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Following passage last month of a law banning "propaganda of non-traditional sexual relations," Russia's President Vladimir Putin signed a bill yesterday that prohibits adoption by same-sex foreign couples whose homeland recognizes their union as marriage. An article by the travel news service eTurboNew, published on Tuesday prior to the approval of the gay adoption ban, warns gay travelers to be careful ... [Read]

One of the most popular destinations in Mexico for LGBT travelers, Puerto Vallarta has announced that the 2013 Vallarta Pride will be held May 24 to 26. The celebration will start with a cocktail kick-off at Puerto Vallarta's Casa Cupula Hotel Boutique and continue for three days, celebrating LGBT culture and Puerto Vallarta's welcoming community with music festivals, beach parties, ... [Read]

For U.S. LGBT travelers going abroad, the State Department wants you to know that it has your back. That was the message given Wednesday during the agency's first ever roundtable concerning LGBT gobal travel. "It is important for our LGBT citizens to travel safe and smart," said Janice L. Jacobs, assistant secretary of state for consular affairs, who provided welcoming ... [Read]