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Win & Support LGBT Advocacy Abroad
Come to the GAYography Mixer & EuroPride Raffle at Therapy Bar in NYC April 22 to win travel experiences, find out about EuroPride in Latvia and support LGBT rights abroad! We'll be presenting Alturi.org - a new way to engage LGBT activists abroad through tourism. Entry is free - raffle money will go towards LGBT advocacy abroad.
Fun Home with IGLHRC
Hear about the new uber gay musical, Fun Home? It had stellar reviews at the Public Theater - and now it'll be in NYC on Broadway in a few weeks. Help support LGBT rights abroad - as well as theater - and usher Pride week in on June 3rd. We're going to throw a fab pre-party too - at Boxers on the roof in Hell's Kitchen.
#WeJustNeedToPee
Transgender people and allies are taking to social media, posting selfies in the bathroom of their assigned gender, in response to lawmakers scare tactics about what transgender people want to do in the bathroom of their gender identity. Join in with hash-tag #WeJustNeedToPee!

Female world news reporter  World News

Looking ahead to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Japanese lawmakers formed a nonpartisan committee to ensure LGBT people are protected - to avoid the type of controversy that occurred in Sochi due to Russia's anti-gay laws.

Strapped for cash? Don't consider the porn industry in Ghana, where an internal intelligence agency has plans to arrest and "interrogate" gay porn actors.

Last week Utah passed a compromise anti-discrimination bill protecting LGBT people in employment & housing but exempting religious organizations; it could serve as a model legislation for other areas of the country with strong religious leanings.

Bipartisan group of US lawmakers urged USAID to support Central American LGBT groups, due to continued violence against LGBT people.

In the "gay Caribbean capital" Puerto Rico a pastor stated the island was headed for "godless condemnation" as the government looked stop defending a same-sex marriage ban.

  Travel

You don't even need to get high to enjoy high culture in Amsterdam - check out hipster Adam's recent blog.

It's a lot to take on - but Two Bad Tourists take a shot at unraveling one of the most exciting, most gay and my most favorite city in the world: Madrid!

Did you at least enjoy a Guinness on St. Patrick's Day? Next time you're in Dublin you must visit Panti Bar and meet Rory O'Niel aka Panti Bliss (find out how I did too!), the drag queen that has brought LGBT rights to the fore in Ireland - enjoy her Advocate interview!

Champagne Icon  Events

London. This afternoon if you're feeling like some activism, join the protest against self-hating Dolce & Gabbana at the UK's flagship store today from 1-2pm (more info on the controversy).

NYC. Also today find out about the difficult state of LGBT affairs inside Russia at a panel presented by the Chelsea Reform Democratic Club. 

NYC. Looking for a great walking tour to discover all the secrets of LGBT history in Greenwich & West Village #BeyondStonewall? The Human Rights Campaign holds a tour and local membership drive on Saturday.

DC. Celebrate the advance in US LGBT diplomacy with the 6 openly gay US Ambassadors at the Newseum this coming Tuesday.

DC. GLINT's Bi-Monthly Happy Hour for foreign diplomats and their admirers will be held Wednesday, March 25 at the Brixton - where you can look across at the Nellie boys in style.

NYC. Network with Out Professionals upstairs at Stonewall this coming Wednesday.


Upcoming. NYC. GAYography presents a Mixer and EuroPride Raffle on April 22! Win travel prizes, jam to EuroVision and learn about new Alturi.org - the coolest new way to give to LGBT rights abroad and engage with LGBT people where you're traveling.

Upcoming. Barcelona - Costa Brava, Spain. Enjoy travel blogging - and need a great excuse to visit the beach in Spain? Join the savviest travel bloggers & travel industry leaders at TBEX-Europe - a major travel conference.

  Trips

Gay Days Typhoon Lagoon & Beyond - June 5-8 2015
Interested in heading to Gay Disney? RSVP on Facebook and I'll be in touch soon as we look into organizing the perfect quick trip. I've done Gay Disney before - and if you want someone else to handle the logistics, join us!

Poland & Prague Pride Tour by Hebro - August 8-16, 2015
The 1st all-gay, jewish tour of Poland! Get your history, heritage & homos on the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz with Hebro Travel. Tour concentration camps in Poland and then head to Prague for Pride this August!

$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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