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Get your LGBTQ travel news out in the world

TravelOutNewsWire, created with our partners at NLGJA and Witeck Communications, places your press release into the inboxes of more than 350 media outlets and freelancers in more than 20 countries and gives your news additional promotion via IGLTA's social media channels. Each recipient opted in to the TONW list because they cover LGBTQ travel. If you attended this year's Annual Global Convention in St. Petersburg, Florida, you're eligible for a special half-price rate on one TONW news release. Please email loann.halden@iglta.org to coordinate your discount before year's end!

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Victim Relief Fund for Las Vegas

MGM Resorts International, the parent company for Mandalay Bay Resort and an IGLTA Gold-Level Global Partner, has set up the Victim Relief & First Responders' Fund - Las Vegas Shooting Fund through the MGM Resorts Foundation. This Fund was established to help the Las Vegas community recover from the tragic shooting on 1 October, and 100 percent of the donations will go toward providing aid to the victims, their families and organizations that serve first responders.

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A new feature to improve your IGLTA member profile

Does your business provide travel products or services in multiple locations? IGLTA members can now associate their business with multiple countries in their profile so they appear in a more relevant way on the IGLTA website. Previously, members were only able to select a single country for their business listing, but this new multiple selection feature will allow your products and services to be more easily discovered by LGBTQ travelers seeking specific destinations. Log in to your profile now to update your listing. For more information on all of IGLTA’s consumer marketing initiatives, please click here.

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Small business spotlight

Please join us in supporting the small business members of IGLTA, such as SleepQueer, based in Berlin, with qualified and motivated employees that provide the LGBTQ community with private accommodations through an online marketplace; and Ruff Alaskan Adventures, LLC., offering everything from short float plane rides to flightseeing tours and multi-day air support for visitors to the Anchorage area.

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The increasing acceptance of LGBTQ travel

The International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association is the world's leading global travel network dedicated to connecting and educating LGBTQ travelers with the businesses that welcome and support them. IGLTA President and CEO John Tanzella, discusses today's LGBTQ travel market and provides highlights from the association's annual global conference.

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95 percent of LGBT couples uncomfortable showing affection abroad

For many couples, traveling abroad offers a chance to rekindle a romantic connection. Without the stresses of daily life, they can reconnect and act more like newlyweds, holding hands and kissing in public, even if they've been together for decades. The same is not true for LGBT couples, however, who overwhelmingly fear retribution abroad for showing affection to their partner.

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Colombia president's gay nephew talks LGBT rights, peace deal

Pedro Santos, the nephew of Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, was 14 when he came out as gay to his parents nearly a decade ago. Pedro Santos' father, Francisco Santos, who is Juan Manuel Santos' brother, was Colombia's vice president at the time. Pedro Santos told that he planned to tell his parents over dinner at a restaurant, but he had to abruptly cancel the reservation because his brother was admitted to the hospital with appendicitis.

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First adoption by gay couple in Germany

Two men in Berlin became the first same-sex couple to adopt a child in Germany, a human rights association said, cheering another "big step forward" for gay people. Berliners Michael and Kai Korok promptly transformed their civil partnership into marriage. Two days later, they submitted their wedding certificate to seek legal adoption of a 2-year-old boy who has lived with them as a foster child since birth.

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Egypt: Mass arrests amid LGBT media blackout

The Egyptian government has intensified its campaign against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and their supporters, arresting dozens of people in less than two weeks, Human Rights Watch recently said. A media regulatory body has also banned all "positive" reporting on homosexuality.

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New York appeals panel recognizes 'presumption of legitimacy' for children of same-sex marriages

In a decision some gay-rights lawyers are calling a landmark, a state appeals court has recognized for the first time that New York state's family law "presumption of legitimacy", which says that a child born during a marriage is presumed to be both spouses' child, applies to a child born to a same-sex married couple. An Appellate Division, First Department, panel ruled that Han Ming T., the married partner of Marco D., a gay man now living in New York, should have been given notice of a petition to have their child adopted by Marco D.’s new gay partner.

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Pride comes out into the open in tiny, Muslim-majoring Kosovo

A few hundred people recently held the first pride parade in the Kosovo capital, Pristina, to promote the rights of the gay community. The parade, called "In the name of love," was organized by nine non-governmental organizations to raise awareness and end prejudice in Kosovo society. With banners and rainbow flags in hand and music playing, participants shouted "There is no gender in love" as they walked peacefully between two main squares in Pristina.

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10 million Australians vote so far in same-sex marriage poll

Ten million Australians, or 62.5 percent of eligible voters, have cast their votes so far in a postal ballot on whether same-sex marriage should be legalized, the Bureau of Statistics said. Australians began voting in September in the non-binding poll to inform the government on whether voters wanted Australia to become the 25th nation to permit same-sex marriage. The results will be announced on 15 November.

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What's new in Calgary, Alberta, Canada

From leading-edge fashion to contemporary cuisine, from roughriding rodeo to a deep dive into gay history, Calgary should no longer be written off as a cowtown. It's evolved into a notably open-minded city with minimal sprawl and several booming, walkable central neighborhoods. And for gay travelers who want to stay ahead of the game in global culture, there's no better reason to make a weekend trip to Calgary than Bell Studio, the museum world's most spectacular new contribution to the canon of frozen music. With the National Music Centre's stunning new headquarters, Canada has found its Bilbao.

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