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Grow Your LGBTQ Business: IGLTA Buyer/Supplier Marketplace

For our Annual Global Convention in New York City (24-27 April, 2019), we've added some exciting supplier-friendly options to the Buyer/Supplier Marketplace: Early-bird discounted registration is available for the Marketplace as well as the full convention until 31 December, and suppliers have the option to register for the Marketplace + Annual Global Convention OR Marketplace only. Don't miss out on a day of direct meetings (24 April) with travel agents, outbound tour operators, travel advisors and meeting planners from around the world who can sell your brand to LGBTQ travelers. The qualified buyer list for 2019 is updated frequently on our convention site. Click here to watch the Buyer list grow!

14 Nov 2018 12:32:20 CDT

Success at WTM

A special thank you to IGLTA Media Partner OutThere and IGLTA member TravelBeat for creating "Brunch at the Bathhouse" to kick off World Travel Market week in London on 4 November. The relaxed, but festive LGBTQ networking cocktail event at the stunning Victorian Bath House featured a drag performance from Cara Melle and raised money for the IGLTA Foundation. Photo credit: Joel Ryder VIEW NOW

14 Nov 2018 12:32:20 CDT

Global Partner Spotlight: Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., a global cruise vacation company that owns and operates three global brands: Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises and Azamara Club Cruises, joined IGLTA as a Silver Level Global Partner in 2018. They operate diverse itineraries around the world that call on approximately 535 destinations on all seven continents. This week, the MS Symphony of the Seas arrived at PortMiami, her home port. This Oasis-class cruise ship owned and operated by Royal Caribbean International is now the world's largest passenger ship.

14 Nov 2018 12:32:20 CDT

Tanzania cracking down on LGBTQ community

Eastern Africa has always been a challenging place to visit for LGBTQ travelers, with most of its countries having poor to awful human rights records for our community. But the recent horrifying threats by Paul Makonda, a powerful politician and regional commissioner in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania's largest city, have brought the issue to the forefront.

14 Nov 2018 12:32:20 CDT

Scotland to embed LGBTI teaching across curriculum

Scotland will become the first country in the world to embed the teaching of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex rights in the school curriculum, in what campaigners have described as a historic moment. State schools will be required to teach pupils about the history of LGBTI equalities and movements, as well as tackling homophobia and transphobia and exploring LGBTI identity, after ministers accepted in full the recommendations of a working group led by the Time for Inclusive Education (TIE) campaign.

14 Nov 2018 12:32:20 CDT

NZ Police 'banned' from wearing uniforms to Pride Parade

Police will not be taking part in Auckland's Pride Parade in February – because they say they have been banned from wearing their uniforms. Instead, the Pride Festival board told officers they must wear T-shirts instead of their uniforms, says Inspector Tracy Phillips. "It's really, really sad, "says Phillips, the self-appointed coordinator of the New Zealand Police's diversity liaison officer (DLO) service.

14 Nov 2018 12:32:20 CDT

Dutch clinics open door to gay couple parenthood via IVF

Gay men who want to become fathers will no longer have to travel abroad to use IVF services via a surrogate mother, television current affairs show De Monitor said on Tuesday. At least two IVF clinics are to start offering services to gay couples next year, the programme said. One in Leiderdorp will help fertilising a surrogate mother’s own eggs while a second, in Elsendorp, will allow couples to provide an egg from a sister or other family member for a better genetic match.

14 Nov 2018 12:32:20 CDT

Anger and anxiety in Taiwan as same-sex marriage vote nears

When Taiwan's top court sided with Chi Chia-wei last year in a ruling that should have paved the way for same-sex marriage to be legalised, the activist thought his three-decade struggle was finally over. But little progress has been made since. Instead, Taiwan is set to hold a series of public votes on Nov. 24 to decide whether same-sex unions should be written into law, raising uncertainty whether there will be full marriage equality on the island.

14 Nov 2018 12:32:20 CDT

Number of LGBT in Congress reaches double digits

There will be at least 10 LGBT members of Congress next year, after Rep. Kyrsten Sinema was officially declared the next Democratic senator of Arizona on Monday night. Sinema, who is openly bisexual, joins the record number of LGBT members who will serve in the 116th Congress. All 10 members are Democrats. There will now be two LGBT senators: Sinema and Sen. Tammy Baldwin, of Wisconsin.

14 Nov 2018 12:32:20 CDT

Ukrainian nationalist group's hidden forest camp trains kids to kill, counts Russians, LGBT ranks as foes

The campers, some clad in combat fatigues, carefully aim their assault rifles. Their instructor offers advice: Don't think of your target as a human being. So when these boys and girls shoot, they will shoot to kill. Most are in their teens, but some are as young as 8 years old. They are at a summer camp created by one of Ukraine's radical nationalist groups, hidden in a forest in the west of the country, that was visited by The Associated Press.

14 Nov 2018 12:32:20 CDT

Richmond, Virginia, to host international LGBTQ sports tournament in 2019

Richmond, Virginia, is moving up in the world. Not only was the city recognized by the Human Rights Campaign last fall as the city with the highest Municipal Equality Index score in the state — a huge contrast from only two years earlier — we've now managed to score ourselves a high-profile gig as the site of Compete Magazine's first-ever Sports Diversity Jubilee.

14 Nov 2018 12:32:20 CDT

Bermuda's government fights against same-sex marriage in Court of Appeal

Somewhere around the age of 10, Linda Bogle-Mienzer became aware of her attraction to her own sex. For more than two decades, she kept it inside, fearful of what she saw as an environment of homophobia in her family and in her home country, Bermuda. "Internally, it was destroying me and so I decided to come out," she said.

14 Nov 2018 12:32:20 CDT

How Cape Town's grandest hotel celebrated the 100-year anniversary of the end of World War I

A person doesn't really need a reason to stay at the Belmond Mount Nelson. The hotel is famous for its service, its food, its grand facade (more on that in a minute), its grounds, its history: Founded in 1743, it has welcomed the likes of Winston Churchill, John Lennon (who made his own bed and meditated on top of the nearby Table Mountain), Queen Elizabeth II (celebrating her 21st birthday), Marlene Dietrich, Bobby Kennedy, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and the Dalai Lama (who lectured to some 500 guests about the Four Noble Truths) across its Aubusson carpets and onto its generous, expertly appointed verandahs.

14 Nov 2018 12:32:20 CDT