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Cunard and P&O Cruises Set to Reinstate Gay Marriages Onboard

Cunard and P&O Cruises Set to Reinstate Gay Marriages Onboard | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
Both Cunard and P&O Cruises will reinstate gay marriages onboard their cruise ships following a reversal of a law denying gay couples the right to marry by the Supreme Court of Bermuda; most ships in both fleets are registered in Bermuda.
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Twice The Fun, Twice The Party: Celebrity Cruises Hosts Second Annual Pride Party At Sea

Twice The Fun, Twice The Party: Celebrity Cruises Hosts Second Annual Pride Party At Sea | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

From Alaska to Italy and the oceans between, Celebrity Cruises is excited to celebrate Pride Month by hosting its second annual Pride Party at Sea, with Olympic Bronze Medalist Adam Rippon and Two Time Men's figure skating Olympian Johnny Weir serving as ambassadors for this year's festivities.

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JetBlue Celebrates Airline’s Commitment to Diversity with Support for LGBT Events throughout Pride Month

JetBlue Celebrates Airline’s Commitment to Diversity with Support for LGBT Events throughout Pride Month | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

JetBlue announced a variety of events it will support in June as the airline celebrates diversity and equality as part of LGBT Pride Month.

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LGBT Pride Month 2018: What to know about its history, events, parades

LGBT Pride Month 2018: What to know about its history, events, parades | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
Here's everything you need to know about LGBT Pride Month.
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First-Ever Pride of the Americas Festival Coming to Greater Fort Lauderdale in 2020

First-Ever Pride of the Americas Festival Coming to Greater Fort Lauderdale in 2020 | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

The 10-Day Festival Focusing on LGBT+ Issues is Expected to Attract More Than 350,000 - Greater Fort Lauderdale will be the host destination for the first-ever Pride of the Americas Festival in 2020. The 10-day event, just announced at the International Gay & Lesbian Travel (IGLTA) annual conference in Toronto, will be hosted by Pride of Fort Lauderdale and presented by the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau and will include a parade, a beach party, arts festival, social events throughout the destination, and a human rights conference focused on LGBT+ rights.

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LGBT travel leaders make a ‘splash’ in Toronto with the opening of IGLTA convention

LGBT travel leaders make a ‘splash’ in Toronto with the opening of IGLTA convention | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

The International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association (IGLTA) took over Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada last night for the IGLTA Annual Global Convention opening ceremony, sponsored by Tourism Toronto and Destination Ontario.

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Summer Camp for LGBTQ Adults Marks 22nd Consecutive Season

Summer Camp for LGBTQ Adults Marks 22nd Consecutive Season | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

First-Time Campers Can Enter to Win a Free Week at Camp - Since 1997, adventurous LGBTQ travelers have been escaping to a real summer camp in the woods of southwestern Maine for what many of them declare the “best time ever!” The place? ‘Camp’ Camp, America’s premier summer camp for LGBT adults, where those searching for a unique all-inclusive vacation will find both relaxation and excitement, along with new life-long friendships. ‘Camp’ Camp is again offering this true week-long summer camp experience this August 19-26.

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Discovering Toronto: 10 Things We Love About the City

Discovering Toronto: 10 Things We Love About the City | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

Over the years, Toronto has grown to become a truly cosmopolitan city—full of diversity, character and unique attractions for tourists and locals alike. If we had to narrow down the reasons to love Toronto, including the top things you should do while visiting, these would be it!

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IGLTA Foundation Partners with Pacific Asia Travel Association for Conference Scholarship

IGLTA Foundation Partners with Pacific Asia Travel Association for Conference Scholarship | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

Collaboration takes Hong Kong Polytechnic University tourism student to the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association’s Annual Global Convention in Toronto - The IGLTA Foundation has partnered with the Pacific Asia Travel Association to provide a unique opportunity for a Hong Kong Polytechnic University tourism student to attend the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association’s 35th Annual Global Convention, 9-12 May in Toronto. Thanakarn (Bella) Vongvisitsin has been selected to attend the conference, considered to be the premier educational and networking event for the global LGBTQ tourism industry.

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From the IGLTA CEO: Together We Go

From the IGLTA CEO: Together We Go | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

In 1984, it was radical thinking to prioritize LGBTQ travel as a key market. Our groundbreaking mission to expand LGBTQ tourism globally made us a resource for queer travelers. Today our mission continues, and the IGLTA Annual Global Convention is more important than ever.

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International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association Announces New Board Members

International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association Announces New Board Members | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

The International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association announced today the four new appointments to its 2018-2019 board of directors, a group that includes LGBTQ and ally business leaders representing tourism social media/marketing, corporate accommodations, destination promotion and boutique hotels.

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LGBT escape: Asia pushes pink tourism

LGBT escape: Asia pushes pink tourism | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

THE REGION's LGBT tourism is expected to grow by leaps and bounds as Asian exhibitors have flocked to ITB Berlin's LGBT pavilion to raise awareness of LGBT-friendly destinations. TTG Asia quoted Hotel Granvia Kyoto executive guest

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VIDEO: New Zealand and Australia Cruise on Atlantis with Miss Sherry Vine

Sherry Vine travels the world performing her solo show or with some of her sisters in this series of exclusive Behind The Drag Curtain episodes! Sherry's first vlog series ever!

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This episode, I travel to Auckland, New Zealand to perform on the Atlantis Gay Cruise for 10 days! I got to see New Zealand for the first tie, hang out with some kangaroos, take in amazing talent and have a gorgeous time! Behind The Drag Curtain - Sherry Vine - Atlantis Events - gay cruise - La Voix - Miss Richfield 1981 - M Dickson - Matt Yee - Paulini - Josie Lane - Brad Loekle - Trevor Ashley - Patti LuPone - Brian Nash

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Jack Daniel’s Country Cocktails Celebrates LGBTQ Diversity with World’s First Projection Mapping

Jack Daniel’s Country Cocktails Celebrates LGBTQ Diversity with World’s First Projection Mapping | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

Jack Daniel's Country Cocktails will unveil the first-ever projection mapping showtruck during the LA Pride Festival in West Hollywood on June 9 and 10. The mobile interactive art project, titled "#flavorsofpride", will feature a 3-minute video show that celebrates the LGBTQ community's increasing diversity across genders, ethnicities, sexualities, religions and generations. Festival guests will also be invited to be part of the show by having their faces captured and integrated into the visual content. For those unable to attend LA Pride, Jack Daniel's Country Cocktails encourages supporters to celebrate LGBTQ diversity on social media by sharing their photos and stories using #flavorsofpride.

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Here's What Pride Month Means To These 5 LGBTQ+ People In 2018

There is something endlessly magical about Pride Month. The energy is palpable, city streets become a million times more colorful, and hundreds of thousands of people across the world turn up to celebrate individuality, acceptance, and love (with fab…
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The Gay Explorer - Dating in Toronto and exploring coming out in the 80's

Join Borja the Gay Explorer on his trip to Toronto where he will go on a gay date with Kevin while exploring the city and recounting Kevin's experience of coming out in the 80’s

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Fashion Meditation V

Fashion Meditation V | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
I awoke in a 6 person mixed gender hostel dorm in Hongdae, Seoul. A dim light made its way through the flimsy curtain and cast a solitary beam into the room. My plan was to wear my favorite dress during my first day in Seoul; I was going to explore royal palaces and an old village. Unlike Tokyo, whe
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IGLTA Hosts Most Successful Convention in its 35-Year History

IGLTA Hosts Most Successful Convention in its 35-Year History | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

Global LGBTQ travel association unites tourism professionals around the shared goal of creating a more welcoming world for all travelers - The International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association’s 35th Anniversary Global Convention, 9-12 May at the Westin Harbour Castle in Toronto, brought together approximately 500 tourism professionals representing 40 countries to share innovative ideas and best practices, making it the best attended and most globally diverse conference in IGLTA’s history.

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GayTravel.com Hires LGBT Dream Team

GayTravel.com Hires LGBT Dream Team | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

GayTravel the world's leading site dedicated to LGBT Travel announced the appointment of the Mossier Social Action and Innovation Center's LGBT Travel experts Don Ofstedal, Charlie Rounds, and Nick Alm to lead Gay Travel's editorial team.

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From the CEO: Discovering Emerging & Unique LGBTQ Markets

From the CEO: Discovering Emerging & Unique LGBTQ Markets | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

Discovery is an integral part of what we do at the International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association. True, our association serves diverse purposes, but we are foremost a business organization. As such, IGLTA benefits its members most by learning about them and their needs. As our members evolve, IGLTA evolves. At our Annual Global Convention next week in Toronto, we’re taking a new step in our evolution with the IGLTA Foundation’s inaugural Discovery session.

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Travel Map of LGBTQI (IN)Tolerance Worldwide, by World Nomads

Travel Map of LGBTQI (IN)Tolerance Worldwide, by World Nomads | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
Global travel insurance provider WorldNomads.com has released a map of (in)tolerance – revealing which countries are potentially dangerous for LGBTQI travelers because of legal status and societal …
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A Day In Omaha by TJ Jaymes - Flight For One

A Day In Omaha by TJ Jaymes - Flight For One | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
From the historic architecture of Downtown to the HUGE indoor rainforest in the zoo; Omaha is absolutely stunning. With the new age venues and the retro feel, you can never get tired of being here.…
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Q&A: John Tanzella Discusses Marketing, Destination Considerations for LGBT Travelers

Q&A: John Tanzella Discusses Marketing, Destination Considerations for LGBT Travelers | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
The International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association (IGLTA) is an extensive global network of LGBTQ-welcoming tourism businesses including accommodations,
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Pride House Founder to Receive IGLTA’s Pioneer Award

Pride House Founder to Receive IGLTA’s Pioneer Award | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

Pride House founder Dean Nelson will receive the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association’s Pioneer Award on 11 May at Voyage, the signature fundraising event for the IGLTA Foundation. Nelson, the CEO/Executive Producer of Whistler Pride & Ski Festival, created Pride House as a pavilion to celebrate diversity in sport and raise awareness of homophobia within sports at the Vancouver/Whistler 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.

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Touring the Great Ocean Road in Australia

Touring the Great Ocean Road in Australia | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

After Sydney Mardi Gras, we decided to do what appears to be a rarity in Australia... we rented a car and drove from Sydney to Melbourne. Locals universally thought we were crazy (turns out most seem to simply fly back and forth between the two cities), but it really was a beautiful 9-hour drive reminiscent of the rolling coastal hills of California.

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