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IGLTA receives honor at WINQ Awards

We are proud to share that IGLTA received the WINQ Travel Award, in association with United Airlines today at Rosewood London. The second annual event included nine awards: Activism, culture, business, media, music, sport, travel, Man of the Year and an additional honor presented by the Elton John AIDS Foundation. In presenting the award, Suki Sandhu, CEO/Founder of OUTStanding, said, "You only need to look at the so-called rights invoked in the name of 'religious freedom' to understand the value of an organization the likes of the winner of the Travel Award... The Florida-based organization WINQ awards today brings together a disparate range of airlines, hoteliers, tour operators and service providers that will love and respect you for who you are, and assures you of a warm welcome." IGLTA is proud to share this award with its members in more than 70 countries. It belongs to all of us.

06 Dec 2016 15:37:55 CDT

Join IGLTA in the Gay & Lesbian Travel Pavilion at ITB Berlin

Since 2010 gay and lesbian travel has been an established, successful segment of ITB Berlin and one of the most diverse areas of the trade show. The Gay & Lesbian Travel Pavilion is the cornerstone for LGBT business at ITB and has grown to more than 450 square meters of dedicated exhibition space. IGLTA is proud to partner with ITB to offer Booth Sharing and Brochure Distribution opportunities to its members. Visit the IGLTA website for further information and to register: iglta.org/itb-berlin/ New this year: A limited number of Bistro Table spaces are available exclusively for IGLTA members. Cost is 1900 EUR (+19 percent VAT) and includes one table, three chairs plus brochure distribution from the IGLTA counter. Please contact Tom Dedek for more information: td@tomontour.com.

06 Dec 2016 15:37:55 CDT

IGLTF convention scholarship deadline extended

The IGLTA Foundation is once again offering scholarships to attend IGLTA's Annual Global Convention. The Building Bridges Scholarship Program covers travel expenses to St. Petersburg, Florida 4-6 May 2017 as well as conference registration for our 34th annual event. Scholarships are open to applicants who are either U.S. students enrolled in a tourism-related program or LGBT small business owners in destinations worldwide without a well-established LGBT tourism infrastructure. The deadline to apply is 31 January 2017. Apply online at iglta.org/convention.

06 Dec 2016 15:37:55 CDT

All Families Are Equal Act passes: Same-sex parents in Ontario won't have to adopt own kids

Same-sex parents in Ontario and others who use assisted reproduction to conceive will no longer have to adopt their own children. The All Families Are Equal Act ensures that couples such as those who use a sperm or egg donor or a surrogate are legally recognized as parents, updating parentage laws for the first time since 1978. Under the old rules, same-sex parents often had to go to court to get that legal recognition.

06 Dec 2016 15:37:55 CDT

Pulse nightclub owner says she won't sell to city

The city of Orlando, Florida's, deal to buy Pulse fell through on Monday, when owner Barbara Poma said she could not bring herself to sell the nightclub she founded in memory of her brother. Clutching her husband's hand for support, Barbara Poma told reporters during a news conference outside the club that she struggled with the decision.

06 Dec 2016 15:37:55 CDT

Romania to consult with European court over same-sex case

Romania's constitutional court said recently it would consult with a European court regarding the case of a same-sex couple who want their marriage abroad to be legally recognized in Romania. Court president Valer Dorneanu said he was seeking information from the European Court of Justice to see how other EU countries where same-sex marriages are not legal handled similar cases. The court set the next hearing for 30 March.

06 Dec 2016 15:37:55 CDT

Activist: Transgender women in India face bias despite laws

Transgender women in India face persistent bias that denies them education and jobs despite India having progressive laws for transgender people, according to a leading activist. In a landmark judgment in 2014, India's Supreme Court ruled that transgender people had equal rights under the law, and granted legal status to the third gender.

06 Dec 2016 15:37:55 CDT

South Australia has passed a law recognising same-sex relationships after honeymoon death

The South Australian government has passed a bill that recognizes overseas same-sex marriages and introduces an official register for same-sex couples, following the death in January of British man David Bulmer-Rizzi. His husband, Marco Bulmer-Rizzi, was told the death certificate would read "never married" because the state did not recognise same-sex marriages. The bill, entitled The Relationships Register (no.1), was introduced in September, but having now been debated and approved by the South Australia Legislative Council, will shortly be implemented.

06 Dec 2016 15:37:55 CDT

Now that Fidel Castro is dead, will LGBT Cubans gain more civil rights?

He overthrew a strongman, brought his country free health care and education, and enlisted Cubans in what he called fights for freedom from Central America to South Africa. Fidel Castro also maintained a steel grip at home, jailing dissidents and gays, controlling freedom of travel and expression and declaring virtually any activity outside his control to be illegitimate.

06 Dec 2016 15:37:55 CDT

Texas tourism, business groups vow to fight possible bathroom bill

A "loose coalition" of business and tourism executives is working together to try to head off a potential bathroom bill they worry could mean millions in lost revenue for Texas. Phillip Jones, president and chief executive of Visit Dallas, the convention and visitors bureau, was expected to list the potential legislation as one of the state's top challenges in an address Thursday during the bureau's annual meeting.

06 Dec 2016 15:37:55 CDT

UN's new LGBT rights expert urges global partnership to end violence and discrimination

Global partnership is needed to end discrimination and violence against the worldwide lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community, a United Nations human rights expert has told an international conference in Bangkok, Thailand, outlining five key steps that should be taken. "Resolute action is required to stop the violence and discrimination affecting not only LGBT communities but also the human rights defenders working with them," said Vitit Muntarbhorn, the first-ever UN independent expert on protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

06 Dec 2016 15:37:55 CDT

Hong Kong rainbow lions spark LGBT rights debate

Replicas of the two lions have been painted as part of the bank's "Celebrate Pride, Celebrate Unity" campaign for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) rights. It's a sight that might not be considered controversial in many cities — but in Hong Kong it has reignited debate about gay rights and whether corporations should get involved.

06 Dec 2016 15:37:55 CDT