrocket and property development accelerates. But with the mayor’s ‘night tsar’ and new spaces emerging, there are signs of revival for the capital’s queer nightlife

Puerto Vallarta announces new initiatives for LGBT travelers

One of the most inclusive destinations in the world is planning to take their LGBT-friendly initiatives to the next level. The resort town of Puerto Vallarta has long been a huge draw for LGBT travellers. As well as being easily accessible from the US West Coast, it’s also home to Mexico’s only official ‘gay neighbourhood’, … read more

Sun, fun & celebrities help Miami Beach Gay Pride shine bright

Miami Beach Gay Pride – a three-day, rainbow-filled, love-fest – is a fun, sun-soaked celebration of all things LGBT …just don’t wear any snazzy, high-dollar shoes.

Las Vegas ranks high with LGBT travelers

The Convention and Visitors Authority’s efforts a decade ago to attract the LGBT community and willingness to embrace all travelers have paid off with a slew of events filling the city’s calendar.

San Francisco’s colorful Mission district explored in gorgeous imagery

Murals take center stage in a book that also covers residents, restaurants, architecture and culture

What’s New In Grand Rapids, Saugatuck, And Douglas The Gay-Friendly Midwest

Arrive in a vibrant metropolis of beer, art, and dining and there you have Grand Rapids, Michigan. It’s among our country’s most venerable, yet fresh,cities