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Serving the Art of Gay on Grandma's Dirty China

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Hôtel Gaythering to Host “ART GAYSEL #OBSESSED” – an Unearthing of Gay Religion via the Social Media Arts – During Art Basel Weekend

Pinky up! From a tea dance to a tea bag, and all the spilled tea in-between, the boys of PANSY ASS CERAMICS can answer it all, with a simple question. “What’s the Tea?” It’s brewed and whistling so sip or get off the pot because the duo behind HôTEL GAYTHERING present “ART GAYSEL #OBSESSED” a mélange of 18 emerging and established Gay Artists discovered (and quit literally Obsessed over) via Instagram and other social media platforms. #OBSESSED is simply the compiling of the owner’s art obsessions from iPhone to Real Life. “ART GAYSEL #OBSESSED” is free of charge and opens to the public Wednesday, December 2nd, to Sunday, December 6th, from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. Hôtel Gaythering is located at 1409 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach.

Exhibiting during “ART GAYSEL” is SCOTT WELSH, a painter who has traded in his acrylics for foundation, eye shadow and lipstick. “My wor…

LGBT Position Available - Consumer Marketing Manager - IGLTA

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Consumer Marketing Manager
IGLTA is the leading member-based global organization dedicated to LGBT tourism. We are looking for a dynamic, creative individual to join our not-for-profit and expand our efforts to make the world more welcoming to LGBT travelers. This is a full-time position that may be based outside of the U.S. headquarters.

The position
Develop and execute strategies that raise the visibility of IGLTA and our business members/partners and increase our engagement with LGBT travelers worldwide. Work with our existing marketing channels and create innovative new outlets to drive more consumer traffic to our website and social media accounts. Coordinate implementation of marketing strategies with the headquarters staff. Utilize freelancers and our volunteer ambassador team to maximize effectiveness of global LGBT community initiatives (contests, offers, etc.) in multiple languages. Collaborate with Communications Director to maintain brand consistency across all marketing pl…

Sparkling Hill Resort plays vital role in helping an employee transform

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Great article about Katie, a Sparkling Hill Resort employee, and her company's support during her transition.


Katie was born in Cambridge, Ontario, and grew up in the small community of Paris, a rural town of about 10,000 people. Growing up, she knew she was different from the other kids. This is common for many LGBT youth; they often recognize or feel something is different about them, but they aren’t sure what it is because sexual education isn’t taught until later in school, and even then, LGBT education is limited at best.
Read the full story of Katie’s journey on homoculture.ca
http://www.homoculture.ca/2015/06/20/sparkling-hill-resort-helps-katie-transition/

Sparkling Hill Health Resort is a world-class resort located in the interior region of British Columbia. Situated just outside of the city of Vernon in the North Okanagan, the beautiful valley is well known for outdoor recreation and leisure getaways, wine and agriculture, and a long history rooted in conservative values. W…

Ylan Chrem appointed representative for Luxe India

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Ylan S Chrem has been appointed representative for Luxe India in the US market. He is a veteran and an accomplish travel industry professional with significant international experience working with leading travel agencies, tour operators, hotels and airlines. He has also proven global marketing and sales skills and extensive contacts worldwide. He is widely known and respected in the international travel industry.

Ylan brings with him 28 years of experience which will prove invaluable in promoting the luxury experiences that Luxe India has to offer. He will develop the US market for the company. Luxe India specializes in creating bespoke luxury experiences covering India, Nepal, Bhutan and Sri Lanka and Maldives. One of the unique propositions of the luxury brand is the special touch that turns ordinary trips into memorable experiential journeys; each program is fine-tuned to clients’ specific preferences, in order to ensure that they go beyond what is expected from the journey.


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“Freedom To Live” The largest Pride Celebration in Southeast Asia is in Phuket

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April 19 to 26, 2015
The eight days of celebrations and community events are organized and planned by Phuket Loves You Club (PLU) whose goals are to increase the awareness of HIV/AIDS in the local Thai Phuket Community and to work towards full equality for the local LGBT communities.  Phuket is the Pearl of the Andaman Sea and this will be Phuket’s Pride’s 15th year.

Throughout the week, there will be fun spirited competitions such as the popular Pool Tournament held at Sundowners Bar, and the famous Beach Volleyball Contest held at the Gay Beach in Patong where many of the local Thai boys will demonstrate their talents.



For the past three years, CC’s Hideaway Hotel has been in the front of this celebration by hosting the opening party. They have had fire dancers, cabaret shows, GoGo Boys, mermaids, sexy dancers, live bands and plenty more.

Last year’s theme “A Gay Circus in Paradise” was truly amazing – there were snake charmers, jugglers, fire dancers, circus clowns, two cabaret s…

CC’s Hideaway Hotel: Your Homo-hideaway in Thailand!

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CC’s Hideaway Hotel is an active member of the LGBT community in Phuket raising money to help the work of PLU (Phuket Loves You Club which is Phuket’s Leading LGBT charitable fundraising organization). CC’s provides a safe and welcoming environment for its LGBT visitors and employees.   There is a palpable commitment at CC’s to provide LGBT guests a high quality experience.   It is not just corporate sloganeering but rather a matter of mindful purposeafulness.


CC’s LGBT Credits
Its owners, many employees and most of its management team are LGBT themselves.  Rated as one of the top 10 Gay Friendly hotels in the world by the Gay Star News in 2013, CC’s is the real deal in attending to the needs of its clientele, staff and community. CC’s is an IGLTA (International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association) member. For the past two years, CC’s Hideaway has been voted the best accommodation in Phuket by the leading Gay Publication in Thailand “Out in Thailand.”  Always a proud sponsor of Phuket …

Gay and Lesbian Travel a booming segment at ITB Berlin 2015

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The Gay & Lesbian Travel Pavilion, the world’s largest platform for LGBT tourism, welcomes new exhibitors – discussion round at the ITB Berlin Convention on the prospects for LGBT social media campaigns – a cult event: the ITB TomOnTour Party on 4 March 2015

Gay and lesbian travel is one of the fastest-growing markets in the international travel industry. Ever since 2010 ITB Berlin has grouped all the relevant providers on an attractive combined display in order to focus attention on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender tourism (LGBT). The Gay & Lesbian Travel Pavilion in the centrally located entrance area in front of the Caribbean Hall 3.1b, now showcases the world’s largest range of LGBT tourism products at any trade fair.

Among this year’s exhibitors attending the Pink Pavilion for the first time are Mykonos Accommodation Center with gay-friendly hotels from Mykonos, the Stockholm Gay & Lesbian Network with EuroGames 2015, the Dorsett Hotel Group with hotels in Asia …

Gaycation Magazine Appoints New Executive Editor

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Gaycation Magazine, the premier LGBTQ travel magazine (www.gaycationmagazine.com), announced this week that Aaron Drake has signed on as the publication’s new Executive Editor. Drake comes with prior experience in LGBT travel media, as a contributor for Amtrak Ride With Pride, Man About World, Out Traveler and Connextions Magazine, and also as former editor of Frontiers Magazine in Los Angeles. He joins the Gaycation staff as the company begins its expansion, with the recent acquisition of The Word (www.theword.com), a LGBT newspaper based in Indianapolis, and Rainbow Tourism (www.rainbowtourism.com), a LGBT travel website based in Sydney, Australia.

Aaron joins Gaycation as Executive Editor to manage the magazine publishing process and assign content that emboldens the magazine’s mission of sharing real travel experiences and practical travel advice with readers. Aaron says, “I am excited to join Gaycation Magazine and get the word out about many of the remarkable LGBT destinations a…

Gaycation Magazine Acquires RainbowTourism.com

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Gaycation Magazine, the premier LGBTQ travel magazine (www.gaycationmagazine.com), shows it is serious about becoming a global LGBTQ travel and news powerhouse with the acquisition this week of Sydney, Australia-based Rainbow Tourism (www.rainbowtourism.com). This marks the company’s second acquisition in 2015, having taken over the Indianapolis-based LGBT newspaper The Word just a week ago. The acquisitions will create a combined social media footprint of 75,000 Facebook Likes, 20,000 Twitter followers and 10,000 Pinterest and Google+ followers, with projected page views on all three websites exceeding 500,000 monthly visitors under the Gaycation brand.

Founded in 2005, Rainbow Tourism grew from a few individual regional websites covering the South Pacific and Southeast Asia into a global umbrella site. Over the past decade it has amassed thousands of pages of original content highlighting experiences and events for gay and lesbian travelers.

Celebrating its 10th anniversary this yea…