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Old 02-15-2018, 07:50 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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Since it seems people here can afford to travel frequently, and I'm finally reaching a point where I can at all, I thought this'll be the better place to ask and receive responses.

But as the title suggests, really curious on it. I've read that Thailand, Canada, (Uruguay?) and England are all good places but what about any other countries? I've never traveled outside the US before so I wouldn't know.

And since I have a feeling this would be asked, and don't feel like having to answer it individually, the reason I point out LGBT is because I am old enough to go to clubs finally and enjoy going to gay clubs, bars, and general areas where the LGBT population is thriving and enjoying themselves (think California/Atlanta). And I can't lie, I flirt with guys sometimes and know there's some countries where that's basically suicidal so..... The POC should be obvious: Racism. That one I'm reading up is less of an issue thankfully.

So I'm definitely looking around myself but would like different answers from other people who've actually gone out and around. Thanks much.
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Old 02-16-2018, 07:52 AM
 
Location: Bay View, Milwaukee
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I generally agree with Thailand, Canada, and England.... The larger cities and famously LGBTQ-friendly sites, of course. But all may depend on specifics: What color in PoC?

Other open places include Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), Amsterdam (Netherlands), and Berlin (Germany). Brazil has many people of African and Asian descent; Amsterdam has an international mix of races and ethnicities; and Berlin is a global urban hub.

There are a lot of other LGBTQ hotspots in the world, but I'm not sure how PoC-friendly they all are at a general level: Buenos Aires, Madrid, Barcelona/Sitges, Ibiza, Paris, Rome.
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Old 02-16-2018, 07:56 AM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ > Raleigh, NC
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I admit that I had to Google what the POC part of your subject meant (People of Color), and I had no idea that it was an additional burden and danger for the LGBT community. So - thank you for the education. :thumbsup:

As to your question, I am pretty sure you'll receive more and better information from travel sites directed to the LGBT community, and maybe the gay community. These might help (I think you're male, but these might be helpful)

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry...b0f02c3870eb03

https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/glbt-travelers-218/

https://www.lonelyplanet.com/thorntr...ntersex-travel

https://www.nomadicmatt.com/travel-b...erent-matters/

https://www.nomadicmatt.com/travel-b...erent-matters/

https://www.worldnomads.com/travel-s...tqi-travellers

Obviously, there are plenty of US and canadian cities to begin your adventures. Enjoy.
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Old 02-16-2018, 09:40 AM
 
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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I admit that I had to Google what the POC part of your subject meant (People of Color), and I had no idea that it was an additional burden and danger for the LGBT community. So - thank you for the education. :thumbsup:

As to your question, I am pretty sure you'll receive more and better information from travel sites directed to the LGBT community, and maybe the gay community. These might help (I think you're male, but these might be helpful)

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry...b0f02c3870eb03

https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/glbt-travelers-218/

https://www.lonelyplanet.com/thorntr...ntersex-travel

https://www.nomadicmatt.com/travel-b...erent-matters/

https://www.nomadicmatt.com/travel-b...erent-matters/

https://www.worldnomads.com/travel-s...tqi-travellers

Obviously, there are plenty of US and canadian cities to begin your adventures. Enjoy.
Thanks much I'll look it up in a bit! And yes, being a lgbt poc means I have to take extra precautions just to go on vacation. Sucks but oh well its my reality. I want to go to Africa sooooooo badly too but many of the countries I want to visit are really anti lgbt and I feel I'm asking for trouble.

Though I'm aware there are places out here but idk if ill be able to afford this much longer so I'm taking my chances lol.
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Old 02-16-2018, 10:13 AM
 
Location: Bay View, Milwaukee
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Thanks much I'll look it up in a bit! And yes, being a lgbt poc means I have to take extra precautions just to go on vacation. Sucks but oh well its my reality. I want to go to Africa sooooooo badly too but many of the countries I want to visit are really anti lgbt and I feel I'm asking for trouble.

Though I'm aware there are places out here but idk if ill be able to afford this much longer so I'm taking my chances lol.
For Africa, South Africa is the most progressive nation, and Cape Town is considered by many to be a gay mecca.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LGBT_t...n_South_Africa
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Old 02-16-2018, 11:14 AM
 
Location: Lancashire, England
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The Purple Roofs website might be helpful, although it should be borne in mind that just because a town has an LGBT-run, or LGBT-friendly, inn, B&B or hotel, that doesn't mean that the rest of the town will automatically be LGBT-friendly.


https://www.purpleroofs.com/index.php
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Old 02-16-2018, 03:18 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ > Raleigh, NC
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For Africa, South Africa is the most progressive nation, and Cape Town is considered by many to be a gay mecca.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LGBT_t...n_South_Africa
And a terrific and beautiful city and area of the world. One of my favorite trips ever.
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Old 02-16-2018, 04:34 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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And a terrific and beautiful city and area of the world. One of my favorite trips ever.
African country AND lgbt friendly? I'm liking it
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Old 02-16-2018, 04:42 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ > Raleigh, NC
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African country AND lgbt friendly? I'm liking it
If you're a wine drinker, you're gonna LOVE it.

BTW - if you go ahead and want to look at this option, start a new thread asking for suggestions. I'll have some that I sincerely think you should consider since you are traveling so far away.
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Old 02-16-2018, 06:15 PM
 
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England for starters so it won't be such a culture shock. And cheaper until you're more experienced with the whole travel thing.

If you JUST turned bar age, I think you should travel with another person, too.

When media like Conde Nast devote sections to "Guides to LGBT travel" you know it's pretty mainstream.


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