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  • 10th June 2010

    US changes passport rules for trans people 6

    Trans people will be able to get passports in their new gender more easily

    1:57 PM — American trans men and women will be able to get their new gender recognised on their passports without having to undergo gender reassignment surgery.

  • 28th May 2010

    LGBT filter added to Expedia’s online booking options 6

    LGBT travellers can face prejudice when seeking holiday accommodation

    5:18 PM — Britain's premier online travel website expedia.co.uk have added an LGBT search filter to their hotel options in order to assist gay, lesbian, bisexual and trans people in finding welcoming and safe places to stay when planning holidays at home and abroad.

  • 25th May 2010

    Malta has poor record on gay rights 17

    Malta is one of the EU countries accused of failing its LGBT population

    10:26 AM — The European body of the International Lesbian and Gay Association, ILGA-Europe, has concluded that Malta does not do enough to recognise or protect LGBT rights, according to the body's recently published Rainbow Europe Country Index.

  • 8th May 2010

    Baltic Gay Pride ban overturned by Lithuanian Supreme Court 6

    Lithuania's pride has been reinstated

    12:09 PM — A Lithuanian court of appeal last night overturn a ban on the country's first pride event, so that it can take place in the next few hours. Despite assurances from police that hundreds of marchers through the capital Vilnius would be protected, the Lithuanian Attorney General's Office argued that they could be injured by anti-gay groups. A court sided with the Attorney General and banned the the Baltic Pride march on the 6th May.

  • 19th March 2010

    iPhone app created for gay London tourists 6

    1:03 PM — London's tourism board has launched the first gay travel application for smart phones users visiting the city. Visit London's 'Gay London' application currently has 131 listings of bars, restaurants, hotels and attractions for gay visitors.

  • 18th February 2010

    First gay boutique hotel to be opened in New York 3

    New York is to get its first 'hetero-friendly' hotel (Photo: Tony the misfit)

    3:22 PM — Developers hoping to capitalise on New York's popularity with gays and lesbians are to open the first gay boutique hotel in the city.

  • 3rd February 2010

    EasyJet offers to pay for Pope’s UK flights 37

    EasyJet admitted the Pope was unlikely to take up the offer

    1:37 PM — Budget airline Easyjet has offered to fly the Pope to the UK for free, following controversy over the estimated £20 million cost for his visit.

  • 25th January 2010

    LGBT tourist office moves to Soho 2

    The tourism office has moved to Soho

    5:52 PM — London's first lesbian, gay bisexual and trans tourist information office has moved to Soho, the heart of the capital's gay scene. The tourism office can now be found at the corner of Frith Street and Old Compton Street, above Ku Bar.

  • Brighton hopes to entice gay American tourists 10

    Brighton is a popular LGBT holiday spot

    4:55 PM — Brighton and Hove city council has joined a campaign to attract more gay US tourists to Britain. The city is thought of as the top LGBT tourist destination in the UK and local tourism bosses are keen to hold onto this position.

  • 20th January 2010

    Nepal to court gay tourism 5

    Gay weddings in the Himalayas? (Photo: Flickr user ilkerender)

    12:38 PM — Nepal is set to legalise gay marriage later this year and will celebrate the change by promoting the country as the gay tourism capital of Asia.

  • 19th January 2010

    Mainstream holiday operator to cater for gay couples 17

    Thomson is offering gay-friendly holidays

    4:15 PM — Holiday company Thomson has announced it is launching a new holiday brochure aimed at gay couples. The operator said its seven destinations are gay-friendly.

  • 30th December 2009

    Mexico City hopes to attract gay marriage tourism 14

    Mexico City hopes to attract gay tourists who want to marry

    2:01 PM — Tourism officials in Mexico say they hope to attract gay couples who want to marry in the capital city. The city became the first capital city to legalise gay marriage in South America last week.

  • 23rd September 2009

    US poised to lift HIV immigration ban 1

    HIV-positive travellers and immigrants may soon be allowed into the US

    3:23 PM — A memo has been released by the United States Customs and Immigrations Service which suggests the year-long wait for the HIV travel ban may be nearly over.

  • 25th August 2009

    Gay legal group calls for an end to America’s HIV travel ban 5

    The US bans HIV+ travellers

    6:42 PM — Lambda Legal, a group that pursues litigation in support of LGBT rights, has called on the US government to end a ban on living with HIV from travelling to or taking residence in the country.

  • 10th August 2009

    Feature: Pride in Reykjavik, 64° north 8

    Iceland Pride (photo by Adam Smith http://www.flickr.com/photos/adman_as/)

    11:31 PM — Adam Smith reviews pride in Reykjavik held last weekend where almost half of the city turns out to celebrate LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered) rights 64° north.

  • 31st July 2009

    Tornado was ‘God’s wrath’ for civil partnership 105

    The tornado has been cited as a work of God (Photo: Flickr user ccarlstead)

    12:13 PM — A tornado which struck the Isle of Lewis has been blamed on a recent civil partnership ceremony. A local minister warned the ceremony defied "God's law".

  • 16th June 2009

    Gay travel agent offers lesbian wedding and IVF holiday package 10

    Lesbian couples can now combine IVF with a holiday

    1:33 PM — Lesbian couples can now have a Spanish holiday package that includes a marriage ceremony and insemination treatment.

  • 20th April 2009

    Brits with HIV ‘still being refused entry to US’ 4

    Those with HIV have been warned they must ensure they are legally allowed to travel

    2:36 PM — People living with HIV are still being refused entry to the US despite government plans to change legislation, it has been claimed.

  • 8th April 2009

    New York woos gay tourists 5

    New York is seeking to hold onto its crown as the top gay destination

    4:05 PM — New York city is stepping up its efforts to attract gay and lesbian tourists. A marketing campaign titled The Rainbow Pilgrimage was unveiled yesterday in the city, which is aiming to retain its position as the top destination for pink tourism.

  • 25th March 2009

    Queen Mother’s castle: ‘We will consider civil partnerships’ 12

    The Castle of Mey now says it will consider hosting civil partnerships

    11:03 AM — The Castle of Mey, formerly owned by the Queen Mother, has done a U-turn and announced it will considering hosting civil partnerships for gay couples. After gay rights groups protested, manager of the castle's trust James Murray said the castle was prepared to apply for a licence to conduct the ceremonies.


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