Stockholm has long been regarded as one of the most LGBTQ+-friendly destinations in Europe. Its large population, for a Scandinavian country — more than 2 million — coupled with a progressive attitude make it easy for travelers for enjoy a relaxing vacation without fear of judgmental looks. However, this openness comes with a few downfalls.
Once business concludes, a world of wonder awaits in many of Italy’s incredible cities.
Laos has steadily become a popular destination for backpackers over the last decade. Luang Prabang, in particular, has become a hot spot for LGBTQ+ travelers in Southeast Asia. The small city off of the Mekong River is rich in culture and, for regional norms, incredibly welcoming to all walks of life.
LGBTQ+ travelers will feel at home in Portugal. The country legalized same-sex marriage in 2010, making it the sixth country in Europe to do so. Same-sex couples are also able to adopt children as of 2016. As is the case in many destinations, the cities and beaches are more friendly toward LGBTQ+ individuals than some of the more rural, small towns in Portugal.
ONCE THE FINAL MEETING WRAPS and the last contract is signed and sealed with a handshake, what’s next? Do you catch a flight back home or do you take advantage of the destination? If your next business trip is to Italy, we suggest adding a few more days to explore the country’s most amazing hot spots. Make time for more than a mouthwater- ing Italian meal in these three cities.
For decades Cuba persecuted members of the LGBTQ+ community, sending them to labor camps as punishment for perceived inconformity to revolutionary ideals. However, recent developments suggest the tide is turning toward greater acceptance on the island.