As a gay person, the community and culture of a city are very important. There are different places on this Earth, beautiful cities, countries, isles, etc., but where could we feel like home? Where could we walk with our lover and feel normal, without anyone looking at us strangely. Fortunately enough there are cities in the world that we love because they are gay friendly. Let’s see which ones are the best and why.
- Tel-Aviv, Israel
The Middle East is a rough place and we know how many conflicts happen there. The cities in the Middle East are not friendly to the LGBT community, except for one, Tel-Aviv. The Israeli metropolis welcomes people from all over the world and has demonstrated that it’s among the friendliest gay cities in the world. The LGBT community there is vast, people are open-minded and there are many places you can visit, clubs where you can have fun without feeling constrained.
2. Copenhagen, Denmark
Is a city that wrote a very important page in the history of LGBT rights movement. In 1998, Denmark became the first country in the world that recognized same-sex partnership. Since then, the capital of Denmark became a place where gay couples are more than welcome. Copenhagen opened the first gay bar in 1950’s and now there are a lot of facilities for gays who travel or live there.
Is a very beautiful city in Europe where you can enjoy the beauty of life to its fullest. The city is home for many gays and lesbians, they even have a whole district, the Chueca district where everything is gay: bars, restaurants, shops for gay people. The straight bars are gay friendly too.
4. New York
This is a revolutionary city for the LGBT community. In 1969 the city was holding gay rights movements, and in 2011 same-sex marriages became legal there. Nowadays, New York continues to be a city where everything is gay friendly: gay bars, theaters, and businesses in a multi-cultural place.
5. Montevideo, Uruguay
It may seem like a weird inclusion in the list, but this year you may explore the city after the major changes for the LGBT community there. In 2013 Uruguay became the first Latin American country to legalize same-sex marriage. The capital of Uruguay is still in the early stages of development regarding LGBT rights, but a major step has been done.