With the winter blahs still upon us, April is the perfect time to plan a mini or week-long getaway while we wait for spring to fully arrive.

Whether you’re looking to beat the cold or experience an entirely unique LGBT travel destination or tour, there are parties taking place across the world that will welcome you warmly with tons of exciting drag shows, exclusive pool parties, dance events, tours, cruises and parades.

Check out these upcoming hot gay and lesbian party suggestions from GayStarNews:

  • Miami Beach Gay Pride - April 11th - 13th in Miami Florida - This year’s beachside pride bash includes a week of drag shows, mixers, bachelor auctions all culminating in the epic parade with grand marshall Gloria Estefan and an optional four-night cruise to the Bahamas departing on 14 April. Parade is free.

  • Songkran Circuit Festival - April 13th - 15th in Bangkok, Thailand - Coinciding with the traditional Thai New Year festivities where water is thrown around to wash away bad luck, the Songkran Circuit Festival includes foam parties, roof-top pool celebrations and the standard dance events.

  • Bearcelona - April 16th - 21st in Barcelona, Spain - Furry and burly takes over Barcelona for days of tours, pool parties and dance events for bears and their admirers.

  • Phuket Pride - April 20th - 27th in Phuket, Thailand - To celebrate one of Asia’s largest LGBTI pride events, the team behind Phuket Loves You has organized a week of beach volleyball tournaments, island day trips and tea parties. Phuket Loves You will be running a week-long collection to raise funds for local HIV and AIDS charities.

  • White Party - April 25th - 28th in Palm Springs, Calfornia - Lady Gaga and Mary J Blige have presided over the now-iconic White Party. World-renowned DJs, steamy pool parties and epic underwear dance events characterize this weekend of hedonism in the California desert.

  • Tokyo Rainbow Pride - April 27th in Tokyo, Japan - An expected 20,000 people will celebrate this year’s theme is ‘Many Lives, Many Loves’. The parade, main stage performances and booths ‘strive to shed light on the problems facing LGBT and people of sexual minorities with the hope of creating a society free of discrimination and prejudice.’

  • Southern Caribbean Pride - April 30th - May 4th in Curacao - A Birdcage-themed party, cabaret show/dinner and beach parties are just some of the festivities this second annual pride event brings to the region in order to help promote the development of LGBTI rights.

For more information on each of these festivals as well as ticket prices, please visit the GayStarNews site here.


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