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January 10, 2017 6:50 AM
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6 LGBTQ events worth traveling for in 2017

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

Via Fabrice Tasendo
Matt Skallerud's insight:

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.

Fabrice Tasendo's curator insight, January 9, 2017 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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December 22, 2016 8:15 AM
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15 Reasons Why You Should Attend WorldPride Madrid

15 Reasons Why You Should Attend WorldPride Madrid | LGBTQ+ 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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December 14, 2016 4:47 PM
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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 | LGBTQ+ 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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November 28, 2016 7:42 AM
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In Pictures: Indians Celebrate Gay Pride in Delhi

In Pictures: Indians Celebrate Gay Pride in Delhi | LGBTQ+ 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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November 4, 2016 2:11 PM
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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! | LGBTQ+ 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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October 30, 2016 7:07 AM
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Mexico City stages first Day of the Dead parade

Mexico City stages first Day of the Dead parade | LGBTQ+ Destinations | Scoop.it
Mexico City holds its first Day of the Dead parade, inspired by scenes from the latest James Bond film, Spectre.
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October 23, 2016 7:39 AM
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#ILoveGayPalmSprings @ Palm Springs Pride 2016

#ILoveGayPalmSprings @ Palm Springs Pride 2016 | LGBTQ+ Destinations | Scoop.it

If you're in Palm Springs this November 5-6 for Pride, be sure to come on by and see us at our booth with the folks from GayDesertGuide.com.

Matt Skallerud's insight:

On Monday, November 7th, we'll be doing a seminar titled "Hey Palm Springs, Do You Speak Twitter (and Instagram)?"
Monday, November 7th from 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Hard Rock Hotel, Fillmore Terrace room – 150 S. Indian Canyon Dr., Palm Springs, CA

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October 22, 2016 7:16 AM
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Why You Shouldn’t Miss These Top Spanish Gay Prides

Why You Shouldn’t Miss These Top Spanish Gay Prides | LGBTQ+ Destinations | Scoop.it
Spain boasts some of the biggest and best gay pride events in Europe. Check out these top Spanish prides that are totally worth adding to your bucket list.

Via Fabrice Tasendo
Matt Skallerud's insight:

The reasons to #VisitGaySpain like 'food & wine, music & passion' reach another whole new level when #GayPride season comes along. Now imagine what happens when #WorldPride shows up in #GayMadrid! #ILoveGaySpain #GaySpain

Fabrice Tasendo's curator insight, October 21, 2016 5:37 PM

The reasons to #VisitGaySpain like 'food & wine, music & passion' reach another whole new level when #GayPride season comes along. Now imagine what happens when #WorldPride shows up in #GayMadrid!
#ILoveGaySpain #GaySpain

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October 18, 2016 8:48 AM
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The best LGBT things to do in New York this week

The best LGBT things to do in New York this week | LGBTQ+ Destinations | Scoop.it
Looking for fun things to do in the city? See our list of the best parties, mixers, performances and plenty more LGBT things to do in New York this week.
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October 14, 2016 6:53 AM
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Where to Stay for Palm Springs Pride Weekend

Where to Stay for Palm Springs Pride Weekend | LGBTQ+ Destinations | Scoop.it
With Palm Springs Pride Weekend quickly approaching, we've narrowed the list down to five places to stay that get the gay factor just about right.
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October 6, 2016 6:44 AM
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LGBT events abound in October, including this weekend’s Come Out Vegas roster

LGBT events abound in October, including this weekend’s Come Out Vegas roster | LGBTQ+ Destinations | Scoop.it
Margaret Cho, Charli XCX, Tyler Glenn and more will perform at various LGBT events this month.
Matt Skallerud's insight:

Las Vegas is going to be really, really gay in October. It’s hard to recall a month loaded with as many events celebrating the LGBT community as the one that begins this weekend. For starters, on October 8, the Gay and Lesbian Center of Southern Nevada holds its 22nd annual Honorarium awards and fundraising night, which lands this year at the Chelsea inside the Cosmopolitan. What makes this edition unique is what follows the affair: a full performance by comedian Margaret Cho, the Center’s Qmmunity Advocate of the Year.

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August 29, 2016 10:40 AM
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Black and Blue Montreal - Stardust 2016

Black and Blue Montreal - Stardust 2016 | LGBTQ+ Destinations | Scoop.it

The legendary DJ Star, Danny Howells, will be featured at the 2016 Black & Blue main event - The BBCM Foundation is pleased to announce the list of DJs for STARDUST, the main all-night event, Sunday, October 9 at the Pierre-Charbonneau Center in Montreal. DJs for other major parties are also disclosed. Moreover, a reminder that tickets at presale prices for this event will end on August 31st.

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August 15, 2016 8:02 AM
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PM Justin Trudeau marches in Montreal Pride parade

PM Justin Trudeau marches in Montreal Pride parade | LGBTQ+ Destinations | Scoop.it
Taking part in his third pride parade as prime minister on Sunday, Justin Trudeau said the world looks to Canada for leadership in the fight for universal recognition of the human rights of gay, bisexual and transgender people.
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January 6, 2017 8:22 AM
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Carnival Pro Tip: Attend a Fabulous Gay Ball

Carnival Pro Tip: Attend a Fabulous Gay Ball | LGBTQ+ 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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December 16, 2016 7:38 AM
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World Pride Madrid 2017 Reception Held in NYC

World Pride Madrid 2017 Reception Held in NYC | LGBTQ+ 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.
Matt Skallerud's insight:

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.

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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November 30, 2016 10:47 AM
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VIDEO: Madrid World Pride 2017 From June 23 to July 2

Whoever you love, Madrid loves you!

Via Fabrice Tasendo
Matt Skallerud's insight:

#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

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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November 6, 2016 9:59 AM
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John Barrowman honored at LGBTQ event at Barry Manilow estate

John Barrowman honored at LGBTQ event at Barry Manilow estate | LGBTQ+ 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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November 2, 2016 7:06 AM
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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 | LGBTQ+ 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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October 30, 2016 7:05 AM
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Thousands march in Taiwan LGBT pride in push for marriage equality

Thousands march in Taiwan LGBT pride in push for marriage equality | LGBTQ+ Destinations | Scoop.it
Tens of thousands of members of Taiwan's LGBT community marched along the capital city's streets in hopes of moving toward marriage equality.
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October 22, 2016 7:20 AM
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Insider's Guide: Pirates of Halloween New Orleans

Insider's Guide: Pirates of Halloween New Orleans | LGBTQ+ Destinations | Scoop.it
These four official LGBT Halloween events that raise money for Project Lazarus, an assisted-living home for those with HIV/AIDS.
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October 20, 2016 6:18 AM
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Taking Pride: The LGBT community’s biggest weekend expands to create a destination event

Taking Pride: The LGBT community’s biggest weekend expands to create a destination event | LGBTQ+ Destinations | Scoop.it
“This is a year of rebuilding,” says returning president of the Southern Nevada Association of Pride James Healey.
Matt Skallerud's insight:

Dennis McBride, local LGBT historian and director and curator of photography at Nevada State Museum, recalls 1991 being a particularly pivotal year. “Pride was on the verge of dying,” he says. But after years of small gatherings in assorted locations, community leaders doubled down in every way possible, and the ramped-up event ended up surpassing 1990’s barely-300 attendance by more than 1,000—a triumph back then for gay Las Vegas.

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October 14, 2016 6:56 AM
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New York City Gay Men's Chorus Celebrates The Greatest City In The World For Its 2016/17 Season

New York City Gay Men's Chorus Celebrates The Greatest City In The World For Its 2016/17 Season | LGBTQ+ Destinations | Scoop.it
New York City Gay Men's Chorus today announced their 2016/17 season of concerts and fundraisers, which celebrates a city like no other: New York.
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October 10, 2016 10:22 AM
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Fort Lauderdale Expecting an Invasion of Spooky Characters at Trick or Treat on the Gayest Beach in the World

Fort Lauderdale Expecting an Invasion of Spooky Characters at Trick or Treat on the Gayest Beach in the World | LGBTQ+ Destinations | Scoop.it

“Trick or Treat on the gayest beach in the World” is coming to Fort Lauderdale!

Matt Skallerud's insight:

One Magical Weekend has teamed up with Hello Sunny to bring the Inaugural Halloween weekend to Fort Lauderdale Beach. Fort Lauderdale/Broward county is host to over 1.1 million LGBT visitors each year. It is the perfect market to connect One Magical Weekend and a vibrant and breathtaking destination – Fort Lauderdale Beach.

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October 5, 2016 6:54 AM
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Lisdoonvarna says yes to LGBT tourism

Lisdoonvarna says yes to LGBT tourism | LGBTQ+ Destinations | Scoop.it

Lisdoonvarna is set to benefit from a massive tourism campaign launched by Tourism Ireland, just hours after the 'yes' vote In Ireland's marriage referendum was announced.

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August 16, 2016 7:16 AM
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Madrid: World Gay Pride Capital until 2017

Madrid: World Gay Pride Capital until 2017 | LGBTQ+ Destinations | Scoop.it
The Spanish capital will host the international celebration as well as the Euro Pride event
Matt Skallerud's insight:

Madrid will be the world’s proudest city in 2017. For the first time, the Spanish capital will serve as the host for the international LGBTQ World Pride event, as well as for Euro Pride. “It’s very important, because it’s never been done before – it’s the first time these two events are being celebrated in the same city,” says Juan Carlos Alonso, president of World Pride Madrid 2017’s planning committee. Last Sunday, Alonso and Javier Garrigues, Spanish consul in Amsterdam, received the baton of Euro Pride from the Netherlands on August 7. In July, Madrid Mayor Manuela Carmena officially took over the responsibility of World Pride 2017.

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