Close-up of the FIFA World Cup trophy against a soccer field background.

LGBTQ Tourists ‘Welcome’ at FIFA World Cup. Locals? Jailed and Beaten

Despite a poor record on LGBTQ rights, Qatar assured soccer fans that LGBTQ tourists would be safe and welcome. They could even wave the Pride flag from the sidelines. The persecution of LGBTQ Qataris is just one example of a repressive government looking the other way when it comes to LGBTQ tourist activist (and our pink dollars) and oppressing its LGBTQ people.
A horse-drawn carriage drives tourists past a row of rainbow colored houses in Charleston, South Carolina.

16 LGBTQ Walking Tours for LGBTQ History Month

Learning about queer history on LGBTQ walking tours is a great way to explore a new city, or even get a new perspective on the place you call home. In honor of LGBTQ history month, here are 16 LGBTQ walking tours in US cities to add to your queer travel bucket list.
Montmorency Falls, a waterfall outside Quebec City.

Best Active Day Trips From Quebec City for Outdoor Adventurers

Last month, I visited Quebec for the first time since I was in high school. My wife and I spent several days exploring Quebec City’s historical attractions, walking through neighborhoods, and bakery-hopping. What surprised me was how much I loved my day trips from the city. Nature is super accessible with many day trips less than an hour from Quebec City! Read on for four of my favorite day trips from Quebec City for active travelers. 

Anti-Trans Laws are a Queer Travel Issue

Anti-trans and anti-queer legislation is on the rise across the country, and it's leading some queer families to leave homes they love. LGBTQIA folks want to be themselves in the world, and they need to know how much of themselves they can be when they travel. These new laws make LGBTQ+ safety an everyday issue by criminalizing our existences and stripping away choices we make to be ourselves.
View of Louisville over the Ohio River

Queer Mapping Spotlight: Kentucky Queer History Map

Looking for more websites like Queering the Map? Occasionally, I'll be profiling queer mapping projects that connect to nature and the outdoors and are created by us for us.  The Kentucky queer history map caught my eye because it proved what rural queer folks know: LGBTQ lives may be thought…