The International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association will confer its prestigious Pinnacle Award for 2018 to Justin Trudeau, the prime minister of Canada, during its 35th Annual Global Convention in Toronto on May 9 through 12. The Pinnacle Award recipient is selected by the chair of the IGLTA board of directors and presented to an individual or business that has made the world a more welcoming place for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender travelers. Board chair Juan Julià,
The International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association announced today the four new appointments to its 2018-2019 board of directors, a group that includes LGBTQ and ally business leaders representing tourism social media/marketing, corporate accommodations, destination promotion and boutique hotels.
The new IGLTA board members are: Apoorva Gandhi, Vice President, Multicultural Affairs, Marriott International Oriol Pamies, Co-Founder, Moovz – The Global LGBT Social Network San
Toronto-based Rainbow Railroad will receive IGLTA’s Pathfinder Award on 11 May at Voyage, the signature fundraising event for the IGLTA Foundation. Rainbow Railroad is a largely volunteer-based charitable organization that assists LGBTQ people seeking safe haven from state-enabled violence, persecution and the threat of death where homosexuality is criminalized.
The Pathfinder Award, part of the annual IGLTA Honors, is given to an individual, business, or organization that
The International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association announced today that Fabrice Houdart, Human Rights Officer at the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in New York, will be among the keynote speakers at the association’s 35th anniversary convention at the Westin Harbour Castle in Toronto (9-12 May 2018).
Houdart works on the Free & Equal campaign, an unprecedented United Nations global public education campaign for LGBTQ equality. He also leads the
The IGLTA Foundation is offering scholarships to attend the 35th Annual Global Convention of the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association in Toronto, 9-12 May 2018. Now in its sixth year, the Building Bridges Scholarship Program was created to support the next generation of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender tourism professionals.
The program will cover travel to Toronto as well as accommodations and conference registration for the four-day event. The scholarship