Marketsmith, NJ's Premier Women-Owned, LGBT Marketing Agency, Ranks in NJ's Top 20 Best Places to Work, Also the Coolest

Marketsmith, NJ's Premier Women-Owned, LGBT Marketing Agency, Ranks in NJ's Top 20 Best Places to Work, Also the Coolest


It's All About LGBT Tourism in May - LGBT Week NYC and IGLTA

It's All About LGBT Tourism in May - LGBT Week NYC and IGLTA


Beginning next week, it seems the theme is all about LGBT Tourism!  Starting on May 3rd, the global LGBT tourism industry will be descending upon St. Petersburg, FL for the IGLTA Convention, an incredible event bringing LGBT tourism professionals together from all around the world.  We'll be there, and we look forward to connecting with many of you then... remember the hashtag is #IGLTA2017, and if you're really feeling into it, you can help make May 3-7, 2017 become an IGLTA #GayTravel hashtag takeover!!!


Matt Skallerud's insight:

Then, on May 16th, as part of LGBT Week NYC, Community Marketing & Insights, in partnership with IGLTA, is bringing us the 3rd Annual Symposium on LGBT Tourism & Hospitality.  Sponsored by the Argentina Tourism Office, Greater Fort Lauderdale CVB and Israel's Ministry of Tourism and held at Google's Autumn Tech Room in Chelsea, this symposium features morning and afternoon sessions, lunch and a reception, all on-site at Google for just $95 (donated to the IGLTA Foundation).

Mexico’s Most LGBT-Friendly Destination Of Puerto Vallarta Gets Even Friendlier

Mexico’s Most LGBT-Friendly Destination Of Puerto Vallarta Gets Even Friendlier


Mexico’s Puerto Vallarta wants to get even friendlier with its LGBT visitors.

Rwandan LGBT Community Steps Out of Shadows

Rwandan LGBT Community Steps Out of Shadows


Members of the LGBT community in Rwanda are coming out of the shadows after dark days of attacks and harassment early this year. In February, a Rwandan TV journalist proposed marriage to he

Hey Pepsi, Here's How It's Done. Heineken Takes On Our Differences, and Nails It

Hey Pepsi, Here's How It's Done. Heineken Takes On Our Differences, and Nails It


A feminist and a dude who feels awfully oppressed walk into a warehouse... It sounds like the beginning of a joke, but it’s actually the setup for Heineken’s “Worlds Apart” experiment. Created by Publicis London, it’s being billed as the antidote to Pepsi’s obtusely pop-candy take on our messy political reality.


Matt Skallerud's insight:

Instead of positioning resistance as the new Coachella, Heineken takes a more measured approach. Ahead of the operation, it filmed six people stating strongly held beliefs—that men are oppressed, that the fight for feminism is far from over; that climate change is real or “piffle”; that transgender people need a voice; that “transgender” is nonsense semantics. Those unwitting candidates were then paired with their opposites and sent together into warehouses, where they found themselves with some instructions and a piece of furniture to build. Guess what it is?

Queer Women Travel Sites to Inspire Your Perfect Vacation

Queer Women Travel Sites to Inspire Your Perfect Vacation


My partner and I are avid travelers. As queer residents of New York City, we also often play tour guide for visiting family and friends when we’re not on the road. We encourage our guests to experience New York City beyond selfies in Times Square, including everything from outdoor movies on the historic Intrepid aircraft carrier, to New York Philharmonic concerts in the park, to food festivals in Brooklyn where you can enjoy a ramen burger and craft beer while viewing the Manhattan skyline.


Matt Skallerud's insight:

We also recommend that our queer visitors pay homage to and get wild at some of the longest standing LGBTQ bars that have played an important role in serving our community, such as Stonewall, the site of the Stonewall Riots that sparked the modern LGBTQ rights movement in the U.S., and Henrietta Hudson, the oldest brick and mortar queer women’s bar in New York City. We are also acutely aware that tourist guides fail to educate our visitors about the rich, diverse LGBTQ culture that exists beyond the bar scene, such as Voguing Balls and the largest LGBTQ fashion shows hosted at world renowned museums.

Fire Island: Don’t Be So Quick to Judge

Fire Island: Don’t Be So Quick to Judge


Logo's Fire Island has earned much advance buzz and not all of it good. Until recently I might have been among the show's critics but for now I defend its..

Methodist court takes up challenge to election of gay bishop

Methodist court takes up challenge to election of gay bishop


The highest court in the United Methodist Church considered Tuesday whether to invalidate the election of the denomination's first openly gay bishop, amid a struggl

Five Of The World’s Best Gay Beaches

Five Of The World’s Best Gay Beaches


PASSPORT has rounded up five excellent gay beaches that are enticing and beautiful, from California to South Africa, these distinctive beaches are perfect.

4 reasons Cabo is the new kind of gay hotspot

4 reasons Cabo is the new kind of gay hotspot


You could use a break, and we know just the place -- a place where warm beaches, ridiculously good food, and beautiful resorts culminate in an unparalleled vacation destination. Cabo San Lucas offers all this, plus low-key but friendly ga

The Top Five Emerging Gay Neighborhoods of America

The Top Five Emerging Gay Neighborhoods of America


From Los Angeles to Chicago to Salt Lake City and beyond PASSPORT Magazine uncovers the top emerging neighborhoods favored by LGBT communities.

'Kings & Queens in Their Castles' is an intimate look at LGBT lives

'Kings & Queens in Their Castles' is an intimate look at LGBT lives


When Tom Atwood decided to launch himself into fine art photography, it was mostly because he wanted to see a different image of gay men. Until not long ago, most

Elegant, irreverent: Vienna's LGBT scene

Elegant, irreverent: Vienna's LGBT scene


A walking tour showcases some of the city's more flamboyant historical figures: princes and emperors, composers and architects — men and women whose aesthetics shaped the imperial city of palaces.

Could LGBT debate split Methodists? Some say it’s already happening

Could LGBT debate split Methodists? Some say it’s already happening


A commission is considering the church’s governing document, which prohibits same-sex marriage and the ordination of gay clergy.

Are You Ready for #IGLTA2017? Let's do a #GayTravel hashtag takeover!

Are You Ready for #IGLTA2017? Let's do a #GayTravel hashtag takeover!


In preparation for the IGLTA Convention in St. Petersburg, Florida coming up May 4-6, we wanted to remind everyone to use #IGLTA2017 as the event hashtag. Be sure to use it IN ADVANCE OF the conference, and especially DURING the conference, in order to maximize your business opportunities during this exciting event. Lastly, your POST-conference social media posts using this hashtag will allow you to follow up with some of the various conference attendees after the event has passed.

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Inclusion, Diversity and Professional Advancement the Focus of the First LGBT Meeting Professionals Association Event

Today the LGBT Meeting Professionals Association (LGBT MPA) announces its first Professional Workshops + Networking Event. Held in conjunction with the Community Marketing & Insights Conference, the program features the first set of workshops specifically designed for the LGBT meeting professional.

The LGBT MPA is the first and only organization solely committed to the professional advancement of LGBT meeting professionals and promoting the essential elements of inclusivity and diversity throughout the profession.

“We provide access to a powerful network of LGBT professionals with experience running large global and national meetings to smaller regional meetings,” said Executive Director, David Jefferys. “Our industry is growing and so are the business opportunities for leadership at all professional levels to impact diversity, innovation and

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Italy Gay Summer Pride 2017

21-25 September 2017, Gallipoli Puglia
Italy Gay Travels is proud to announce the first edition of Italy Gay Summer Pride!
4-day International Gay Beach Party on the beautiful Gallipoli bay.

Italy Gay Travels, in partnership with XXL London, is proud to announce the first edition of Italy Gay Summer Pride. A 4-day sensational Summer Party in one of the most beautiful undiscovered gems of Italy: the bay of Gallipoli (not in Turkey)!

Italy Gay Summer Pride is held in the heart of Puglia, an awe inspiring natural landscape in the southernmost tip of Italy (sunshine guaranteed). Amazing food, Caribbean-like sandy beaches, hot boys and friendly locals… should we go on?

Italy Gay Summer Pride

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LGBTQ aging summit to address advocacy and service needs in Chicago

Pride Action Tank, AARP and Affinity Community Services will host OUTAging: Summit on Our Possibilities, including an opening reception, on May 23-25. The summit will bring together LGBTQ older adults, service providers, clinicians and advocates from across the nation to talk about the needs of LGBTQ older adults (55+ years of age) in the Chicago region.

OUTAging will begin with an opening reception at Affinity Community Services, 2850 S Wabash Ave, on Tuesday, May 23, from 6-8 p.m. Summit days will take place on May 24 and 25, 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., at the Chicago offices of AARP, 222 N. LaSalle St. OUTAging’s lead sponsor is Lambda Legal, and other sponsors include AARP, the AIDS Foundation of Chicago and