This series is a collection of stories and perspectives of Traveling While Queer* written by Queer* travelers.
Queer* in this context is being used as an umbrella term for sexual and gender minorities who are not heterosexual and/or not cis-gendered. The founder of this blog recognizes that this term has been historically used in a derogatory manner and wants to emphasize that this is not the case here. We apologize in advance if this offends anyone.
The purpose of this series was to give the Queer* traveler a safe space to discuss, share, feel, and know what to expect when traveling. It is also meant to give cis readers perspective on how travel is different for someone who may be judged by their sexual orientation and identifications, and how they are received by different countries.
The traveling experience is different for everyone based on our backgrounds, our economic status, our color, our passports, our personalities, and so much more. Some things we can control, other things we can’t. SEXUALITY is one of those things we don’t choose. And being Queer* is not exclusive to a particular continent or nationality. These stories are something we should all take part in valuing as we live in a world of humans different from ourselves.
Perspective 1: Traveling While Queer by Only Once Today
Perspective 2: (Mis)adventures of a Gay Black Girl by We Rambl We Wed