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Travel Proud

After spending months in self-isolation, Out Traveler is dreaming of the best and most welcoming destinations for LGBTQ+ travelers with a new editorial series: Travel Proud. Out Traveler is the go-to source for all news related to LGBTQ+ travel, and we invite our intrepid explorers to discover the hottest destinations, events, nightlife, and hotels around the world that welcome LGBTQ+ tourists and make for unforgettable LGBTQ+ travel experiences.

Orbitz Maps Queer Civil Rights Trail is the Perfect LGBTQ+ Road Trip

Celebrate National Road Trip Day with this helpful interactive map that lists 15 sites of historical significance in the struggle for LGBTQ+ rights.

Queer, Trans, and Disabled People Overcome Obstacles to Travel

The tourism industry isn’t designed for all of us, but outsider travelers are coming, whether it's ready or not.

Queer Houston Texas Guide From Will & James

In their fifth episode of Get Back Out There, the Amazing Race winners visit diverse and energetic Houston.

7 Things You Didn’t Know About the Historic Gay Club Oil Can Harry’s

Phillip Zonkel of Q Voice News has curated the best little known details of the legendary club.

How Queers Made Vegas What It Is

LGBTQ+ folks put the glitz in Sin City.

Proud by the Lakeside: Scratch Your Travel Itch by Visiting Milwaukee

There is always more to see than that can ever be seen in Milwaukee.

Winnemucca, Nev., To Celebrate Its First Pride Parade and Festival

The town made famous in Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City will close a downtown street next month for the celebrations.

White House Exhibit Celebrates LGBTQ+ Americans & A Lesbian First Lady

The exhibit centers the experiences of LGBTQ+ icons Harvey Milk and Marsha P. Johnson, but also shares untold queer stories in American history.

In NYC For Pride? Queer Pop-Up Weddings Are Happening!

Skip the cheesy souvenirs and take home a marriage certificate instead.

New Christie's Collection Shares Trans Teen Artist FEWOCiOUS’s Journey

Each of the five lots for auction include original digital video NFTs, exclusive physical art, and never-seen archival work chronicling his transformative teen years.

Fire Island and Provincetown To Hold Joint Juneteenth Celebrations

The two LGBTQ+ vacation meccas will celebrate racial equality and usher in an era of greater inclusion with a series of events.

St Pete's Month of Pride Continues

With art, music, food, and fireworks still to come there's plenty of Pride left in St. Petersburg, Florida.

35k+ Hotels Sign Orbitz Pledge to Prevent LGBTQ+ Discrimination

The travel brand unveils a new way to search only accomadations that pledge not to tolerate discrimination.

Oakland A’s Rename Pride Night Game After Former Player Glenn Burke

The first out player in Major League Baseball is celebrated by a team that has become a big supporter of the LGBTQ+ community.

Pride Journey: Palm Springs, California

Staying in one of the queer destination's clothing-optional resorts, exploring Greater Palm Springs, and splurging with a full-body massage. 

Queers Are Leading the Way In the Travel Revival 

Results from IGLTA survey show a  majority of LGBTQ+ travelers are planning trips in the next 6 months.

BBC Wildlife Presenter Was Once Told He Was Too Gay For His Profession

Now one of the few out LGBTQ+ wildlife photographers Dan O'Neill is also a filmmaker, BBC host, and founder of U.K.'s Wilderland Festival.

Ultimate LGBTQ+ Caribbean Island Psychedelic Wellness Retreat

Align your mind, body, spirit at this 5-day Jamaican retreat with a 'shroom-assisted and shaman-guided healing journey.