From city breaks and beach resorts to adventure holidays and idyllic escapes, the range of holidays waiting to be experienced is considerable - irrespective of your sexual orientation or how you identify in terms of gender. Nevertheless, as LGBT rights around the world vary greatly, same sex couples or transgender people can run into challenges in less tolerant parts of the world.

Which is where we come in. We're here to help you find the perfect LGBT-friendly holiday, whether you're travelling as a couple, with friends or as part of a family. But that's not all. We've got top tips on how to travel safely, guides on LGBT-friendly destinations and features on everything you need to know about LGBT events and festivals - think Pride parades to celebrations like Outfest in Los Angeles.

Explore our city guides in gay-friendly holiday destinations, covering the best LGBT bars, clubs and parties to attractions that should not be missed. Browse our ideas for romantic trips for two, fun breaks for groups and activity-packed holidays for same-sex families. Check out our travel tips and advice for staying safe on the road, and get the lowdown on the must-experience events in the calendar, including Sydney's Mardi Gras, San Francisco's Pride, Berlin's Christopher Street Day and Amsterdam's Canal Parade. It's all here.

If it's culture and nightlife you're looking to experience on your next holiday, head to our city break section. Or, if relaxing on a sun lounger by the sea is more your thing, browse our ideas for the best beach holidays.

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