Davler Media Group Buys LGBTQ Magazine and Teases New Quarterly

Davler Media Group Buys LGBTQ Magazine and Teases New Quarterly


Metrosource joins Davler as the publisher prepares to launch design vertical, Exuberance.

The LGBT

The LGBT "TwitterSphere" - How Do You Do It? The Unique Language of Twitter


As the second part of the LGBT TwitterSphere series of articles, this blog post focuses on the HOW of Twitter... how do you do it and how do you make it work for you?  This is key, as a large number of individuals and businesses are posting from Facebook to Twitter automatically, which just doesn't cut it.  Others are focused solely on driving traffic to their websites, and if they are an LGBT media company, their website might be the only place an advertiser is able to be promoted, not on Twitter directly

Out, The Advocate rumored to be up for sale

Out, The Advocate rumored to be up for sale


Here Media is putting Out and The Advocate up for sale, Media Ink has learned. Sources say Here has hired Houlihan Lokey to shop the two magazines and their related digital sites catering to the LGBT crowd.


Matt Skallerud's insight:

While the magazines are said to barely break even, their gay and lesbian-themed Web sites are money makers, bringing a profit of about $3 million for the combined print and digital operation on revenue of about $15 million.  The titles since 2009 have been owned by Los Angeles-based Here, which operates it through Regent Entertainment Media.

Morning Panel: Queer Identity in Media & Tech Community

Morning Panel: Queer Identity in Media & Tech Community


Venture Out 2107 is starting their day with a discussion about self-identity and representation in the media and technology sector. Building a personal brand is key in both the technology sector and within the LGBTQ2+ community. They will discuss: how do they intersect? What makes our intersectional identities unique?

LGBT Media Conference to Take Place in Orlando

LGBT Media Conference to Take Place in Orlando


LGBT journalists, bloggers, and other professionals will gather March 23-26 in Orlando for the 7th annual #LGBTMedia convention. The media members who most proudly cover the LGBT community plan to convene on March 23 at Orlando’s Rosen Centre with the specific goal of better informing each other on the current topics that most prominently impact the LGBT community. 


Matt Skallerud's insight:

The convening of journalists this year is sponsored by the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association (NLGJA) and funded by the Evelyn and Walter Haas Jr. Fund, a private family foundation based out of San Francisco that “promotes equal rights and opportunities with an emphasis on immigrants and gays and lesbians,” according to the foundation's mission statement.

“#LGBTMedia2017 is focused on giving LGBT journalists deeper insights into current topics and skills-building,” said Matt Foreman, Senior Program Director for the Haas, Jr. Fund. “Because we’ve added an extra day to the event this year, we’ll be covering a broad range of topics, including coverage of international issues and understanding journalism on trans issues.

Pride and Prejudice Interview with Tony Tenicela of IBM

Pride and Prejudice Interview with Tony Tenicela of IBM


Diversity is my passion and it is an integral part of who I am. From an early age, I was exposed to different cultures, languages, customs, and beliefs being encouraged by my parents to see these differences as energizing, engaging, and ultimately freeing. Embracing the “other” in the world enabled me to ultimately embrace my own sense of self –to accept and nurture my own differences. As a result, when I joined IBM back in 1996, I was an openly gay Hispanic man with a drive for making an impact.


Matt Skallerud's insight:

IBM was attractive to me as an employer primarily due to the company’s global reputation for driving diversity and inclusion and its longstanding commitment to the LGBT community. The company has consistently taken the lead on inclusive policies – long before it was required by law. In 1953, IBM issued the first Equal Opportunity Policy letter, more than ten years before the United States’ Civil Rights Act of 1964. The company then incorporated Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity or Expression into the letter in 1984 and 2002, respectively. In addition to IBM’s impressive record on diversity and inclusion globally, my reason for joining IBM was the group of interviewers who proudly embodied the company’s all-inclusive and respectful culture. The authenticity that characterised those conversations made a lasting impression on me.

The state of LGBT+ representation in ads

The state of LGBT+ representation in ads


As LGBT+ history month concludes, Dentsu Aegis Network's diversity and inclusion manager looks at how far we have yet to go with LGBT+ inclusive advertising.

inQ: An Incubator for Queer Thought Leadership - Friday May 19 at LGBT Week NYC

inQ: An Incubator for Queer Thought Leadership - Friday May 19 at LGBT Week NYC


This interactive program brings together LGBTQ+ thought leaders from across the sectors and living at the intersections to deliver a leading edge, experiential event.


Matt Skallerud's insight:

Advance your knowledge and expand your peer group by learning from LGBTQ+ Thought Leaders, sharing experiences and ideas in the areas of business, the arts, social impact / policy, well-being and technology.

A Beautiful Gay Wedding Features in This Ice Cream Spot

A Beautiful Gay Wedding Features in This Ice Cream Spot


Unilever ice cream brand Magnum features a stylish gay wedding in its latest spot from Spain, and introduces a new tagline: "Pleasure is diverse."

The LGBT

The LGBT "TwitterSphere" - This is Where the LGBT Eyeballs are Going Today!


We're going to go out on a limb here, stick our necks out, and make a strong statement - we believe the "TwitterSphere" is at a unique place in history, sitting on the edge of its tipping point.  We believe it's sitting at that very same inflection point the Internet was back in the late 90's, when most people were accessing it via AOL, Netscape was the dominant browser, and a comment we heard time and time again was "the Internet is simply the CB radio of our time... it too shall pass".


Matt Skallerud's insight:

Fast forward to today, and with everything that's taken place since then, including the dot com bust and the subsequent growth of strong Internet-based businesses from all facets of life and industry, it's easy to see that doubting the direction and growth of the Internet was misguided at best.

Lloyds urges advertisers to challenge image banks on diversity

Lloyds urges advertisers to challenge image banks on diversity


A lack of diversity in the stock images available from image banks is holding back advertisers’ efforts to represent an inclusive Britain.

Washington Blade to launch newspaper in Los Angeles

Washington Blade to launch newspaper in Los Angeles


The Washington Blade, the nation’s first and most acclaimed LGBT newspaper, today announced plans to launch a new publication, the Los Angeles Blade, on March 24.


Matt Skallerud's insight:

The Los Angeles Blade will cover Los Angeles and California news, politics, opinion, arts and entertainment and will feature national and international coverage from the Washington Blade’s award-winning reporting team. Troy Masters, a veteran of LGBT media, was named publisher and editor of the new venture. Veteran Los Angeles journalist Karen Ocamb was named senior contributing writer.

PG&E Sets Record with $2.85 Billion in 2016 Diverse Supplier Spend

PG&E Sets Record with $2.85 Billion in 2016 Diverse Supplier Spend


Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) today announced that it spent a record $2.85 billion with diverse suppliers in 2016, accounting for 44 percent of its total procurement. For the fifth straight year, diverse suppliers accounted for $2 billion-plus of the company’s spend and more than 40 percent of PG&E’s total spend for the fourth consecutive year.

The first-of-its-kind LGBT Corporate Canadian Index - Sun Life Financial Inc. and Manitoba Telecom

The first-of-its-kind LGBT Corporate Canadian Index - Sun Life Financial Inc. and Manitoba Telecom


The LGBT Corporate Canadian Index Company is pleased to announce the launch of the first-of-its kind LGBT index for Canada. The LGBT Corporate Canadian Index (the "LGBT CCI") is a benchmark for understanding and measuring LGBT Diversity and Inclusion ("LGBT D&I") within corporate Canada.

MCC LGBT Network Presents: LGBT Financial Planning in the Trump Era

MCC LGBT Network Presents: LGBT Financial Planning in the Trump Era


On Tuesday, March 21st the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce and its LGBT Committee will be hosting “LGBT Financial Planning in the Trump Era” at Microsoft, 11 Times Square. The event will focus on discu