Inside the Trump White House’s Fight Over LGBT Rights

Inside the Trump White House’s Fight Over LGBT Rights


Don’t rely on Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner’s influence. LGBT allies are few in the Trump administration—which could spell disaster for civil rights and equality.

Pink Triangle Press names David Walberg as executive director

Pink Triangle Press names David Walberg as executive director


Walberg succeeds Ken Popert to become second ED in the company’s history

Ireland's next PM could be a gay, half-Indian, conservative politician

Ireland's next PM could be a gay, half-Indian, conservative politician


Leo Varadkar, Ireland’s minister for social protection, is the strong favourite to replace Enda Kenny as Taoiseach of Ireland.


Matt Skallerud's insight:

The 38-year-old, who came out as gay during the same-sex marriage referendum campaign in Ireland in 2015, has dropped to 2/5 with Paddy Power to become the next leader of Fine Gael, which leads a minority government.

Our Top 10 Things to Do in Gay Friendly Barcelona

Our Top 10 Things to Do in Gay Friendly Barcelona


Barcelona boasts a cosmopolitan & welcoming vibe for all types of travelers from every corner of the globe. Check out our favorite things to do in this cool

On the run from persecution: how Kenya became a haven for LGBT refugees

On the run from persecution: how Kenya became a haven for LGBT refugees


For people fleeing harsh legislation in their own countries, Kenya is offering sanctuary and the chance to live life free from fear

OUT BKK Business Network Launches in Bangkok

OUT BKK Business Network Launches in Bangkok


Community of business professionals aims to promote LGBT inclusion. Recently formed Bangkok-based LGBT network OUT BKK launched its Business Network in the city earlier this month.


Matt Skallerud's insight:

The event at SO Sofitel welcomed a large group of LGBT employees and managers to discuss best practices for LGBT inclusion in the country’s businesses.

PRESSING QUESTIONS: Out In Jersey

PRESSING QUESTIONS: Out In Jersey


Interview with Publisher Peter Frycki, by Joe Siegel
Location: Trenton, N.J.
Geographic coverage area: New Jersey and contiguous areas of neighboring New York and Pennsylvania

Pride and Prejudice Summit: Business as a Catalyst for Change in LGBT Rights

Pride and Prejudice Summit: Business as a Catalyst for Change in LGBT Rights


On March 23, 2017, The Economist Events will host its second-annual Pride and Prejudice Summit, a 24-hour event spanning three cities, Hong Kong, London and New York, that will catalyse a fresh global discussion on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) diversity and inclusion, particularly by focusing on the economic and business costs of LGBT discrimination and the profitable opportunities that lie in overcoming it.

Kannetic and Total Engagement Consulting Launch LGBT Inclusion Builder Solution

Kannetic and Total Engagement Consulting Launch LGBT Inclusion Builder Solution


Stan Kimer, President of Total Engagement Consulting by Kimer, and Darren Noy, CEO of Kannetic, today launch a new cloud-based application to assist businesses and organizations to better plan and execute their LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) diversity initiatives.

Multicult Classics Interviews Tinny Titanium

Multicult Classics Interviews Tinny Titanium


Titanium Worldwide catered to the LGBT community first; now, it’s after Atlanta residents for the automaker.


Matt Skallerud's insight:

It’s not often that a football team gets to play their first game in a new stadium as reigning world champions. But with their appearance in the Super Bowl this Sunday, the Atlanta Falcons could be exactly that when they christen Mercedes-Benz Stadium next season. This stroke of luck wasn’t part of Mercedes-Benz USA’s original plan to win over Atlanta residents, but for VP of Marketing Drew Slaven, it doesn’t hurt the brand’s chances in a town where the automaker is planting some serious roots.

National gay chamber report: Georgia fifth in nation in LGBT-owned businesses

National gay chamber report: Georgia fifth in nation in LGBT-owned businesses


Money is power, both personally and politically, and the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce attempts to quantify how much revenue LGBT-owned businesses create, and how they impact communities across the country by releasing a report called “America’s LGBT Economy.” In Atlanta, there are 44 enterprises that are at least 51 percent LGBT-owned and …

Indian brands are discovering feminism and gay rights, not the least because they sell

Indian brands are discovering feminism and gay rights, not the least because they sell


Mundane product-driven ads are no longer the standard approach.

Where do LGBT People in the U.S. Live?

Where do LGBT People in the U.S. Live?


I love gender and sexual demography. It’s incredibly important work. Understanding the size and movements of gender and sexual minority populations can help assess what kinds of resources different groups might require and where those resources would be best spent, among others things. Gary J. Gates and Frank Newport initially published results from a then-new Gallup question on gender/sexual identity in 2012-2013 (here).


Matt Skallerud's insight:

At the time, 3.4% of Americans identified as either lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender. It’s a big deal – particularly as “identity” is likely a conservative measure when it comes to assessing the size of the population of LGBT persons. After I read the report, I was critical of one element of the reporting: Gates and Newport reported proportions of LGBT persons by state. As data visualizations go, I felt the decision concealed more than it revealed.

Cleve Jones on Harvey Milk, ‘When We Rise,’ and Fighting for LGBT Equality Under Trump

Cleve Jones on Harvey Milk, ‘When We Rise,’ and Fighting for LGBT Equality Under Trump


Cleve Jones saw his mentor Harvey Milk’s dead body, and has been a passionate activist for 40 years. Now mainstream stardom beckons thanks to ABC drama ‘When We Rise.’

Inclusive Innovation Arrives in Colombia

Inclusive Innovation Arrives in Colombia


For the first time, Bogota in 2017 will host LGBT Confex, bringing an event with seven years of success in Mexico to Colombia’s capital. A historic opportunity for the city to provide a meeting place for professionals, executives, entrepreneurs, suppliers, personalities and students from various sectors who see inclusion and diversity as crucial for marketing now and in the future, LGBT Confex is the only conference of its kind in Colombia and in Latin America.


Matt Skallerud's insight:

Bogota is ready to welcome more than 20 exhibitors and more than 30 speakers and presenters on May 26 and 27, with appointments and presentations about various issues and trends related to the central theme of this year’s conference: “Inclusive Innovation: we create. we innovate. we revolutionize.”

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LGBT Week 2017 is Taking Shape for Best Year Ever

LGBT Week 2017, May 15-19, 2017 in New York, NY, is taking shape and is set to be our best week’s event thus far!  With an incredible team of partners, including Rivendell Media and Argentina, we’re also excited to welcome the folks at Hornet and Israel Tourism on board, as well as our returning sponsor, Q.Digital.

Monday starts off with some all-new programming brought to LGBT Week NYC by the folks at Slay TV.  Entitled “A Queer Media Up-Front“, this event will be a blend of networking, web series up-front and a 1-hour Q&A panel.  The event description is as follows: “Noticing the importance for diversity in media, Slay TV has combined the business models of TV production with media

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Top LGBT Business, Marketing, Technology & New Media Conferences in 2017

Every year, the number and variety of LGBT conferences with a business-to-business focus on marketing, advertising, technology & new media continue to expand and grow worldwide.  Some of the top events for 2017 include:

Pride and Prejudice – Business as a Catalyst for Change – 2017
March 23, 2017 in London, New York & Hong Kong
The Economist’s Pride and Prejudice, Business As A Catalyst For Change, is coming back in 2017 in three cities simultaneously… Hong Kong, London and New York.
Pride and Prejudice is a global, 24-hour event spanning three cities globally that will catalyse fresh debate on the economic and human costs of discrimination against the LGBT community. The event will challenge policymakers and

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New online video series to inspire and raise awareness of LGBT engineers

The Royal Academy of Engineering (Academy), InterEngineering and Mott MacDonald are launching today a new series of online videos profiling lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) engineers as part of LGBT History Month.

LGBT History Month is celebrated in February in the UK and aims to increase the visibility of LGBT people and their experiences, and to raise awareness of matters affecting the LGBT community.

As part of the month, the ‘What’s it like?’ video series is designed to inspire prospective engineers who are LGBT, as well as existing engineers who may wish to come out or transition at work. It features twenty successful LGBT role models working in a wide variety of engineering settings, from design studios to the