Tuesday , 24 October 2017

Travel

Transat accused of refusing to let transgender woman board plane

Air Transat

Canadian airline Air Transat has been accused of refusing to let a transgender woman board her flight from Glasgow to Toronto, Canada. Ari Bianca Silvera, who has dual Italian and Argentinian citizenship and who lives in Scotland, was planning to travel to Toronto with her partner to attend a friend’s wedding. Silvera alleges she was refused to board the flight, despite ...

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Send Me to Space – Three Inspirational Leaders

Kruger Cowne | Rising Star Programme | Finalists www.krugercowne.com

  The Kruger Cowne Rising Star Programme, is a global search for a young icon of the future and aims to catapult them onto the international stage and into space. Thirty young people were short-listed, myself included (article here) and it was eventually whittled down to three impressive young finalists. All three finalists will deliver a speech and the winner will ...

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Glasgow rail stations go rainbow to welcome Pride

Glasgow Queen Street

Ahead of Pride Glasgow, the city’s two main rail stations, Glasgow Central and Queen Street, are welcoming visitors with rainbow banners and flags. Rainbow banners and flags are on display at some of our busiest stations this week, including Glasgow Queen Street and Glasgow Central, to show that the rail industry is committed to being inclusive and welcomes individuality. The ...

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Bear paradise in Scotland, BearScotsFest

BearScotsFest: Come and join the party!

We catch up with Graham Malcolm, president of Bear Scots, as he bears all about BearScotsFest, promising bear paradise in Edinburgh, Scotland, and grrr… everyone’s invited! KaleidoScot: BearScots Fest? Tell us more… What’s it all about? Graham: BearScotFest is the annual big (in so many ways!) October party hosted by BearScots in the historic city of Edinburgh. The three day ...

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Travel agents invited to get to know gay tourists

GETA

The Gay European Tourism Association (GETA) has launched a new communications system aimed at helping travel agents to connect with gay tourists. Now worth €50bn per year, this section of the market is, they argue, one that operators cannot afford to ignore. “LGBT people are the perfect tourists. We travel more, spend more and are not restricted to school holidays. ...

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Scotland by bike

StoneBike2

Cycling in Scotland has never been easier to do, and it’s a fantastic way to discover remote places you’d never notice from a car or train. It’s no wonder that more and more people are choosing to explore the country on two wheels – so if you want to give it a go, what do you need to know? If ...

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Out and about in Arran

The dramatic landscape of Arran

Scotland in Miniature The small isle of Arran is a magical place that packs in stunning beaches, dramatic mountains, woodlands, and castles, boasting first-class accommodation, golf courses, delightful country pubs, culinary delights and surprisingly friendly to the LGBTAIQ traveller. The landscape is astonishing in its diversity: Dramatic mountain ridges, comparable to the scenic highlands, cover the northern half, while a ...

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