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International Day Against Homophobia & Transphobia
Sunday marks the 11th annual International Day against Homophobia & Transphobia (IDAHOT)! Events and activities are happening all over the world in solidarity with the LGBTIQ community. Even Barcelona's soccer team is getting involved with a (very Spanish-humor) video!
Pride Marchers Clash with Violent Protesters in 2012 in Tiblisi
Exciting news for Pride Tiblisi - the European Court of Human Rights, ruled that Georgian authorities failed to adequately protect attendees at the country's first Pride march in 2012, making activists eligible for thousands in damages. After further violence in 2013, activists have yet to hold another Pride - maybe this will change!
Fun Home with IGLHRC
LAST CHANCE! Nominated for 12 Tony's, attend Fun Home and support LGBT rights abroad. On June 3rd the IGLHRC.org will head to Broadway - along with a pre-show party at Boxers HK rooftop! Purchase tickets now to watch a lesbian daughter & closeted gay father collide in song in the best-reviewed new musical on Broadway!

Female world news reporter  World News

Prime Minister David Cameron has appointed the first out lesbian in Parliament leadership in his new conservative government in the UK - yet he appointed an anti-marriage equality MP to serve in the Justice Ministry.

Russian lawmakers proposed a law that would ban transgender people from marrying (in same-sex situations).

US Ambassador to Spain, James Costos gave blood in Spain, where screening is based on risk-factors - not a blanket ban, which now the US FDA appears to be changing!

Exciting news in Turkey, where a recent survey found rising acceptance of LGBT people; Turks may elect their first openly gay lawmaker in upcoming elections as well!

Nearby in Lebanon, straight Arabic celebrities starred in a viral video ahead of International Day Against Homophobia & Transphobia (IDAHOT) on May 17. And an actress in Egypt also recently voiced her support for the LGBT community on TV.

Gambia's dictator threatened the slit the throats of gays, if found in his country, "and there's nothing the West can do."

  Travel

The Washington Blade's Michael Lavers is in Havana - check out his dispatch on the LGBT scene. Useful news since JetBlue will be the first US airline with flights directly to Cuba from NYC starting July 3rd.

Headed to Sweden this summer? You'll need Travels of Adam's hipster guide to Stockholm!

Did you decide to hit up Tel Aviv for Pride? Don't forget this guide to the best beaches!

You can still win 2 VIP passes to Ibiza with Two Bad Tourists give-away. Enter here!

Two Bad Tourists dissects all the secret gay history of the Vatican.

Speaking of gay history - if you're in NYC - come to a Secret Gay Tour of the Met or other parts of the Big Apple with Oscar Wilde Tours.

Champagne Icon  Events

DC. Join the Senate-staff LGBT group - the GLASS Caucus - at popular Dacha tonight for an (always) fun happy hour.

Minneapolis & 
NYC. AIDS Walk will occur in both cities on May 17th!

NYC. Since they aren't getting enough, next Wednesday the Ivy League Alumni will enjoy MoSex!

Upcoming. NYC. Ready for Pride? Passport is holding a party at the "famous" Herald Square Hyatt. RSVP early!

  Trips

$400 discount!Panama Canal Adventure - December 2-15, 2015
Traverse the engineering feat, visit islands, beaches and jungles with the authentic gay travel guide, Brand g Vacations. Departs Cartagena, Colombia and ends in Costa Rica. One berth within a 2 person cabin will be raffled off at the GAYography mixer this Saturday! For a $400 discount, use promo code "GAYography" until March 15, 2015.
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