4. COSTA RICA

DNA Magazine - - TRAVEL FEATURE -

A court de­ci­sion on same-sex mar­riage is pend­ing in Costa Rica where, en­cour­ag­ingly, some 2 per cent of the pop­u­la­tion (80,000 peo­ple) came out to fly their rain­bow flags at last year’s San José Pride. Known as the Mar­cha y Fes­ti­val de la Diver­si­dad, it has evolved to be­come one of Cen­tral Amer­ica’s big­gest gay events. Next year, Costa Rica hosts the Ella In­ter­na­tional Les­bian Fes­ti­val. It will be the first time the fes­ti­val will be held out­side of Europe. While ap­peal­ing to the LGBT visi­tor might not yet be of­fi­cially sanc­tioned, many travel busi­nesses and com­mu­nity mem­bers here are mak­ing things hap­pen.

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