Survey Finds LGBT Travelers Steer Clear of Anti-Gay Destinations

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A new survey finds that most gay and lesbian travelers are less likely to visit travel destinations where homosexuality remains punishable by law.

According to a survey by travel service OutOfOffice.com and Attitude, 61% of LGBTs would not travel to a country where homosexuality is illegal.

At time of press, homosexuality is illegal in more than 70 countries, like Tanzania, Egypt, and Morocco.

“It’s clear that there is still a lot of trepidation when it comes to choosing where to travel as an LGBT individual,” says Darren Burn, founder of OutOfOffice.com.

The survey also found that New York, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and Miami were among the most visited destinations, while Paris and Barcelona were the most popular international cities surveyors wished to visit in the next 12 months.

Burn says LGBT travelers should keep tabs on anti-gay law changes as they develop, before visiting certain destinations.

“The law is developing all the time, and it’s important that LGBT travelers seek expert advice before traveling to certain destinations,” says Burn.

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