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IGLTA CEO on panel for Hyatt ADIC meeting

President/CEO John Tanzella participated in Hyatt's Americas Diversity & Inclusion Council meeting on 20 June in Miami. He joined a panel focused on "Recruitment & Beyond: Best Practices for a Diverse Workforce, which also included Delia Gutierrez McLaughlin - Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement; Grant Van Ulbrich, Director, Diversity & Inclusion at Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd.; and Tanya Vaughn-Patterson Diversity & Inclusion Consultant, Florida Power & Light; and was moderated by Tyronne Stoudemire, Vice President of Global Diversity & Inclusion, Hyatt. Established in October 1998, the ADIC is composed of executives throughout Hyatt and maintains Hyatt's commitment to diversity and inclusion by supporting company-wide diversity initiatives. Hyatt is an IGLTA Gold Level Global Partner.

21 Jun 2017 12:12:40 CDT

IGLTA ambassador opportunity in the UK

After several years as our volunteer ambassador, Jonathan Mountford of made, has decided to step down. He will remain active in IGLTA and is staying on until we find a suitable replacement, which is why we're now reaching out to all of our U.K. members to gauge interest. For the complete details and the application form, please go to: Please direct questions to We are grateful to Jonathan for his dedication, in particular with his support for IGLTA at World Travel Market and our annual LGBTQ networking event held during WTM. IGLTA is committed to ensuring our members continue to have a local contact in the U.K. to provide support.

21 Jun 2017 12:12:40 CDT

Small business spotlight

Please join us in supporting the small business members of IGLTA, such as Lugos Travel, a small-group luxury tour operator specializing in experiential travel; and Sunset Inn and Suites, where you can relax and enjoy a luxurious setting located on a quiet street in downtown Vancouver's scenic Davie Village.

21 Jun 2017 12:12:40 CDT

How Pride Week became its own tourism industry

The United States produces more Pride parades than any country on Earth. Most of them land like glitter bombs smack dab in the middle of June, shutting down our nation's busiest streets and reintroducing us to faces we only vaguely remember from Grindr. Yes, corporate overlords like J.P. Morgan and Starbucks often have an outsize presence at these rainbow-bedecked spectacles, but there's usually enough phallic imagery, free-flowing booze, and misty-eyed PFLAG parents for us to barely notice.

21 Jun 2017 12:12:40 CDT

Google gives $1 million donation to preserve LGBT history of Stonewall Inn

Google is donating $1 million to preserve an oral history of the 1969 Stonewall riots that were the groundbreaking moment for the LGBT rights movement. Sen. Chuck Schumer made the announcement that, the company's philanthropy branch, is donating the grant to the LGBT Community Center in New York City to start the project. Schumer says the purpose of the project is to spread the word and educate future generations about the Stonewall riots.

21 Jun 2017 12:12:40 CDT

Burqas banned and LGBT Muslims welcome at Germany's 1st 'liberal' mosque

Full-face veils are banned; Men and women, straight or gay, can pray together; Sunnis and Shiites, who in other parts of the world are engaged in bloody conflicts, are encouraged to sit side-by-side. Welcome to Germany's first "liberal" mosque. Dozens of people gathered for Friday prayers — led by a female American imam — at the opening of Ibn-Rushd-Goethe-Mosque in Berlin on 16 June, the AP reported.

21 Jun 2017 12:12:40 CDT

About 4,000 people march in Kyiv to support LGBT rights

Despite several attempts by ultra-nationalist and right-wing activists to intervene, the Equality March in support of the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in Ukraine, went off peacefully for the second year in a row. Some marchers, however, reported attacks against them after the gay pride, which started at 10 a.m., was over.

21 Jun 2017 12:12:40 CDT

Confirmation of Serbia's 1st openly-gay prime minister thrown into doubt

Serbia's ruling conservatives said 19 June if prime minister-designate Ana Brnabic doesn't get enough votes to be confirmed by parliament as the first openly gay person to head the country's government, an early general election will be held. Brnabic, nominated last week by Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic, could also become the conservative nation's first female prime minister if she's selected. But some of Vucic's coalition partners said they will vote against her because of her sexual orientation.

21 Jun 2017 12:12:40 CDT

'Mumbai Seenagers' initiative gives elderly gay men safe space to connect over cups of chai

Elderly gay men in Mumbai will soon have a platform to connect over a cup of chai. An initiative called 'Mumbai Seenagers', started by a Mumbai doctor and LGBT rights activist, is meant to help gay men older than 55 socialize with each other. "It is wonderful to see a large number of online and offline avenues for young gay men opening up in Mumbai. However, older gay men have their own battles to fight and most of the time, they are fighting alone," said Dr. Prasad Dhandekar, who founded the group.

21 Jun 2017 12:12:40 CDT

Oregon becomes 1st state to allow nonbinary on drivers license

Oregon became the first U.S. state to allow residents to identify as "nonbinary," neither male nor female, on their driver licenses and identification cards 15 June in a decision by The Oregon Transportation Commission. Beginning July 1, Oregonians will be able to choose "X" for sex Instead of "F" or "M" on their licenses and identification cards. Applicants will have to pay replacement or renewal fees.

21 Jun 2017 12:12:40 CDT

Baghdad posters promote LGBT acceptance, stir social media controversy

Social media users have been largely alarmed with photos of posters allegedly put up at various streets of Baghdad to promote co-existence with homosexuals. While some users censored the move, especially with it coming to light during the holy fasting month of Ramadan, others defended the posters citing a need to protect freedom of expression.

21 Jun 2017 12:12:40 CDT

New York's LGBTQ story began well before Stonewall

The Stonewall Inn is perhaps the best-known gay historical site in the United States. Riots that erupted there at the end of June 1969 — when patrons fought back against a police raid — are widely hailed as the catalyst for the modern movement for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights. Last year, President Barack Obama designated the bar and an adjoining park as a National Historic Monument.

21 Jun 2017 12:12:40 CDT

Denmark approves the legalization of same-sex marriage in the Faroe Islands

It now means same-sex marriage is legal in every Nordic country. Denmark has approved the Faroe Islands' vote to legalize same-sex marriage. The country had voted to legalize it last year, excluding religious ceremonies, but it required formal approval from Denmark, which voted to legalize same-sex marriage in 2012, to be brought into law.

21 Jun 2017 12:12:40 CDT