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Top 6 LGBT locations for 2018

Top 6 LGBT locations for 2018

With the global growth of Pride events across the world, there has never been more choice on where to visit and help celebrate pride.

Our friends at Pride Breaks have chosen their top six for you to look at here;

 Pride Breaks, is a travel agency targeted at the LGBT market. We recognised a lack of a “go to” when it comes to wanting to organise trips to Pride or to meet other LGBT community members through travel. There are so many more exciting places to discover, and we’re here to help you! We’ve listed our favourite LGBT friendly places to visit below.

1) Manchester

Home of Canal Street, Manchester offers a perfect destination for the LGBT community. Full of hotels, bars and restaurants and just two hours from London, Manchester welcomes a large number of visitors every single day. Don’t forget, Manchester has it’s hugely popular Manchester Pride, Sparkle (a transgender celebration weekend), and the Great British Bear Bash for the bear fans out there. Whether you’re having a fabulous afternoon cocktail in the sun, or a wild night out planned, Canal Street can provide the perfect time for you.

2) Amsterdam

More than just prostitutes and coffee shops, Amsterdam has a thriving gay scene with it’s relaxed and open lifestyle. With countless clubs, saunas and bars to offer, the LGBT community flock to the city in the Netherlands to indulge on World famous historical treasures such as the Anne Frank House or the Van Gough Museum. Not to forget, the hottest event of the year, Amsterdam Pride which welcomes over half a million internationals every single Summer. 

3) San Francisco

San Francisco is not only one of the largest and most famous LGBT communities in the world, but it’s recognised as one of the most important locations for the history of LGBT rights and activism. Some would even go as far as referring to it as the gay capital of the world! With over 10,000 LGBT residents, San Francisco is heaving with over 60 of the hottest gay bars and clubs, and for the one’s who love history, San Francisco is renowned for it’s historical impact on the LGBT culture, with a walking tour that takes you back in time to the gay movement. 

4) Gran Canaria

With not one, but TWO Pride events every year, Maspalomas is the colourful place to be this Summer in Gran Canaria. With the Yumbo Centre offering shopping heaven in the day and  cruise rooms, drag bars, and clubs in the evening, you’re sure to be thoroughly entertained. The Carnival of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is the highly anticipated event of the year too, so be sure if you’re heading there this Summer to show your face, and for the tanaholics that love to soak up the sun in every nook and cranny, the Dunes of Maspalomas is the nudest beach to do it at. 

5) London

There is a reason London is the capital city, it’s certainly the gay capital. Soho is the hotspot of the LGBT community, with countless clubs where world famous stars such as Lady GaGa, Madonna and even the cast of Ru Paul’s Drag Race love to perform. Make sure you stop by G-A-Y Late, or Heaven for a night full of pop music and poppers. For those who love all things Pride, London once welcomed over one million visitors from all over the world to join in celebrations.

6) New York

New York City, a huge contribution to the advancement in gay rights since the Stonewall Riot back in 1969. Now a home of love and acceptance, and a community united through music and culture. Christopher Street is home to many bars, clubs and, get this, the Big Gay Ice Cream Shop. Whether you’re stopping by Broadway to watch some of New York’s most talked about performances, or you’re recreating your favourite Sex and the City moment on 5th Avenue, you’ll be begging not to go home.

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Published: 11-Jan-2018

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