IGLTA eNewsletter – July 2011

 

Save the date
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Save the date for the 8th Annual GLBT Party during the ASAE 2011 Annual Meeting & Exposition in St. Louis. Hosted by Meet Minneapolis, the party will be held at Erney’s 32, 4200 Manchester Ave., on Monday, 8 Aug., from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m.



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New York becomes sixth and largest state to legalize gay marriage
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After days of contentious negotiations and last-minute reversals by two Republican senators, New York became the sixth and largest state in the U.S. to legalize gay marriage, breathing life into the national gay rights movement that had stalled over a nearly identical bill here two years ago. More

US couple has Nepal’s first lesbian wedding
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It was like any traditional Nepali wedding with song and dance, “mehendi rasam,” a Newari “bhoj” (feast) and Panchai Baja (traditional musical band). But it was different from other such do’s. Nepal witnessed its first public lesbian wedding. More

How travel makes you smarter, sexier and more productive
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Why do we travel? Just a hunch here: because it’s fun. But, at the same time, travel can pay off in many ways, and science backs it up. The following are the four main ways that travel can improve your life. More

Top 5 gay travel scandals
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From a fabricated kidnapped lesbian blogger to a hysterical Jet Blue flight attendant turned media darling, these five sensational gay travel stories made international headlines. More

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NYC plans ‘I Do’ campaign to woo gay weddings
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New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg plans to unveil a campaign to sell the most populous U.S. city as a gay-wedding destination after thousands marched to celebrate the state’s legalization of such marriages. More

Spain sees tourism jump due to Arab revolts
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Activity in Spain’s tourism sector jumped 2.4% in the first quarter of the year as sun seekers shunned rival resorts in Egypt and Tunisia because of anti-government uprisings there, a trade association said. More

American Airlines applies for more Brazil flights
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American Airlines has filed an application for the right to fly 10 additional U.S.–Brazil weekly flight that would enable it to begin new service from Miami to Manaus and increase the frequency of its current service from Miami to Brasilia and Belo Horizonte. More

Gay Porto, Portugal
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Porto, the second largest city in Portugal, is as robust and intoxicating as the fortified wine that is produced here. More

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Gay prides en Europe: Mobilisation à Berlin, répression à Saint-Petersbourg
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Samedi, on ne défilait pas qu’à Paris. Les LGBT berlinois et pétersbourgeois avaient aussi organisé leur gay pride. Deux ambiances radicalement différentes: des dizaines de chars à Berlin, une quinzaine de militants malmenés à Saint-Petersbourg. More

A la Gay Pride de New York, l’euphorie après le vote du mariage homo
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En temps normal, la Marche des fiertés est une grande fête à New York. Elle l’était encore plus dimanche après la légalisation du mariage pour les couples de même sexe, deux jours plus tôt. More

In Tel Aviv, gay pride pays off
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While pride parade budget totals only NIS 995,000 (USD $288,760), LGBT tourists expected to leave some $7.5 million in Israeli metropolis throughout June. Tel Aviv turned into a favored destination thanks to volunteers’ marketing efforts, without mentioning Israel. More

IGLTA eNewsletter available through MultiBriefs app
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IGLTA understands the need to deliver timely, relevant news to its members. In partnering with MultiBriefs to create the IGLTA eNewsletter, the association committed itself to providing updates on a weekly basis. The IGLTA eNewsletter is also available on the MultiBriefs app, available for the Apple iPhone and iPod Touch in the App Store. Simply search “MultiBriefs” and download the app free of charge. After it’s downloaded, you may add the IGLTA feed. News is streamed into your iPhone or iPod Touch each week. Android phone users also may access the app by going to the Android Marketplace and searching “MultiBriefs” to access the Android version of the app.
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Source = International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association

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