The Pride Atlas: 500 Iconic Destinations for Queer Travelers (Hardcover)
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Combining immersive photography with expertly researched travel writing, this is the ultimate guidebook for LGBTQ+ travelers—whether you're planning your next getaway, daydreaming from the comfort of your armchair, or seeking to learn about queer culture in other parts of the world.
This swoon-worthy guide to the best places and events the queer world has to offer spans the globe, taking you from metropolitan must-sees, like the birthplace of Pride in New York or the world’s first gayborhood in Berlin, to lesser-known gems, like a trans designer’s clothing store in São Paulo or the first LGBTQ+ bar in Nepal.
Maartje Hensen and a diverse team of international travel writers have put together information on the best drag shows, Pride parades, and film festivals all around the world, as well as resources regarding laws, restrictions, and cultural attitudes—ensuring that travelers can safely enjoy their sojourns and find community wherever they go. Whether you're looking for relaxation, romance, or adventure, The Pride Atlas will help you plan your next gaycation.
SERIOUS EYE CANDY: Bursting at the seams with full-color photographs, The Pride Atlas is a colorful addition to any bookshelf or coffee table. It offers an immersive, take-me-there reading experience, as well as the nuts-and-bolts practical information that will transform armchair travel into actual trip planning.
INCLUSIVE AND INFORMATIVE: Whether you are a drag show fanatic, a gay couple in search of international community, an ally planning an ethical and informed vacation, or a cohort of queers looking for a good time—this is the travel book for you. With information on both festivities for and frustrations facing queer travelers, written by a diverse team of LGBTQ+ travel bloggers, The Pride Atlas is a unique and valuable resource.
- LGBTQ+ vacation planners and armchair travelers
- Informed, ethical travelers who want to know about LGBTQ+ rights and culture in the places they visit
- A practical and inspiring birthday, graduation, wedding, bon voyage, or special occasion gift for all who love to explore
About the Author
Maartje Hensen (she/they) is a queer photographer and travel blogger who set off in 2017 on a trip around the world that lasted three years. She currently lives in Amsterdam with her partner, Roxanne.
“This expansive guide, assembled by photographer/travel blogger Hansen and other LGBTQIA+ people who have traveled throughout the world, highlights sites and events that will appeal to a wide variety of interests and personalities. The chapters are organized by continent and color-coded by type of activity. In addition to Pride festivals around the world, the entries include nightlife, bookstores, community resource centers, art installations, neighborhoods, archives, film festivals, and theme weeks.” —Library Journal
“The Pride Atlas is vibrant and comprehensive in covering global destinations for LGBTQ+ travelers who are looking to celebrate their history with joy.” —Foreword Reviews, starred review