Are you different? Why do you think that? We may not be the same, but we are all humans, and our skin color, gender, religion, or political affiliations are not a reason to not do what we love the most. No one is stopping you! Have you been to places where you don’t feel welcome? Please don’t feel that way; there are no limits when it comes to your dreams.
If your passion is to travel as it is mine, go ahead and travel the world, do your research. Read and learn about that city you want to visit and draw your own conclusions.
A couple of years ago, one of my friends, who is gay, asked me what country it would be safe to visit or gay-friendly as many refer to. I asked him where he would like to go? He responds: “Where I am welcome.” He shouldn’t feel that way; no one should.
But keep in mind for your safety that sadly, there are places where even straight couples can’t show affection in public (The Emirates, for example). In an article from Forbes, written by Laura Begley Bloom, she says: “In April 2019, the country of Brunei enacted an Islamic law making it legal to flog and stone LGBTQ people to death. And it’s not the only country to have the death penalty on the books: A few others include Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan, and Iran. According to Equaldex, a range of gay activities are illegal in 71 countries.” This is unacceptable, but it’s their rules. Therefore, I recommend visiting Spain, Australia, Canada, The Netherlands (The first country in the world to legalize gay marriage.
It has been hard to go around for the last 18 months with the pandemic floating in the air, but soon we will be able to travel again and continue seeing this beautiful world.
Feel free to email with any questions about traveling at: firstname.lastname@example.org
By: Cinthia Kettering