Safety is a main concern for LGBTQ+ travelers within the United States or abroad. For those not familiar with the cultural and legal practices of a destination, it can be overwhelming navigating the local customs. Before you start planning your trip, check out these important safety resources for LGBTQ+ travelers.
- International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association: Also known as ILGA, this foundation offers maps that detail sexual orientation and gender identity laws around the world.
- OutRight Action International: This New York City-based nonprofit publishes news and reports on LGBTQ+ issues around the world, so travelers can stay informed on safety issues.
- National Center for Transgender Equality: Before you head to the airport, visit this organization’s website for a step-by-step guide to flying as a trans individual.
- Purple Roofs: The travel directory lists preferred accommodations around the world for LGBTQ+ travelers. You’ll find bed and breakfasts, hotels and vacation rentals. In addition to lodging information, the site also lists gay travel events around the world.
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