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IGLTA Foundation Convention Scholarships

Congratulations to the recipients of this year's IGLTA Foundation Building Bridges Scholarships. Small business owner Michael Gladwin of South Africa and graduate student John Sakakini of Washington, D.C. will receive all-expense paid trips to the IGLTA Annual Global Convention, 4-6 May in St. Petersburg, Florida, for networking and education to support their careers in LGBTQ-welcoming tourism.

22 Mar 2017 10:08:14 CDT

Small business spotlight

Please join us in supporting the small business members of IGLTA, such as Pink Mountain Travels and Tours Nepal, providing unique high quality tours, travel packages, and bespoke programs to international LGBTQ travelers from across the world; and Amalia Boutique Hotel, a small resort in Curacao with luxurious vacation apartments ideal for couples or small families who want to enjoy freedom, and relaxation during their vacation.

22 Mar 2017 10:08:14 CDT

Media FAMs put your destination on the map

Hosting an LGBTQ press trip with established writers/bloggers results in coverage that makes an impression on thousands of LGBTQ travelers globally and solidifies your reputation as a welcoming destination or travel business. A favorable impression on a single writer or influencer can result in positive media coverage for years to come. The IGLTA Press FAM Solutions package provides assistance with press selection and consulting on best practices. Please email Communications Director LoAnn.Halden@iglta.org for more details.

22 Mar 2017 10:08:14 CDT

New study hopes to highlight Hawaii for LGBT travel

Hawaii Tourism Authority has just completed an immense study into the trends of LGBT travel to Hawaii from the United States, Canada, China and Australia. A press release explains HTA officials are in the midst of a more thorough look at this demographic, with studies being prepared that feature results from Japan and Taiwan.

22 Mar 2017 10:08:14 CDT

Duterte deals a blow to fight for marriage equality in the Philippines

Same-sex marriage has been dealt a blow in the Philippines, with its president dismissing the possibility of legalising marriage equality. Recently, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said "you have to stick to where God placed you," reported Rappler. Speaking during a visit to Myanmar, he said same-sex marriage is a Western concept. "That's their culture. That's only for them. That can't be applied to us, we're Catholics," he said, in a translation.

22 Mar 2017 10:08:14 CDT

Report: Jerusalem to host Israel's main gay pride parade

Israel's main gay pride parade will reportedly take place this year in Jerusalem, rather than in Tel Aviv where it is traditionally held. Although Jerusalem is both Israel's capital and its largest city, its gay pride parade is much smaller than then one in Tel Aviv, which has a large LGBT community and prides itself on its tolerant environment.

22 Mar 2017 10:08:14 CDT

Region's 1st LGBT scholarship fund to honor Pulse victims

A day after the massacre at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida, as downtown church bells tolled 49 times for the dead, signaling the end of a massive vigil at the Dr. Phillips Center, attorney Barry Miller walked home through the crowd and sat on the steps of his Lake Eola condo. Across the way, he could see the lake's famous fountain lit in rainbow hues.

22 Mar 2017 10:08:14 CDT

Nesbitt backs same-sex marriage

Mike Nesbitt has spoken in support of same-sex marriage for the first time, just weeks after announcing his resignation as leader of the Ulster Unionist Party. The UUP MLA told BBC Radio Ulster's Nolan Show this morning that he had been "on a journey" that has now concluded with a position in favor of same sex marriage, so long as there are protections in place for churches.

22 Mar 2017 10:08:14 CDT

Hundreds of people are still protesting against same-sex marriage in Taiwan

Hundreds of people took to the streets in Taiwan recently to once again protest against same-sex marriage laws. The protest which was held in Taipei was ran in association with the Rescue Taiwan Hope Alliance, a homophobic group working to prevent the legalization of same-sex marriage. Protesters held signs showing pro-LGBT politicians as scorpions, snakes and tarantulas.

22 Mar 2017 10:08:14 CDT

Thousands gather for Wellington's 1st Pride Parade in over 20 years

A large crowd of rainbow-clad Wellingtonians have brightened up a dreary day in the capital. The Wellington Pride Parade drew more than 1000 participants to the central city, for the first full-scale parade in almost 25 years. The World of Fantasy-themed parade kicked off on Saturday morning, but organisers anticipated the party would continue all day.

22 Mar 2017 10:08:14 CDT

Alabama House passes religious freedom bill for adoption agencies

The Alabama House passed a bill recently that would protect faith-based adoption and foster care agencies from placing children into homes that go against their religious beliefs. The bill, sponsored by Rep. Rich Wingo, R-Tuscaloosa, was among a package of pro-life legislation considered Thursday in the House. It passed 60-14 with one abstention.

22 Mar 2017 10:08:14 CDT

Federal surveys trim LGBT questions, alarming advocates

LGBT advocates are questioning the Trump administration's quiet deletion of questions on sexuality from two federal surveys. Combined with the withdrawal of another planned survey evaluating the effectiveness of a homelessness project for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth, the moves have alarmed watchdogs who worry they may point to a manipulation of government data collection to serve the ideology of a government they view as hostile to their causes.

22 Mar 2017 10:08:14 CDT

YouTube filtering draws ire of gay and transgender creators

YouTube admitted recently that its family-friendly "restricted mode" had wrongly labeled some videos on its site, apologizing and promising to fix the error, after users complained that the video-hosting site was filtering some lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender videos. "Sorry for all the confusion with Restricted Mode. Some videos have been incorrectly labeled, and that's not right. We're on it! More to come," the company wrote on Twitter.

22 Mar 2017 10:08:14 CDT

Gay in the AfD: Talking with LGBT supporters of Germany's populist party

"Gays and lesbians are just as important to Germany as any other loving person with a connection to family, home and nation," states the preamble to the guiding principles of the "Alternative Homosexuals." The group, formerly known as "Homosexuals in the AfD," is a group for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) supporters of the populist, anti-immigrant Alternative for Germany (AfD).

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