Colourful (and safe) travel destinations to celebrate Pride Month

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A young adult black lesbian African American woman in a swimwear sitting on a gay pride rainbow floatie or swim ring on sea water. Summer holiday vacation. Leisure activity, healthy lifestyle concept.
The concept of the gay parade and protection of the rights of the LGBT community is represented by the rainbow. (Photo: Gettyimages)

June is unofficially dubbed the Pride Month, which celebrates and reaffirms the stance against discrimination and violence toward lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people. In that spirit, along with the fact that travel interest has resumed, we're taking a look at the top 10 LGBT-friendly countries in the world, based on the LGBTQ+ Travel Safety Index 2022.

The index is based on 350 plus hours of research, where countries' individual laws and trusted international sources were reviewed and ranked.

Planning your next travel with your loved ones? Here are the top 10 countries that are considered the safest countries to travel to for LGBTQ people!

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1) Canada

Handsome asian male traveler taking selfie portrait on the hill with mount assiniboine in national park at BC, Canada
Canada, the land of maple syrup, gorgeous nature and reigns as the friendliest country in the world to LGBTQ people. Pictured: Mount Assiniboine in the British Columbia province. (Photo: Gettyimages)

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2) Sweden

Stortorget square in Stockholm old town (Gamla Stan) in spring, Sweden
A friend once told me that Sweden is filled with good-looking people. They also happened to be the 2nd most LGBTQ-friendly travel destination. Pictured: Stortorget square in Stockholm old town Gamla Stan during springtime. (Photo: Gettyimages)

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3) The Netherlands

Station Amsterdam Centraal is the largest railway station of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Characterised by wind turbines and colourful flower fields, is it any surprise that the Netherlands is the third best country for LGBTQ travel? Pictured: Station Amsterdam Central, the largest railway station of Amsterdam. (Photo: Gettyimages)

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4) Malta

Aerial view of Valletta city- capital of Malta at sunset
Malta is an archipelago between Sicily and the North African coast, known for its numerous preserved historical fortresses, megalithic temples and architecture dating back to 4000 B.C. Pictured: Aerial view of Valletta, the city-capital of Malta at sunset. (Photo: Gettyimages)

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5) Portugal

PORTO, PORTUGAL - 21 FEBRUARY, 2022: People sitting on the green lawn, Ribeira view, Porto cityscape in sunlight with Douro river
Portugal is not only home to football clubs, but sunny cities, great climate and colourful tiles. Pictured: View of Ribeira in Porto with Douro river in background. (Photo: Gettyimages)

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6) United Kingdom

Crowds of people enjoying the nightlife at bars pubs and restaurants in Soho, central London, UK.
6th on the list is United Kingdom, where theatre, pubs and the smexy British accent reigns. Pictured: Crowds of people enjoying the nightlife in Soho. (Photo: Gettyimages)

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7) Belgium

People carry a big rainbow flag in the streets of Brussels' city center for the kick-off of the Belgian Pride also called gay pride in Brussels, Belgium, 05 May 2022.
What's sweeter than Belgium chocolates, waffles and beer? Being 7th on the list of LGBTQ-friendliest countries in the world! Pictured: Gay Pride in Brussels, Belgium on 05 May 2022.

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8) Norway

Tourists with tripod photographing the Northern Lights standing on Ramberg beach washed by waves, Lofoten Islands, Norway
Norway is picture-perfect, for a good reason. It may be 8th on this list, but for an article about the best scenery in the world, they might take top place! Pictured: Northern Lights above Ramberg beach in Lofoten Islands, Norway (Photo: Gettyimages)

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9) Spain

Malaga, Spain resort skyline panorama at Malagueta Beach.
Spain is an exciting and passionate country, and it shows in what they're known for: Flamenco music and dance, siesta, bullfights, horses, art and literature, and many more! Pictured: Resort skyline panorama at Malagueta Beach in Malaga. (Photo: Gettyimages)

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10) France

The Petite Venise in Colmar city
Beautiful and romantic cities? Oui! Great wine and cheese? Oui! Top 10 LGBTQ-friendly cities in the world? Oui! Pictured: The Petite Venise in Colmar city. (Photo: Gettyimages)

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