Last Updated 02.07.2018
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TOP 5 GAY-FRIENDLY SUMMER DESTINATIONSThe first month of summer has been generous to the LGBT community with Prides all over the world. The experience and the celebration of the LGBTQ rights brought happiness and rainbow to the most distant corners of the globe, from Australia to Swaziland! However, June has ended and so has the pick of the Pride season. For those who refuses to accept the reality of the grey world so quickly we’d like to suggest a transition — the list of best gay-friendly summer destinations. It will brighten your holidays up. So here it goes.5. Palm Springs, USA

According to the Lonely Planet, Palm Springs provides an LGBTQ traveler with an amazing array of outdoor activities, excellent shopping, dining, and the world’s best poolside lounging.4. Guadalajara, Mexico

The city of Guadalajara has the most signs of affection in public between same sex couples in Mexico according to travellers. There are plenty of gay bars, clubs and parties for everyone. Despite having started only three years ago, it is home to one of the largest Pride events in Latin America, taking place every June with over 4000 participants. For all the beach lovers we have good news as well — it’s not far from the famous Pacific beach towns in the Banderas Bay, including the super gay Puerto Vallarta, where you can spend some quality time while enjoying Mexican sun, tacos and tequila.3. Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona is famous for its stunning architecture and colourful landscape. Thanks to the celebration of LGBT culture within this Spanish city, Barcelona has become colourful not only due to the colours of the city, but also due to its love to Prides and rainbows. It is known as the gay capital of southern Europe. As well as pumping LGBT nightlife, the city also hosts the annual Barcelona Pride, which is described as the main gay pride celebration of the Mediterranean. On top of all this, Barcelona’s seaside and food will make you fall in love with the city and everything that belongs to it.2. Gran Canaria, Canary Islands

In Europe, the Gran Canaria is a well-known destination throughout the year for European gays. Adding to Spain’s general gay-friendly atmosphere, this Spanish island guarantees almost 365 days of great weather due to its perfect for the seaside holiday location. There is a massive LGBTQ scene at Maspalomas and Playa del Ingles in the southern part of the island, shopping malls full of gay clubs, bars and restaurants as well as gay prides and festivals taking place all year round. All of this makes Gran Canaria a paradise of gay holiday.Reykjavik, Iceland

Iceland’s mesmerising nature and friendly people are not the only reasons why the country’s capital is becoming increasingly popular in the last couple of years. Reykjavik has been described as one of the friendliest places and most inclusive on Earth. In 2018, Reykjavik hosted its 20th Gay Pride march (one of Europe’s oldest queer parades)! In 2006, same-sex couples were granted equal rights with their heterosexual counterparts without limitation making Iceland one of the most progressive countries when it comes to respecting LGBTQ rights. The open-minded mentality of this stunning country and the never-ending list of outdoor activities make Iceland a perfect destinations for people who are looking for more of a chill and nature-appreciating holiday with their loved ones.

By TAIMI on July 2, 2018.Canonical linkExported from Medium on July 7, 2020.

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