Rainbow Railroad Welcomes First LGBTQ+ Refugee to U.S.


Rainbow Railroad, a global organization that helps LGBTQ+ people escape persecution, recently welcomed their first refugee supported by their programs to the United States. The arrival marks a significant milestone in the organization’s mission to create “communities of care” for LGBTQ+ refugees around the world. The refugee, who arrived from El Salvador, is being resettled […]

Amtrak Increases Hiring of LGBT+ Employees Through Partnership with Out Professionals

Diversity in the workplace is a vital aspect of creating a safe and productive work environment. Out Professionals is a nonprofit organization determined to help LGBTQ+ professionals with networking and career opportunities. Out Professionals Out Professionals is dedicated to helping LGBTQ+ professionals and aspiring professionals in the United States with career development and advancement. They […]

20 Grants for LGBT Entrepreneurs

Whoever said, “there’s no such thing as a free lunch” apparently hadn’t heard of small business grants. What do Facebook, DreamWorks, PayPal, and Apple have in common? All were founded or co-founded by someone from the LGBT community. With about 1.4 million LGBT-owned businesses in the US, it’s not surprising that LGBT people have built […]

Hornitos Tequila Stands up for Marginalized Voices

two black gay men sitting on front steps drinking Hornitos

As if we needed another excuse to have margaritas – Hornitos Tequila is taking a stand for marginalized people. Hornitos Tequila is a leading premium tequila brand founded on the belief that nothing great ever happens without taking a chance. They’re putting their money where their mouths are and backing marginalized nonprofits and creatives.  Each […]

How to Support LGBT Refugees: 6 LGBTQ+ Organizations that Need Your Support

Every year, The International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association’s (IGLTA) Global Convention takes place in a new host city and welcomes international delegates from across the world. Every year I speak at the conference but this year I was invited to attend IGLTA fundraising gala and award ceremony on behalf of Visit West Hollywood. During […]

8 Fun (But Educational) Things to Do in Salvador Brazil

Salvador is in the northeastern region of Brazil and is the capital of the state of Bahia. Salvador is also the third largest city in Brazil and a port that has become a popular vacation destination for Brazilians. During the transatlantic slave trade, millions of Africans were shipped to Brazil to work on sugar plantations, […]

Ft Lauderdale’s World AIDS Museum is Preserving Queer History

With dozens of LGBT-friendly hotels, more than 40 gay nightlife venues, gorgeous beaches, and warm winter weather, it is easy to see why Fort Lauderdale is a favorite vacation spot for the LGBT community. I’ve been eyeing up Fort Lauderdale for years because I knew they were the only city in the world to prioritize […]

5 Uncomfortable Questions About Travel to Anti-LGBT Destinations

I’m not going to bury the lead on this one. Traveling as a member of the LGBT community is a radical act because the majority of the world is still grappling with the question of our legitimacy and mere existence. As you may be able to tell from the depth of this post, I have […]