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About Lei


Lei are the traditional Hawaiian symbol of love, friendship, appreciation, and aloha.

For generations the people of Hawaii have used lei to express these emotions, strengthen relationships, and give thanks. We believe these qualities make “lei” the ideal title for the publication that welcomes, entertains, and gives thanks to LGBTQ travelers before, during, and after their journey.

A curated guide for discerning LGBTQ travelers, Lei is a print, social, and online publication that explores welcoming, balmy destinations around the world. Based in Hawaii, Lei cultivates a community of style and warmth through personal profiles, experiential features, and engaging recommendations.