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Meet the Man Who Flies Around the World for Free

Meet the Man Who Flies Around the World for Free | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
Last year, Ben Schlappig walked into the Seattle airport and took the next flight to anywhere — and he hasn't come down since
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"We were like brothers," says Pourazari, who now lives in Seattle. "It was more like we were best friends than anything. Then we both realized that we were gay. And we grew up together."

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Pridecast with Fairy Gaymother Episode Three: Small Town Pride

Pridecast with Fairy Gaymother Episode Three: Small Town Pride | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

In this episode of Pridecast. Dana talks with two amazing people who are involved with small town Pride events: Kathy Sprague of Palouse Pride in Idaho and Caroline Caldwell Richmond from Upstate Pride in South Carolina.

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An LGBTQ Guide to Traveling Safely Abroad

An LGBTQ Guide to Traveling Safely Abroad | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

Great disparities exist in local attitudes and in the ways visitors are treated. Know before you go.

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New York City: All the best places for a gay getaway in the Big Apple

New York City: All the best places for a gay getaway in the Big Apple | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

New York City is the birthplace of the global Pride movement and spiritual home of LGBTQ people everywhere.

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Greater Fort Lauderdale Celebrates NYC Pride Week with Pride Place Activation

Greater Fort Lauderdale Celebrates NYC Pride Week with Pride Place Activation | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

The Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau will showcase its commitment to LGBT+ causes and the destination with NYC Pride attendees with a first-ever tourism activation at PRIDE …

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Groundbreaking LGBTQ+ Tour Operator, Quiiky, Announces New Italian Tour

Groundbreaking LGBTQ+ Tour Operator, Quiiky, Announces New Italian Tour | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

Tour is based on Oscar-Winning Film, 'Call Me by Your Name.'

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ETC, IGLTA and VISITFLANDERS explore the potential of LGBTQ travel in Europe

ETC, IGLTA and VISITFLANDERS explore the potential of LGBTQ travel in Europe | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

On 21 June 2018, the European Travel Commission (ETC), the Flemish tourist board VISITFLANDERS and the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association (IGLTA) will host the Educational Forum on LGBTQ Tourism. The event aims at advancing knowledge on LGBTQ tourism in Europe, discussing the status quo of Europe as a safe and welcoming destination for LGBTQ tourists, investigating new ways to strengthen the region’s attractiveness as a LGBTQ-friendly destination, and understanding the future evolution of LGBTQ travel.

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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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PRESS PASS Q: FunMaps founder is back with FunTravel Guides

PRESS PASS Q: FunMaps founder is back with FunTravel Guides | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

Alan Beck, the creator and publisher of FunMaps, the ubiquitous city-specific guides that showcased the best LGBT travel destinations, is back with FunTravel Guides and its accompanying website, funtravelguides.com. FunTravel Guides feature a comprehensive look at popular cities including Ft. Lauderdale, Miami, Key West, New York and Toronto. The best hotels, resorts, bars, clubs, attractions, shopping, and annual events for each city are highlighted.

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Five Gay Vacation Spots That Are Less Tired Than Fire Island

Five Gay Vacation Spots That Are Less Tired Than Fire Island | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
From Stockholm to Salt Lake City, we've got you covered.
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This 'Call Me by Your Name' Tour of Italy Will Let You Relive Elio and Oliver's Life-changing Summer

This 'Call Me by Your Name' Tour of Italy Will Let You Relive Elio and Oliver's Life-changing Summer | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

If you were enthralled by the love story in Oscar-winning drama "Call Me By Your Name," get your Sufjan Stevens playlist ready and pack a bag.

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Spend your Fourth of July weekend-to-weekend at an all-LGBT resort

Spend your Fourth of July weekend-to-weekend at an all-LGBT resort | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

The Fourth of July falls smack within the middle of the week this year, making it the perfect time to plan a weekend-to-weekend getaway to an all-LGBT resort just a couple hours away from Chicago.A favorite vacation hot spot, the Dunes Resort is pulling out all the stops for an incredible ten days o

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Rainbows Around the World: LGBT Pride Month 2018 Parades in Photos

Rainbows Around the World: LGBT Pride Month 2018 Parades in Photos | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

Cities across the world are being draped in rainbow flags.

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Top Destinations for LGBT Pride Celebrations

Top Destinations for LGBT Pride Celebrations | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

These events champion diversity and inclusion around the world.

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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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