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In NYC for Pride Week? Free film screening with IGLTA!
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Join us for a free, exclusive sneak preview of Pedro Almodóvar's "I'm So Excited!" at 7 p.m. on 24 June in New York City. A colorful cast of characters experiences a particularly chaotic flight en route to Mexico City in this new feel-good movie from the celebrated gay Spanish filmmaker. In honor of the travel theme, Axel Hotel in Barcelona is giving away a three-night stay to one lucky audience member. RSVP required due to theater capacity limits; screening location will be included with reservation. Confirm your seats!
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Top 10 gay-friendly destinations
Relaxnews via Canoe.ca Travel
If you're looking for a gay-friendly holiday destination, consider booking a vacation to Spain, which has emerged as the most tolerant country in a recently released study.
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7 ways the U.S. benefits from the legalization of gay marriage
The Huffington Post
The legalization of same-sex marriage benefits both LGBT people and America as a nation. As two major Supreme Court decisions about same-sex marriage loom on the horizon, it's an opportune time to refocus attention on the many advantages associated with the pursuit and achievement of marriage equality.
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International tourism generates revenue hike
Travel Weekly
Foreign currency earnings generated by international visitors to Mexico increased 7.7%, to $3.87 billion, in the first quarter of 2013 over the same period last year.
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Airport therapy dogs take the stress out of travel
The Associated Press via Star-Telegram
There's a new breed of airport dog. They aren't looking for drugs or bombs — they are looking for people who need a buddy, a belly to rub or a paw to shake.
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Tel Aviv Gay Pride parade: 'Not an ugly man or woman in sight'
CNN
A soldier walks past in the searing heat, dancing with a gun in one hand and a rainbow flag in the other. Welcome to Tel Aviv — the city where, today, love knows no bounds.
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Review: 'Married and Counting' takes gay marriage on the road
Los Angeles Times
Allan Piper's documentary "Married and Counting" follows Pat Dwyer and Stephen Mosher as they wed in every U.S. state that will let them.
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Paris to preview Boystown: A new documentary on Chicago Pride Week
ChicagoPride.com
Boystown and Chicago's Gay Pride will be broadcast to an international audience as the subject of a 52-minute documentary for France M6, also known as Metropole Television, one of the leading television channels in France.
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Tourism trends 2013: A midyear update
Tourism Currents
What new things are happening in the worlds of tourism, travel, social media and technology, and how can you prepare to meet the changes ahead?
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Just tap here: Technology and travel
The New York Times
Goodbye plastic hotel room key. So long wallet. Farewell camera. These days you don't need any of the above to unlock a hotel room, buy a mojito or snap a vacation photo. All you need is well, you.
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10 cheat-sheet tips about websites
By Mark MacDonald
When it comes to website design and content, here are 10 quick, easy-to-remember tips that will help you develop websites that work. Use this article as a cheat-sheet to ensure you'll pass the test of an effective website.
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More than 100,000 line DC streets for Capital Pride parade, festival
LGBTQ Nation
The nation's capital celebrated the 38th annual Capital Pride recently, culminating with a parade attended by over 100,000 spectators, lining the streets in the Dupont and Logan Circle neighborhoods of northwest Washington.
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Courting Chinese visitors
Travel Weekly
Will the recent visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping to Mexico spark a mass influx of tourists from China?
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Sir Richard Branson dresses up as air stewardess after losing bet to AirAsia owner Tony Fernandes
Metro News
Sir Richard Branson has dressed up as a female flight attendant, complete with lipstick and a red skirt, after losing a bet to QPR owner Tony Fernandes.
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LGBT people more likely to be atheist than straights
Gay Star News
According to new research, gay people say they are more likely to be put off by religious organizations than the rest of the population.
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Out in the Tropics has evolved along with gay rights
The Miami Herald
Once a bigoted epithet, "queer" was reclaimed by the gay-rights movement as a proudly defiant self-description.
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Gay travel: Celebrate Solidays in France
Passport Magazine
Solidays mission is to support the fight against AIDS. The organizers aim to raise awareness about the threat of the epidemic that not only affects the LGBT community, but the world.
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TRENDING ARTICLES
Missed last week's issue? See which articles your colleagues read most.

    Uruguay is Latin America's most gay-friendly country, ranks 10th worldwide (MetroPress)
Social media strategies: Show, don't tell (Travel Weekly)
The global divide on homosexuality (Pew Research Center)
Travel dating: MissTravel.com survey reveals top 10 Pride 'Gay-taways' (So So Gay)
Top 10 jaw-dropping hotel lobbies (AskMen via Perth Now)
Consumer brands bet on niche hotel audiences (HotelNewsNow.com)
Magic Kingdom sees allies in red Gay Days weekend (Watermark Online)

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