No. 99 Tourism and LGBTQI* (12/2019)

Issue Number
99

All over the world, LGBTQI* people face discrimination. Experts discuss in how far tourism can strengthen the rights as well  as acceptance of homo- and transsexual people. Tourism businesses and associations, unions, activists and workers show, how they fight against homophobia and for equal rights.

Tourism and LGBTQI*
Articles

Encouraging Change

Gorilla im Baum
© McAndy K

Homosexuality is a punishable offense in Uganda. A tour operator describes his efforts to fight homophobia and discrimination of LGBTQI* persons in the country.

Precious Human Rights

Bunte Surfboards an einer Mauer
© Abigail Lynn on Unsplash

Rika Jean-Francois is in charge of Corporate Social Responsibility at the ITB Berlin and on the Board of Directors of the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association Foundation. We spoke to her about the importance of LGBTQI* tourism to countries of the Global South.

Bon Voyage vs. Boycott

Schild auf Demo: Queer Liberation, not Rainbow Capitalism
© Delia Giandeini on Unsplash

How can LGBTQI* tourism contribute to the rights of homo- and transsexuals in travel destinations? Reflections from Cambodia, Colombia and Saudi Arabia.

LGBTQI* Refugees in Thailand

Bangkok - lebhaft und bunt. Doch nicht offen für jeden?
© Hanny Naibaho on Unsplash

Thailand is marketed as one of the world's most LGBTQI*-friendly destinations. But transsexual refugees face a different reality: a harsh and dangerous life in Thai Immigration Detention Centres.

Events

Tourism Watch at ITB 2020

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ITB Stand 2018
© Sunnyi Bohne

Tourism Watch will exhibit at the ITB Berlin from 4-8 March 2020. You will find the joint booth of Tourism Watch, ECPAT, The Code and the Institute for Tourism and Development in Hall 4.1 at booth 242.

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