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How to Use Facebook to Make Gay Friends While Traveling


Solo gay traveler? Trying to meet people and make friends while on the road? Check out this new group for LGBTQ travelers.

It’s not always easy to make friends while traveling. Sure, as a backpacker, you can meet people in the hostel bar. But what if you’re not in a communal hostel or hotel?


As our world is increasingly connected online rather than offline, new communities have popped up which make meeting other LGBTQ travelers easier than ever. And social media is at the heart of it all.


Travel blogger Adam Groffman recently launched a new, open group for LGBTQ Travelers on Facebook. Moderated by a team of LGBTQ travel bloggers, the Facebook networking group has attracted discussions on a wide variety of topics.

“It’s meant to be an organic space for LGBTQ travelers to connect—a fun, friendly, and safe space to meet either online or off, to share tips, and to just generally connect and engage” Groffman said.

After being live for just over a week, the group has already attracted well over a hundred LGBTQ travelers from around the world. A sister group for LGBTQ expats also exists.

To date, members of the LGBTQ Travelers community have started discussions and photo posts about LGBTQ memorials around the world, credit card rewards, coming out while traveling, and local travel tips just to name a few.

There are plans to expand the group, making it a friendly space for engaging and entertaining content for every type of LGBTQ traveler. Whether it’s for connecting with potential travel buddies, attending meetups, or just sharing recommendations from the road.

Be sure to check out the LGBTQ travel blogs from the admins for additional gay and lesbian travel tips:

Advocate Channel - The Pride StoreOut / Advocate Magazine - Fellow Travelers & Jamie Lee Curtis

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