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Amtrak Launches LGBT Microsite And Travel Blog

o-GAY-AMTRAK-AD-II-570Amtrak has been a longtime supporter of the LGBT community, as well as other minority groups, so in order to connect these riders with travel plans specific to them, it has launched three new microsites: Descubre Norte America, My Black Journey, and Amtrak Ride With Pride.

So far Ride With Pride is off to a good start. Mark Mastro, the editor of Amtrak’s LGBT blog, gives a warm welcome, letting you know that your “travel experience should be unique as you are.” There’s even an article on Tips and Tricks for LGBT Students, including how to deal with belligerent roommates and being out on campus.

Obviously there are deals up in there because much like a rent boy, Amtrak is in the business of selling rides.

Amtrak launched its Ride with Pride campaign last year and this new editorial component comes just in time for the holidays. Luckily, you can drink on their trains so there’s at least one bright spot in going home this Thanksgiving.