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Planning your Gay-Friendly Holiday

Hayes and Jarvis Blog Team October 30, 2013

V&A Waterfront Cape Town

Whether you prefer the tangible feel of using a guidebook or just popping through various websites, there are a number of ways to effectively research a gay-friendly holiday.

Guidebooks

Guidebooks are a great resource for learning about the culture of a country, as well as how it might affect gay people.

The Internet
The Internet has a wealth of information for finding out more about gay-friendly travel. Simply go to google and type in what you are looking for.

The International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association

This international organisation has a wealth of advice and information for gay people and same sex couples. Check out the map to see potentially dangerous regions and countries.

Go to the Professionals

Travel agents and tour operators will often have a good idea about how gay-friendly a destination is.

Local Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Groups

Local groups advocating gay rights often give out advice on local laws and cultural attitudes, as well as good hotels, restaurants, and bars to go to.