Despite the popularity of Disney’s iconic Gay Days, the company has never held any official LGBT events—until now. The first Family Outfest, a week-long event for families of all types, is being held in Orlando, Florida from July 1-7, 2014, and Disney is signed on as an official sponsor.
If you’re part of a same-sex couple that wants a fabulous destination wedding, think you’re the two best brides/grooms for it, and can articulate why in a 15-second video, you could win a $50,000 wedding package for you and a hundred guests at Caesars in Atlantic City.
At the second annual 2013 Nitey Awards on February 25, San Francisco proved that, despite the new wave of nouveau riche tech workers and steady rise in gentrification, its diverse LGBT culture remains fabulous and unscathed as always. Honoring businesses in the city’s ever-thriving nightlife scene, the highly-favored gay club Lookout took home two awards—including one of the largest honors of the entire evening.
On February 5, the Human Rights Campaign announced that it will keep a running analysis of NBC’s coverage of Russia’s anti-LGBT activity during the 2014 Winter games in Sochi.
The city of Austin, Texas, is working on an initiative to draw in more LGBT tourists to what some call “The Live Music Capital of the World.”
Looking for a getaway? Puerto Vallarta’s yearly LGBT event, “Vallarta Pride,” will commence on May 22 and run through May 26. The event, which usually occurs over a three-day weekend, has been stretched out to a five-day celebration this year.
Will LGBT spectators at the Olympics truly be safe while in homophobic Russia? The US State Department thinks they might not be; on January 10, it issued a travel alert to LGBT Americans planning to attend the games.
In December 2013, the New Mexico Supreme Court ruled it unconstitutional to bar same-sex couples from getting marriage licenses.
On December 23, LGBT consumer research company Community Marketing & Insights (CMI) released the results of its Annual LGBT Travel Survey, covering brand recognition, trends, travel patterns and destination rankings.
Entrepreneur Mike Waxman is using his personal experiences to create social change for the LGBT community with his newest venture.