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 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


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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Anjo Kan / Shutterstock.com



American City Guide: New Orleans

New Orleans has a reputation as one of the most fun cities in the United States. Nicknamed “The Big Easy”, most tourists come to New Orleans during Carnival, a raucous outdoor festival that celebrates the beginning of the somber Lenten season. If you manage to get beyond Bourbon Street, there’s a vibrant city just waiting…

American City Guide: Chicago

One of the largest and most underrated cities in the United States is Chicago. In fact, Chicago ranked first in Time Out’s 2018 City Life Index, topping other highly-ranked cities like New York City, Melbourne, and London. There are so many incredible things to do in Chicago, plus it lacks the hectic craziness of other vacation destinations in the United States. It’s a great option for a fun weekend trip, even if you’ll never see everything the city has to offer in just two days.

American City Guide: New York City

New York City is the most populous city in the United States and has a reputation as the most vibrant and thrilling vacation destination on the continent. It’s the home of New York Fashion Week, the United Nations, Broadway, Wall Street, and the Statue of Liberty. Its fast pace inspired the phrase “New York minute” and even if you only have $5 per day to spend, you can still enjoy every aspect of this incredible metropolis.