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Gay Tourism: In or Out of Africa?

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THERE are few more romantic vacations than an African safari: pursuing the Big Five, eating barbecue in the savannah as the sun sets, and falling asleep to the sounds of the wild.

This can be a lot less romantic, of course, if tumbling into your tent together can earn you a life sentence in jail.

Vorsprung, at Last

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This article was published for The Economist Group. We have published an excerpt here. MUNICH, Germany – It’s been a busy year for Albert Kehrer. Besides running a consulting firm, he has been spending most of his time on a matter long neglected by German business: LGBT rights at work. Mr Kehrer is co-founder of a German non-profit, PROUT AT WORK.

We Need to Talk About Non-Gender-Conforming Media Workers, Too

Banner at the 2013 Rally for Transgender Equality

Women’s magazine Marie Claire announced last July the addition of a new name to its masthead: author Janet Mock was named contributing editor. The news received wide media attention, not just because of Mock’s résumé but because of her gender identity as well. Mock is a professional writer who happens to be a transsexual woman. In the stories about her appointment, her gender identity and her new job were talked about in the same breath. Student Reporter talked with transsexual and intersex journalists about their perspectives on having a presence, voice and career in the media.