Struts its Top 10 Picks for Parading Gay Rights

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

LONDON, June 23, 2011 -


Turn your Vacation into a
Celebration in Honour of Gay Pride this
June and July, the UK’s leading website for flight price
search and comparison, champions Gay Pride by paying tribute to the
Top 10 landmark destinations that took a monumental stride for
Pride as well as being this summer’s holiday hotspots.

“It’s no coincidence that some of the best Pride celebrations
take place in some of the world’s most popular summer destinations,
which makes them perfectly suited to adventure lovers who want to
experience a buzzing atmosphere in a sunny locale,” says Nadine
, Travel Expert for href="">

“The destinations in our list are not only some of this summer’s
most popular holiday picks, but are also important landmarks for
having been among the first to champion the right to freedom of
expression,” adds Hallak.

Here we explore five of the destinations within Cheapflights’
Top 10 Destinations to Celebrate Gay Rights.

Athens, Greece

While it may be having some economic problems, Greece is still
one of this summer’s hottest, literally and figuratively, holiday
destinations with its isles making a serious come back in the
popularity charts. Given its history of forward thinkers in
philosophy, mathematics and other arenas, it’s no surprise that
some of the first-recorded mentions of same-sex relationships,
unions and marriages trace back to Ancient Greece in 7th Century
B.C. Though relationships between two men were eventually banned,
thousands of years later, Greece is back on track. In 2011, more
than 10,000 activists marched at the annual Athens Gay Pride parade
to show their support for LGBT rights. href="">Flights to
Greece for June start from £130 return.


The Dutch have it so good. The bicycle is a legitimate mode of
transportation; the government doles out ‘vakantiegeld’, or holiday
money, annually for citizens to use on extended summer travel; and
- of course - marriage and adoption rights for same-sex couples
abound. Renowned for being the first country to legalize gay
marriage in 2001, the left-leaning Netherlands was voted the
largest supporter of same-sex marriage in 2006 by the European
Union and is a premier destination for LGBT travellers and
residents alike. href="">Flights to
Amsterdam for June start from £104 return.

Tel Aviv, Israel

Its association as a Gay Pride destination may not come
immediately to mind, but Israel is a known leader in LGBT rights in
the Middle East and is ahead of the curve when it comes to
adoption, marriage and military equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual
and transgender-identified people. Homosexuals are allowed to serve
open in the military (1993), same-sex couples have the same
inheritance rights as couples of the opposite sex (2004) and
individuals in a lesbian couple are able to adopt each other’s
children (2005). href="">Flights to
Tel Aviv for June start from £309 return.

Berlin, Germany

While Germany has a reputation for tradition on some topics, it
also has a reputation for tolerance towards freedom of expression.
As such, it’s no surprise that it’s one of the world’s most
progressive nations for same sex relations, which were legalised by
East Germany in 1968 and applied throughout the country in 1994.
Its capital, Berlin, is one of the most gay-friendly cities in
Europe, and has a week of wonderful events including the Lesbian
and Gay Street Fair, Berlin Pride Parade, Gay Night at the Zoo, and
the CSD on the Spree when six rainbow ships cruise through the
city. href="">Flights to
Berlin for June start from £166 return.

Hawaii, United States

Though the US considers same-sex marriage legislation - or lack
thereof - a thing of the 2000s, Hawaii was involved in heated
debates on the topic since 1993. The Supreme Court of the 50th
state to join the union made a big case in Baehr v. Lewin when it
ruled that limiting marriage to opposite-sex couples is presumably
unconstitutional. Today civil union laws are still pending for
2012, but the archipelago of islands is home to a diverse gay
community, as well as host to thousands of gay travellers each
year. On your way to the island, fly via New York and swing by the
Big Apple’s famous Gay Pride March on the 26th. href="">Flights to
New York can be found for great prices, while direct flights to
Hawaii for June start from £502 return.

For the full Top 10, visit href="">

To search and compare flight prices to the destinations on our
list, or prices on href="">flights to India,
Thailand, Las Vegas or other exciting locations visit

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