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16 December
Belo Horizonte invites you to a great Wedding Party

27 Dec, 2018 - 03 Jan, 2019
Gay New Year in Buenos Aires

28 Dec, 2018 - 04 Jan, 2019
GAY NEW YEAR IN BUENOS AIRES

28 Dec, 2018 - 02 Jan, 2019
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28 Dec, 2018 - 02 Jan, 2019
Reveillon in Rio - 2018-2019

29 Dec, 2018 - 01 Jan, 2019
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13 December - 19
7 Days Classic Dubai Tour

23 Dec, 2018 - 03 Jan, 2019
12 days in Costa Rica!

23 Dec, 2018 - 02 Jan, 2019
Thailand: Temples & Beaches

29 Dec, 2018 - 08 Jan, 2019
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30 Dec, 2018 - 13 Jan, 2019
15 Days in Thailand with NYE in Bangkok!

30 Dec, 2018 - 10 Jan, 2019
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IGLTA eNewsletter

Help Us Create Change Through Travel

It is such a privilege to explore the world. As LGBTQ+ travelers, the connections we make add light and warmth to our lives. But travel is also about giving. It's a chance to support and strengthen each community we touch. That's true whether we're visiting a well-established, LGBTQ+-friendly location, or an emerging destination where LGBTQ+ tourism is not yet established. Since 1983, IGLTA's mission has focused on broadening LGBTQ+ tourism, and with the creation of the IGLTA Foundation, our 501(c)3 public charity, we have been able to further dedicate time and resources to advance LGBTQ+ travel around the world. We hope you'll support us in our efforts in this season of giving. (Pictured: IGLTAF Scholarship Recipient Michael Kajubi of McBern Travel & Tours in Uganda. Photo by Rachel Stevenson, OUTCOAST Photography)

05 Dec 2018 13:16:34 CDT

Focus on Brazil

Our Membership Coordinator-Brazil, Clovis Casemiro, had a busy November, sharing the story of IGLTA and its members at events in Colombia and Brazil. He was a featured speaker at WeTrade, the main LGBTQ+ trade fair hosted by the Colombian LGBT Chamber of Commerce, which attracted a number of IGLTA members, such as Visit St. Pete/Clearwater, the Greater Miami CVB, and properties in the Accor and GHL hotel collections. At the invitation of SEBRAE MG, he attended an event in the historic city of São João del Rei in southeastern Brazil for local entrepreneurs interested in knowing more about LGBTQ+ travelers as well as "seniors" (60+ travelers). Click here to see more on Facebook. To get more engaged with our Brazilian membership, please connect with Clovis at Clovis.Casemiro@iglta.org.

05 Dec 2018 13:16:34 CDT

IGLTA Member Website Update

We're really excited to bring our new Association Management System (AMS) online to better support our members. During our website transition period, members do not have access to make updates to their profile, but we'll have you back online by 10 December. In the meantime, our membership team will be available to make any necessary changes for you. Don't hesitate to email for support: membership@iglta.org.

05 Dec 2018 13:16:34 CDT

IGLTA Brazil announces balance of activities

The International LGBTQ Tourism Association of Brazil ( IGLTA Brazil ) has published the balance of its last activities. For November Clovis Casemiro, coordinator of the association, was very important, already IGLTA Brazil was present in several events around the tourism and LGBTQ tourists worldwide.

05 Dec 2018 13:16:34 CDT

Indonesian city plans to fine residents for 'acts that are considered LGBT'

An Indonesian city has approved a bylaw to fine gay or transgender people up to 1 million rupiah ($70) for behavior that could "disturb public order" or be considered immoral, the city's deputy mayor said on Friday. The regulation is the latest example of a rise in government and public hostility toward the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community in the world's largest Muslim-majority country.

05 Dec 2018 13:16:34 CDT

Chile passes landmark trans law for legally changing gender

Trans people in Chile can now change their gender on official documents after a landmark law for human rights came into effect in the staunchly conservative country. Chilean president Sebastian Pinera signed the bill into law on Wednesday (28 November), which allows trans people above the age of 14 to update their name and gender on official records.

05 Dec 2018 13:16:34 CDT

LGBT provisions watered down in Trump's USMCA deal

President Trump agreed on Friday to an updated trade agreement with Canada and Mexico that includes aspirational language encouraging member states to adopt policies against LGBT discrimination in the workforce — although it has been watered down from the initial proposal. Colin Shonk, a spokesperson for the Canadian embassy in the United States, told the Washington Blade on Friday the language is in the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement moments after Trump signed it at an event in Buenos Aires with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto.

05 Dec 2018 13:16:34 CDT

As Tanzania's LGBT fear for their lives, HIV will thrive

In one day, everything changed. One day, she could walk down the street like anyone else. People still stared and often judged but in their own minds -- not out loud. But before she knew it, she was dodging abuse and stones thrown at her by strangers, as well as familiar faces. "Since the announcement was made, things got worse," said the 23-year-old trans woman from Tanzania, who asked to remain anonymous out of fear for her safety.

05 Dec 2018 13:16:34 CDT

Head of Grindr sets the record straight on his position on same sex marriage

The head of a popular gay dating site is accused of trying to have it both ways after posting a comment some people interpreted as a statement against anti-same sex marriage. Grindr president Scott Chen wrote on his Facebook page, "Some think marriage is between a man and a woman. I think so, too, but it's a personal matter," according to a translation by NBC. He added, "Some people think the purpose of marriage is to have your own biological children. It's a personal matter, too."

05 Dec 2018 13:16:34 CDT

Taiwan's LGBT community will have to settle for equal but different marriage laws

Taiwan’s LGBT community won't be getting true marriage equality. Following the defeat of referendums in support of same-sex marriage last weekend, Taiwan's ruling party said yesterday (Nov. 29) that gay couples will be allowed to marry (link in Chinese) under the establishment of a separate law, rather than by revising the current law to redefine marriage following the votes.

05 Dec 2018 13:16:34 CDT

LGBT students face so much prejudice in Hong Kong they're afraid to reveal their sexuality

A toxic mix of religious dogma, social ignorance, government inertia and traditional Chinese culture means LGBT students at Hong Kong universities are facing prejudice, stigma and inequality on a daily basis. That was the view of straight and LGBT students who took part in this month's Hong Kong Pride Parade, which took as its theme "call for the law, equality for all," and demanded legislation to protect the rights of LGBT people and outlaw sexual discrimination in the city – a law change widely regarded as being long overdue.

05 Dec 2018 13:16:34 CDT

A same-sex marriage under Mexican law, but outside Mexico

Daniel Berezowsky and Jaime Chávez Alor were married Nov. 26 in New York. Diego Gómez Pickering, consul general of Mexico, officiated at his residence on the Upper East Side before about 25 family members and friends. The marriage is the first same-sex marriage outside Mexico under Mexican law, a milestone in marriage equality for L.G.B.T. Mexican immigrants living in New York and elsewhere, according to the Mayor’s Office for International Affairs.

05 Dec 2018 13:16:34 CDT

Supreme Court could decide if transgender troops are allowed to serve in the military

The Trump administration’s effort to ban transgender personnel from military service will face major tests in the coming months, culminating in a potential Supreme Court decision that could decide whether the Pentagon’s decision process was constitutional, according to organizations representing the troops. On Dec. 10, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit will hear government appeals in Doe v. Trump, in which the courts decided that the Pentagon had to comply with previous DoD policy allowing transgender recruits to enlist by Jan. 1, 2018.

05 Dec 2018 13:16:34 CDT

Middlesbrough Council praised for LGBT acronym change

A council committee has decided to refer to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community as LGB&T. The common acronym LGBT is usually taken to include sexual orientations, such as asexual, and gender identities, such as non-binary or genderqueer. But the Middlesbrough Council panel said it wanted to differentiate between sexual preference and gender identity.

05 Dec 2018 13:16:34 CDT