Amtrak Increasing Outreach to LGBT Riders

11.25.2013

By OUTTraveler Editors

The national train service wants you to ride the rails.

Amtrak is trying to expand its reach to minority train riders, including LGBT patrons, by launching blogs catering to their specific interests.

Amtrak recently launched the Ride with Pride microsite, with travel deals and a blog on LGBT travel. Mark Mastro is heading up Ride with Pride's blog and he told the Baltimore Sun, "My job is to travel across the country, see new sites and connect with everyday people. More importantly, I share my experiences with those who are seeking a travel experience that makes them comfortable."

The public train service, which runs routes across the nation, has long been LGBT-supportive, sponsoring D.C.'s Pride celebration and acting as a member of the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association.

There are also Amtrak microsites for Spanish-speaking riders, DescubreNorteAmerica.com, and African-Americans, MyBlackJourney.com.

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