It's pride month, which means cities and communities across the globe are celebrating with parades, parties, and more. Look to the stars (and our guide) to find out the best LGBTQ-friendly destinations of 2019 for every Zodiac sign.
Aries: Taipei, Taiwan (March 21 – April 19)
Aries wants action and adventure, a place to expound their boundless energy. There is no better destination for this than Taipei, Taiwan. The bustling streets offer a sensory overload that will keep Aries stimulated. When it comes to pride, Taipei is home to the largest Pride celebration in Asia—a three-day party culminating in a parade that makes its way through several areas of the city. This year is bound to be bigger than ever as Taiwan recently legalized same-sex marriage.
Taurus: Fort Lauderdale, Florida (April 20 – May 20)
Taurus will love the luxury and relaxation that Fort Lauderdale offers. Taurus can attend one of the pool parties at several gay resorts in the area and still have time to rest up before a luxurious dinner. If Taurus craves a lazy day, a beautiful beach is always within reach where they can recharge and take in the view. Taurus is also extremely loyal and will always stand up for their beliefs—they will absolutely want to check out the World AIDS Museum and Education Center as well as The National Stonewall Museum.
Gemini: Manchester, England (May 21 – June 20)
Gemini should head somewhere with well-rounded options for activities. Manchester offers a mix of options that will keep all sides of Gemini happy. They can gallery-hop in the Northern Quarter and visit the Alan Turring memorial to satisfy their cultural thirst, and they can chat up the locals or attend a Manchester match to delight their social side. Then to quench their need for a night out, they order a pint at a pub and find out how Manchester’s nightlife earned its wild reputation.
Cancer: Merida, Mexico (June 21 – July 22)
AddressMérida, Yucatan, Mexico
Cancers are always looking to nest and to make a home, even when traveling, so a location that’s small, quaint, and cozy is perfect for them. Merida, Mexico is small enough to let Cancer feel like they can truly get to know it. They’ll love exploring the old town and taking a cooking class. Cancers will feel right at home in this friendly and walkable destination.
Leo: Tel Aviv, Israel (July 23 – August 22)
The only thing Leos love more than being at a party is to be right in the center of the madness. Tel Aviv holds the only Pride celebration in the Middle East, and it had a record-breaking number of attendees this year with over 250,000 showing up for the week-long celebration. Even though the parade is over, Leo will still enjoy Tel Aviv's glamorous white sand beaches or indulge in the infamous Tel Aviv nightlife. With a growing number of gay clubs and even more clubs having LGBTQ-themed nights, Leos have plenty of options.
Virgo: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada (August 23 – September 22)
Virgos are picky and expect a lot when it comes to, well, everything. For their travels, they’ll want to pick a destination that can offer up more than pretty sights and nightlife. Virgo will want to immerse themselves in the city's history and culture, which Winnipeg has in spades. With a growing contemporary art scene, Virgo will have their pick of galleries featuring everything from indigenous artists to those of the francophone community. The stand-out Canadian Museum for Human Rights, which hosts an LGBTQ-specific tour of the exhibits is also a must for Virgos.
Libra: Palm Springs, California (September 23 – October 22)
Palm Springs has been a hot spot for LGBTQ travel for several years now, but it just keeps getting cooler. Libras seek balance, and Palm Springs offers that in the form of several wellness spas and detox getaways as well as a popular party scene. Home to Coachella and an international film festival, Libra will find plenty of ways to keep busy but still feel balanced and rejuvenated.
Scorpio: Denver, Colorado (October 23 – November 21)
Scorpio likes activity in doses. They’ll want a destination where they can mingle with locals but also have space to do their own thing. Denver is the perfect mix of cozy and active that is ideal for Scorpio. If Scorpio is feeling social, they can explore the Capitol Hill neighborhood which is known for its gay bars, or maybe even attend a screening for CinemaQ, Denver’s queer film festival. When Scorpio feels the urge to retreat, they are surrounded by mountains with gorgeous views that will give them some fresh air and alone time.
Sagittarius: Sydney (November 22 – December 21)
AddressSydney NSW, Australia
Sagittarius is known as the nomad of the zodiac, so their wanderlust sends them around the globe. Beyond its beautiful beaches and iconic architecture, Sydney has one thing that will really intrigue a Sagittarius—its nightlife, including its pride parties. While there is a large celebration in June, the most popular time to celebrate there is during Mardi Gras. No one parties quite like a Sagittarius or an Australian, making Sydney they perfect place for a Sag adventure.
Capricorns: Santa Fe (December 22 – January 19)
Capricorn prefers a more low-key vacation and pride celebration. Focused and hardworking, they prefer an escape, and Santa Fe offers up the ideal relaxing getaway. Its art galleries and spa retreats allow Capricorn to indulge in the finer things, and its month-long pride celebration adds in elements of community, with soccer games a family festival.
Aquarius: India (January 20 – February 18)
Aquarius is known as the avant-garde and philosopher, always searching for knowledge and progress. India is the ultimate destination for Aquarius to discover their spiritual side through yoga, meditation retreats, and ashrams that accept international visitors. In addition to its zen vibes, India is full of color and amazing sights that Aquarius will love exploring.
Pisces: Thailand (February 19 – March 20)
This dreamy sign wants a simply sublime escape where they can get lost in nature. Look no further than to Thailand. Lush rainforests? Check. Breathtakingly beautiful beaches? Check. Ancient landmarks that help them connect with the local history? Check. Thailand offers everything a Pisces wants from a vacation.