LGBT NEWS & VIEWS

PRETTY. TALENTED. FOUL MOUTHED.
23 SEP 2015: Azealia Banks was irate that she had to wait a few minutes to leave the plane while the couple ahead of her got their bags out of the overhead bins. The American rapper launched a foul-mouthed tirade on a flight attendant andtried to  physically attack a man after she was unable to disembark immediately.   MORE

ST.PETE TO HOST IGLTA GLOBAL CONVENTION
31 AUG 2015:  St. Petersburg, Florida has won the bid for IGLTA’s 2017 Annual Global Convention.  Home to the largest Pride event in the state, St. Pete will be the first city on Florida’s Gulf Coast to host the International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association’s Annual Global Convention, the premier educational and networking event for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender tourism industry.  The 34th edition of the conference, will be held 3-6 May 2017. MORE

EAT, DRINK AND BE MARY
A Gay Guide on Where to Rest and Refuel in Orlando
“Our main goal is for all of our guests to feel comfortable and welcome at our hotel, and that certainly includes our LGBT travelers,” says Ron Reinhold, director of sales and marketing at the Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld. “Orlando is well known as a family-friendly market, with all sorts of magic to discover and fabulous dining and shopping. As a member of the community myself, I’m proud to say that our hotel team understands well that the term ‘family’ has a much broader and deeper meaning now than ever before. However your family looks and feels, we want you to feel welcome, relaxed and at home.” MORE

OVER THE RAINBOW
Fitting finish to World Pride Toronto
02 JUL 2014: Kathleen Wynne strode, Andrea Horvath and NDP leader Thomas Mulcair rode, John Tory ambled and Olivia Chow danced through the streets of Toronto at Sunday’s Pride Parade. In fact, Toronto did itself proud as it hosted over two weeks of hugely successful World Pride celebrations held for the first time in North America. MORE
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