Editor’s Note June 2022: Travel should be inclusive and accessible to everyone. That’s why Away is proud to partner with IGLTA, the International LGBTQ+ Travel Association: a global organization that promotes equality and safety within LGBTQ+ tourism around the world. Visit IGLTA.org for even more LGBTQ+ friendly destinations as well as travel safety guides, trip planning resources, and more.
In his interview for the fifth issue of Here Magazine, Queer Eye star Jonathan Van Ness discusses the sometimes harsh realities of traveling as a gay man. Even though the world is now more accessible than ever, certain communities remain vulnerable to discrimination at home and abroad, he says. But for every hostile environment, there’s another vibrant queer community waiting to welcome LGBTQ+ visitors and allies alike.
Whether you’re queer and looking to build community or you’re just interested in supporting queer businesses around the world, we want to help empower you to explore. Below, guides to queer life in some of our favorite cities, from London to Los Angeles.
Saadia (they/she) is a software engineer, portrait photographer, and a social justice activist, born and raised near Boston. Read more about her favorite aspects of and places to experience queer life in Boston.