There was a time when the best a gay or lesbian cruise passenger could hope for from a "gay-friendly" cruise would be a self-organized " Friends of Dorothy " meet up. Now, gay and lesbian socials are standard on most cruises, and are actually organized, promoted and hosted by the cruise lines and their staffs. The cruise industry has come a long way, not merely acknowledging but embracing its gay and lesbian passengers. It's really no surprise, given there is data suggesting that the percentage of gay and lesbian travelers who take cruises is the same as -- or even slightly higher than -- the percentage of heterosexual travelers who cruise. Gay and lesbian cruise passengers haven't been shy about their enthusiasm, either. There are now dozens of Facebook pages and online forums, such as Cruise Critics' Gay and Lesbian Cruisers board , where information about cruise lines is readily shared.
Gay-friendly romantic resorts and hotels in the Caribbean
There are many resorts, cruises, and vacation spots that are open to the gay community. Being part of the and-over crowd does not limit you on the vacations available but perhaps you might want to visit somewhere you have never been before. You could visit South Africa for a safari, stay at a clothing optional resort or sample the Caribbean on a gays-only cruise. Cape Town located in South Africa offers a variety of attractions for the mature gay traveler. Outdoor activities include pristine beaches, wine tasting, and tours of exotic wildlife.
A new report details the most dangerous—and safest—places for gay travelers. According to the report, a few factors, such as adoption recognition and worker protections, may not affect travelers directly but are a good indication of overall attitudes within the culture. A view of the Lagos skyline in Nigeria, which was named the most dangerous place in the world for There, people can be put in prison for up to 14 years just for being gay, and some states even have the death penalty under Sharia law.
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