Gay and Lesbian Travelers
The great majority of visitors find Oaxaca people both gracious and tolerant. This extends from racial color-blindness to being broad-minded about sexual preference. As long as gay and lesbian visitors don’t flaunt their own preference, they will find acceptance most anywhere in the state of Oaxaca.
As a result, both Oaxaca City and, to a smaller extent, the coastal resorts have acquired a growing company of gay- and lesbian-friendly hotels, bars, and entertainments. For example, for Oaxaca City hotel, restaurant, and nightlife details, visit the gay-oriented travel website www.go-oaxaca.com.
Some gay- and lesbian-oriented Internet and print publishers also offer excellent travel guidebooks. One of the most experienced is Damron Company (415/255-0404 or 800/462-6654, www.damron.com), which publishes, both in print and by Internet subscription, the Damron Women’s Travel and Damron Men’s Travel guidebooks, containing a wealth of gay and lesbian travel information, including some listings in Oaxaca.
If you’re interested in more gay and lesbian travel information, advice, and services, check out the San Francisco Purple Roofs Internet agency (wheretostay [at] purpleroofs [dot] com, www.purpleroofs.com). They offer Oaxaca hotel, nightlife, and travel agent listings, plus a multitude of services, from tours and air tickets, to travel insurance and hotel reservations.
© Bruce Whipperman from Moon Oaxaca, 5th edition