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January 18, 2018

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Hornet Commissioned First Study From Nielsen To Determine Impact Of LGBTQ-Themed Advertising
New study from the world's leading gay social network finds that LGBTQ themed ads garner more brand trust, brand recall and purchase intent.

January 14, 2018

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Here's How This Air Force Reserves Pilot Became A Gay Multimedia Powerhouse
LGBTQ people can learn a lot from a former military veteran who, at 39, was afraid to come out to his Sicilian-Catholic mother and since became a multimedia publishing powerhouse for LGBTQ people, tra...

January 10, 2018

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Meet the Filipino editor behind Condé Nast’s new LGBT-focused publication
Meredith Talusan is responsible for them., the first LGBT-focused title for Condé Nast, the media company which publishes Vogue, Vanity Fair, Pitchfork, and The New Yorker.

January 04, 2018

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If States Got LGBT-Friendlier, They Could Earn Billions
Studies show that states lose millions when they discriminate against LGBT people. They are also losing out on potentially billions of dollars by failing to pass pro-LGBT laws.

January 02, 2018

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Sexual Wellness Market in the US 2017-2021: Growing LGBT Population in Country
Sexual wellness widely refers to wellbeing related to sexuality. Products that enhance sexual health and experience include condoms, sensual lingerie, lubricants, sex toys, contraceptives, costumes, a...

December 27, 2017

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Not just for hookups anymore: Grindr is now a media company, too
Zach Stafford and Trish Bendix explain why Grindr is publishing a queer lifestyle magazine called Into, on the latest Recode Decode.

December 22, 2017

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Hornet Expands Sales and Marketing Team with Addition of Executives from Conde Nast, Viacom and Pride Media
Former Here Media executive Josh Rosenzweig, Conde Nast advertising director Jillian Rendace and Viacom executive Sam Sim Morgan to bolster Hornet's marketing, sales and partnership efforts

December 21, 2017

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Gay publisher buys Bay Area Reporter
The Bay Area Reporter has been sold to a gay man who has helmed the legacy LGBTQ publication in various capacities for more than 20 years. Michael Yamashita, who has been the publisher of the B.A.R. s...

December 20, 2017

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Why are advertisers still failing to represent lesbians?
Research shows lesbians are one of the least well-represented communities in advertising, putting brands at risk of alienating this group of consumers.

December 14, 2017

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LGBT businesses seek share of contracts Philly awards to minorities
Evan Urbania, who leads the Center City public relations firm Chatterblast, understands why Philadelphia has long devoted a share of public contracts to companies owned by minorities: It helps close t...

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PG&E Recognized for Excellence in Diverse Supplier Spend
Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) was recognized for supplier diversity excellence by being named to the Billion Dollar Roundtable (BDR). The company joins an exclusive group of United State...

December 12, 2017

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LGBT Meeting Professionals Association Announces 2018 Executive Board
Today the LGBT Meeting Professionals Association (LGBTMPA) announces its 2018 Executive Board members. Jim Clapes will serve as Board Chairman and James Delmar and Lexi Dinyovszky join Clapes as Execu...

December 08, 2017

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PRWeek U.S. Awards 2018 shortlist revealed
PRWeek U.S. Awards 2018 shortlist revealed... includes Los Angeles LGBT Center and Weber Shandwick: F*ck w/out Fear, PrEP Here

December 07, 2017

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Equality beyond Christmas: The Advertising Diversity Taskforce
Our Chief Strategy Officer, Mobbie on our dedication to diversity and making the industry more inclusive.

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Disney moves away from dad stereotypes as audience attitudes shift
The news comes as more marketers and industry groups look to address gender stereotypes in content. With the evolving American family, parents expect their realities to be reflected in media and adver...

December 06, 2017

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Pride and Prejudice 2018 by The Economist - New York, Hong Kong & London
Hear from some of the most influential business decision-makers, government policy-makers, and innovative thinkers from across the globe, discussing an unbiased, content-driven and business-oriented a...

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Grindr is trying to shake up the sleepy LGBTQ media sector with its new millennial lifestyle magazine Into
Grindr's got a very distinct reputation: as a hookup app for gay men.  But the company behind it always saw itself are more than that — as a media enterprise for the millennial LGBTQ commun...

November 30, 2017

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Why It’s Critical Brands Take a Stand on Tough Social Issues
Marketers have to summon courage and voice in the face of our myriad societal controversies.

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Pluralsight One To Host Utah's First-Ever Hour of Code Workshop For LGBTQ+ Youth at Encircle's IGNITE Summit
Pluralsight, the enterprise technology learning platform, today announced that its philanthropic entity Pluralsight One will host Utah's first-ever Hour of Code workshop for LGBTQ+ youth at Encircle's...

November 18, 2017

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This Queer Couple Creates The Grandest Events For Today's Biggest Companies
Couples, especially same-sex couples, who want to go into business together can't find better models than Scott Ihrig and Shannon Morrison of IM Creative. Their rags to riches story set the bar for ga...

November 17, 2017

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HP Furthers Its Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion With Its Latest LGBTQ-Focused Initiative
The brand created a new campaign and hiring initiative to be more inclusive, and reflect the makeup of the country.

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USC Annenberg Launches Annenberg Inclusion Initiative
The global leader in entertainment research has expanded its focus, renamed its groundbreaking Media, Diversity & Social Change Initiative, and created a new advisory board - Universal Music Group...

November 16, 2017

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Out for Undergrad Announces Dr. Cindi Love New Executive Director
Out for Undergrad (O4U) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Cindi Love as its new Executive Director effective January 2, 2018. McCormack+Kristal conducted the nationwide search for O4U, the...

November 14, 2017

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The fifth edition of The Business and Human Rights Review from Allen & Overy is published
How do business and the legal profession protect human rights? The fifth edition of The Business and Human Rights Review is published by Allen & Overy's Human Rights Working Group.

November 10, 2017

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Pernod Ricard USA Earns Top Marks in 2018 Corporate Equality Index
Pernod Ricard USA believes now, more than ever, in the responsibility to bring visibility and pride to diversity, receiving a perfect score of 100 percent on the Human Rights Campaign Founda...

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An Ad Agency Is Opening the First HIV-Positive Restaurant in Toronto
Bensimon Byrne battles food-prep stigma with Casey House.

November 09, 2017

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New #LoveOverBias Winter Olympics Ad Spotlights Moms of LGBT Youth
Ooh child, things are gonna get easier...

November 08, 2017

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Grindr Expands With Millennial-Focused News Platform
Grindr is more than just an online dating and social site for gay and bisexual males. The company is launching a Millennial-focused online news platform called Into. Peter Sloterdyk, vice president, g...

November 07, 2017

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United Airlines Renews Enhanced Sponsorship Agreement with NGPA for 2018
The National Gay Pilots Association (NGPA) today announced a renewed Diamond Elite-level sponsorship with United Airlines. United will serve as presenting sponsor of NGPA’s flagship West Coast E...

October 30, 2017

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At this unusual startup accelerator, being gay is a prerequisite
San Francisco-based LGBTQ startup accelerator StartOut Growth Lab is one of several new programs that cater exclusively to groups underrepresented in the Silicon Valley tech ecosystem.

October 27, 2017

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Judy Wieder's Fascinating Memoir 'Random Events Tend to Cluster' is an Epic Lesson in Modern LGBT History
The first female editor of The Advocate has written about her life in journalism and rock n'roll, and her memoir is a fascinating journey to gay rights.

October 26, 2017

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OUTstanding list celebrates eight senior LGBT+ figures in UK comms industry
OUTstanding list celebrates eight senior LGBT+ figures in UK comms industry. From PR Week

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Voya Financial Chief Legal Officer Trish Walsh Recognized on the Ethisphere Institute's 2017 List of Attorneys Who Matter
Trish Walsh, Chief Legal Officer (CLO) for Voya Financial, Inc. has been recognized by the Ethisphere Institute as one of the 2017 Attorneys Who Matter in the category of In-House Counsel. The an...

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Attitude publisher named on OUTstanding list of world’s leading LGBT executives
The publisher of Attitude and Winq magazine been named on a list of the world’s leading 100 LGBT executives. Darren Styles, the managing director of Stream Publishing, was ranked 89 on 2017...

October 24, 2017

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This Honey Brand Reimagined ‘The Three Bears’ as a Cooking Show With Burly Gay Hosts
Once upon a time, there were three bears who lived in a house deep in the sun-dappled woods. In the most famous version of the classic fairytale, a wee lass named Goldilocks wanders into the home of a...

October 20, 2017

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PRWeek UK Awards Winners 2017: Issues & Crisis Management
Taking home the Issues & Crisis Management award this year is Weber Shandwick, whose Gender-Neutral Titles video for HSBC helped blaze a trail in banking for LGBT+ customers.

October 19, 2017

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Data will help news media serve LGBT community, marketers
Initial survey research has been done on the LGBT community, but marketers will want more information on this audience as its acceptance and influence grows.

October 18, 2017

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Study shows Americans overestimate the number of gay people in the US — with serious side effects
People who overestimated the number of gay and lesbian people in the U.S. were also more likely to oppose policies protecting LGBTQ rights.

October 13, 2017

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Nixon Peabody's On-Site Incubator a Boost for LGBT Entrepreneurs
The firm has donated 2,300 square feet of its 16th floor San Francisco office and partnered with a nonprofit business accelerator to launch the StartOut Growth Lab.

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Businesses Lead the Way - Corporate America has discovered that having LGBT-friendly policies helps the bottom line
Corporate America has discovered that having LGBT-friendly policies helps the bottom line.

October 07, 2017

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Conde Nast launches digital platform for LGBTQ community
Condé Nast will become the first media giant to launch a brand specifically at the LBGTQ community. The publisher on Wednesday said that it was launching a digital platform on Oct. 26, to be ca...

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Watch: Virgin highlights LGBT+ holidays discrimination in straight couple spoof

October 06, 2017

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Los Angeles Public Relations Veteran Ryan Croy Launches PR and Digital Marketing Agency PublicHaus
Croy Partners with Digital Strategist Natacha Gaymer-Jones to Upend Traditional Agency Model with Collective-Based Platform

October 04, 2017

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Pink Banana Media Updates - October 2017
Some of the latest updates from Pink Banana Media and the #ILoveGay network, including #VisitGayVA, our latest new ambassadors and LGBTQ influencers, as well as LGBT New Media programs including RawSe...

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Global Adult Stores Market 2017-2021: Growing Demand From LGBT Population
The global adult stores market is forecast to grow at a CAGR of 5.94% during the period 2017-2021. The report, Global Adult Stores Market 2017-2021, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analy...

October 02, 2017

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CMI’s 18th Annual Conference on LGBT Tourism & Hospitality
Please join tourism and hospitality leaders, expert speakers and your new and old friends at CMI’s 18th Conference on LGBT Tourism & Hospitality. This conference has been thriving for eighte...

October 01, 2017

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LGBT Laywers Practicing in Texas
The State Bar of Texas annually collects demographic data about Texas lawyers, but it doesn't ask about their status as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or questioning.

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Gay couple who appear in McCain's advert subjected to homophobic abuse
Lee and Mat Samuels-Camozzi have been taken out of the new 'We Are Family' advert following a backlash.

September 29, 2017

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Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce Hosts LGBT Business Committee 2017 Fall Mixer on October 11
On October 11, the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce’s LGBT Business Committee will host its 2017 Fall Mixer from 5:30-7:30pm at the Even Hotel Brooklyn. The event, co-sponsored by Alliance Homecare,...

September 28, 2017

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Destinations, Tourism & Hospitality: Working with LGBTQ Influencers & Digital New Media in 2018
Join us November 1-3, 2017 in San Francisco, where we'll be with a few hundred of our closest LGBT travel friends learning and networking about some of the latest trends and topics in LGBT tourism &am...

September 26, 2017

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Intimate Time With SCRUFF Founder Johnny Skandros
An interview with Johnny Skandros, founder of Scruff, a gay dating app where men exchange photos, texts and preferences before deciding whether to meet.

September 23, 2017

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Lululemon taps a group of diverse activists and LGBTQ trailblazers for its first global campaign for men
The campaign features rapper Zebra Katz and out Olympic boxer Orlando Cruz.

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Hornet Becomes First Gay Social Network to Present at Advertising Week New York
Hornet, the world's premier gay social network, today announced that president and co-founder, Sean Howell will be speaking at Advertising Week New York, the world's leading event for marketing, brand...

September 22, 2017

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GLAAD Amplified: LGBTQ Voices in Advertising
Advertising Week's Premier and Only LGBTQ Panel and Networking Event In a remarkable year of change, meet the advertisers who exceeded expectations. Featuring a distinguished panel of top advertising ...

September 21, 2017

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NGLCC | Supplier in the Spotlight: Michael Albany Photography
A picture is worth a thousand words, but capuring the right image is often easier said than done. Michael Albany has been a photographer for over 15 years and is trained to capture the perfect moment ...

September 19, 2017

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Black & White Gala - November 2, 2017
The Gala featured the presentation of the CGLCC Business Leadership Awards. It was hosted by the very funny Gavin Crawford ?and featured a knockout performance by Juno Award winning artist Divine Brow...

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First Ever LGBT Meeting Professionals Association Educational Workshop Series
Learn from the best! Workshops are designed by leaders in the LGBT meeting industry to help you gain new knowledge. They are created specifically to empower your meetings for greater inclusion and com...

September 16, 2017

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To Understand “Gay Community,” Researchers Need to Add Nuance to the Numbers
“Gay community” is a phrase one hears tossed about all the time, from politicians and health officials to activists and everyday gays themselves. But what does it really mean?

September 12, 2017

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Community Marketing & Insights - 18th Conference on LGBT Tourism & Hospitality - November 1-3, 2017 • San Francisco
The preliminary agenda has been posted on the conference website. Lots of fantastic and fascinating new content for 2017!

September 11, 2017

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Some Breakout Tweets from #ILoveGay Network - September 2017
We've had some excellent "breakout" Tweets over the past few months... following the strategy and guidelines described in the links below

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Fresh Air, NPR host share stage and stories at LGBTQ Philadelphia conference
When two famous radio interviewers share a stage things can get a little complicated But Ari Shapiro and Terry Gross easily worked it out At the National Association for LGBTQ journalists conference

September 08, 2017

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Some Breakout Tweets from #ILoveGay Network - September 2017

September 07, 2017

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Pink Banana Media eNewsletter - September 2017
We look forward to seeing all of our #LGBTBiz and #Drag friends this weekend in #GayNYC!

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The Advocate, Out, Pride, Plus, LGBT.com Under New Ownership
The Largest LGBT Media Company Changes Control in a Management Buy-Out Led by Media Investor and High Times CEO Adam Levin.

September 05, 2017

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Evolve from Being an Early Adopter to an Industry Leader with Matt Skallerud, President of Pink Banana Media
Matt Skallerud serves as the President of Pink Banana Media, an online marketing business specializing in targeting LGBTQ consumers via content marketing, social media, programmatic ad banners, mobile...

September 01, 2017

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GNetwork360 10th Anniversary Conference – Buenos Aires – Aug 17 2017
The next day's programming at GNetwork360 had a variety of presentations, including more details on LGBT travel research by Jeffrey Eslinger of DK Shifflet, NYC travel by Donna Keren of NYC & Comp...

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There's Been a Media Shakeup in the World of German-Speaking LGBTQ People
It's been announced that blu media, the leading queer German media company, has purchased parts of Bruno Gmünder, including its 'Spartacus' brands.

August 29, 2017

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NAGLREP is turning 10 in style: 40 speakers, 700 guests
The National Association of Gay and Lesbian Real Estate Professionals (NAGLREP)'s Oct. meeting is said to be the largest LGBT+ and allied real estate event.

August 28, 2017

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GNetwork360 10th Anniversary Conference – Buenos Aires – Aug 16 2017
The team at GNetwork360, headed up by Pablo De Luca and Gustavo Noguera, outdid themselves this year with their 10th Anniversary LGBT International Business & Tourism Conference, held at the st&he...

August 24, 2017

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This Pride Ad by the Swedish Armed Forces Conveys a Simple Message About LGBT Rights
For Stockholm Pride earlier this month, the Swedish Armed Forces posted on social media the simple image of a pair of army boots adorned with rainbow-colored la

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PRESSING QUESTIONS: Our Lives Magazine of Madison, Wisconsin
Interview with Publisher Patrick Farabaugh... PPQ: What feature or features of Our Lives have been the most popular with readers? Publisher Patrick Farabaugh: Every January we publish our “...

August 23, 2017

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Master LGBTQ Social Media with Pink Banana
Pink Banana Media of Matt Skallerud shares why marketing to LGBTQ people is so profitable and how doing so can help our community thrive even more.

August 18, 2017

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'Billion Dollar Roundtable' Now Includes LGBT, Disability, And Veteran-Owned Businesses In Corporate Supply Chains
The National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC), the business voice of the LGBT community, and the USBLN (US Business Leadership Network), the disability inclusion business resource, are pl...

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Acne taps couple Kordale and Kaleb as the first black LGBT family to rep a high-fashion brand
Kordale Lewis and Kaleb Anthony went viral in 2014 after posting a photo of them taming their daughters' hair.

August 17, 2017

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McCain takes ‘bold’ step to deal with misrepresentation of modern families in advertising
The frozen food brand wants to be famous for shining a light on diversity as it sets a new direction for the brand focused on modern families.

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