This Pride month, we’re tracking the rise in anti-LGBTQ legislation in the US and the occasional bright spot for queer travel worldwide. This LGBTQ travel news update covers June 21-28, 2023. Read on to see what’s new in the LGBTQ travel landscape this week including resources unpacking anti-LGBTQ laws in all 50 states, how anti-LGBTQ laws impact LGBTQIA adventure travelers, and a new report on the future of queer travel.
I'm excited to explore the top trends from a new report by MMGY and unpack the top takeaways for LGBTQ travelers in the US. Before we dig into the data, it's worth mentioning that a majority of those surveyed (60%) belong to Gen Z and Millennial generations. These aren't the preferences of older demographics - they're what younger, active travelers expect.
In a year of record anti trans laws in the US, let’s shine a light on celebrating LGBTQ rights advances across the globe. Together, these victories not only improve LGBTQ travel safety but the lives of local queer people.
The travel industry does LGBTQ travelers a disservice by focusing exclusively on safety when they market to us.By sharing data and anecdotes about our experiences, we can help the travel and hospitality industries do a better job of meeting us where we are instead of force-feeding us the same standard lines about safety.