Brighton Pride is less than 48 hours away, so whilst we get ready to party the weekend away check out our top 5 gay-friendly destinations across the globe…
How could we not include Brighton?! This good-time town is not only home to us at Rickshaw Travel but also to one of the most vibrant gay scenes in the UK. Around 11-15% of Brighton’s population over 16 is estimated to be lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (according the Brighton and Hove 2014 Statistics), and if you’re looking to celebrate diversity with plenty of pizazz, then head to Brighton Pride, happening this very weekend! Brighton Pride is guaranteed to show you the flamboyant and friendly character that our city has become famous for.
Buenos Aires, Argentina
This sultry city mixes sophisticated bars and cafes with a good dose of urban grit. Our three day trip includes a guided tour around the city, where you’ll get an insider guide to the local parks, barrios and transport, leaving the evenings free for you to explore at your own leisure. Expect a warm welcome wherever you turn, especially around the neighbourhoods of Barrio Norte, Palermo Viejo and San Telmo, where there are plenty of gay-friendly hotels, restaurants and bars. If you are looking to treat yourself, upgrade to our special stay located in the Tango neighbourhood of San Telmo.
Landing in Bangkok can be a shock to the senses. Noise, heat and bustle combine with smiles, delicious food and plenty of fun. With a strong Buddhist core, Thai culture is generally very relaxed about sexuality and gender roles making Thailand as a whole one of our top gay-friendly destinations. If you happen to be travelling in April, make sure to head to Phuket Pride, a festival that supports fundraising for various LGBT and HIV/AIDs charities in Thailand.
Cape Town, South Africa
Repeatedly voted as one of the friendliest gay capitals of the world, Cape Town is leading the way for acceptance of same-sex couples in Africa. Our Travel Specialist, Emma fell in love with the Mother City and all it has to offer,
“Cape town is an amazing mix of traditional African culture and modern attitudes. The wine flows, the sun shines and the party never ends – especially on Main Street where you’ll find a mixture of cocktail bars, gay clubs and plenty of live music”.
Shake your tail feathers and head to the home of Carnaval! Rio has recently been selected as the most popular gay destination in the world according to Out Traveler with a government that actively promotes and welcomes gay tourism. With fantastic beaches; year round sun, plenty of culture and a vibrant nightlife we defy you not to have the time of your life in Rio.