Summer is here, and since a lot of people are getting vaccinated, we are considering a trip. Will it be abroad or within the United States? We aren’t sure. The thought of flying on a plane still makes me nervous during a pandemic. A road trip seems more likely for us, but I also want to start planning a trip abroad for next summer. When it comes to planning a trip, we always check out the area we are considering. We definitely want to know if it is LGBTQ+ friendly because we want our children to have a good time. We also want them to feel safe.

If you’re considering travel outside the United States, start by finding out more about the country you are considering. There are many sites online with detailed information about the laws that affect the LGBTQ+ community. The State Department also lists travel advisories for different countries and even provides information specifically for LGBTQ+ travelers. If you’re transgender and wondering about how to navigate the airport, the National Center for Transgender Equality has a lot of good information. 

Do you already know where you want to go? If not, take a look at the Nomadic Boys. They are a gay couple and have been documenting their world travels for years. Their site has a lot of top 25 LGBTQ+ friendly travel lists and detailed descriptions of their adventures. You will definitely be able to add some destinations to your bucket list. When they travel, they always talk to LGBTQ+ locals to find out what it’s like to live there. Don’t miss their Gay Travel Tips.

It’s June, so you could always make last-minute Pride plans for this month. The International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association has a Pride Calendar. Scroll down to the bottom of the page for a list of Pride events. You can also filter the results by country and month. Pride celebrations will continue into the fall in some places. There are even some 2022 Pride events that are already on the calendar. Grab your bags and start packing!

Check out our Rainbow Advice Travel page for more detailed resources. 

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