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  • On my visit to Fort Hays State University, I had informed the track coach that I was gay. It didn’t matter to him
  • Recently, while visiting New York City, Leif got to shoot with talented photographer Thomas Synnamon. Born and raised in Philadelphia, Synnamon is based in Union City, NJ and has worked for over a decade in the fashion industry between NY and NJ. Synnamon is known for shooting dramatic images of men with an emphasis on body and beauty. His editorial-fashioned style shoots are very popular with leading modeling agencies.
  • I’m Awake Now ’cause see this: hot aspirant to Mister Chile 2017 he’s Felipe Rojas laying in bed exposing his body attributes and photographer René de la Cruz captured every shiny instant.
  • Feeling inspired by the L’Ascension du Christ. Vitaly explores human body incarnate full of passion, full of worship in every body lifted up. Although this work is realized in Moscow and you know that is very restricted to express himself, Vitaly always work so precisely and discrete.
  • I dedicate my work on this report, first, to the LGBT community, which bears a disproportionate rate of mental health problems compared to the population as a whole. We must find ways to relieve their suffering.
  • Painter and writer Richard Stabbert, however, has found a way to not only hang on to the season, but also capture it in all its beauty. In his first book, Provincetown Memories, he writes charming, yet intimate stories of the town that reads like pages out of his personal journal that tells the tales behind many of his paintings.

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LGBT tourism

Gay tourism or LGBT tourism is a form of niche tourism marketed to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people. They are usually open about their sexual orientation and gender identity but may be more or less open when traveling; for instance they may be closeted at home or if they have come out, may be more discreet in areas known for violence against LGBT people

The main components of LGBT tourism is for destinations, accommodations and travel services wishing to attract LGBT tourists; people looking to travel to LGBT-friendly destinations; people wanting travel with other LGBT people when traveling regardless of the destination and LGBT travelers who are mainly concerned with cultural and safety issues. The LGBT tourism industry includes destinations (tourism offices and CVBs), travel agents, accommodations and hotel groups, tour companies, cruise lines and travel advertising and promotions companies who market these destinations to the gay community. Coinciding with the increased visibility of LGBT people raising children in the 1990s, an increase in family-friendly LGBT tourism has emerged in the 2000s, for instance R Family Vacations which includes activities and entertainment geared towards couples including same-sex weddings. R Family’s first cruise was held aboard Norwegian Cruise Lines‘s Norwegian Dawn with 1600 passengers including 600 children.[6][7]

Major companies in the travel industry have become aware of the substantial money (also known as the “pink dollar” or “pink pound“) generated by this marketing niche, and have made it a point to align themselves with the gay community and gay tourism campaigns. According to a 2000 Travel University report, 10% of international tourists were gay and lesbian accounting for more than 70 million arrivals worldwide. This market segment is expected to continue to grow as a result of ongoing acceptance of LGBT people and changing attitudes towards sexual and gender minorities. Outside larger companies, LGBT tourists are offered other traditional tourism tools, such as hospitality networks of LGBT individuals who offer each other hospitality during their travels and even home swaps where people live in each other’s homes. Also available worldwide are social groups for resident and visiting gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender expatriates and friends.

Gay travel destinations are popular among practitioners of gay tourism because they usually have permissive or liberal attitudes towards gays, feature a prominent gay infrastructure (bars, businesses, restaurants, hotels, nightlife, entertainment, media, organisations, etc.), the opportunity to socialize with other gays, and the feeling that one can relax safely among other gay people.

Gay travel destinations are often large cities, although not exclusively, and often coincide with the existence of gay neighborhoods. These municipalities and their tourism bureaus often work actively to develop their reputations as places for gays to travel to, commonly by aligning themselves to local gay organisations. Travel analysts state that the existence of a core gay friendly population is often the primary catalyst for the development of a gay-friendly tourist destination.

According to Lonely Planet the top friendly gay friendly destinations in the world are: 1. San Francisco, USA; 2. Sydney, Australia; 3. Brighton, England; 4. Amsterdam, The Netherlands; 5. Berlin, Germany; 6. Puerto Vallarta, Mexico; 7. New York City, United States; 8. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; 9. Prague, Czech Republic; 10. Bangkok, Thailand.

Gay tourism might also coincide with special gay events such as annual gay pride parades, gay neighborhood festivals and such gay community gatherings as gay chorus festivals and concerts, gay square dance conventions, gay sports meets such as Gay Games, World Outgames or EuroGames and conferences of national and international gay organisations. Gay tourism blossoms during these peak periods.

The LGBT tourism industry represents an estimated annual US $65 billion on gay travel in the USA alone, according to Community Marketing & Insights. In Europe, the gay tourism market has been estimated at €50 billion per year by the Gay European Tourism Association. The adult LGBT community in the USA has a total economic spending power of more than $600 billion per year, according to Wietck Combs. In a study for Philadelphia, Community Marketing & Insights found that for every one dollar invested in gay tourism marketing, $153 was returned in direct economic spending in shops, hotels, restaurants and attractions. Since 2002, there has been a historic rise in gay tourism marketing. Destinations such as Philadelphia, Dallas and Ft. Lauderdale have engaged in gay tourism campaigns.

Philadelphia was the first destination in the world to create and air a television commercial specifically geared towards practitioners of gay tourism. Philadelphia was also the first destination to commission a research study aimed at a specific destination to learn about gay travel to a specific city.

According to gaytravel.com the top ten best gay pride events are:

  1. Sydney Mardi Gras
  2. Amsterdam’s Canal Parade
  3. Berlin Pride
  4. Buenos Aires gay pride event
  5. San Francisco Pride Celebration
  6. London’s Pride Festival
  7. New York City Pride
  8. Madrid Pride
  9. Montreal
  10. Pensacola Memorial Day Weekend.
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  • On my visit to Fort Hays State University, I had informed the track coach that I was gay. It didn’t matter to him
  • Recently, while visiting New York City, Leif got to shoot with talented photographer Thomas Synnamon. Born and raised in Philadelphia, Synnamon is based in Union City, NJ and has worked for over a decade in the fashion industry between NY and NJ. Synnamon is known for shooting dramatic images of men with an emphasis on body and beauty. His editorial-fashioned style shoots are very popular with leading modeling agencies.
  • I’m Awake Now ’cause see this: hot aspirant to Mister Chile 2017 he’s Felipe Rojas laying in bed exposing his body attributes and photographer René de la Cruz captured every shiny instant.
  • Feeling inspired by the L’Ascension du Christ. Vitaly explores human body incarnate full of passion, full of worship in every body lifted up. Although this work is realized in Moscow and you know that is very restricted to express himself, Vitaly always work so precisely and discrete.
  • I dedicate my work on this report, first, to the LGBT community, which bears a disproportionate rate of mental health problems compared to the population as a whole. We must find ways to relieve their suffering.
  • Painter and writer Richard Stabbert, however, has found a way to not only hang on to the season, but also capture it in all its beauty. In his first book, Provincetown Memories, he writes charming, yet intimate stories of the town that reads like pages out of his personal journal that tells the tales behind many of his paintings.
  • This blonde hair, blue eyed boy has really made a splash in modeling over the course of the past few months. Recently he had a photoshoot with photographer Travis Lane giving us a great sexy street look. These incredible photo give you a preview of what’s to come
  • But LGBT groups, other parents, medical professionals and the Chinese media have all applauded the move, saying it is “long overdue”. “Giving our children more knowledge about sex will help them better protect themselves in the future,” one user of the site Weibo argues
  • This small town Midwestern boy is anything but. He’s wise beyond his years and very cultured. This guy is a star! If it sounds like I’m his cheerleader well, there’s a lot to cheer about. My friend Hayden Su recently did a shoot with Jacob and my words could never do the photos justice. Enjoy these amazing shots!
  • “Vanity” captured by Hayden Su with LA model Furkan Tan for Elegant Magazine. This is the first peek at the hot bath scene with Furkan
  • Working with Matt Crawford known as Daddy Crawf 😀 was very fun. Being a popular Youtuber, Matt is surprisingly a little camera shy. Our shoot was short and sweet, while Matt presented plenty of his cute personality in the photos
  • We have posted Alexandr in the past, looking flawless with short hair, one time with Rick Day and other with Thomas Synnamon. Now the fitness hunk muse is posing for the lens of James Loy. Alexandr does not have any inconvenience to show so much skin, as long as, aesthetics dictates. James give the right touches and the edition is phenomenal. We think they really enjoy working together.
  • “Death Chanel N1” playing a rebel bad attitude two new sexy lads we have Alejandro Lillo and Ricki Rosa snapped by Jose Martinez. Style and hair by La Pelu.
  • Gran Hotel Bali at Benidorm witnessed these 3 young handsome men Alejandro Lillo, Dani Ospina and Alvaro Antoli posing in front of the lens of Spanish Jose Martinez, wearing hot underwear like ES Collection and Addicted.
  • We're creating a footprint and laying a foundation [for LGBTQ education in Iraq] by releasing guides on sexual health, security, legal issues, and gender and sexual identity
  • My aim is not to show these men as ‘beautiful’ in particular but instead showcase them as they are; sad, pretty, confused, lost and everything else along the spectrum of what we can be as humans
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