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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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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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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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Come Along on a Voyage to Benefit the IGLTA Foundation

Come Along on a Voyage to Benefit the IGLTA Foundation | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

Tickets are on sale now for the Toronto fundraising event on 11 May, which supports the development of LGBTQ tourism globally and honors those helping to make the world more welcoming.

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10 Things I Learned Shooting Flash Street Photography At Toronto Pride

10 Things I Learned Shooting Flash Street Photography At Toronto Pride | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

Flash street photography is compelling and addictive. Here are 10 things I learned shooting flash at Toronto Pride this year. Enjoy!

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Tourism campaign touts Toronto’s diversity

Tourism campaign touts Toronto’s diversity | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

The views are different here in “Canada’s downtown,” proclaims a new campaign from Tourism Toronto.

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Just released on Monday morning, the ad spot features ballet dancers riding the TTC, a kid flipping his bat like José Bautista, the vibrant energy of Chinatown, a Raptors game, a Drake concert and Pride weekend — all crammed in to just over a minute.

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A Brief History Of Pride Toronto

A Brief History Of Pride Toronto | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
Pride Toronto is one of the biggest Pride festivals in North America - learn about the history and background behind Toronto's LGBTQ community.
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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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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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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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UN Human Rights Officer Announced as a Keynote Speaker for the IGLTA’s 2018 Annual Global Convention in Toronto

UN Human Rights Officer Announced as a Keynote Speaker for the IGLTA’s 2018 Annual Global Convention in Toronto | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

The International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association announced today that Fabrice Houdart, Human Rights Officer at the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in New York, will be among the keynote speakers at the association’s 35th anniversary convention at the Westin Harbour Castle in Toronto (9-12 May 2018).

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VIDEO: Things Gays Do on Vacation

We put together a little video of what gay guys do on vacation! hope you enjoy and comment below other skit ideas! happy monastero monday everyone!
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Beyond Proud, LGBT Toronto

Beyond Proud, LGBT Toronto | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

In April of this year, I joined ten US meeting and event planners for a three-day “Men About Town” experience organized by Tourism Toronto. It was my seventh excursion to Toronto since first visiting two decades ago, and most entertaining, and eye-opening, by far.

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My early ventures were of the in-out variety, and not the pleasurable kind, but as a dot.com “executive” somewhat at sea in the role. There were no real touches, just taxis, windowless meeting rooms, corporate hotels, and lobby bars, which did little to disprove Toronto’s then prevailing reputation as an Americanized, corporatized yawn. Or, as the late-actor Peter Ustinov once remarked, “Toronto is a kind of New York operated by the Swiss.”

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