Interview with Marta Dalla Chiesa, Director of Brazil Ecojourneys, IGLTA (International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association), and ABRATGLS (Associação Brasileria de Turismo para Gays, Lésbicas e Simpatizants).

I recently had the opportunity to interview a passionate promoter of gay tourism in the Brazilian market. Along with her British partner, Lesley Cushing, the couple has found a way to bring the concept of ecotourism to the LGBT community…

Social Latinos Take Center Stage: Looking Ahead to Hispanicize in L.A.

The FH Hispania team is gearing up for Hispanicize 2011 – the national Hispanic PR and Social Media conference to be held in Los Angeles, April 6-8th. During a Twitter Party about the event, the enthusiasm among bloggers and online…

The LGBT Environment in Chile

On this occasion I'd like to address a great country located in the southernmost tip of Latin America, a country which prides itself in its thriving LGBT community: Chile. Just last year, Movilh (the Chilean LGBT Movement), and the country's…

The story of Mexico's LGBT community and its contribution chronicled in an unprecedent book

A collection of essays highlighting the extensive contributions of the homosexual community to the development of Mexican culture, arts, and poetry has recently been launched. The book's title, México se escribe con j (cover photograph courtesy of Gandhi Libraries) which roughly…

Civil Partnership Recognized Both Off- And Online

It was a busy week last week for civil partnerships across the UK and on Facebook.  On Thursday, the British government announced plans to allow gay couples to hold civil partnership ceremonies in houses of worship. The announcement reverberated through…

Hear the Teddy’s Voice

In a little more than one week the eyes of the world, or at least those of movie enthusiasts, will be directed at Los Angeles and the Academy Awards. It comes almost naturally that the LGBT community has a special…

GLAAD Media Awards Now Include Gay Digerati

The nominations for the 22nd Annual GLAAD Media Awards have been announced and for the first time ever, gay digerati will join the echelon of artists, films and writers honoured by their peers for contribution to the LGBT community. GLAAD…

Elton, Barbara, Chick-fil-a..Oh My! (We're Back)

Welcome back to the Out Front blog! The team took the holiday season to relax (i.e. be lazy) but we're excited to be posting again about all things LGBT. Check us out every Thursday for a new post, a new…

Interview with A MARINE STORY Producer Chris Hulen

Q: Hello Chris. Could you tell us a little about yourself, your involvement with A MARINE STORY and the journey over the last year with the film? A: My name is Chris Hulen and I am a designer/producer working in…

Interview with Michael Lamb, CEO / Editor In Chief of Echelon Business Media Inc.

This week I had the opportunity to speak with Michael Lamb, CEO/Editor In Chief of Echelon Business Media Inc. and Director of Digital Marketing for GoGayBiz, where we spoke about his publication, digital media trends, and an overview of the…

The Brazilian struggle for the human rights of their LGBT community

In recent days, hundreds of thousands of people celebrated Gay Pride throughout Brazil. Rio de Janeiro transformed into a multicolored festival, an expression of the Brazilian LGBT community. Courtesy of BBC News Rio de Janeiro is widely regarded as one…

Interview: London’s GayWise FESTival founder and digital artisan Niranjan Kamatkar

Hello Niranjan. Could you tell us a little about yourself, your role at GFEST and how the festival came about?  I am a multimedia artist, filmmaker and artistic Director of GFEST - Gaywise FESTival in London. GFEST is result of…

Ice cream too hot for UK Advertising Standards Authority

Even though winter is approaching and the days are getting shorter, for most of us ice cream does not lose any of its seductive power. Even now the thought of a nice bowl of ice-cream in front of TV after…

Interview with Andrew Mersmann, Editor in Chief at Passport Magazine

This week, I was honored to have the chance to interview Andrew Mersmann, Editor in Chief at Passport Magazine, where we talked about working with the magazine, the LGBT community, as well as some other great projects that he's worked on in…

Transvestism, accepted in Mexico

The beautiful state of Oaxaca, located in southern Mexico, is a region characterized by rich ancient indigenous traditions, and the home of a small village of Zapotec origin called Juchitán. Home to about 80,000, Juchitán is a location where transvestism…