News: Canada is the Friendliest Country for LGBT Travelers
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Adam4Adam readers, are you wondering where to go next for your vacation? You don’t need to look too far!
Spartacus International Gay Guide has released their 2019 Spartacus Gay Travel Index and results showed that Canada is the friendliest country in the world for LGBT travelers along with Portugal (a first-timer) and Sweden. Further, the following countries, took the No. 4 spot:
- United Kingdom
United States took the 47th spot along with Bermuda, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Macao, Seychelles and Thailand. The bottom five countries on the other hand are: Yemen, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, and Chechnya which came last at 197th spot for its “state-organized persecution and killings of homosexuals,” Forbes reported. They added that the five countries garnered “negative marks for murders and death sentences involving the LGBT community.”
All 197 countries were ranked using 14 criteria—in three categories (civil rights, travel restrictions, and threats—of execution and imprisonment, etc.)—that includes antidiscrimination laws, marriage and civil partnership laws, adoption laws, anti-gay laws, HIV travel restrictions, to name a few.
Spartacus International Gay Guide is based in Berlin, Germany. They have a website and a mobile app that provides travel guides to LGBT tourists; they also study which countries are actually LGBT-friendly, what are its local tourist attractions and gay-friendly events, among others. Check out the Spartacus Gay Travel Index 2019 report in its entirety here.
That being said, Adam4Adam is headquartered in Montréal, Québec, Canada, guys! Come and visit us, maybe during Montréal Pride 2019, also called Fierté Montréal in french, and the event will run from August 8 to August 18, 2019. This will give you time to prepare for your travel.
Take a look at the Fierté Montréal last year.
We promise that it will be a fun and enjoyable experience for you not to mention that Old Montréal is one of the oldest urban areas in North America and has plenty of historic sites.
So, if you enjoy walking in cobbled streets, we have the Rue Saint-Paul (Saint Paul Street), we have museums (Pointe à Callière, Science Centre, Centre d’histoire de Montréal), the 150-year-old Bonsecours Market, and the 189-year-old Notre-Dame Basilica (Basilique Notre-Dame de Montréal) where Celine Dion got married. Said church was built in Gothic Revival style and is home to the impressive Casavant Frères 7000 pipe organ made in 1891. There is also the Musée des Beaux-Arts with its new exhibition on Thierry Mugler, that opened last week with a bunch of celebrities like Kim Kardashian and Tyra Banks to name a few.
We have plenty more to offer apart from history and festivals of course. There’s the food, the view, the art scene, not to mention you’ll be surrounded by guys with French accents (the sexiest accent in the world according to a 2018 study)!
Will we be seeing you guys this 2019 here in Montréal? Comment below!