British Government Embracing LGBTQ Community

The British Government will celebrate LGBTQ+ rights by marching in Prides and hosting LGBTQ+ events in 14 cities across the US, as well as 5 cities in Canada and 5 cities in Latin America, as part of VisitBritain’s Love is GREAT Britain campaign.

A major highlight of the campaign is the UK’s first-ever LGBTQ Founders’ Trade Mission, bringing nine UK-headquartered companies to New York for a bespoke program aimed at accelerating business growth in the US for LGBTQ business founders.

As a leader in LGBTQ+ equality and rights, the UK has proudly celebrated Pride season in America since 2013. Now, UK government leaders have joined with representatives from the Foreign Commonwealth Office (FCO), the UK’s Department for International Trade (DIT) and VisitBritain to organize the UK’s widest array of business and public engagement events to date.

LGBTQ Travel

VisitBritain, the UK’s national tourism agency, launched the Love is GREAT Britain campaign in 2014 to welcome marriage equality in England, Wales and Scotland. The campaign highlights Britain as an all-embracing vacation choice for LGBTQ+ visitors, offering unique experiences – from city breaks to countryside escapes – which are easily accessible and open to all.

The official campaign site lists an array of choices for the LGBTQ+ traveller, including arts and cultural festivals, including pride events, some of Britain’s best gay and lesbian nightlife, plus a vast spectrum of LGBTQ+-owned and welcoming accommodation throughout England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Also featured on the site are LGBTQ+ city guides to London, Newcastle, Edinburgh, Bristol, Glasgow, Cardiff, Manchester, Birmingham, and Brighton.