Residence Inn Hosts Travel-Focused Evening with LGBT Community on Twitter

posted on Wed, Oct 16 2013 9:16 am by Jaime Bellemare, Digital Fellow

BETHESDA, Md., Oct. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Residence Inn by Marriott is partnering with Mombian.com and the Family Equality Council to host a travel-focused Twitter party for all parents who are lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or transgender (LGBT). On November 6, 2013 from 9:00-10:00pm EST, families and experts representing the LGBT community will participate in a conversation that aims to provide travel resources, tips, as well as stories of inspiration.

To speak to Residence Inn's commitment to the LGBT community and family travel, the brand is collaborating with Dana Rudolph, founder of Mombian.com, to moderate the hour-long conversation. Mombian.com is a leading lifestyle blog for lesbian moms and other LGBT parents. Top experts from the Family Equality Council will be on hand to answer questions and offer their perspectives. Family Equality Council is a national advocacy organization committed to securing legal and social equality for families with parent(s) who are LGBT. Director of Public Policy Emily Hecht-McGowan will offer legal insight, and Midwest Regional Manager Kim Simes will share her travel tips. Topics of the conversation will include:

-- Legal and practical aspects of traveling interstate and internationally

-- General tips for hitting the road with kids in tow

-- Extended stays out-of-state or internationally during an adoption process

The conversation will be hosted by TravelingMom.com, a multi-platform media company dedicated to making the family travel experience more enjoyable. For more information about this event, including details on prizes available, click here. Between 9:00-10:00pm EST on November 6, participants can follow and join in the conversation with the hashtags #RIFamily and #TMOM.

"Residence Inn is committed to finding new ways to support families and enhance their overall travel experience," said Diane Mayer, vice president and global brand manager, Residence Inn. "This opportunity will provide access to expert resources, and prompt dialogue in the LGBT community, which is important as we continue to engage with and welcome our guests."

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