Unzip Your Rainbow-Colored Fanny Pack! Give Out Day Is May 15

14 05 2014

10369232_10152489820144575_8838481732971911358_nThe 2nd annual give out day is tomorrow, Thursday, May 15. Read about it here. The IGLTA Foundation is participating. The Foundation’s mission* is “to use the power of LGBT travel to build bridges with communities worldwide. Those bridges, in turn, enable understanding, awareness and commerce to flourish in diverse communities around the globe.” ManAboutWorld is a proud supporter.

If you’re interested, please contribute any amount you are able to. The Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau announced a matching grant of $15,000 so your donation will be doubled! Thank you to the IGLTA Foundation for spearheading this. 

For more information and to donate click here.

*Learn more about the IGLTA Foundation‘s mission by clicking/tapping below.

MISSION

Our mission is to use the power of LGBT travel to build bridges with communities worldwide. Those bridges, in turn, enable understanding, awareness and commerce to flourish in diverse communities around the globe.

As a foundation, we will strive to raise awareness for our industry by assisting individuals, destinations and companies in need of our support, by hosting forums for the constructive exchange of information and ideas, and by showing the world that members of the LGBT community are true global citizens leading the way in sustainable tourism and improving the lives of people in the destinations we visit.

The IGLTA Foundation recognizes that education, awareness, and outreach are vital to building bridges between LGBT travelers and destinations, businesses and communities worldwide.

Scholarships
The IGLTA Foundation offers scholarships to expand educational opportunities for travel/tourism students, entrepreneurs, and emerging destinations that wish to become more involved in LGBT tourism.

Internships
The foundation website hosts a list of internships with IGLTA member businesses.

Conferences
The IGLTA Foundation convenes meetings and conferences to explore the opportunities and challenges facing global LGBT travel and to advance other important issues impacted by global travel.

Community Engagement
The IGLTA Foundation will create educational programming and outreach surrounding LGBT human rights and will help to bring attention to important human rights issues worldwide. We will assist emerging LGBT destinations that may not yet have full government assistance in their countries, as well as those companies in emerging destinations that seek to welcome LGBT travelers.

Additionally, the Foundation will dedicate time and resources to a number of relevant charitable activities, including: disaster relief; meaningful volunteer and donation projects affiliated with the IGLTA Annual Global Convention; and assisting with

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