We look toward this New Year with new ambitions and new journeys that beckon us. Fifteen of them, actually on our annual list: The 15 Gay Places To Go In 2015. The places themselves aren’t gay (one of them still criminalizes homosexuality!) but if you are, this is the ultimate guide to the important, interesting and surprising destinations for the next twelve months. In the current issue, we’ll introduce you to the people, places and things you should know before booking any of them. Are you going? Have you been? Can you match the photos to the list of 15 gay places to go?
ST. AUGUSTINE, FL
Continue to the full post to see the matches, and learn one good reason (among many) why each place is on our list of 15 gay places to go in 2015.
WASHINGTON, DC Photo credit
Because it’s the 150 anniversary of Lincoln’s assassination.
LONDON Photo credit
Because it’s the year of the next Royal Baby!
NEW ORLEANS Photo credit
Because it’s about to break out as the best city in America.
MILAN Photo credit
Because it’s hosting 140 countries this year for the 2015 Expo.
ZERMATT Photo credit
Because 150 years ago, seven guys climbed the Matterhorn and now its time to celebrate!
NAMIBIA Photo credit
Because African landscapes and culture are becoming rare, and wild outdoor adventure still lives here.
MYKONOS Photo credit
Because it’s recaptured its cachet as one of the world’s great gay island getaways.
ISTANBUL Photo credit
Because the city tying Europe to Asia is on everyone’s lips again.
PUGLIA Photo credit
Because it’s Tuscany without the tourists.
TAIPEI Photo credit
Because Taipei is the new gay capital of Asia.
BUENOS AIRES Photo credit
Because the exchange rate is low and the creativity level has never been higher.
LIMA Photo credit
Because within a year or two, everyone else will be going. And you should be first.
ST. AUGUSTINE, FL Photo credit
Because it’s still the quintessential small-town experience, and celebrating its 450th anniversary in 2015.
PALM SPRINGS Photo credit
Because it’s the last gay mecca of the American West, and rapidly becoming popular again with a straight crowd, who may price us out of town as they have everywhere else.