Whilst travel agencies have sought to create an inclusive environment for their staff and customers, being LGBT+ is still illegal in many travel destinations. Miles of Love’s LGBT+ Travel Advocacy Forum offers a unique opportunity to explore how the travel industry can work with LGBT+ communities around the world to change this. HKFP is a media sponsor.

File photo: PH Yang.

The forum features high profile leaders and speakers from across the globe, to offer insights, connections, solutions and training on bridging the gap between human rights and travel.

Topics to be discussed include transgender, non-binary and intersex travel; business travel and soft diplomacy; cybersecurity; faith, culture and colonisation; “pinkwashing”; LGBT+ disability and travel access; sports and cultural events.

International speakers include:

  • Matt Beard, Executive Director,  All Out.
  • Theresa Goh, Singapore Paralympian, Ambassador, Pink Dot Singapore 2017.
  • John Tanzella, President/CEO, International Gay and Lesbian Tourism Association.
  • Kimahli Powell, Executive Director, Rainbow Railroad.
  • Ging Cristobal, Project Coordinator for Asia, OutRight International.
  • Mikhail Tumasov, Coordinator, Russian LGBT Network.
  • Cambodia’s first and only gay dance troupe: Prumsodun OK & NATYARASA.
  • Names undisclosed, Pussy Riot.

A full schedule can be found here.

Pussy Riot. Photo: Wikicommons.
  • Date: November 2-5.
  • Time: 9am-6pm, with evening drinks and live performance on Friday from 7pm-9pm.
  • PriceFree – register here.
  • Place: Eaton HK, 380 Nathan Road, Jordan, Kowloon.

More information can be found on the Miles of Love website, or on Eventbrite.

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