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The New York Times travel section on Tuesday talked with John Tanzella, president of the International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association, about how LGBT travelers can find destinations that are truly gay-friends.
Tanzella's advice includes:
• Check for companies listed on IGLTA's website. To be there, companies must follow the organization's code of ethics, which basically say they treat LGBT travelers like any other guest.
• Visit the U.S. State Department's LGBT Travel Information website before traveling abroad.
• Don't let recent antigay protests in Paris dissuade a trip there. "Just stay away from marches where there have been incident. Extremist groups take advantage of demonstrations to clash with police and lash out against the government."
Read all of Tanzella’s advice here.