No. 99 Tourism and LGBTQI* (12/2019)
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.
Homosexuality is a punishable offense in Uganda. A tour operator describes his efforts to fight homophobia and discrimination of LGBTQI* persons in the country.
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.
How can LGBTQI* tourism contribute to the rights of homo- and transsexuals in travel destinations? Reflections from Cambodia, Colombia and Saudi Arabia.
Unionist Cleve Jones explains in the interview, what kinds of discrimination LGBTQI* workers in the food and hospitality sector face every day and how they fight for equal rights.
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.
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.