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IGLTA receives honor at FITUR

On 18 January, IGLTA was honored as part of the Diversity Consulting International - Fitur Gay (LGBT) Tourism Awards. The award, for Institutional Cooperation, was shared with the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). The presentation occurred during FITUR, the international travel trade fair held at Feria de Madrid in Madrid.

18 Jan 2017 14:18:58 CDT

IGLTA and CCGLAR strengthen partnership

At FITUR, the travel trade show held every January in Madrid, IGLTA announced an expanded partnership with Camara de Comercio Gay Lesbica Argentina (CCGLAR), the LGBT chamber of commerce for Argentina. CCGLAR will serve as the association's representative throughout the country, providing Spanish-language membership support and helping to grow IGLTA’s presence in this key South American market for LGBT travelers. IGLTA has volunteer ambassadors in 22 countries and regions, and has been engaged with CCGLAR's founders, Pablo de Luca and Gustavo Noguera, in the annual Gnetwork360 conference in Buenos Aires for many years.

18 Jan 2017 14:18:58 CDT

LGBT networking at 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. There will be an IGLTA-hosted LGBT travel trade session at 3 p.m., 27 January and an LGBT consumer panel at 12:15 p.m., 28 January. Use the code LGBTvip for $5 off trade registration and/or a complimentary consumer day registration or click here for the discounted registration link. Then join us for IGLTA Foundation networking, 27 January at the Sky Room, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. after the show. See you in New York!  RSVP

18 Jan 2017 14:18:58 CDT

Small business spotlight

Please join us in supporting the small business members of IGLTA, such as Hotel Metropole, superbly located with enchanting views of Venice's lagoon and delivering a truly unique and relaxing atmosphere; and B-Leave, an innovative boutique LGBT travel agency in Buenos Aires that is ready to plan your next dream adventure.

18 Jan 2017 14:18:58 CDT

40 years of fabulous: Aspen Gay Ski Week kicks off

For some, hitting the big 4-0 is a dreaded occasion. For Aspen Gay Ski Week, turning 40 is not only a milestone for the organization, it also is a testament to its role as a pioneer in the LGBT community's fight for equality.

18 Jan 2017 14:18:58 CDT

At least 5 dead after shooting at gay-friendly nightclub in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico

A gunman opened fire around 2 a.m. in Playa Del Carmen's Blue Parrot, killing at least five people on the closing night of BPM Music Festival, CBS reports. The Mexican nightclub is listed as a "gay-friendly" spot on Playa Del Carmen's gay tourist guide, though the shooting has no clear ties to the LGBTQ community, as of now.

18 Jan 2017 14:18:58 CDT

Ireland lifts lifetime ban on gay men giving blood

Ireland has softened rules that permanently banned men who have sex with men from donating blood. Until this week, the Republic of Ireland continued to enforce rules introduced at the height of the AIDS crisis, which stipulate that men who have sex with men (MSM) are banned for life from giving blood.

18 Jan 2017 14:18:58 CDT

Business, tourism groups join in fight against Texas' 'bathroom bill'

A coalition of state and national business and tourism groups has joined in a campaign to defeat the so-called bathroom bill unveiled in the Texas Legislature last week. The "Texas Welcomes All" campaign is aimed at encouraging "an inclusive and welcoming Lone Star State," according to a coalition news release.

18 Jan 2017 14:18:58 CDT

Germans not opposed to same sex marriage

Gays, lesbians and bisexuals still face discrimination in Germany, even though the country's General Law on Equal Treatment (AGG) prohibits it. Christine Lüders, the head of Germany's Federal Anti-Discrimination Agency, told journalists in Berlin on Wednesday that it is "clear" that there are still problems.

18 Jan 2017 14:18:58 CDT

Gay Zimbabweans fight stigma, harsh laws

Trymore "Tiara" Gendi of Zimbabwe clearly remembers the moment her life changed forever. In 2008, at age 16, she was outed as being gay to her family by a friend. Gendi, who was born a male but identifies as female, returned home to find her mother devastated by the news.

18 Jan 2017 14:18:58 CDT

Marriage equality will lead to gender confusion, Australian Christian Lobby claims

Marriage equality will increase gender confusion because it undermines the "complementarity" of males and females, the Australian Christian Lobby has said.

18 Jan 2017 14:18:58 CDT

Study: Del. Marshall's proposed 'bathroom bill' would impact 34K transgender adults and thousands of transgender youth

A study from the Williams institute released recently said more than 34 thousand transgender people and even more trans youth across the commonwealth would be negatively impacted by proposed legislation that would legalize discrimination against some of the state's most marginalize people.

18 Jan 2017 14:18:58 CDT

Polish gay couple wins right to marry in Portugal thanks to their haters

A gay couple denied the right to marry in their native Poland recently won permission to wed in Portugal, and it's all thanks to their haters. Polish couple Jakub Kwiecinski and David Mycek have made global headlines for their viral fan videos that seek to increase the visibility of gays and lesbians in the anti-gay country.

18 Jan 2017 14:18:58 CDT