First Ever LGBT Meeting Professionals Association Educational Workshop Series

First Ever LGBT Meeting Professionals Association Educational Workshop Series


Learn from the best! Workshops are designed by leaders in the LGBT meeting industry to help you gain new knowledge. They are created specifically to empower your meetings for greater inclusion and communication. From panel discussions to hands on workshops, the LGBT MPA course offerings will leave you with a practical understanding of actions and outcomes that will increase the success of diversity in your meetings.


Matt Skallerud's insight:

The conference structure is great for all LGBT meeting professionals and allies to meet and mingle, exchange information and connect with new and existing planners. Connect with CVBs/CVAs, hotels, suppliers, media companies and others. Last year, over 150 travel experts attended this conference.

Community Marketing & Insights - 18th Conference on LGBT Tourism & Hospitality - November 1-3, 2017 • San Francisco

Community Marketing & Insights - 18th Conference on LGBT Tourism & Hospitality - November 1-3, 2017 • San Francisco


The preliminary agenda has been posted on the conference website. Lots of fantastic and fascinating new content for 2017!

Pelosi on hand to help GLAAD honor LGBT media leaders

Pelosi on hand to help GLAAD honor LGBT media leaders


Don Lemon's responsibility as a CNN anchor fell second to his responsibility as an openly gay public figure, even as Hurricane Irma neared the coast of Florida. When it became clear a major and deadly weather event would strike the South on the very weekend he was due to receive an award from GLAAD, the cable news anchor asked his boss what to do. "He said, 'You've got to go,'" Lemon explained, standing on the red carpet of City View atop the Metreon on Saturday night. "So Anderson (Cooper) is doing double duty."  Lemon described awards from GLAAD, a 32-year-old national organization that monitors the media on LGBTQ issues, as "the Oscars of gay awards.

Fresh Air, NPR host share stage and stories at LGBTQ Philadelphia conference

Fresh Air, NPR host share stage and stories at LGBTQ Philadelphia conference


When two famous radio interviewers share a stage things can get a little complicated But Ari Shapiro and Terry Gross easily worked it out At the National Association for LGBTQ journalists conference

Pride Isn’t Just For The Summer: 8 LGBT Events You Can Still Attend This Year

Pride Isn’t Just For The Summer: 8 LGBT Events You Can Still Attend This Year


As the summer comes to an end, so does a time of nearly non-stop LGBT Pride events and parties around the world. Seriously, there’s been a few each weekend ever since June’s Pride Month.

NLGJA Announces 2017 Inductees to LGBTQ Journalists Hall of Fame

NLGJA Announces 2017 Inductees to LGBTQ Journalists Hall of Fame


Today NLGJA – The Association of LGBTQ Journalists is pleased to announce that two new inductees will be enrolled in the LGBTQ Journalists Hall of Fame on September 9 at the association’s annual National Convention. This year’s honorees will be Jinx Beers and Dan Savage.

It's Pride season – a great way to show how we recognize and support LGBT+ people

It's Pride season – a great way to show how we recognize and support LGBT+ people


Like Fujitsu, many organizations are now getting involved in Pride. In this blog we are showing how we recognize and support LGBT+ people.

Thousands line streets for massive Brighton Pride celebration

Thousands line streets for massive Brighton Pride celebration


Hundreds of thousands of people have joined together in Brighton for one of the UK’s biggest summer Pride celebrations. Iconic musical duo the Pet Shop Boys headlined this year’s gathering for their first Pride performance in 20 years. This year’s annual event is extra special, marking 50 years since the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality. Other acts performing to the joyful crowds include Years & Years, Louisa Johnson and David Morales.

LGBT tourism: 10th edition of GNETWORK 360

LGBT tourism: 10th edition of GNETWORK 360


The Ministry of Tourism of Argentina, through the National Institute of Tourism Promotion (INPROTUR), participated in the presentation of the 10th edition of the International Conference on LGBT Business and Tourism (GNETWORK 360) held today in the Argentine Chamber of Tourism (CAT). Organized by the Argentine Gay Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (CCGLAR), GNETWORK 360 is …

Largest LGBT community business event kicks off in Las Vegas

Largest LGBT community business event kicks off in Las Vegas


More than 1,000 people kicked off the world’s largest business development event for the LGBT community Wednesday at Caesars Palace.

VIDEO: Edinburgh Pride 2017: Speech Highlights

VIDEO: Edinburgh Pride 2017: Speech Highlights


A short highlights reel of the speeches made by high profile politicians, speakers and warm ups ahead of the 2017 Pride Scotia March in Edinburgh! Speakers

Thousands of People March for LGBT Equality at Seoul Pride Despite Opposition and Harsh Weather

Thousands of People March for LGBT Equality at Seoul Pride Despite Opposition and Harsh Weather


Tens of thousands of people colored Seoul with rainbows as they marched through the center of the capital on Saturday, sending a defiant message of solidarity in support of LGBT rights.

Comcast California and the San Francisco Pride Festival and Parade

Comcast California and the San Francisco Pride Festival and Parade


2017 has seen some incredible corporate support of Pride Festivals around the world, with Comcast and Comcast California taking a lead role in this outreach with sponsorship of the San Francisco Pride Festival and Parade June 23-25, 2017.

33 Pictures Of LGBT Pride Around The World That'll Make You So Goddamn Proud

33 Pictures Of LGBT Pride Around The World That'll Make You So Goddamn Proud


What does LGBT Pride look like in different countries around the world in 2017.

VIDEO: Capital Pride Parade 2017 / Washington DC

VIDEO: Capital Pride Parade 2017 / Washington DC


Happy pride to all nomsters! Happy Gay Pride Nomsters!!! Join us in celebration of LGBTQ+ community at Capital Pride Parade 2017. Explore groups