Where "NOT" to go | Wandering Travel Tours

Updated: Oct 16, 2019

Everyone asks where should we go that's safe for LGBTQI Travelers and we've slightly answered that for Families. While doing research it almost became easier to suggest where not to go! Below is a list that of course can and will change as society and life changes. Feel free to add your suggestion in the comments.





Jamaica


We've been told several times that Jamaica is safe EVEN though all the laws of the land say otherwise. Personally we aren't going BUT we are also not stopping you from going. Remember if you are targeted for being LGBT, don’t expect to be protected by the government; officials are known to condone and participate in antigay violence.



Russia


Point blank and to the point... Russia is not the place to go courtesy of their antigay "propaganda" law. Russia has made it clear that it’s not a safe destination for LGBT travelers.








Iraq & Iran


Do the numbers: Amnesty International estimates that in Iran 5,000 gays and lesbians have been executed there since the 1979 Iranian revolution. In Iraq ninety-six percent of LGBT+ Iraqis have faced some form of verbal or physical violence.





Honduras


Is a hot spot for murder in general and LGBTQI murders rank high in that number with no threat in regards to prosecution. In essence there is none. A global study found that Honduras had by far the highest numbers of transgender murders relative to its population.



Nigeria


Antigay sentiment in this central African nation is pervasive; over 97 percent of Nigerians believe homosexuality is unacceptable. Same-sex couples can face up to 14 years in prison, and same-sex PDAs are illegal.


Homosexuality is illegal: Algeria, Benin, Burundi, Botswana, Cameroon, Chad, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Libya, Malawi, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Nigeria, Senegal, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, Togo, Tunisia.


Male only: Kenya, Sierra Leone, Swaziland, Tanzania (except Zanzibar, where lesbianism is also punishable), Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe.


*Nigeria and Uganda have enacted laws that make it a criminal offence for one to know that someone is homosexual and not report it to the police.*


And that's a list of the more "obvious" countries. Of course your opinion can and may differ, and that's great! In the end your vacation is yours, make the best of it where ever it may be.


Kat


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