'Billion Dollar Roundtable' Now Includes LGBT, Disability, And Veteran-Owned Businesses In Corporate Supply Chains

'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 pleased to share that The Billion Dollar Roundtable voted to expand their criteria of diverse businesses counted toward a corporation's billion dollar supply chain spend on diverse-owned businesses to include: certified LGBT Business Enterprises (LGBTBEs), Disability-Owned Business Enterprises (DOBEs®), Service-Disabled Veteran Disability-Owned Business Enterprises (SDV-DOBE™) and Veteran-Disability Owned Business Enterprises (V-DOBEs™).

Acne taps couple Kordale and Kaleb as the first black LGBT family to rep a high-fashion brand

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.

Debut for ITB Berlin’s LGBT Academy in Japan

Debut for ITB Berlin’s LGBT Academy in Japan


On 23 and 24 August 2017 the World's leading Travel Trade Show ® will host two workshops on lesbian and gay travel in Tokyo and Kyoto

McCain takes ‘bold’ step to deal with misrepresentation of modern families in advertising

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.

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.

Introducing the #ILoveGay Twitter 360° Network Package

Introducing the #ILoveGay Twitter 360° Network Package


We've taken some of the best parts of our most recent LGBT Destination Marketing Program with Influencers, and broadened its scope to include brand sponsorship, as well as corporate and small business inclusion, in social media tied to some of the top LGBTQ events happening around the world! We call it the #ILoveGay Twitter 360° Network Package!


Matt Skallerud's insight:

Events we'll have a team present at, capturing photo, video and blog content and posting via social media, include the upcoming LGBT Expo in NYC (coupled with the RuPaul DragCon New York) and World Travel Mart in London... In addition, if your organization is producing an event, such as a theatrical release, a Broadway production or perhaps a new product launch, this #ILoveGay Twitter 360° Network Package is for you.

Modern Love Podcast: Cynthia Nixon Reads ‘Dear Dad: We’ve Been Gay for a Really Long Time’

Modern Love Podcast: Cynthia Nixon Reads ‘Dear Dad: We’ve Been Gay for a Really Long Time’


On this week’s podcast, the “Sex and the City” actress reads Mary Alice Hostetter’s essay about the coming-out letters she and her brother sent to their conservative father.

Moldova’s LGBT Community Faces a Russia-Inspired Media Crackdown

Moldova’s LGBT Community Faces a Russia-Inspired Media Crackdown


Moldova’s LGBT community has come under increasing fire from a campaign to restrict their use of media and information platforms to mobilize for their rights. In an email interview, Anastasia Danilova, describes the hostile environment activists face, in part due to Russia-inspired measures, and how they are responding.

INTO Magazine Launches New Global Hub for LGBTQ Millennials

INTO Magazine Launches New Global Hub for LGBTQ Millennials


New digital lifestyle magazine INTO launched today at intomore.com created for and by global millennials. The original premium content publication aims to enhance the world's awareness of LGBTQ+ lives and issues through the distribution of high-quality news, information and entertainment not found elsewhere.


Matt Skallerud's insight:

Under the stewardship of Editor-in-Chief Zach Stafford, formerly an editor-at-large at OUT and award-winning contributor to The Guardian, INTO covers a broad range of topics including travel, entertainment, culture, politics, style, health, and more. The global news digital publication will showcase a mix of long and short form content—everything from cultural stories to provocative features, style advice to beautiful art and photography, exclusive interviews to hard-breaking journalism, all uniquely addressing issues and interests relevant to the larger LGBTQ+ community.

Provincetown Named “America’s Top Beach Town” by Travel + Leisure Magazine

Provincetown Named “America’s Top Beach Town” by Travel + Leisure Magazine


Readers of Travel + Leisure Magazine have voted Provincetown as America’s Top Beach Town. In this year’s America’s Favorite Places Survey, readers named the town, stating that “a winning trifecta of gorgeous natural scenery, charming architecture and an everyone-is-welcome cultural scene, earned Provincetown top honors. “Considering everything else we have, our art colony and all …

The first trans-gay migrant caravan arrives at US border, seeking asylum

The first trans-gay migrant caravan arrives at US border, seeking asylum


A caravan of 16 LGBTQI migrants — called the Rainbow 16 — surrendered themselves to U.S. border officials on Thursday and are now being held by ICE.

How Did Nepal Become a Global LGBT Rights Beacon?

How Did Nepal Become a Global LGBT Rights Beacon?


Members of Nepal’s LGBT community were once openly derided as “social pollutants,” but now enjoy social and political rights—including legal recognition of a third gender—that put the country ahead of much of the rest of the world. In an email interview, Kyle Knight examines the tactics used and the victories gained.

Jordanian Rapper Emsallam Hdaib Talks About LGBTQ+ Rights, Freedom of Expression, and Resistance

Jordanian Rapper Emsallam Hdaib Talks About LGBTQ+ Rights, Freedom of Expression, and Resistance


“Sometimes it feels like Jordan is an open air prison especially when you think of visiting the nearest countries to it.”

Meet the Queer Woman Who’s Creating a Safe Space for LGBT Muslim Leaders

Meet the Queer Woman Who’s Creating a Safe Space for LGBT Muslim Leaders


Urooj Arshad wants people to know that LGBT Muslims exist — and lead, too.

Open Benches — more than just a data-collection exercise

Open Benches — more than just a data-collection exercise


I’ve watched Terence and Elizabeth Eden’s openbenches.org develop over the past few weeks (and done some testing..!). OpenBenches is a site for capturing information about memorial benches — ‘A quiet…

New Ohio LGBTQ Magazine Announced

New Ohio LGBTQ Magazine Announced


Equitas Health has announced it will launch a statewide LGBTQ lifestyle publication this fall called Prizm. The publication and accompanying digital news service will focus on current events, health, arts & culture, fashion, politics, news, travel and entertainment and will serve as a resource for the LGBTQ community. The venture will serve as a new line of business and social enterprise for the not-for-profit regional community healthcare and social service delivery system.

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LGBT Dance Musician Joey Suarez Brings EDM to Mainstream

Energetic. Dynamic. Electrifying. These are just a few words to describe LGBT dance/pop musician Joey Suarez. A resident of San Antonio, Texas, Suarez spends most of his time juggling his multiple ventures which range from a brand new fashion line, Ravers Fantasy, to acting and of course his music.

Although his future is bright, the road he traveled had some dark moments. A family of 12 siblings, Suarez was an object of constant sexual abuse by his grandfather for 6 years in his own home.

This occurred shortly after his biological father was convicted of raping his two older sisters. “It’s sad to think about it, not only myself, but also most of my siblings have witnessed or experienced some

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Black and Blue 2017 – Luminocity

A Montreal 375th Special Edition!

The 27th annual edition of the Black & Blue Festival in Montreal will be presented from October 5 to 9 under the LUMINOCITY theme. This year, festival participants will celebrate Montreal’s diversity under the effects of lights —an homage to the city’s 375th Anniversary festivities.

The founding president of the BBCM Foundation, Robert J. Vezina, has organized the festival for 27 years to support organizations providing direct assistance to people with HIV/AIDS. The BBCM Foundation has already awarded more than $1.5 million in financial donations, as well as contributions such as free tickets for community organizations, products and services to the community, health promotion, etc. Black & Blue is also a tourism-related event.

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‘Richard Skipper Celebrates’ Returns To Theater Row!

Multi-Award winner Richard Skipper, who is fast becoming a New York cultural icon, returns to the stage, to his audience’s delight on September 10th 2017.

Russ Woolley proudly presents ‘Richard Skipper Celebrates’ at The Laurie Beechman Theater on Theater Row Starting September 10th, 2017

We could tell you about it, or we could show you with this Video Trailer (Below)

 

Richard Skipper has been booked as an artist in residence for a second season at The famed Laurie Beechman Theater in the series that has been packing them in, ‘Richard Skipper Celebrates’ is a talk/variety show that encourages people to celebrate each and