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Ensure your company's visibility at #IGLTA2015
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Even if you're not able to attend our 32nd Annual Global Convention in Los Angeles, there are still ways to put your brand in front our buyer, supplier and media attendees. Brochure distribution is available in the convention registration area for 8-10 April; the deadline to submit payment has been extended to 30 March. If you'd like to donate a travel prize for giveaway at our Consumer Trade Show in West Hollywood Park, 11 April, please email Toni Reckley at consumertradeshow@iglta.org. Additional opportunities for visibility are available by contacting Clark Massad, clark.massad@iglta.org.
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Are you celebrating a business milestone?
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If this year is a big anniversary for your business — 10 years, 20 years, or more — please let us know. IGLTA President/CEO John Tanzella will celebrate these member milestones at our 32nd Annual Global Convention in Los Angeles during his State of the Association presentation, and we'll also share the good news on our social media feeds. Send your news to convention@iglta.org.
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Please join us in supporting the small business members of the association, such as DavidTravel, expertly opening otherwise closed doors so you can enjoy unique, bespoke experiences worldwide; owner David Rubin is on Condé Nast Traveler magazine's coveted list of the Top Travel Specialists. Sustainable oriented tour operator Ecocircuitos Panama specializes in personal travel planning for groups, individuals, families and couples throughout the Republic of Panama and Central America.
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Chinese businesses eye purchasing power of LGBT community
Caixin
Chinese businesses are starting to show interest in the purchasing power of the LGBT consumer market — often referred to as the "pink dollar" — a trend led by e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. The U.S. business magazine Forbes says the purchasing power of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community worldwide amounts to US$ 3 trillion annually.
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Civil rights bill top priority for LGBT voters, according to new poll
The Huffington Post
With the Supreme Court set to rule in the coming months on marriage equality, the gay rights community already is gearing up for its next big fight: The push for a comprehensive federal nondiscrimination bill. The Human Rights Campaign is out with a new poll that shows 74 percent of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans believe such legislation should be a "top priority" for the community. Only marriage equality scored higher.
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David Cameron: We need to do more to tackle trans discrimination
Pink News
More needs to be done to tackle "specific issues of discrimination" against the trans community, David Cameron has said. The Prime Minister made the comments in an interview to BuzzFeed. He was asked if trans rights represented the next "battle ground" for equality following the legislation of same-sex marriage.
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Montreal to host inaugural Canada Pride in 2017
Daily Xtra
Montreal will host Canada's inaugural national Pride festival in 2017, as the city celebrates its 375th birthday and the 50th anniversary of Expo 67, and Canada marks 150 years of Confederation. Fierté Montréal will organize the 10-day Canada Pride celebration from 11-20 August 2017.
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German court fines relatives for abducting gay Muslim
Reuters
A German court fined the father and two uncles of an 18-year-old Muslim citizen for depriving him of his personal freedom when he was a minor in an attempt, the victim says, to force him into marriage with a woman despite his homosexuality. In a case highlighting the problems Germany faces in integrating its four million strong Muslim community, Nasser El-Ahmad, who has a Lebanese background, has also told German media that his family tortured him for being gay.
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Multiparty group to examine LGBT discrimination
The Japan Times
A group of lawmakers recently launched a multiparty caucus to examine discrimination against sexual minorities in a move expected to further intensify debate ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The group, led by Liberal Democratic Party member and former education vice minister Hiroshi Hase, Democratic Party of Japan policy chief Goshi Hosono and Komeito member Masaaki Taniai, said it is planning to study overseas laws on same-sex unions as well as canvass the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.
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