Gay people have seemingly always existed as their
is historic evidence of homosexual activity and
indeed one of the most often cited bastions of gay
acceptance, the Greeks and Romans, existed over
2,000 years ago. Today, the world is as varied as
it has always been and the struggle to accept
homosexuality continues to be debated, embraced,
and rejected. There are some countries (such as
Canada), however, that are extremely accepting of
gays and allow them to marry. If a country is not
totally welcoming, there are still arenas that
cater to gays like travel agencies that put
together gay tours.
In the United States, gay rights are debated
across a variety of regions whose ideals shift
radically based on culture and religion. Some
cities are more gay friendly than others and some
states, like Vermont, allow gay marriages that
would not be recognized otherwise. Because America
is a melting pot, the reaction to homosexuality
runs the gamut, but it is still better than
countries like Iran which punish gay lifestyles
with death sentences.
Is it a choice? Are you born gay? These are the
questions that the rest of the world struggles
with and that a gay child does not concern
themselves with. To be gay is to realize your
difference very early one and carry that into
puberty. Adolescence is already a time of struggle
and reflection that for gay teens, includes having
to choose between being in the closet and acting
the part of a straight teen or coming out and
dealing with reactions that can be either
accepting or rejecting.
Coming to terms with sexuality and a place in the
world means finding like minded individuals.
Technology, thankfully, has stepped forward and
given gays a voice and a community. Lesbian Gay
and Transgendered (LGBT) groups have come forward
to make gayness a safe and normal state of being
that is supported and full of love.
Being in a room full of people and feeling
comfortable with your sexuality is not something
many straight adults ever have to worry about and
for gays, there is a desire to find place that
they can stop being defined by their sexuality.
People are more than the sum of their sexual
appetites and so being about to get away and be
surrounded by other gay people can make the sexual
aspect melt away and leave behind nothing but a
community of acceptance. Traveling the world with
tours can be a transformative travel
Gay tours also work as a great travel template to
know where there are areas in which acceptance is
high, bringing the overall anxiety level down.
These tours can be centered on cruise ships with
varying destinations and a very party boat
atmosphere or they can be more focused and
smaller, like wildlife tours that let you explore
the natural wonders of places like Alaska.
The variety and number of vacations is only part
of the tailor made aspects of gay tours. You can
choose to be part of a mix of gays, lesbians, and
their friends, or just gay families, or just gay
men, and even just lesbians. The choice is yours
It is time to experience the world in a loving and
accepting environment so that you can concentrate
on the act of travel. The world is a huge,
diverse, and impressive place so experiencing it
vacations with other gay individuals takes a
huge psychological burden off of your shoulders.