New online travel site for women launches

Girlports (, the first travel information website exclusively for lesbians and bisexual women, launched today.  The site provides lesbian-centric listings for destinations around the world with everything from bars and nightclubs to social and sporting groups, restaurants and more. 

Girlports was launched by Tanya Churchmuch, a longtime broadcast and print journalist and public relations veteran, as a result of her own frustration with the lack of resources available to lesbian travelers.  “It’s so annoying for lesbians looking for easily accessible, up-to-date travel information written just for them, especially free travel information,” said Churchmuch.  “Many websites sell themselves as providing resources for the LGBT traveler, but unfortunately, the “G” always seems to win out.  I figured if nobody else was going to create the resource I wanted, I’d have to do it myself.”

Beyond general listings, Girlports also offers a number of interactive tools to assist women in their travels, including a unique travel planner called the Girlports Passport.  This Passport helps you keep track of listings you’re interested in and has a mapping feature.  The Passport can be printed, sent via email, and as of December 1, 2007, accessed via mobile phone.

Other site functions include an audio translation tool allowing users to both read and hear words and phrases not found in traditional guide books, user comments, a comprehensive annual events calendar and more to come.

Girlports launches with listings for 19 destinations on five continents, and new destinations will be added at least once every two months.  Cities already on Girlports will also be constantly updated, with a ticker tape soon to be added announcing the latest additions and changes.

Girlports is owned and operated by Girlports Services Inc., an independent, lesbian-owned company based in Montreal, Canada.

For more information or to organize an interview with Tanya Churchmuch, please call 1.514.436.6327 or contact

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