Black & White Gala - November 2, 2017

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 Brown. The Gala supports the CGLCC Leadership Development Fund, a dedicated fund of the Canadian Gay & Lesbian Business Education Foundation. The Fund focuses on three core pillars: business, community, and youth, providing support in the form of training and education, skills development, and opportunity building. Money raised at the Gala is used in part for the creation of a scholarship for first year MBA students that have contributed significantly to the LGBT community.

First Ever LGBT Meeting Professionals Association Educational Workshop Series

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 communication. From panel discussions to hands on workshops, the LGBT MPA course offerings will leave you with a practical understanding of actions and outcomes that will increase the success of diversity in your meetings.


Matt Skallerud's insight:

The conference structure is great for all LGBT meeting professionals and allies to meet and mingle, exchange information and connect with new and existing planners. Connect with CVBs/CVAs, hotels, suppliers, media companies and others. Last year, over 150 travel experts attended this conference.

To Understand “Gay Community,” Researchers Need to Add Nuance to the Numbers

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?

Community Marketing & Insights - 18th Conference on LGBT Tourism & Hospitality - November 1-3, 2017 • San Francisco

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!

Some Breakout Tweets from #ILoveGay Network - September 2017

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

Fresh Air, NPR host share stage and stories at LGBTQ Philadelphia conference

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

Pink Banana Media eNewsletter - September 2017

Pink Banana Media eNewsletter - September 2017


We look forward to seeing all of our #LGBTBiz and #Drag friends this weekend in #GayNYC!

The Advocate, Out, Pride, Plus, LGBT.com Under New Ownership

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.

Evolve from Being an Early Adopter to an Industry Leader with Matt Skallerud, President of Pink Banana Media

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 smartphone apps and more. With two decades of LGBT online industry experience, Matt started his online career in 1995 with the launch of GayWired.com, which became one of the top 3 LGBTQ websites worldwide. Today, he empowers his clients to reach the LGBTQ market using the most advanced techniques taking hold in the online marketing world today. I had the pleasure of sitting down with Matt at the 2017 National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce Conference in Las Vegas to discuss his business, being an out boss, and picking his brain on how the next generation of LGBTQ leaders can bring their whole selves to work.

GNetwork360 10th Anniversary Conference – Buenos Aires – Aug 17 2017

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 & Company, LGBTQ Canadian travel by David Walberg of Xtra!, social media marketing by Matt Skallerud of Pink Banana Media, and a wrap-up LGBT influencer panel including Meg Cale, Davey Wavey, Duane Wells and Jurriaan Teulings.

There's Been a Media Shakeup in the World of German-Speaking LGBTQ People

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.

NAGLREP is turning 10 in style: 40 speakers, 700 guests

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.

GNetwork360 10th Anniversary Conference – Buenos Aires – Aug 16 2017

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…

This Pride Ad by the Swedish Armed Forces Conveys a Simple Message About LGBT Rights

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

PRESSING QUESTIONS: Our Lives Magazine of Madison, Wisconsin

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 “Love List” to recognize and celebrate our readers’ relationships. Hundreds of relationships from every corner of the state submit their relationship along with a photo for inclusion. It always creates a really moving portrait of what LGBTQ love looks like across Wisconsin