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I felt this image, from 460 million miles away - after a 1.8 billion mile jouney by Juno - was this week's most important news in travel!
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Same-sex love in Afghanistan
As we consider the unknown motivations behind the Orlando massacre, travel writer and Middle East expert Michael Luongo uncovers more about the hidden sexuality in Afghanistan and beyond in Muslim countries where being gay is impossible as a way of life - but sexuality between men is commonplace.
Republican Party Platform Anti-LGBTIQ
The Republican Party looks more like this (the original) - at least in it's platform this year, which even calls porn a public health crisis. Not even one affirming LGBT statement is included.
San Diego Pride
Survive Pride season? Well it's not quite over yet - there's San Diego Pride this weekend. And if you've never tried dipping inside a parade - find a group or a reason to march! Read about my experience in the Toronto Pride Parade, with Canada's Prime Minister!

Female world news reporter  World News

Ahead of the Republican National Convention - where the most anti-gay party platform ever will be voted on - Cleveland passed a city ordinance prohibiting businesses from discriminating against transgender people.

London's first Muslim mayor will institute gender-neutral toilets; he campaigned on LGBT equality.

In Canada, the Anglican Church narrowly voted (after a recount) to allow same-sex partners to wed.


An unfortunate incident of a transgender woman photographing another woman in a dressing room at Target in Idaho will likely be exaggerated to support anti-trans measures in that state and beyond.

Finally LGBTIQ trekkies have a role-model, the new Star Trek movie reveals that Sulu is gay, but the original, openly gay Sulu cast member is not so sure!

  Travel

Adam Groffman gives us his top 10 travel tips if you're traveling to Europe this summer, in Travels of Adam - number 1 is go to the beach!

Going to the Olympics in Rio? Read all about LGBT life in Brazil in this primer from Unicorn Booty.

Discover Toronto's Pride parade - as well as my initial first blog about Pride in the GAYography blog.

Champagne Icon  Events

NYC. In the Hamptons over the next 2 weeks? Please let me know, this weekend is a Sage event and the next will be OutRight's first Hamptons event!

MN. Join OutRight and Poland's Campaign Against Homophobia (KPH) in St. Louis Park to eat Sausages to stop homophobia. Eat and Drink Polish fare to support Poland's top LGBTIQ group.

Upcoming! Thinking about travel this fall? Join me at the Montpellier InterPride World & European Conference October 13-16. Check it out and also email me if you're interested in attending (I think it's a great excuse to see this beautiful French town.

  Featured Tours & Trips

Celebrate Pride by taking a gay history walking tour!  Oscar Wilde Tours' founder Professor Andrew Lear is offering gay history walking tours of Greenwich Village and "Gay Secrets" tours of the Metropolitan Museum.  Learn about New York's gay history, from Whitman to Wigstock, or the history of LGBT themes in art from the ancient Greeks to Picasso's Gertrude Stein.   

Get $200 off a gay history and art tour of London and Paris! - August 20-28, 2016. Visit Europe's two great cities, and learn about their gay side, from Shakespeare to Oscar Wilde, Alan Turing, Virginia Woolf, and Yves Saint Laurent, with Professor Andrew Lear, world-renowned scholar of gay history and art. Mention 'Gayography' to get $200 off!

 
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