In addition to our regular travel articles, we’re starting a regular travel round-up, for those stories that don’t warrant a full posting on the blog, or that we didn’t have time to add. Enjoy!

Russia just cancelled one of its only LGBT film events. (Pink News)
The Moscow Premiere, an anti-fascist and LGBT cinema event, was soon to take place, but was replaced with a “positive, youth-orientated” alternative.
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The Grandeur of Gyeongbokgung Palace in Seoul (Keep Calm and Wander)
Gyeongbokgung Palace in Seoul is South Korea’s first imperial palace. If Beijing has Forbidden City, Seoul has Gyeongbokgung Palace. If you compare both of them, they have similarities in architectural style. And for sure, they have differences, too
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Keep Calm and Wander

Here are the 18 best pictures from the Manchester Pride parade (Gay Star News)
Over 100,000 people lined the streets of Manchester to celebrate Pride today. In one of the crowning celebrations of the LGBTI community of the season, numerous groups from the northern English city took part in the march.
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Manchester Pride
Photo by Joe Morgan

12 tips for unlocking the Florida Keys (Gay Star News)
Three words: Key lime pie. Yes, the Florida Keys are known for many reasons. For the thriving, well-heeled LGBTI community that live here for one. but the Keys’ greatest selling point? Undoubtedly this perfect, perfect dessert.
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48 Hours in Milwaukee (Shermans Travel)
There’s more to Milwaukee than beer and Harley-Davidson. In just 48 hours, you can also see world-class art, sample German food, and even kayak in the Milwaukee River (weather permitting).
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