UPDATED (06/15/18): Los Angeles is one of the top 10 LGBTQ-friendly cities to celebrate Pride this year, and we’re excited to announce that trans-activist and star, Laverne Cox, is the latest to host a Social Impact Experience in the city.
Donating all proceeds to the new Trans Wellness Center in Los Angeles, Laverne will take her guests on an Experience that explores wellness through a creative lens, with activities covering meditation, thrift store shopping and a fashion shoot: all activities that contribute to her feeling of wellness, inside and out.
Remember when I announced my partnership with @Airbnb? Well, I’m going to teach a few amazing people the importance of self-care and wellness through #AirbnbExperiences. The best part is that 100% of what you pay goes directly to the Trans Wellness Center in LA. I only have a few spots available so go to abnb.co/laverne to sign-up.
As a recent LA transplant from the Big Apple, I’ve found an overwhelming calmness in my new home and focused my energy into channeling being fabulous both inside and out. Wellness is so important to me and I want to show people how it has helped me find my happy place here in LA, as well as educate people on the importance of wellness, particularly for the trans community in an effort to empower those who may find life more challenging at times.
Laverne Cox, actress, activist and Airbnb Experience Host
As the latest LGBTQ Experience host on the platform, Laverne joins a number of other hosts advocating for the community through Airbnb Experiences, many of which generate direct income for non-profits through Airbnb’s Social Impact tool. A popular category for guests around the world, here are the top 10 most booked LGBTQ Experiences on the platform today*.
From left to right: SunGay Brunch DTLA Walking Tour, LGBTQ Castro Tours, LGBT History Walk with a Local
- LGBTQ Castro Tours – San Francisco, CA
- Into Queer Havana – Havana, Cuba
- Gay Night Falls in London – London, UK
- Explore the Castro’s Gay Bars – San Francisco, CA
- Discover LGBTQ Nightlife in Nichome – Tokyo, Japan
- Explore the City’s Gay Nightlife Scene – Seoul, South Korea
- SunGay Brunch DTLA Walking Tour – Los Angeles, CA
- LGBT History Walk with a Local – Amsterdam, Netherlands
- Retro Aerobics for LGBTQIA Rights! – Austin, TX
- Walking & Shopping in the Gay Village – Montreal, Canada
Airbnb Experiences launched in November 2016 with 500 Experiences available in 12 cities around the globe. Now, offering 12,000 available in over 180 cities around the world, these Experiences seek to make travel magical again by immersing travellers in local communities and offering unique, one-of-a-kind activities that are handcrafted and led by local experts. This Pride month, travelers can choose from nearly 50 LGBTQ specific Experiences available to book on the platform.
*Based on internal Airbnb data looking at highest volume of Experience bookings since January 2018.
The Airbnb Press Room is aimed at journalists. All Homes and Experiences referenced on the Airbnb Press Room are intended purely to inspire and illustrate. Airbnb does not recommend or endorse specific Home or Experience listings on the Airbnb platform.