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Jeffrey Sanker’s WHITE PARTY PALM SPRINGS May 5-8, 2017

Jeffrey Sanker’s WHITE PARTY PALM SPRINGS May 5-8, 2017 | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

Jeffrey Sanker’s White Party Palm Springs heats up the desert valley May 5-8, 2017 bringing revelers innovative new parties, and extraordinary experiences, including totally redesigned Day Club Pool Parties at the Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel.

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Join tens of thousands of the hottest men from all over the world as they once again take over the entire city for the world’s premier gay dance festival – with three days of unforgettable parties and with our new title sponsors: Almar Resort and Mantamar Beach Club (Puerto Vallarta).

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Las Vegas Welcomes Fabulous LGBT Events and Visitors in 2017

Las Vegas Welcomes Fabulous LGBT Events and Visitors in 2017 | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

The Entertainment Capital of the World welcomes LGBT visitors to special events throughout the year

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Las Vegas bolsters its reputation as the premier LGBT travel destination with a variety of thrilling special events, conferences, parties and more throughout the year. Recently awarded destination of the year by GayTravel.com, Las Vegas is extremely welcoming of the LGBT community, offering every visitor an experience they won’t soon forget.

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Walt Whitman’s New Orleans Awakening (Hint: It Wasn’t the Coffee)

Walt Whitman’s New Orleans Awakening (Hint: It Wasn’t the Coffee) | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
At one time, it was thought that Whitman's stay in New Orleans was so short because he had an affair. The story tells of "him" not "her".
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LGBT tourism to take center stage at ITB Berlin 2017

LGBT tourism to take center stage at ITB Berlin 2017 | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
The programme of events hosted by LGBT Travel at ITB Berlin will be as colourful as ever. This year, this fast-growing segment will be relocating to Hall 21B and will feature a new Presentation Corner, where exhibitors can showcase their latest LGBT products.
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Pink Pavilion ITB Berlin LGBTQ Travel Expo Pink Pavilion

Pink Pavilion ITB Berlin LGBTQ Travel Expo Pink Pavilion | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

Since 2010 Gay & Lesbian Travel has been an established, successful segment of ITB Berlin. Characterized by openness, creativity, and vibrant interaction, this is one of the most diverse areas of the trade show.

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Together with our LGBT-Partner Diversity Tourism, ITB Berlin also organizes a Gay & Lesbian Media Networking Brunch on ITB-Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. where members of the media will be able to get together in an informal atmosphere with representatives of destinations and other tourism providers. Please check out the registration form (PDF, 77.2 kB) for exhibitors here. LGBT Travel also always holds a slot on ITB Fridays at the ITB Convention where current topics of the segments are regularly discussed by international experts. Berlin, Germany; Mar 8-12, 2017

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Halifax police won’t walk in this year’s Pride Parade

Halifax police won’t walk in this year’s Pride Parade | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
The Halifax Regional Police will not participate in this year’s Pride Parade. In a Monday news release, police stated they will increase participation overall but the decision to not be in the parade was a mutual one between them and Halifax Pride. The HRP said this was due to a national debate about police participation in pride parades.
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One Magical Weekend Brings Our Magic Back to Walt Disney World Resorts in Orlando

One Magical Weekend Brings Our Magic Back to Walt Disney World Resorts in Orlando | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

5th, One Magical Weekend returns to Orlando and transforms the park into one of the largest LGBT events in the world! In its 27th year only at Walt Disney World Resorts, there is something at One Magical Weekend for everyone. All types. All shapes. All ages. All colors. If you have never been, you need to have your Gay Card revoked! We will issue you an official Gay Card once you experience the Magic in Orlando this June!

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Carnival Pro Tip: Attend a Fabulous Gay Ball

Carnival Pro Tip: Attend a Fabulous Gay Ball | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
Learn the fascinating history behind the Mardi Gras gay ball, plus all the details on how to attend.
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World Pride Madrid 2017 Reception Held in NYC

World Pride Madrid 2017 Reception Held in NYC | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
Last night the folks from World Pride Madrid 2017, Tourism Madrid, Tourism Spain and a wide variety of tourism partners hosted an incredible reception in New York City to celebrate the marketing launch of this exciting event coming to Spain in 2017.
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In attendance were a wide variety of LGBT tourism “movers and shakers”, as well as LGBT influencers, several of whom have already been Tweeting, posting and sharing blogs, articles, photos and videos introducing their folks to the upcoming event.

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Matt Skallerud's curator insight, December 16, 2016 7:39 AM

In attendance were a wide variety of LGBT tourism “movers and shakers”, as well as LGBT influencers, several of whom have already been Tweeting, posting and sharing blogs, articles, photos and videos introducing their folks to the upcoming event.

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VIDEO: Madrid World Pride 2017 From June 23 to July 2

Whoever you love, Madrid loves you!

Via Fabrice Tasendo
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#MadridPride is one of those #GayEvents that will stay with you for a lifetime, and this year it's even larger with #WorldPride because whoever you love, Madrid loves you <3 
#VisitGaySpain #GayMadrid #GayPride

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Fabrice Tasendo's curator insight, November 29, 2016 9:10 PM

#MadridPride is one of those #GayEvents that will stay with you for a lifetime, and this year it's even larger with #WorldPride because whoever you love, Madrid loves you <3 
#VisitGaySpain #GayMadrid #GayPride

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John Barrowman honored at LGBTQ event at Barry Manilow estate

John Barrowman honored at LGBTQ event at Barry Manilow estate | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
John Barrowman plans to place his crystal Visibility Award from the Human Rights Campaign next to his other favorite honor - his MBE or Member of the Most Excellent Order he got from the Queen and the British government.
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Here's what to do during Greater Palm Springs Pride this week

Here's what to do during Greater Palm Springs Pride this week | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
Greater Palm Springs Pride kicks off this Tuesday and goes until Sunday with plenty of things to celebrate for diversity and equality. Now 30-years old, the festival was started to remember the Stonewall Rebellion in New York City, and has grown into one of the biggest LGBT festivals in Southern California.
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Sydney's Mardi Gras | More than Glitter and Joy

Sydney's Mardi Gras | More than Glitter and Joy | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
In depth reporting from Mardi Gras 2017. I will take you into the two weeks of events and parties that make Sydney's Mardi Gras parade one of the best!
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IGLTA Foundation Announces 2017 Conference Scholarship Recipients

IGLTA Foundation Announces 2017 Conference Scholarship Recipients | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

Global LGBTQ travel organization welcomes the next generation of tourism professionals to St. Petersburg, Florida

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The IGLTA Foundation recently selected the recipients for its fifth annual Building Bridges Scholarships, who will receive an all-expenses-paid trip and conference registration for the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association’s Annual Global Convention in St. Petersburg, Florida, 4-6 May.

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This Unusual Mardi Gras Parade Welcomes People of All Backgrounds to New Orleans

This Unusual Mardi Gras Parade Welcomes People of All Backgrounds to New Orleans | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
New Orleans says it’s always open in its latest campaign.
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Qantas Unveils Special LGBT Livery - One Mile at a Time

Qantas Unveils Special LGBT Livery - One Mile at a Time | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
Check out Qantas' special LGBT livery, leading up to Sydney's Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras!
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More than Pride: Great LGBT Festivals Around the World

More than Pride: Great LGBT Festivals Around the World | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
Looking for some LGBT festivals? Here's a big list of amazing events around the world (outside of PRIDE of course) that bring the LGBT community together.
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Landmark Events in Palm Springs

Landmark Events in Palm Springs | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
Throw on your favorite superhero costume or rub elbows with A-list celebrities
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White Party - With Palm Springs’ solid reputation as a gay-friendly destination (not to mention more than half the locals identify as LGBT), it’s no surprise reputable gay event promoter Jeffrey Sanker throws the annual, LGBT-themed White Party in Palm Springs. The wild circuit party takes over the oasis for a weekend in August, where gay visitors mingle and party hardy at various unique events, pool parties and late-night soirees. Pack your swimsuit for one of the most buzzing LGBT events in the country!
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6 LGBTQ events worth traveling for in 2017

6 LGBTQ events worth traveling for in 2017 | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
From Miami to Sydney, there's no shortage of travel-worthy LGBTQ events to choose from in 2017.

Via Fabrice Tasendo
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Madrid's already phenomenal annual Pride event—attended by a million and half people in 2016—kicks things up exponentially for 2017 as it becomes both the fifth-ever World Pride and the 24th continent-wide EuroPride.

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Fabrice Tasendo's curator insight, January 9, 5:21 PM

Madrid's already phenomenal annual Pride event—attended by a million and half people in 2016—kicks things up exponentially for 2017 as it becomes both the fifth-ever World Pride and the 24th continent-wide EuroPride.

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15 Reasons Why You Should Attend WorldPride Madrid

15 Reasons Why You Should Attend WorldPride Madrid | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

Madrid is without a doubt our favorite place in the world. We’ve been living here for 3 years and we couldn’t be happier to call the Spanish capital home. On a recent trip back to the states, we had the pleasure to attend a World Pride Madrid pre-party with amazing hosts (yes drag queens!), fabulous guests and a particularly Spanish flare not often found in New York City. The event was intended to introduce Madrid and World Pride to the US audience, who for reasons we can’t quite figure out, don’t fully know about Madrid and it’s reputation as a gay friendly destination.

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Tokyo Rainbow Pride planning a bright future for Japanese gays and lesbians

Tokyo Rainbow Pride planning a bright future for Japanese gays and lesbians | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
‘Call me Hiro…’ he said politely as we shook hands; 33-year-old Hiro’s English was perfect, my Japanese non-existent. It was happy hour in the hotel’s New York Bar, so we chatted over beers while…
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In Pictures: Indians Celebrate Gay Pride in Delhi

In Pictures: Indians Celebrate Gay Pride in Delhi | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
Thousands of people thronged the streets of New Delhi to celebrate India's lesbian-gay-bisexual-transgender community on Sunday.
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Happy Pride! Check out Destination PSP’s Rainbow Merchandise, HRC, the LGBT Center, and #ILoveGayPalmSprings!

Happy Pride!  Check out Destination PSP’s Rainbow Merchandise, HRC, the LGBT Center, and #ILoveGayPalmSprings! | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
Happy Greater Palm Springs Pride! Check out Destination PSP’s incredible selection of LGBT related merchandise including original #ILoveGayPalmSprings t-shirts, tanks, sticky wallets, mugs …
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