Electronica band Volta plays at Armando Records.

Nightlife in Bogotá

The capital city is also Colombia’s nightlife capital. From pub terraces to relaxed and groovy club scenes to LGBT nightspots, here’s where to go for nightlife in Bogotá.

The Milan Pride Parade.

Italy’s Gay and Lesbian Culture

All across Italy are visible and vibrant gay communities. Learn more about Italy’s gay and lesbian culture, including why travel magazines regularly rate Italy as the top destination for gay travelers.

Demonstrators with Frente por los Derechos Igualitarios in Costa Rica.

LGBT Life in Costa Rica

Gay life in Costa Rica is fairly similar to life in the U.S. in that it varies from region to region, city to city, even neighborhood to neighborhood. San José is known as a gay-friendly city, and all around the country there are pockets of openly gay culture.

In May 2013 it became legal for same-sex couples in France to not just marry, but adopt children together, too.

Gay and Lesbian Culture in Paris

Though the Assemblée Nationale didn’t vote to decriminalize homosexuality until 1982, the closet door has long swung wide open throughout Paris’s history—a tradition that is happily embraced today in legal rights, day-to-day life, and festivals.

Rainbow flags and umbrellas at the Tokyo Pride Parade.

LGBT Culture in Japan

Same-sex attraction and love has long been a part of Japanese Buddhism and samurai tradition, according to historical and literary references. Compared to the United States, Japanese society seems rather nonchalant toward gender, as far as dress and mannerisms go.

The Malécon at sunset. Photo © Diego Cervo/123rf.

Where to Find Havana’s Gay Nightlife

Havana has no established gay bars or clubs, which are banned, and the gay “scene” revolves around “hangout” street locales. Most nights there’s one or more gay parties at private venues, and everyone is welcome.

View of the city skyline at dusk with the clock tower of city hall the brightest spot.

Choosing a Hotel in Philadelphia

Karrie Gavin offers advice for where to stay in Philly. Learn about neighborhoods and get tips for saving money such as taking advantage of the Philly Overnight Hotel Package at participating hotels.