Whether you’re trying to plan the perfect holiday with or without the kids, there’s a rainbow of digital resources to help.
Holidays should be a time to kick back, put your worries to one side and relax. But as the International LGBTQ Travel Association (IGLTA) explains, “it can be a difficult task to decide where to travel next. The LGBTQ+ community faces an even bigger challenge as LGBTQ+ acceptance, laws and protections vary widely around the globe.”
Recent news from Florida, where Republican governor Ron DeSantis has signed a series of anti-LGBTQ+ bills into law, has only heightened such worries. Happily, there are lots of tools to help, if you take it step-by-step.
Picking your perfect destination
ILGA WORLD (or, ‘The International, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association’) is a worldwide collective of more than 1,700 organisations from over 160 countries and territories campaigning for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex human rights.
If you are mulling over a potential holiday destination, and wondering just how LGBTQ+ friendly it really is, the organisation’s maps are a wonderful resource, tracking and illustrating the laws and policies around the world that affect LGBTQ+ citizens and visitors. From the legal recognition of same-sex couples to the regulation of ‘conversion therapies’ and the criminalisation of consensual sex, you’ll know exactly where you stand, and whether you want to spend your cash there.