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IGLTA to Honor Walt Disney World Resort, Christina Guggenberger, Andrew Collins

Travel
The IGLTA board of directors selects the IGLTA Honors recipients from the association’s member businesses in 70 countries and its allies. ...
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Federal Court Orders Florida to Issue Accurate Death Certificates to Surviving Same-Sex Spouses

National
After more than 40 years together, Hal Birchfield and James Merrick Smith traveled to New York in October 2012 and got married. Tragically, less than a year later, in September 2013, James died at the age of 94. ...
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IGLTA Foundation Now Accepting Applications for 2017 Tourism Scholarships

IGLTA Foundation Now Accepting Applications for 2017 Tourism Scholarships Global program supports development of future leaders in LGBT travel
Travel
The IGLTA Foundation is offering scholarships to attend the 34th Annual Global Convention in St. Petersburg, Florida. ...
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Florida Removes LGBTQ Youth Protective Language from Family Services Department

National
LGBT protections were quietly removed after pressure from far-right religious groups and a review from Gov. Rick Scott’s office. ...
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Erika Clark Becomes First Girl Named to Boys’ Florida All-State Football Team

Erika Clark (third from left) with junior varsity cheerleaders/Photo: Robin Clark
Sports
Seventeen-year-old football kicker Erika Clark became the first girl to ever be named to a boys’ Class 4A All-State team in Florida. ...
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Attacks on LGBT, Reproductive Rights Cannot Be Separated

Editorial
Many of the same politicians seeking to control women’s bodies are also the ones trying to turn back the clock on LGBT equality. ...
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The Welcome Committee Invites LGBT Travelers to Miami

Travel
Beachfront glamour and poolside parties. Neon nightlife and crazy-eclectic culture. They call Miami the Magic City. ...
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Gay Widowers Seek Accurate Death Certificates for Deceased Spouses in Florida

National
Two gay widowers are seeking accurate death certificates for their deceased spouses that acknowledge they were married and recognize them as the surviving spouses. ...
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Married Same-Sex Couples Sue State of Florida for Accurate Birth Certificates

National
Florida’s refusal to put same-sex spouses on their children’s birth certificates as it does for different-sex spouses violates the ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges. ...
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Gay Widower Wins Florida Property Tax Battle

National
The Miami-Dade Office of Property Appraisal reinstated his homestead exemption tax protections and promised to refund the excess taxes he already paid. ...
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