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Articles tagged “lgbt”

Tourism

The Athletes That Could Take a Stand at Russia’s Challenged Winter Olympics

Russia's national insecurity is on display this winter at the Sochi games. Anyone who is concerned about human rights will root for a combination of proud athletes and a vengeful weather god.

The Athletes That Could Take a Stand at Russia’s Challenged Winter Olympics

Tourism

Russian Anti-Gay Law Is Beginning to Embarrass the Olympics

While it is good to see one official speak out, it would be nice to see the organization at large make some noise. But if the rampant corruption and lack of snow at these Winter Games don't bother them it's hard to see this issue making an impact.

Russian Anti-Gay Law Is Beginning to Embarrass the Olympics

Tourism

New York LGBT group calls for boycott of Russia’s 2014 Winter Olympics

This boycott has some growing pains to go through before it becomes a viable movement, but on its way it must be sensitive to the concerns of gay Russians still living in the homeland.

New York LGBT group calls for boycott of Russia’s 2014 Winter Olympics

Tourism

Skift Roundup: This week in Gay travel trends

Skift Roundup: This week in Gay travel trends

Tourism

New York woos gay tourism with new website

New York legalized gay marriage in 2011 so it already is high on the list for gay couples seeking to celebrate their unions. Still, the gay movement can't let up since there has been a recent spate of beatings of gays in NYC.

New York woos gay tourism with new website

Skift Originals

Hotels and cities with “LGBT-friendly” reputations poised for growth

A special welcome sign in the window isn’t necessary; hotels and businesses that show respect and serve all clients without bias will see a boost in profits and visitors regardless of where they're located.

Hotels and cities with “LGBT-friendly” reputations poised for growth

Airlines

JetBlue’s Twitter team tweets support for gay NBA player Jason Collins

Any corporation that jumps into a hot social issue risks alienating customers, but the conversational and personal nature of social media allow brands to take a chance on controversy.

Hotels

New Hard Rock Hotel to lure younger pool and party crowd to Palm Springs

For the last decade Palm Springs has been trying to change the perception that it's a destination for the Bob Hope set. Will Vegas-like pool parties finally do the trick?

New Hard Rock Hotel to lure younger pool and party crowd to Palm Springs

Skift Originals

Las Vegas mocks square straight people in new print ad campaign

From actual desegregation in the middle of last century to now multi-ethnic, multiracial, diverse city, you'll have to admit Las Vegas has certainly come a long way even if you don't agree with the cliches in these ads.

Las Vegas mocks square straight people in new print ad campaign

Cruises

Carnival apologizes to LGBT community for restricting drag wear on upcoming themed cruise

Theme cruises bring in guests at higher price points than the average cruise passenger, so keeping organizers happy -- no matter how odd their grouping may seem to outsiders -- is in a cruise line's best interests.

Carnival apologizes to LGBT community for restricting drag wear on upcoming themed cruise