New Asian-Pacific Membership Card Launched – And It’s Free

Author: , June 30th, 2012

Rainbow CardOur friend Jim over at Cambodia Out just sent us this announcement:

Rainbow Lifestyle Card Launches 1 July 2012! Join this exciting GLBT community venture in Asia-Pacific!

At Rainbow Lifestyle Card we believe the GLBT community needs all the support it can get, and one big way to do that is to help each other, and to promote a positive image. The Asia Pacific GLBT Community is large and varied with diverse beliefs and cultures, but we all have one thing in common – the fact that we are GLBT.

Our community is accepted in some places, and threatened in others. If we stand together and promote ourselves as a responsible and forward thinking united community, we have a greater chance of seeing tolerance replacing bigotry.

The founders of Rainbow Lifestyle Card seek the support of GLBT-friendlybusinesses across Asia-Pacific in our quest for a better world. Support those who support your businesses, and see our community and your business grow stronger.

As an ‘ordinary’ (but we like to think extraordinary) GLBT citizen, you can play your part by supporting GLBT businesses that accept the Rainbow Card, in that way you are helping our community, while those businesses are giving something back to you, and in their way also helping our community.

The Rainbow Card will be promoting and supporting Pride and other community events across Asia Pacific over the coming years. We’ve seen a great deal of interest, and many businesses in Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, and Singapore are already part of Rainbow Card, while we’ve also had many contacts from GLBT companies and groups in Hong Kong, Australia, and the US.

We already have hundreds of card carrying members from countries as diverse as China, the US, Singapore, Germany, Cambodia, the UK, Thailand, and many others, all now ready to take part in the community building opportunity that the Rainbow Lifestyle Card offers.

Its free to join, both for businesses and members, at

New Gay Luxury Cruise Planned for Costa Rica, Panama

Author: , November 6th, 2010

Concierge Travel, a Texas-based gay travel agency, will be offering its first gay and lesbian luxury cruise on a wind-powered sailing ship next year. The company has chartered the clipper ship Star Flyer for the week of March 6-13, and will be sailing the ship to points in Costa Rica and Panama.

Star Flyer is owned by a company called Star Clippers (, which operates three of the world’s largest and tallest sailboats.

Star Flyer is billed as one of the tallest sailing ships in the world. It has four masts (the tallest reaches up 68 metres), 16 sails and holds 170 passengers and 70 crew members. It also boasts two swimming pools and high-end accommodation.

Full Story from The Edmonton Journal

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Emerging Gay Travel Destinations: Vanuatu

Author: , September 27th, 2010

Vanuatu - Gay Travel DestinationVanuatu will be one of your always-remembered, true paradise destinations.  Many savvy travelers are exuding “diamond in the rough, smiles from everyone, unspoiled, tropical forests, many active volcanoes and remarkable cultural diversity.” When do we leave?

Another advantage — it takes a while to get there, so as with the Maldives, Reunion Island, Darwin, Sri Lanka, Zanzibar and many other places on our globe, most of your friends and family haven’t been there. During World War Two, the islands inspired James Michener to write Tales of the South Pacific.  Then came the play and the film.

Words he wrote as a young lieutenant in Santos – “Coconut palms nodding gracefully toward the ocean, Reefs upon which waves broke into spray and inner lagoons, lovely beyond description. I wish I could tell you about the sweating jungle, and that full moon raising behind the volcanoes.”

Ready?  Though far away, this pristine collection of islands has luxury accommodations, fascinating shopping and fabulous food.

Full Story from SDGLN