LGBTQ+ Travel

Two people walk and hold hands along next to a lake on a sunny day.
Seen from behind, two people hold hands and walk through a field on a bright, sunny day.

LGBTQ+ Vacation in Vermont

Vibrant communities celebrate the state’s motto, “Freedom and Unity.” From the towering heights of Mount Mansfield to the water flowing through the base of Quechee Gorge, there’s so much to see and do in the Green Mountains. As the first state in the U.S. to legislatively legalize same-sex marriage and home to among the highest percentage of LGBTQ+ people in the nation, Vermont has a long heritage of LGBTQ+ support, acceptance, and celebration. From queer-owned businesses to lively events, including year-round Pride celebrations that spill into the streets and echo along waterfronts, Vermont is a haven of natural beauty, offering the freedom to feel and the wide-open spaces to take it all in.

Two people in suits hold hands facing each other and smile as they get married outdoors. Confetti swirls around them.
A green historic marker sign titled Vermont Equality for Same-Sex Couples.

LGBTQ+ History and Heritage

Vermont Pride runs deep. LGBTQ+ history in Vermont includes Pride celebrations starting in 1983, the election of an out transgender lawmaker, a newspaper dedicated to the community, and a rainbow of diverse stories represented on stage.

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Pride Center of Vermont

Pride Center of Vermont is the region’s most comprehensive community center dedicated to advancing community and the health and safety of LGBTQ+ Vermonters.

Learn More about Pride Center of Vermont