Planning a Honeymoon?Â Consider visiting Antarctica. Just be sure to pack yourÂ earmuffs.
TheÂ snowyÂ continent, known for itâ€™s subzeroÂ temperatures, extreme wind, parading penguins and rapidly melting ice caps, was justÂ declared â€œthe worldâ€™s first LGBT-friendly continent.â€
Planting Peace, the non-profit LGBT advocacy organizationÂ perhaps best known for buildingÂ the rainbow-colored Equality House directly across the street fromÂ the Westboro Baptist Church headquartersÂ in Topeka, KS, made the official declaration after trekking across the southernmost continent carrying a rainbow flag.
â€œI traveled to Antarctica to play a role in spreading visibility for the need for basic human rights for the LGBT community,â€Aaron Jackson, president of Planting Peace, says. â€œIt was an honor to carry the Pride flag throughout Antarctica, and Planting Peace will not stop fighting for LGBT rights until all sexual and gender minorities experience full, fundamental rights in every corner of the world.â€