20 Worst Places to Travel if You Are Gay

Solomon Islands

Looking for someplace really exotic for you and your partner to check out, someplace where none of your friends have ever been?  Are you interested in beautiful beaches, coral filled lagoons, and stunning waterfalls?  How about the Solomon Islands in Melanesia?

Maybe not.  Same-sex activity has been illegal in this paradise since the 1880s.  Prison terms range from five years to fourteen years.  Don’t even hold hands!

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Jeff Jionisi / Shutterstock.com

Russia

Russia is the largest country in the world and is home to some very interesting places to visit, like St. Petersburg with its incredible art collection at the Hermitage.  Unfortunately for gay travelers, Russia has an anti-gay “propaganda” law and they seem to be doing a very good job of making life miserable for gay people.  Many Russians are conservative and do not accept gay people.

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Vachira Sat / Shutterstock.com

Uganda

The African continent is so interesting.  Unfortunately, many African countries like Uganda are quite anti-gay.   Its famous “Kill the Gays” bill was changed to “Jail the Gays.”  A step in the right direction?  Hard to tell.

Anti-gay laws began under British colonial rule in the 19th century.  About 96 percent of Ugandans believe that same-sex activity is unacceptable.  This includes both male and female same-sex activity.

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