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IGLTA partners with leading Latin American trade outlets

We are proud to announce media partnerships with Ladevi and Panrotas, travel trade publication leaders in Latin America. Both companies will begin producing special LGBTQ sections across their various platforms, which will include IGLTA branding and help to raise the association's profile throughout their regions. Ladevi's focus is Latin America and the Caribbean, while Panrotas focuses on the travel trade for Brazil. For more information on the publication schedule and advertising in the LGBTQ sections, please contact Adrian Bertini:

13 Dec 2017 12:45:08 CDT

#IGLTA2018: Travel. Learn. Connect.

Our 35th anniversary Annual Global Convention, 9-12 May 2018 in Toronto, will include the T.L.C. Networking Program to help participants better target their networking efforts. When you register for the convention, your confirmation will offer the chance to complete a short questionnaire about your primary goals; we'll then use these responses to arrange time during the programming for participants who have the same interests to connect. Participants can also complete the survey on the convention website. Don't miss out! Travel to Toronto, where you'll Learn more about LGBTQ tourism, and Connect with industry leaders from around the world.

13 Dec 2017 12:45:08 CDT

Small business spotlight

Please join us in supporting the small business members of IGLTA, such as, which offers travel planning services in Costa Rica, Peru, Belize, Ecuador, Panama, Guatemala, and Cuba; and La Mansion Inn, a boutique hotel in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica that is situated perfectly to give you an amazing 360-degree view of the Pacific Ocean from its rooftop Sky Lounge.

13 Dec 2017 12:45:08 CDT

New Pride resource on

The LGBTQ rights movement has made tremendous strides over the past few decades and much of the increased visibility is thanks to gay pride parades and marches that have taken place in cities around the world. Our Pride Calendar is now available on the website as an added informational tool for members and travelers. We'll continue to add dates for 2018 as they become available.

13 Dec 2017 12:45:08 CDT

Do anti-gay laws impact tourism markets? Part II

Let's study the case of a tourism board that currently has a real situation of "good news-bad news." On the positive side, it's a Caribbean destination that was untouched by this year's destructive hurricane season. On the negative side, the island has long positioned itself as a romantic and luxury getaway — and it has grown into a popular honeymoon destination.

13 Dec 2017 12:45:08 CDT

Transgender people can enlist in military Jan. 1

The Pentagon is allowing transgender people to enlist in the military beginning Jan. 1, despite President Donald Trump's opposition. The new policy reflects growing legal pressure on the issue, and the difficult hurdles the federal government would have to cross to enforce Trump's demand to ban transgender individuals from the military.

13 Dec 2017 12:45:08 CDT

Bermuda plans to ban same-sex marriage, mere months after Supreme Court approval

Bermuda, the small island nation located in the Atlantic Ocean, is trying to become the first country to re-ban same-sex marriage after its House of Assembly passed a bill on Saturday to overrule an earlier court ruling which had permitted the practice. The new law, titled the Domestic Partnerships Act, would allow both heterosexual and homosexual couples to file for household status to obtain the same rights. It would replace a May ruling by the country's Supreme Court, which granted marriage rights to same-sex couples, but did not give them the full legal rights that opposite-sex ones have.

13 Dec 2017 12:45:08 CDT

Japan's only openly gay lawmaker says same-sex marriage will take years

Facing opposition from conservative elements in Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling party, Japan's only openly gay lawmaker said it could take a decade for the country to legalize same-sex partnerships. Speaking on the day Australia became the latest nation to legalize gay marriage, Kanako Otsuji, 42, said Japan will have to go through a two-stage process.

13 Dec 2017 12:45:08 CDT

Jamaica insists gay tourists welcome, despite horrific anti-LGBT violence

Tourism boards the world over want LGBT vacation dollars: We travel more often, spend more money, and hit more exotic locales. Now Jamaica wants to cash in, too, despite a history of homophobic violence and discrimination. "LGBT travelers should feel relaxed traveling to Jamaica," beamed tourism minister Edmund Bartlett to eTurboNews in November. "It's 'tourism for all' in our country, regardless of gender, religion, handicap, or sexual orientation."

13 Dec 2017 12:45:08 CDT

Kolkata's LGBT community wants opposition parties to unite against bill on transgenders

Members of the Lesbian-Gay-Bisexual-Transgender (LGBT) community from all over the country will assemble at Parliament Street in New Delhi on 17 December to demand scrapping of the proposed Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2016. The announcement was made on Sunday at the annual Kolkata Rainbow Pride Walk, Asia's oldest walk for LGBT rights.

13 Dec 2017 12:45:08 CDT

Egypt's extreme anti-gay bill would make it illegal to wave a rainbow flag

Egypt is currently considering the world's most expansive anti-gay bill ever. If passed, the bill would criminalize not only same-sex sexual activity but also any support of gay rights, including raising a rainbow flag. People charged under this law could face up to 5 years in prison.

13 Dec 2017 12:45:08 CDT

Supreme Court won't hear case on bias against gay workers

The Supreme Court said on 11 December that it would not hear an appeal in a case that could have resolved whether a federal law prohibits employers from discriminating against gay and lesbian workers. The case concerned Jameka Evans, who said a Georgia hospital discriminated against her because she is a lesbian. She sued under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits workplace discrimination based on sex.

13 Dec 2017 12:45:08 CDT

LGBT activists in Indonesia face rising death threats

"The extremists called and told us they planned to attack. We called the police beforehand, they wouldn’t come … [they] showed up at the very end and watched us be beaten.” Advocates for the rights of Indonesia’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community are facing increasingly "frequent, personal, and violent" threats according to a new report released recently by Front Line Defenders, a watchdog.

13 Dec 2017 12:45:08 CDT

What do the same-sex marriage laws actually say?

Many Australians are celebrating the passing of same-sex marriage laws but what exactly are we cheering? Heterosexual couples will be the first to experience the impact of the changes with celebrants required to meet new legal requirements starting on 9 December.

13 Dec 2017 12:45:08 CDT

Couple aims to wed in every country with same-sex marriage

They've been married four times -- to each other. And they don't plan to stop until they reach wedding number 24. Julian P. Boom and Fleur Pierets say they plan to get married in every country that recognizes same-sex marriage. Since September, the lesbian couple has exchanged vows in the United States, the Netherlands, Belgium and France.

13 Dec 2017 12:45:08 CDT