Gay Acceptance has been greatly improved the past few years, giving the honour to be one of the most tolerant countries around the world
In addition to featuring various anti-discrimination laws, Portugal is also one of the very few countries that includes a ban on discrimination based on sexual orientation.
The rights for Gay Marriage and Child Adoption
have also been granted to the gay community, making Portugal a great destination to arrange your gay wedding
is definitely among the best regions to arrange your gay wedding in the country.
The city with the most organized gay scene in Portugal
is none other than the Gay Lisbon.
More particularly, in Bairro Alto region,
and the nearby coastal town of Cascais
and the touristic cities of the Algarve region
, including Faro, Lagos, Albufeira, and Tavira
, feature a vivid gay scene as well.
At the smaller towns
of Portugal, the gay communities are more discreet
, so you will hardly find any gay venues
there. Some of the most popular alternative Portuguese towns are Aveiro, Leiria, Coimbra, Braga, Evora, and Madeira!
As a Mediterranean country, Portugal features some of the most beautiful beaches in Europe, but it's also the home to a diversity of amazing gay beaches,
which attract numerous gay travelers each summer. Some of the most popular gay beaches around the country are Beach 19, Beach of Meco, Praia da Manta Rota, Praia Verde, and Praia do Salto
The wildest gay parties can be found in Lisbon
, some of which taking place every week
, or some more unique ones taking place every year,
at the local gay clubs and bars
. The most popular gay prides
are also taking place in Lisbon and Porto
There actually various gay-only guest-houses
in Portugal, most of which are located in Lisbon
, where the gay life of Portugal is centered. The Late Birds Lisbon
is a great gay hotel to stay while My Rainbow Rooms Gay Men's Guest House
is a great alternative as well.