The world of travel moves fast! Let’s keep up–together. On Fridays, Traveling IQ curates the highlights:
*June is Gay Pride Month, with rainbow-themed festivities and parades all over the U.S. For anyone who has ever wondered why these celebrations are still important, click through for your answer (via CNN).
*Save by booking your summer vacation on the first day of the season. On June 21,”CyberSummer” offers 24-hour travel deals throughout the Caribbean, Florida, Mexico, Latin America and South Africa (via CyberSummerTravel).
*As summer descends on NYC, its residents ascend to the city’s rooftops. Raise your glass at an elevated bar (via Time Out) or shimmy up toward a gay rooftop party (via Next Magazine).
*Celebrate Father’s Day at a destination named for Papa (via AOL).
*Seventy-five years ago, Fascist Italy exiled homosexuals to the Tremiti Islands, creating both a prison regime and the country’s first gay community (via BBC News).
*Russian parliament confirms gay travel dollars are not welcomed in their country by unanimously passing an anti-gay bill that bans–among many other things–gay pride rallies (via Herald Sun).
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