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The Pride Atlas: 500 Iconic Destinations for Queer Travelers

Finding the queer safe spaces while traveling can be important for safety reasons, but also for feeling empowered and connected to the community. There are many queer places to visit around the world, including historic landmarks, museums, restaurants, bookshops, pride events, and more. 

The Pride Atlas by Maartje Hensen takes you on a written and visual journey through 500 of these queer spots, so you can add them to the bucket list of your next trip.

Design

The Pride Atlas is designed and organized beautifully. It’s split into five regions (North America, Latin America and the Caribbean, Europe, Africa Middle East,and Asia, and Australia) with an index in the back, making it easy to find the destination and type of queer space you’re looking for. 

The vibrant, engaging photographs throughout capture the joy, beauty, and life of these queer places. 

Diving into Queer History and Queer Joy

The book covers a variety of sites, including the Schwules Museum in Berlin, Germany, with queer art and history, Athens Pride, the Transgender Archives in Canada, and more. 

The Pride Atlas focuses on inclusion, social justice, and intersectionality within the LGBTQ+ community. With a variety of contributors to the book, a rounded view of knowledge, insight, and perspectives is ensured. There is also a section dedicated to travel tips and traveling safely as a queer person. 

This guide has definitely given me a myriad of spots to add to my travel wish list, and we hope it inspires you to experience queer joy all around the world.

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