10 LGBT misterb&b hosts explain why you should stay with them on holiday
From making new friends to offering a safe place to stay, these 10 misterb&b hosts from all over the world explain why they love hosting and why you should stay with them…
“Opening your home to people is reassuring; I guess you can tell that just by seeing the pictures of our place – people sense that, so they’re in a sharing mood, too.
“Hosting brings out kindness, and I guess this is one of the greatest goals you can achieve through misterb&b.”
“It’s not about the extra pillow, or any other request – it’s the fact you care. Guests need to know you’re there for them.
“If you didn’t care to begin with, you shouldn’t be hosting.”
“Because I work in LGBT rights, I often ask guests about the local politics that affect their lives and communities at home.
““I’ve learned a lot from these chats, some of which have even helped my work and advocacy. I’ve learned how much I love opening my home to strangers!
“The friendships we’ve made through misterb&b will last a lifetime.”
“I had the chance to meet people of different ages and cultures.
“Everyone can be interesting because everyone brings a piece of the world into your home.”
“Our bookings on misterb&b have skyrocketed after the Pulse attacks in Orlando, and the other day I was wondering ‘why?’ to myself.
“It occurred to me that perhaps now more than ever – with all the uncertainty and fear in the political world – people are just looking for a safe place to stay.
“A place where you can escape your day-to-day world for a moment, relax and quite literally smell the flowers.
“A place where you can be yourself, love who you love and celebrate all that is right with the world.”
“My guests become my friends and some of them my family.
“I keep in touch with many of them, and when I travel to where they are, we meet again and go out to clubs, or they show me around the best places in their cities.
“I don’t feel lonely anymore, with misterb&b guests coming around all year long to Los Angeles and West Hollywood.”
“One of my guests booked with me because I lived close to the friends he was coming to Denver to visit.
“We didn’t realise until he arrived and started talking that I was also friends with the guys he came to visit.
“It’s a small world, and the gay community makes it even smaller.”
“Opening up my place to people within the community who can feel at home away from home and just be themselves gives me a sense of pride and empowerment.
“It’s my way of spreading love and accepting and embracing everyone.”
“We wouldn’t offer a room on misterb&b if we weren’t interested in people, and we really can say that every single guest has an interesting story to share.
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“Understanding how sexuality is embraced in other cultures can open your mind. We think it’s great to have such a thing for the gay community.
“It makes gay travelling so much easier and is a great way to share experiences and make new friends all over the world.”
“Hosting the gay community is a privilege because we have more things in common and we can explain the gay leisure of the city.
“In addition, it’s safer to accommodate gay people because there will be no concerns over things like prejudice and homophobia.”
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