Gay and lesbian travellers now have more options than ever when it comes to choosing a holiday destination. An increasing number of countries are relaxing their laws and general attitude towards the LGBT community. Even previously strict countries such as Israel have become far more tolerant and have their own flourishing gay scene. However, countries that have only recently become accepting of same-sex couples usually consist of a small area or district that hosts the gay scene. If you wish to travel freely around the country you are visiting, then it is advisable to stick to destinations that are widely tolerant of gay and lesbian travellers. Gay-friendly countries offer a far wider choice when it comes to activities such as gay nightclubs, theaters, museums and cultural events. Here is the list of 10 gay-friendly countries in the world worth visiting.
Although the US has only legalised gay marriage in a handful of its 50 states, it still remains one of the most gay-friendly countries in the world. San Francisco has long been regarded as the gay Mecca, and offers gay-friendly bars, nightclubs, restaurants, saunas and plenty of cruising spots within the Castro district. New York also has plenty to offer those seeking a vibrant, lively holiday destination. Los Angeles and Miami are also huge gay attractions.