Canada has issued a travel advisory for LGBTQ people who are planning to visit The Bahamas, drawing praise from advocates on the ground who have long called for reform in the former British colony. There is no access to marriage, hormones, medications, and all of that, so that will be their claim. Police tend to blame people for their sexual orientation or gender identity and force them to sit for hours without filing any reports, she said.
The world is rightly shocked by the brutal new laws in Brunei, but this map reveals a reveals a more troubling problem. Brunei's brutal new anti-gay laws are being denounced by human rights groups, governments and ordinary people worldwide. While homosexuality was illegal in Brunei and punishable by up to 10 years in prison, the new laws that came into effect on Wednesday made homosexuality punishable by death.
By Jessica Macdonald. The African continent offers a plethora of rewarding travel destinations for people of any sexual orientation. Unfortunately, however, gay and lesbian travelers need to do a little extra research before planning their trip, because homosexuality is still considered a criminal offense in some African countries while in others it can even be punishable by death. The first step to a safe vacation in Africa is to research your chosen destination carefully.
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LGBT lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and other people often have special concerns or interests when travelling. This page lists three things: events and activities of special interest to, or targeted towards, LGBT travellers; destinations where being out as LGBT is acceptable; and destinations where it might be dangerous to travel if one's transgender status or nonheterosexual orientation is known. Some individuals and groups add other letters to explicitly include other groups "Q" for "queer" and "questioning", "I" for "intersex", "A" for "asexual", etc.
Facebook Twitter Email. That situation could be set to worsen after the UK government updated foreign travel advice warning British citizens about risks visiting America's south. The update issued by the UK Foreign Office on its website under the heading of "local laws and customs," highlights potential problems for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender LBGT people.
When a homophobic killer armed with an assault rifle perpetrated one of the worst mass shootings in United States history in an Orlando gay bar this month, the reassuring idea that such places are sanctuaries was upended for many of us. Gay bars are supposed to be refuges from intolerance; judgment-free zones that are, for many people, the only public places you can be truly, essentially, you. If recent events are any indication, L. But here, the same day the Orlando massacre took place, a man was arrested on his way to the Los Angeles Pride festival with several assault rifles and the makings of an explosive device in his car; though his motives were not clear, we can assume he is not a pacifist.
Before travelling please read our general travel advice for the LGBT community. HB2, signed into law by the governor Pat McCrory, blocks local governments from enacting laws with anti-discrimination protections for LGBT people, and requires transgender people to use bathrooms that match with their biological sex, even if doing so violates their gender identity. The move has already had an economic impact on North Carolina, according to Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureauwhich promotes tourism in the area.