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Meet the IGLTA Foundation board: Tony Tenicela, Chair
A seasoned veteran of business transformation initiatives, IGLTA Foundation Board Chair Tony Tenicela advises C-Suite executives on the role of diversity, human capital, and community relationships as strategic drivers to foster innovation and stimulate growth. He has been recognized by companies worldwide as a thought leader in the areas of diversity strategy, talent management, leadership, social collaboration, and workforce transformation. Tony also manages IBM's global LGBT commercial strategy leveraging numerous corporate community partnerships across North America, Latin America, Europe, and Asia to identify new business opportunities. In addition to his role as Chair, Tony serves on the IGLTAF Development Committee.
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IGLTA discount available for TBEX events
Join us at TBEX Asia in Bangkok (15-17 October) and TBEX North America in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, (28-30 October) and receive 20 percent off the registration price with the code iglta20. IGLTA will meet with travel bloggers during the speed networking sessions and help put the LGBT in TBEX through our event partnership. TBEX is the largest conference and networking event dedicated to online travel journalists, travel brands and travel/tourism industry professionals.
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Small business spotlight
When considering future travel, please remember the small business members of our association, such as the Mark Spencer Hotel, offering spacious studios and one-bedroom suites in Portland's Pearl District; or Coda International Tours, which arranges escorted gay tours and customized trips built around global cultural hubs in both classic and emerging destinations.
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IGLTA partners with FME-LGBT
The association recently entered into an Organizational Partnership with the Federacion Mexicana de Empresarios (FME) LGBT. The FME-LGBT is an organization that seeks to promote the economic growth of businesses and entrepreneurs throughout Mexico who identify themselves as part of the LGBT community. All IGLTA members throughout Mexico are invited to become an affiliate of the FME-LGBT at no charge. To learn more and register your organization, go to
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IGLTA partners with Peru gay chamber
The association recently signed an Organizational Partnership with Camara de Comercio GLBT Peruana (CCGLPE), which promotes entrepreneurship and sustainable development at the local, regional and national level of the LGBTI community in Peru, integrating all public and private, economic, social and business sectors in harmony with the public interest. For more about the CCGLPE (in Spanish), visit
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Nepal gay parade to enshrine LGBT rights in constitution
BBC News
Gay right activists have taken part in a parade in Nepal's capital Kathmandu to press their demands for gay rights to be enshrined in the constitution. Hundreds turned up for the colorful rally — dancing in the streets. They are demanding same-sex marriage be guaranteed in the new constitution, gay couples' rights to adopt, buy joint property or inherit from one another.
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ACLU wants Kentucky clerk in contempt of court over denying gay marriage licenses
The ACLU of Kentucky filed a motion in federal court asking a judge to hold county clerk Kim Davis in contempt of court for failing to comply with the Supreme Court and issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
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Kremlin shuts down Russia's only LGBT film festival
OUT Magazine
Less than two weeks before Russia's only LGBT film festival was set to begin, government officials have cancelled the program, reports ThinkProgress. Citing a "difficult economic situation," the Kremlin's "culture committee" rescinded funding from Moscow Premiere, a film festival that, for the past 12 years, has hosted free screenings of films addressing LGBT issues in Russia and abroad.
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Nationals MP stands by views on same-sex marriage
ABC Local
Federal Nationals MP Mark Coulton says support for marriage equality within youth ranks of the Nationals is unlikely to prompt a shake-up in his party. The New South Wales branch of the Young Nationals says it is the first youth division of a conservative party to support same-sex marriage.
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Spain embraces gay tourism despite conservative politics
Spain is winning the battle for gay tourists. Gay and lesbian visitors contribute about $6.8 billion to the Spanish economy, according to a report by LGBT Capital last month, edging out France as Europe's top destination. Gay people spend about 30 percent more on average than mainstream tourists in Spain, according to government estimates, boosting an economy where tourism accounts for 12 percent of jobs.
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A rainbow sculpture that symbolized LGBT rights in Poland has been dismantled
A rainbow sculpture in Warsaw that served as a national symbol for the struggles of Poland’s LGBT community has been taken down, and it will not reappear in its current form,, a local Polish-language news site, reports. The sculptor, Julita Wojcik, tells TIME that the piece was never intended as an LGBT symbol. However, since its installation in Savior Square in 2012, the sculpture has been razed six times by right-wing groups, who saw it as a provocative expression of gay rights in the staunchly Roman Catholic country.
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Austin, Texas, catches Gay Softball World Series for 2016
Austin Business Journal
About 5,000 more visitors are expected in Austin, Texas, next year when the Gay Softball World Series debuts. More than 2,000 players and coaches will face off on fields throughout Austin, but the attendees — from across the U.S. and Canada — are being booked mostly downtown at the JW Marriott, Hilton Hotel, Radisson and other hotels in that area, said Rick McLinden, executive director of the annual event that was held in Columbus, Ohio, last year.
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Missed last week's issue? See which articles your colleagues read most.

    Tony Abbott says 'it's OK to be gay' but insists same-sex marriage is not OK (The Guardian)
'Being gay in the Islamic State': Men reveal chilling truth about homosexuality under Isis (The Independent)
The US and Chile got the UN Security Council to talk LGBT rights (The Huffington Post)
Is it hard to be LGBT in Japan? (New Now Next)

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