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Meet with IGLTA at ITB Berlin

There are many ways to connect with IGLTA and the LGBT travel market at ITB Berlin. You'll find association representatives at the Berlin Exhibition Grounds, Hall 21b, stand #214 in the LGBT Pavilion during the trade show, 8-12 March. To schedule an appointment, email

Additional networking opportunities:

  • PATA/ETOA/IGLTA Networking Reception: 7 March, 18:00-20:00h, Belgian Embassy.
  • RSVP
  • ITB LGBT Media Brunch: 8 March, 11:00-12:30h, (on site) City Cube Berlin, Room M6 - Level 3

  • IGLTA/UNWTO Presentation: 8 March, 13:00-14:00h, LGBT Travel Pavilion, Hall 21b, Stand 216

  • Blu Reception: 8 March, 16:00-18:00h, LGBT Travel Pavilion, Hall 21b, Stand 216

  • Tom on Tour Gay ITB Party: 8 March, 19:30h, Tube Station Berlin; by invitation only.To receive an invitation, please email

  • IGLTA/Axel Hotel ITB Party: March 10, 21:30-23:00h, Axel Hotel Berlin. RSVP
  • 14 Feb 2017 16:12:10 CDT

    IGLTA makes successful debut at IMTM

    A special thank you to Russell Lord, Kenes Tours, IGLTA Ambassador for Israel, and IGLTA member Nadav Peretz, OUTstanding Travel, for their contributions to our first stand at the International Mediterranean Tourism Market (IMTM). IGLTA members played a key role in the inaugural Pink Pavilion for LGBT travel at the trade show, which was held 7-8 February at the Tel Aviv Convention Center.

    14 Feb 2017 16:12:10 CDT

    LGBTQ Travel Safety Survey believes that an informed traveler is always a safer traveler — that's why the new IGLTA member has launched a mission to provide insider information about LGBTQ travel safety alongside every major destination on its site. Support this vital project by sharing your own frank insights about five destinations of your choice, via's LGBTQ Travel Safety Questionnaire before the end of April. What's more, three lucky respondents will each get a $100 Amazon gift card just for completing the survey!

    14 Feb 2017 16:12:10 CDT

    Have you registered for #IGLTA2017 yet?

    Don't miss the premier networking and educational event of the year for the LGBT tourism industry!

    14 Feb 2017 16:12:10 CDT

    Now hiring: Consumer Marketing Manager

    IGLTA is looking for a dynamic, creative individual to join our staff as a consumer marketing manager to expand our efforts to make the world more welcoming to LGBT travelers. This is a full-time contract position with a March start date that may be based outside of the headquarters office.

    14 Feb 2017 16:12:10 CDT

    50 years later, Silver Lake tavern stands as a monument to LA's gay rights movement

    Alexei Romanoff woke up to a frantic phone call in the middle of the night. There had been an undercover police raid at the Black Cat tavern, a Silver Lake gay bar. It had turned violent. It was Jan. 1, 1967. The band had just wrapped up "Auld Lang Syne," and plainclothes officers hiding in the crowd pounced when men began exchanging the traditional midnight kiss to ring in the new year.

    14 Feb 2017 16:12:10 CDT

    Croatian LGBTQ community calls on government to condemn attack on gay party

    At least two people have been injured after someone threw a canister of tear gas into a Croatian night club hosting a party for the LGBTQ community, the Associated Press reports. Police are investigating the attack, which took place early Sunday morning at the Super Super club in the capital city of Zagreb. One witness told Vecernji List daily that he was trampled as he tried to get to the stairs.

    14 Feb 2017 16:12:10 CDT

    Chile takes the 1st steps to introducing marriage equality

    Chile has taken the first steps to introducing equal marriage. President Bachelet announced recently that a public discussion on same-sex marriage would take place. She said the aim of the consultation was to produce a "satisfactory bill on marriage equality, recognizing the same rights for everyone."

    14 Feb 2017 16:12:10 CDT

    San Francisco's historic Tenderloin may become world's 1st official trans district

    Downtown San Francisco's Tenderloin district could soon be home to the first government-sanctioned transgender district in the world. San Francisco Supervisor Jane Kim announced legislation that would create the Compton's Transgender, Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual District in San Francisco.

    14 Feb 2017 16:12:10 CDT

    Gay tourism: Diversity is key

    With more purchasing power than the average traveler, homosexuals are highly coveted by the tourism industry, which seeks to expand and diversify its offer beyond the stereotype of the holidays in Ibiza. At the Fitur tourism fair in Madrid, one of the largest in the world, a space was dedicated to this sector, in a country considered particularly "gay friendly" since Spain was one of the first three countries to legalize gay marriage.

    14 Feb 2017 16:12:10 CDT

    LGBT asylum seekers face extra anxiety under President Trump's travel ban

    Ever since his sister heard him talking in his sleep in their bedroom in Iran, Ali K. tried to stay awake at night. "Since that night, I was so afraid, I could not sleep," he said of his childhood. "Because what if I said aloud what I feel?" In third grade Ali fell in love with an older boy at school, but never spoke to him. Several years later, he saw reports that two people had been hung for homosexuality.

    14 Feb 2017 16:12:10 CDT

    Why same-sex marriage may soon become a reality in Taiwan

    An amendment to include same-sex marriage in Taiwan's civil code has passed a parliamentary committee, clearing the way for same-sex marriage to become a reality in 2017. Although an attempt to pass the bill fell flat in 2013, Taiwan's political climate has since changed.

    14 Feb 2017 16:12:10 CDT

    Deluge of new state bills would curtail LGBT rights

    After making major leaps forward under the most assertively pro-gay rights administration in U.S. history, LGBT groups are girding for a far different experience in states where Republicans control the levers of government. More than 70 bills that would roll back LGBT rights, block transgender people from using the restrooms of their choice or allow denial of service on religious grounds have been introduced in nearly two dozen states across the country this year.

    14 Feb 2017 16:12:10 CDT

    Church facing new battle over attitude to LGBT members ahead of General Synod

    The Church of England is facing a fresh crisis over the issue of equal marriage after a group of retired bishops accused it of marginalizing LGBT members. In an open letter published online, 14 leading retired bishops wrote that a recent report on same-sex marriage failed to include the "authentic voice" of the LGBT community and was instead focused on talking about them rather than to them.

    14 Feb 2017 16:12:10 CDT

    In solidarity with LGBT community, CPI-M's youth arm demands education, job reservation for transgenders across India

    Finns and Indians do not share much in common as far as social inequality is concerned but the youth wing of Finland's Social Democratic Party and the youth arm of India's largest communist party, the CPI-M, want their respective governments to give more rights to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community.

    14 Feb 2017 16:12:10 CDT

    Activist seeks to become 1st LGBT member of Honduran congress

    A prominent Honduran activist would become the first openly LGBT person elected to the country's Congress if he wins his campaign this year. Erick Martínez, who is the coordinator of the Diversity Movement in Resistance's Human Rights Committee, is one of 23 candidates from the Liberty and Refoundation and Anti-Corruption Parties, a left-leaning coalition that opposes President Juan Orlando Hernández's ruling National Party, who are on the ballot in the Francisco Morazán Department in which Tegucigalpa is located.

    14 Feb 2017 16:12:10 CDT