We are many; we are diverse. LATAM believes that valuing this diversity and respecting differences is everyone’s duty. To celebrate LGBT+ Pride Day, we are introducing the campaign #FlyWithoutPrejudice. With the rainbow colors, the luggage tags for our passengers have turned into a statement: tags are for bags, not people. Here, love flies freely.
Watch the campaign video and check out, next, a list of cities to experience (and celebrate!) equality:
1. Madrid, Spain
The Spanish capital promotes diversity in monuments like the statue of Federico García Lorca and Plaza Pedro Zerolo, in the neighborhood of Chueca, which pay homage to important LGBTQI+ personalities. Add to that the exciting nightlife scene in the region of Malasaña and locations from Almodóvar movies and you’ll have an itinerary for more than one trip.
2. New York, United States
This year, New York was selected to host the World Pride, one of the most relevant celebrations of diversity across the globe. The event, which will take place in June, marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots, which were a reaction to police abuse against the LGBTQI+ community in the 1960s. There will be over 50 activities, including conferences and art circuits.
3. Sydney, Australia
Way before the bus Priscilla, Queen of the Desert crossed the Australian Outback in the movie, Sydney was already pulsating with the rainbow flag. For 40 years now, the LGBTQI+ community has been marching on Oxford Street, in the gay-friendly suburb of Darlinghurst. While the street is home to bars and clubs, the neighborhood reinforces visibility in such places as the Gay and Lesbian Holocaust Memorial.
Gay and Lesbian Holocaust Memorial: Green Park, 301 Victoria Street
4. Tel Aviv, Israel
With an LGBTQI+ community estimated to be 25% of its population, Tel Aviv is known as “the gay capital” of the Middle East. Since homosexuality was decriminalized there, in 1988, the city has been attracting tourists from all over the world – especially during the summer, for Pride Week, which is filled with events.
5. San José, Costa Rica
The recognition of transgender people and the legalization of same-sex marriage in 2018 marked a turn in LGBTQI+ rights in Costa Rica. The country moved up 20 positions in the Spartacus Gay Travel Index, which ranks the LGBTQI+-friendliest nations around the world. This year, San José also hosted the first edition of the Spanish festival ELLA, for LGBTQI+ women, in a Central American country.
6. Lisbon, Portugal
During the day, a tour of Costa da Caparica. At night, a drink in Bairro Alto or Príncipe Real. In the Portuguese capital, which is ranked in the top positions of the 2019 Spartacus Gay Travel Index, there are several cultural options where the LGBTQI+ community is welcome. The city also hosts important events of the international diversity calendar: from Lisbon Pride to Queer Lisboa, an annual event for queer cinema.