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gaytravel.com launches nationwide ‘Why I Like’ campaign

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On April 1st, gaytravel.com will launch the ‘Why I Like’ campaign. For two weeks contestants can post their best local New York, Miami, Las Vegas, Long Beach and San Francisco tips. The creator of the most popular tip (the tip with the most “hearts”- the site’s measure of a tip’s popularity) will win a trip to that city.

Prizes will include a weekend stay at a luxury Loews Hotel, Hotel CURRENT (in Long Beach) or The Opal (in San Francisco) and a free dinner for two. Each hotel room will be stocked with a gaytravel.com deluxe gift basket.

Contestants can create listings for local tips, a bar or club, restaurants or things to do. To win, contestants need to have a member profile on gaytravel.com. www.gaytravel.com/people

Site visitors can vote for tips on gaytravel.com, Facebook.com/gaytravel and Twitter @gaytravel.

The winners of the contest will be named on April 22nd. Contestants will only be eligible to win one prize.

gaytravel.com has provided the LGBT community with expert recomme…

Harrah's New Orleans Becomes One of the First in the Gaming Industry to Hire Director of LGBT and Ethnic Marketing

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Harrah’s New Orleans is pleased to announce the hiring of the newest member of its leadership team.
Richard Brower has been appointed Director of LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) and Ethnic Marketing. Harrah’s New Orleans is one of the first in the gaming industry to offer this position.

Brower most recently served as Strategic Development & Marketing Director for the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association. A specialist in new technology, Brower will provide consulting and expertise in Internet marketing and social media to market to various diverse groups.

“The LGBT and ethnic communities make up so much of our customer base,” said LuAnn Pappas, Vice President of Marketing at Harrah’s New Orleans. “New Orleans is regarded as a gay-friendly tourist town so it is important we have someone in this position to make sure we are welcoming to all groups, no matter their sexual orientation or race.”

Brower attended George Washington University School of Business …

Positive Young People Founder Logan Voxx to Roll-out “Think Positive” Benefit Series, Starting in Palm Springs April 7th

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Logan Voxx isn’t like most 22-year-olds — growing up in rural South Carolina and Florida and spending time at a school for at risk youth, he’d witnessed drug use, poverty, neglect and friends ravaged by HIV before most teens get a driver's license. But unlike the many who might get knocked down by the hand life’s dealt them, Voxx managed to get out, and now, he’s hoping to give back.

In 2009, Voxx founded the Positive Young People Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to reducing the rate of HIV infection among 18-30 year-olds through education and awareness campaigns aimed at getting young people to talk about “HIV” and “AIDS.” Voxx says he believes HIV prevention begins with visibility, and in rural communities where the nearest free testing facility might be two hours away by car, the more people are talking about HIV, the better.

“Where I’m from, they don’t have the access to care that people in Los Angeles do,” Voxx says. “In L.A., there are billboards and awareness campaigns an…