INTERNATIONAL DAY AGAINST HOMOPHOBIA, TRANSPHOBIA,
On 17 May, IGLTA celebrated “Our Bodies, Our Lives, Our Rights,” the theme for this year’s International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia. We proudly stand for each individual’s right to live their sexuality and express their gender(s) freely, and demand an end to so-called conversion therapies and the forced sterilization of trans and intersex people. French activist Louis-Georges Tin founded the International Day Against Homophobia in 2004, with “Transphobia” being added in 2009 and “Biphobia” in 2015. The day is now marked in more than 130 countries, including 37 where same-sex acts are illegal.
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Want to help create a more welcoming world for LGBTQ+ travelers? We are investigating the latest LGBTQ+ travel trends and experiences with a survey developed by Bocconi University's Master in Tourism Economics and Management program together in partnership with AITGL. The survey will take around 10-15 minutes to be completed, but at the end you will be rewarded with a special prize for your next trip.
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A FUN-IN-THE-SUN PRIDE EVENT IN ORLANDO
From 2-6 June, Girls in Wonderlandis your ultimate resource for everything you need to know to create a magical weekend in Orlando, from parties to an exclusive women’s resort to Kindred Pride’s Red Shirt Day! So hop on board for a weekend that promises something for everyone, including live women’s music, spectacular dance parties, celebrities, pool parties, a comedy show, theme parks, and thousands of women from around the country and the world celebrating in grand style.
Belgium has much to offer LGBTQ+ travelers of all interests, from foodies to culture connoisseurs to nature lovers, and it plays host to numerous LGBTQ+ focused events and festivals throughout the year. Consistently ranked as one of the world's most welcoming countries for LGBTQ+ travelers, Belgium was also the second country to adopt marriage equality, in 2003. The former Prime Minister of Belgium, Elio Di Rupo, was even the first openly gay man to serve as a national head of state in modern times.