A fond farewell to Travis Ferland

Dear Friends, The past six months have been a whirlwind of progress for the recently established IGLTA Foundation as we work to build bridges with communities worldwide. In November 2012 we engaged Travis Ferland as interim Executive Director on a

Posted in Blog on May 31, 2013Travis Ferland

The IGLTA Convention and my business

Aaron Paiva Leyton

After the great opportunity of being part of the IGLTA convention my mind was literally an explosion of ideas. I came back to Peru excited, full of energy. The convention gave me the chance to open my mind and interact

Posted in Blog on May 28, 2013Travis Ferland

Bringing my IGLTA Convention experience back to Brazil

Kleber de Oliveira da Silva

When I saw the announcement for the “Building Bridges Scholarship” on a Brazilian gay news site,  the first thing I thought was that I would never be selected. After a few days of reflection, I decided to apply. It was Carnival

Posted in Blog on May 28, 2013Travis Ferland

My IGLTA adventure in Chicago

Jermain Tjin-A-Koeng

What to pack for a trip to a city where climates change as fast as I do underwear? That was the least important factor as I was preparing to meet other LGBT people in the tourism, travel, and hospitality industries.

Posted in Blog on May 23, 2013Travis Ferland

Kathy Eow reflects on the Building Bridges Scholarship

Kathy_Eow

On the plane ride home from IGLTA’s 30th Annual Convention in Chicago last week, the woman seated next to me asked if she could borrow my newspaper.  I had just tucked away in the seat pocket in front of me

Posted in Blog on May 13, 2013Travis Ferland

A “Day Out in Chicago” with UrbanBuddy

doubledecker

On Sunday, May 5, the winners of the IGLTA Foundation’s Building Bridges Scholarship spent a “Day Out in Chicago” with Chicago-based UrbanBuddy.  Thanks to generous donations from UrbanBuddy and its partners, the scholarship winners spent a day experiencing some of

Posted in Blog on May 13, 2013Travis Ferland

Create Magic with the Greater Chicago Food Depository

Greater Chicago Food Depository

According to Kate Meehr, Executive Director & CEO of the Greater Chicago Food Depository, “increasingly, hunger is the face of somebody who has a job, it’s an older adult, a veteran, a child and not who you think it is”.

Posted in Blog on May 2, 2013Travis Ferland

Support Chicago’s Park District!

Columbus Park

Attendees at the 30th IGLTA Annual Global Convention in Chicago will have the opportunity to provide much needed support to a number of charitable organizations during the IGLTA Foundation’s Volunteer Day Event. One of these organizations, the Chicago Park District,

Posted in Blog on April 29, 2013Travis Ferland

May 4: Join us to support Chicago’s Nettelhorst School

Nettelhorst Community Group

One of the IGLTA Foundation’s May 4 volunteer events will support the Nettelhorst Community Group.  Learn more about the dynamic organization that turned this struggling Boystown public school into one of Chicago’s most successful: The incredible transformation of Chicago’s Nettelhorst

Posted in Blog on April 15, 2013Travis Ferland

Teddy Frank: Local LGBT communities can benefit from LGBT travel

Teddy J Frank

Teddy J. Frank is a student participant in the 2013 Building Bridges Scholarship Program.  He lives in Liberia, a country in West Africa with a population of 3.7 million people. This is a nation in which the LGBT community face

Posted in Blog on April 8, 2013Travis Ferland
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A fond farewell to Travis Ferland

Dear Friends, The past six months have been a whirlwind of progress for the recently established IGLTA Foundation as we work to build bridges with communities worldwide. In November 2012 we engaged Travis Ferland as interim Executive Director on a

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