20 Worst Places to Travel if You Are Gay

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia is one of several countries that punishes same-sex activity with death.  If you were thinking of seeing deserts, dunes, camels, and handsome sheiks, Saudi Arabia is not the place to visit with your same-sex partner.  Other punishments include fines, prison terms, or whipping.  Serious whipping.  The Saudi attitude stems from Arab tribal customs and an extremely conservative form of Islam called Wahhabi Islam.

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Honduras

Interested in checking out a country in Central America?  Don’t bother with Honduras; try somewhere else.  Although same-sex activity is legal, there is a ban against the legal recognition of same-sex marriage, thanks to a change in the country’s constitution in 2005.  But that’s not the biggest problem – that dubious honor belongs to the rise in LGBT hate crimes in Honduras since 2009.  Murders are common, so stay away from Honduras.

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Kiribati

The Republic of Kiribati (pronounced key-ee-bahs) is a small island nation in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.  It’s paradise, boasting beautiful aquamarine water, coral reefs, lagoons, wildlife, and friendly people.  Unless you happen to be a gay couple — especially male.

Male same-sex activity is illegal: you will face up to 14 years in prison if caught.  Female same-sex activity is not illegal, but lesbians might still face violence.

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