The Gold Coast - Australia's 6th largest city and home to more than 1/2 million residents, is world famous for its kilometres of golden surf beaches, relaxed lifestyle and endless sunshine, but is less known as a haven for the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender visitor. Colourful, vibrant, diverse and famous for fun (much like the gay community itself) the Coast is Australia's only Gay Comfort Accredited city. The Gay Comfort accreditation means that 10 or more Gold Coast businesses have received Gay Comfort certified training for front line staff, ensuring the GLBT guest or customer is afforded the same level of service, respect and privacy as any other patron. The Coast also boasts more IGLTA (International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association) member businesses than any other city in Australia. All this adds up to a welcoming, friendly, fun-packed gay destination, with an endless list of holiday options and attractions on offer.
Gay Gold Coast Australia's new official symbol - the rainbow sun, will begin to burst over the Gold Coast, highlighting gay welcoming businesses and accomodation houses. It's an easily identifiable beacon for the GLBT visitor, marking a venue at which you can relax, let your hair down and be yourself. So now there's no excuse for resisting the urge to book that flight. Come down and visit us soon!