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Your Guide to WorldPride 2019: Where to Stay, What to Do, and More

This weekend marks the start of Pride in the U.S., with festivals, parades, and parties celebrating LGBTQ+ diversity around the country. This year commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising, and as such, New York City is poised to be the host of WorldPride 2019. New York Pride is quite the to-do on any…

2019 Pride Events Around the World: Where to Go and What to Do

West Village, New York; mathiaswasik/Flickr June is just around the corner, marking the start of Pride month in the United States. Cities and communities around the world will gather to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising in New York with their own Pride events throughout summer and into fall. Though all Pride festivals…

Your Guide to Everything Gay in Palm Springs

Movie Colony Hotel, Palm Springs Palm Springs has long been considered an LGBTQI haven for both locals and vacationers. It’s ranked first in California and third in the U.S. among cities with the most same-sex couples per 1,000 households. Some estimates say that less than half of the population is straight. Last year, Palm Springs…

Top 8 LGBTQ-Friendly Destinations to Visit in Europe

June has arrived, meaning that cities around the United States and abroad will start kicking off their Pride festivals, parades, and celebrations. Though much progress has been made in the U.S. and countries around the world, it’s hard to find a more concentrated region of inclusive and welcoming destinations for LGBTQ travelers than Europe. To…

7 Best Honeymoon Destinations for LGBTQ Couples

Earlier this year, Bermuda made global news by repealing the law that allows same-sex marriage. The move came as a surprise, both because it represented a step back in terms of LGBTQ rights, and also because it showed an ugly, less tolerant side of the island’s culture. Still, LGBTQ travelers — particularly those planning their…

5 Popular Destinations That Aren’t LGBTQ-Friendly

The LGBTQ community has had much to celebrate in recent years, with marriage equality legalized in dozens of nations across the world. However, we should be aware that repressive measures still exist for much of the international LGBTQ community, and travelers heading to less progressive countries should take note. Western privilege and basic precaution can…

The 10 Best Gay-Friendly Neighborhoods in America

A rainbow flag flies in New York’s West Village. mathiaswasik/Flickr The current administration may have chosen not to officially recognize it, but this month is LGBTQ Pride month. June was designated as the month of celebration to honor the Stonewall riots of New York City, which occurred in June 1969. This commemoration has expanded across…

5 Lesser-Known LGBTQ-Friendly Destinations Around the World

Courtesy of Ted Eytan/Flickr In 2015, the United States joined a group of 21 other countries in legalizing same-sex marriage. These countries are mainly Eurocentric with the exceptions of South Africa, Argentina, and Brazil. Since achieving this victory, some other countries have followed suit or made meaningful steps towards legislation. Cities like Berlin and Amsterdam…

10 Things That Might Happen When You Stay at a Gay Hotel

I don’t drink any more, so I find that when I’m at parties this time of year, the best way to fit in is to trade in sensationalism. Without fail, some of the things I’ve seen and done in hotels — in gay hotels in particular — do a fine job. Of course, this isn’t…

Barcelona vs. Madrid: Which Is Better for You?

Plaza Mayor in Madrid; image courtesy of Kyle Valenta. Urban rivalries are no new thing — just ask residents of New York City and Los Angeles in case you’re curious. Throughout our travels, we’ve learned that the desire to prove your city’s superiority isn’t strictly an American thing, either. While we at Oyster.com love both…