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Celebrate Pride Month in the top LQBTQI friendly cities of the world!

To celebrate Pride Month this year, Airbnb has revealed the world’s top destinations for celebrating inclusion and diversity!

Through a specially commissioned study, the people-powered hospitality platform with a mission to create a world where anyone can belong anywhere has found out which destinations have the most to offer LGBTQI travellers.

The study looked at 100 cities with the highest Pride attendance worldwide and found out which of these fared best under five different LGBTQI categories, including nightlife and dating.

Unsurprisingly, the overall winner was New York City! 

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When it comes to the full package New York emerges as the overall winner in our study. The Big Apple not only offers one of the biggest Pride celebrations, it also boasts a bustling nightlife, a busy dating scene, well-established marriage equality and impressive Airbnb stats: the city that sparked the gay Pride movement following the Stonewall riots will welcome over 27,000 guests on Airbnb during Pride Week.

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The Tinder dating winner was London.

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Traditionally a mecca for LGBTQ travellers, it is no surprise that London topped the ranking for dating. Using data shared with Airbnb by Tinder this May, they discovered that the British capital has the highest per capita usage of LGBTQI Tinder profiles worldwide (via Tinder’s More Genders feature).

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The winner of the nightlife category goes to New York!

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Looking at the number of LGBTQ clubs and bars, New York City is a top destination in this category too.

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Pride winner is São Paulo, Brazil.

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In terms of sheer numbers attending Pride celebrations, São Paulo tops the ranking in this category. Approximately 3 million visitors attended last year’s celebrations.

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Marriage equality (joint) winners were Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Utrecht, Netherlands

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Airbnb also looked at their list of cities to find out which destinations pioneered LGBTQ marriage equality. In the Netherlands, same-sex marriage was made legal in 2001, making it the first country in the world to do so.

This places the cities of Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Utrecht in joint first position.

The Dutch paved the way, but these countries and their respective cities followed closely behind:https___press.atairbnb.com_app_uploads_2018_06_pride-timeline@2X

Travel winner: London!

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For this category,  Airbnb looked at cities that had the highest year-on-year growth in guest arrivals during Pride.

They also identified which cities have the highest number of LGBTQ Experiences on Airbnb and where you can find Airbnb Guidebooks with the highest number of tips for LGBTQ travellers.

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