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Are You Ready for #IGLTA2017? Let's do a #GayTravel hashtag takeover!

Are You Ready for #IGLTA2017? Let's do a #GayTravel hashtag takeover! | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

In preparation for the IGLTA Convention in St. Petersburg, Florida coming up May 4-6, we wanted to remind everyone to use #IGLTA2017 as the event hashtag. Be sure to use it IN ADVANCE OF the conference, and especially DURING the conference, in order to maximize your business opportunities during this exciting event. Lastly, your POST-conference social media posts using this hashtag will allow you to follow up with some of the various conference attendees after the event has passed.

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Gay Pride is Lighting Your Fire for More? One Magical Weekend is Back at Disney for Gay People

Gay Pride is Lighting Your Fire for More? One Magical Weekend is Back at Disney for Gay People | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

For ALL Types. ALL Shapes. ALL Ages. ALL Colors - Is gay pride in your town is lighting your fire for more? Well then, if you haven't ever been to gay day Orlando events during the first weekend in June, then please return your gay card immediately. You have been using it without authorization and it is being revoked until you attend one of the hottest and largest LGBT community and gay events in the world.

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Come learn about LGBT travel Sunday at Dallas Market Hall

Come learn about LGBT travel Sunday at Dallas Market Hall | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
Come learn about LGBT travel Sunday at Dallas Market Hall
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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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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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Italy Gay Summer Pride 2017

Italy Gay Summer Pride 2017 | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

21-25 September 2017, Gallipoli Puglia - Italy Gay Travels is proud to announce the first edition of Italy Gay Summer Pride! 4-day International Gay Beach Party on the beautiful Gallipoli bay.

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Italy Gay Travels, in partnership with XXL London, is proud to announce the first edition of Italy Gay Summer Pride. A 4-day sensational Summer Party in one of the most beautiful undiscovered gems of Italy: the bay of Gallipoli (not in Turkey)!

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Can Gay Circuit Parties Survive Equality? Asia May Offer an Answer.

Can Gay Circuit Parties Survive Equality? Asia May Offer an Answer. | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
On Saturday, hordes of gay men and other dance lovers will descend upon a club space in Manhattan for the Black Party, an edgier, kinkier underground
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Lincoln Road landmarks will be lit with rainbow colors to mark Miami Beach Gay Pride

Lincoln Road landmarks will be lit with rainbow colors to mark Miami Beach Gay Pride | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
The iconic parking garage and office tower that bookend South Beach’s well-known shopping destination will be lit in rainbow colors at 8 p.m. April 6, opening Miami Beach Gay Pride through April 9.
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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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