In 2014 Toronto hosted WorldPride, a gathering of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community members. In doing so, it showed that the province of Ontario takes pride in equality and does not discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation. In fact, according to the Discover Gay Ontario travel guide, Ontario is great destination for the LGBT community, and both cities as well as small towns are wonderful places for the community to visit and explore. According to the travel guide, Niagara Falls tops the list of gay friendly destinations in Ontario outside of Toronto.
Niagara Falls : Top LGBT Community
Top 5 destinations, according to Discover Gay Ontario:
- Niagara Falls
- St. Catharines
- Twenty Valley
- Prince Edward County
In fact all top three locations are all within the Niagara Region, and a 30 minute drive of Niagara Falls. What’s interesting about the list is that it’s usually the big cities that are often perceived to be gay friendly but as this list proves, even small towns welcome the community whole-heartedly. During the WorldPride in Toronto, LGBT members from various parts of Canada as well as from around the world discovered that Ontario was indeed a warm and welcoming destination.
Niagara Falls Welcoming LGBT Community
A research done by Travel Gay Canada highlighted the need by its consumers for safety and security and a feeling of being accepted by the larger community. The beautiful city of Niagara Falls embraces everyone within its fold and is a great destination for the LGBT community. In fact to officially welcome the WorldPride in 2014, the Niagara Falls Illumination Board lit the spectacular waterfalls in the colours of the rainbow and the city also welcomed thousands of visitors from the world over to discover its beauty and warmth.
Niagara Falls LGBT Marriages
With the volatile situation in some parts of the world, the gay community will find Niagara Falls not only friendly but also safe. There’s plenty of activities to experience here from exploring the falls and the exciting night life to adventure activities and romantic outings. You can even get married in Niagara Falls, in fact it’s one of the most romantic places to get hitched. Same-sex marriages are legal in Ontario. According to the declaration made by the Court of Appeal for Ontario in 2003, same-sex couples have the right to be legally married. Of course depending on the local laws in your country, the marriage may or may not be recognised in those places but the wedding is legal according to Ontario’s laws.
So come to Niagara Falls, the best gay friendly destination in Ontario for an eventful stay and beautiful memories.
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