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IGLTA now accepting board nominations
IGLTA is seeking at least four visionary, enthusiastic and dynamic leaders to join the board of directors. These individuals will work closely with other board members and staff to help IGLTA realize its mission, meet its goals and deliver on its priorities. Complete the application and then submit to The application deadline is 5 p.m. EST on 27 January, 2014.
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Member vote required on bylaws revision
To streamline the board nomination process, the IGLTA board has voted on a small bylaws change that will permit earlier selection of new board members. We request the support of the general membership to ratify this change. The amendment would allow the Board Nomination Committee to present its slate of proposed board members for a board vote prior to the board meeting that occurs in conjunction with the Annual Global Convention. This will enable newly appointed board members to observe the last half-day of the in-person meeting that occurs in conjunction with the convention. This is currently not possible because notification occurs after the convention begins. Here are the ORIGINAL BYLAWS and PROPOSED CHANGES. You will receive your ballot from on 12 December, 2013. Voting will remain live until 5 p.m. EST on 27 January, 2014.
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Meet your ambassador: Petr Prokopik, Czech Republic
Petr Prokopík is owner of, a tour operator specializing in exclusive tours of Prague and the Czech Republic for all LGBT. Originally from Prague, Petr received a Ph.D. in Ethnology from Charles University in 2008 with a specialization in anthropology of sexuality. He has been lecturing on cultural anthropology at universities in the Czech Republic.
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American Airlines, US Airways complete merger
Los Angeles Times
American Airlines officially emerged from bankruptcy, closing a blockbuster deal with US Airways to become the world's largest airline.
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Croatians back constitutional ban of same-sex marriage
Croatians approved a referendum to place a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage, which threatens to dent the Adriatic country's biggest industry: tourism.
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Top 5 social media trends for 2014
By Emma Fitzpatrick
Looking toward 2014 already? See what social media trends are coming over the horizon so you can stay ahead of the competition. Some networks are here to stay and will continue to grow, while others are already stale. Determine where you should budget your time in the upcoming fiscal year now. Without further ado, here are the top five social media trends of 2014.
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Hotel amenities calm tensions at TSA checkpoints
USA Today
Plush couches. Soothing music. Tranquil pictures on the wall. It could be a hotel lobby. Except at Charlotte-Douglas International Airport, these are the amenities at a Transportation Security Administration checkpoint, an experiment to ease tensions as passengers pass through security.
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LGBT market: Unrealized potential
The Daily Business Buzz
In North America, close to 30 million people are part of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender community and they are in search of businesses that can meet their needs. It is a $750 billion market — but one that remains largely unrealized.
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Missed last week's issue? See which articles your colleagues read most.

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Gay community in India demands end to discrimination (The Associated Press via The Anchorage Daily News)
Welcome Center will cater to Tampa Bay's LGBT youth, travelers (Watermark Online)

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