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Annual global convention update
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Registration is open for our Annual Global Convention, in Los Angeles 8-11 April, 2015, which includes a variety of educational sessions, networking events, and the only global buyer/supplier marketplace of its kind. Pre-qualified buyers will meet with participating suppliers at an appointment-driven event during the first day of the conference. Are you a buyer? You could be eligible for complimentary registration and a discounted hotel rate. Apply today! Our host hotel is the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza with a special room rate of US$179/night. Reserve your room here. For additional information please visit the convention website or email convention@iglta.org.
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Small business spotlight
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Support our small business members who support the LGBT community, such as The Magic House Hostel in Santiago, Chile, featuring an indoor pool, outdoor pool, and a bar/lounge on site; Gaypartix Productions, an E-ticket store for LGBT events in Europe, Israel, Turkey, and the Caribbean; and Switzerland-based Pink Alpine, which promotes mountain/outdoor activities with like-minded people.
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    Estonia passes law recognizing the gay partnership
    The Wall Street Journal
    Estonia's parliament recently approved a new law to recognize gay partnerships, making it the first former Soviet republic to green-light civil unions for same-sex couples. Passed by a narrow 40-38 margin, the new law provides legal protections for unmarried couples living together, including same-sex partners. Ten lawmakers abstained from voting while 13 were absent from the 101-member parliament.
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    Courts knock down gay marriage bans in Arizona, Alaska, Wyoming
    Chicago Tribune
    Barriers to gay marriage fell in Arizona, Alaska and Wyoming on Friday following a series of federal court actions in the latest in a series of legal victories for supporters of same-sex matrimony in America. In Arizona, U.S. District Judge John Sedwick wrote in a ruling made public recently that the state's curbs on gay marriage were "unconstitutional by virtue of the fact that they deny same-sex couples the equal protection of the law."
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    Gay-friendly travel destinations: The world's top 10
    The Independent
    Lonely Planet has created a list of the top 10 gay-friendly destinations in the world.
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    Rome Mayor defies the law by registering same-sex marriages
    Europe 1
    While the Vatican considers the question of the family, the mayor of Rome takes liberties. Ignazio Marino recorded Saturday weddings sixteen men and homosexual women concluded abroad, while the Italian law does not allow it. The ceremony at the Palais du Capitole, the mayor of the Italian capital, took place even though, on the other side of the Tiber, the world's bishops and cardinals gathered in Synod on the Family at the Vatican.
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    How Morocco became a haven for gay Westerners in the 1950s
    BBC
    A British man flew home from Marrakech recently after being jailed for "homosexual acts". There was a time though when Morocco was renowned as a haven for gay Americans and Britons, who fled restrictions in their own countries to take advantage of its relaxed atmosphere. Take a walk down one of the main streets in Tangier, the Boulevard Pasteur, turn left before the Hotel Rembrandt and descend towards the sea.
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    Seoul mayor champions gay marriage
    Gay Asia News via Fridae
    The mayor of the South Korean capital Seoul has become the first mainstream Politian in the country to indorse marriage between same-sex couples. Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon told the San Francisco Examiner daily that he hoped South Korea would become the first country in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage.
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    Vote here for the PinkNews Award for positive LGBT Marketing Campaign
    Pink News
    Later this month, the second annual PinkNews Awards will take place in the Palace of Westminster, celebrating the contributions of politicians, businesses and community groups towards what has been another historic year for LGBT equality in the U.K. The event, held in the State Rooms at Speaker's House, will be introduced by the Speaker of the House of Commons, John Bercow.
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    4 strategies to better engage the millennial traveler
    Skift
    Adventurous, connected, and always on the move, millennials have become priority number one for travel brands. By 2020, they're set to account for nearly half the workforce, and are already on pace to outspend baby boomers by 2030. As this new generation of tech savvy travelers continues to grow in affluence and influence, travel and tourism companies are racing to develop strategies that will better engage with and drive business with this rising new type of traveler.
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