10. New Zealand
Kiwis are a pretty laid-back, tolerant bunch, so gay and lesbian travelers are welcome to explore this stunning country out in the open. New Zealand is the only country in the Asia Pacific region that has legalized same-sex marriage. In 1998, New Zealand became the first international destination to have a nationwide network of “Approved Gay Lesbian Friendly” tourism businesses. Events like the Hero Festival and Big Gay Out in Auckland, Gay Ski Week in Queenstown and other events in Wellington are a fun LGBT draw.