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IGLTA discounts for the New York Times Travel Show

Join us at the Jacob K. Javits Center 27-29 January for the New York Times Travel Show, one of the largest consumer and trade travel shows in North America. Mention you're an IGLTA member when signing up for a booth and receive 10 percent off the fee. There will be LGBT travel sessions during the trade day (27 January) and on one of the consumer days (28 January). Use the code IGLTA for $5 off trade registration and $3 off consumer registration. See you in New York!

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Take the CMI LGBT travel survey now!

Please take a few minutes to complete CMI's 21st Annual LGBT Travel Survey, in partnership with IGLTA. Your answers are completely confidential, and will never be used for any marketing or solicitation purpose. Everyone who completes the fun survey on destination experiences and preferences by 5 December may enter into a drawing for a chance to win one of 20 US$50 cash prizes. Take the Survey

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Advertise in the 2017 IGLTA convention journal

There's no better way to elevate the profile of your business with LGBT travel influencers than by participating in our Annual Global Convention. You can increase your business' visibility even further in St. Petersburg, Florida 4-6 May, 2017 with an ad in the convention journal, which is distributed to all attendees. Reserve today and take advantage of early bird pricing until 31 December 2016. For additional information, email toni.reckley@iglta.org.

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Global Partner Spotlight: Atlanta CVB

Home to a vibrant gay community, the city of Atlanta boasts numerous must-visit establishments and can't-miss events. While Midtown is considered the hub of the gay community, the city is a haven for LGBT travelers. Some of Atlanta's famous events include Atlanta Pride, Black Gay Pride, Out on Film, and the Atlanta Queer Literary Festival. With this rich culture filled with festivals, arts and fine dining and as host city to Georgia's most iconic attractions, our Silver Global Partner the Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau bolsters a $15 billion hospitality industry that generated nearly 51 million visitors in 2015. It's easy to see why The Advocate dubbed Atlanta as America's "gayest city" of 2010 – the year Atlanta Pride celebrated its 40th anniversary.

30 Nov 2016 10:43:00 CDT

Hundreds march in India to demand LGBT rights

Hundreds of gay rights activists marched in a parade in New Delhi, highlighting the continuing discrimination India's LGBT community faces and demanding the repeal of a law criminalizing homosexual acts. As they marched to the beat of drums, some participants in the annual gay pride parade said much has changed in recent years, with people starting to accept them. But others said India's right-wing government is against the rights of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.

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NY lawmaker proposes 'PENCE' bill banning gay conversion therapy

Patrick Burke, a legislator in New York's Erie County, proposed a bill this week that would ban conversion therapy for minors. The proposed law would only affect Burke's county, which includes the Buffalo-Niagara Falls metropolitan area, but the bill has garnered national attention because of its name: Prevention of Emotional Neglect and Childhood Endangerment — or PENCE, for short.

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Tanzania suspends US-funded AIDS programs in a new crackdown on gays

East African nations have launched some of the world's most vicious campaigns against gay men and women, outlawing same-sex liaisons and threatening punishments of years in jail. But in a move that has alarmed health workers, Tanzania is turning its anti-homo­sexual fury in a new direction — targeting HIV/AIDS programs that have helped tame a disease that once ravaged the region.

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LGBT Jakartans: 'Worse than a nuclear bomb? We just want to be accepted'

The year 2016 seems to have provided a helping hand for the increasing discrimination against Indonesia's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities. The constitutional court is currently mulling over a petition to revise the criminal code to make intercourse between same-sex couples illegal. The conservative Islamic group driving the petition, Family Love Alliance (Aliansi Cinta Keluarga), argues that the country's current laws lean too heavily towards western values, which they see as at odds with ours in Indonesia.

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Judge orders US to reconsider denying passport to 'intersex' veteran

A federal judge in Denver ordered the U.S. Department of State to reconsider its denial of a passport to a Navy veteran from Colorado who identifies as neither male or female, court documents showed recently. The ruling came in response to a lawsuit filed by Dana Zzyym, who was born with ambiguous sex characteristics, and had been attempting to travel to Mexico City for a meeting of intersex people — those born with reproductive or sexual anatomy that does not fit the typical definitions of male or female.

30 Nov 2016 10:43:00 CDT

Nigeria's lesbians to challenge act that prohibits same-sex marriage

Blackmail, excommunication, mob violence, torture and rape. These are the realities Nigeria's lesbian and bisexual women face – and they have become progressively worse since the passing in 2014 of the Same-Sex Marriage Prohibition Act (SSMPA). This is according to Akudo Oguaghamba, executive director of the Women's Health and Equal Rights Initiative and co-chairperson of Pan-African International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association.

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Have we outgrown gay hotels?

Besides a nude beach that attracts a sexually diverse crowd, gay-friendly options on Maui were long limited to a sole hotel. Then, in September, the Maui Sunseeker was sold and rebranded as an adults-only resort that no longer specifically caters to LGBT guests. Now called the Kohea Kai ("Serenity by the Sea" in Hawaiian), the hotel was purchased by a company that operates several hotels around San Francisco.

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Queensland Government unveils plan to wipe historic gay sex convictions

Queensland Attorney-General Yvette D'Ath has released a draft bill to parliament that would allow gay Queensland men with historical gay sex convictions to have them expunged. Homosexual sex was decriminalized in Queensland in 1991, but the men who were charged under the law prior to that still hold the criminal convictions, which still affect the men’s employment and ability to travel.

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Swedish city to put all workers through LGBT course

A municipality in Sweden is to put all 5,700 of its workers to through a course on issues affecting homosexual, bisexual, trans- and queer people. The move will put Kalskrona municipality in southeast Sweden at the forefront of the battle to end discrimination against sexual minorities in public services. The municipality plans to put all staff through an online education program and expects them to discuss the issue "continually" in workplace meetings, the Blekinge Läns Tidning reported recently.

30 Nov 2016 10:43:00 CDT

Has the time come for Hong Kong to legalize same-sex marriage?

Three controversial bills which would allow gay citizens to marry and adopt are going through Taiwan's legislative process will, if passed, make it the first Asian – and Chinese – society to legalize same-sex marriage. Has the time come for Hong Kong to face this issue? First recognized in the Netherlands in 2001 and now legal in more than 20 countries, same-sex marriage attracted local attention in 2012 after the coming-out of a newly elected legislator and two pop singers who went on to form an organization that promotes LGBT rights.

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