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Join us at Europe's largest free ticketed festival

The BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend in Norwich, U.K. will welcome over 50,000 lucky people to see some of the planet's most exciting musicians. IGLTA members are welcomed to send marketing pieces at no charge for distribution from the made stand during the festival. To participate, contact for shipping and deadline details. Visit the BBC's Big Weekend homepage for more information about the event.

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Win a vacation for 2 to CURAÇAO!

The Curaçao Tourist Board would like to hear your opinion as a member of the LGBT community about your motivations, activities and general impressions of Curaçao. This small, yet bustling Dutch Caribbean island, Curaçao is home to more than 35 captivating beaches, a diverse heritage spanning of 55 different cultures, a "live and let live" attitude, and unrivaled European architecture, making it one of the most welcoming islands in the Caribbean for every LGBT traveler. By completing a brief survey, you will have the opportunity to win two round-trip airline tickets to Curaçao plus a 4-night stay at the Floris Suite Hotel Curaçao.

Begin your trip by visiting and completing the survey before April 30!

29 Apr 2015 12:07:27 CDT

Tourism Cares announces Nepal recovery fun efforts

The rescue and recovery process has just begun in Nepal after April 25's devastating 7.9 magnitude earthquake. More than 3,700 have been reported dead and another 6,500 injured. The force of the quake has turned centuries-old cultural landmarks to rubble and crippled the local tourism community.

29 Apr 2015 12:07:27 CDT

LGBT rights victory handed down in Kenyan court

The High Court of Kenya ruled recently that the board overseeing NGOs cannot bar an LGBT rights group from formally organizing, a ruling that may create precedent to win protections for LGBT people under the East African country's constitution. Eric Gitari attempted to register the organization he leads, Kenya's National Gay & Lesbian Human Rights Commission (NGLHRC), with the office responsible for granting the permits that give official status to NGOs in the spring of 2013.

29 Apr 2015 12:07:27 CDT

Supreme Court justices skeptical of redefining marriage

After the first two hours of oral arguments on gay marriage at the Supreme Court, neither of the two most crucial votes on the Court tipped their hand. Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Anthony Kennedy, considered by most experts the deciding votes on the case, asked tough questions of both sides of the case and didn't give much indication which way they would vote.

29 Apr 2015 12:07:27 CDT

Historic moment for trans and intersex people as Malta passes the Gender Identity, Gender Expression and Sex Characteristics bill Act

ILGA, the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association applauds the unanimous approval of the Gender Identity, Gender Expression and Sex Characteristics (GIGESC) Act by the Maltese Parliament. The law, which is the outcome of a long collaborative effort between LGBTIQ activists, politicians and other stakeholders was approved on 1 April 1.

29 Apr 2015 12:07:27 CDT

America's new LGBT envoy

When officials at the State Department began mulling the notion of creating a special LGBT envoy, there was some trepidation. A few worried that designating an envoy expressly for the purpose of promoting the rights of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people around the world — an official goal of U.S. diplomacy since 2011 — would stovepipe the issue and lead others at State to neglect it.

29 Apr 2015 12:07:27 CDT

'Bollywood is filled with closet gays' says senior Indian actress

A leading actor in who acts as the public face of the LGBT community in India says it is high time for Indian cinema to pave the way to eradicate anti-gay social taboos especially since Bollywood is filled with closet gays. "Bollywood is filled with closeted gays who pretend to be straight. It will take a long time for people to be open about the issue. The change definitely needs to start with our film industry" Kirron Kher told Mumbai Mirror in an interview.

29 Apr 2015 12:07:27 CDT

Families without borders — freedom of movement for LGBTI families

On the occasion of International Family Equality Day, the Intergroup on LGBTI rights and NELFA organize a seminar on 5 May, from 10.30-13.00 on freedom of movement for LGBTI families. Free movement is a cornerstone of the EU, and everyone should be able to enjoy it. However, whereas one EU Member State may recognize a same-sex couples with a child as a family, this is not necessarily the case for another Member State.

29 Apr 2015 12:07:27 CDT

After Indiana debacle, states are showing off their LGBT friendliness

It's been about three weeks since Indiana's Religious Freedom Restoration Act ignited a media firestorm around the country. The measure, decried by many as permitting gay discrimination on religious grounds, has been patched with a hastily written amendment. But when it comes to the state's travel and tourism industry, the damage — at least in a public relations sense — has already been done.

29 Apr 2015 12:07:27 CDT

Trans rights bill unanimously passes India's Upper House of Parliament

The upper house of India's Parliament voted unanimously on Friday in favor of a bill to protect transgender rights. The vote in the chamber, called the Rajya Sabha, was extremely unusual. The bill was sponsored by an individual member and not by the government, and India’s Parliament has not passed a member-sponsored bill since 1970.

29 Apr 2015 12:07:27 CDT

Gay rights dominates the social media conversation in Northern Ireland

Attitudes towards gay people have become a big election issue in Northern Ireland. It began with a viral video that's now all over the news. Northern Ireland Health Minister Jim Wells - who is standing in the U.K. general election for the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) — was filmed at a hustings recently. "You don't bring a child up in a homosexual relationship. That a child is far more likely to be abused and neglected," he said.

29 Apr 2015 12:07:27 CDT

Santa Catarina, Brazil to host South America's 1st 'Lesbian Surf Camp'

Brazil Ecojourneys, a lesbian-owned tour operator, will put on South America's first "Lesbian Surf Camp" later this year. The girls-only sporting event will take place in and around Florianopolis across five days between 9-16 May.

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