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When Tom Atwood decided to launch himself into fine art photography, it was mostly because he wanted to see a different image of gay men. Until not long ago, most
Murals take center stage in a book that also covers residents, restaurants, architecture and culture
Queer Muslims who are seeking a safe space to pray, asking the question: am I a sinner or not? Imams identifying as feminists; transgender people wh
tOpening Night at The Dali Museum & Mahaffey Theate
The evening networking begins at The Dali Museum, the largest collection of the surrealist painter's works outside of his native Spain. Attendees will have a chance to view the collection and enjoy cocktails and light hors d'oeuvres before moving to the neighboring Mahaffey Theater, the city's waterfront performing arts venue, for more food and drinks plus live music.
Attendees of this year's fundraising event to benefit the IGLTA Foundation are in for a special treat. Join us for cocktails and hors d'oeuvres alongside the astonishing collection of world-renowned artist Dale Chihuly’s unique glasswork. The Chihuly Collection is the first installation of his art in a building designed specifically for that purpose. Proceeds from ticket sales benefit the Foundation's efforts to inspire the next generation of LGBTQ travel professionals through education, research and leadership development.
Trans entrepreneur Vivienne Ming on the queer brain drain in America's boardrooms.
#BareNakedTruth is a stunning photo project made up of nude portraits accompanied by stories from people in the LGBT community.
Shayne Oliver and Pieter Hugo continue to celebrate Jamaica's marginalized, homosexual community.
As his early photographic work finally comes into the light, Colombian artist Miguel Ángel Rojas discusses his 50-year career and his country’s history of queer subcultures.
The Mexican lotería card game is a cultural staple for Latinos — which now has a queer, identity-based twist thanks to Chicano artist Félix Frédéric d'Eon. The 36-year-old Latino calls it "Gay Lotería."
"I honestly feel that in my own small way I am helping to move the conversation forward towards a greater acceptance of love and understanding."
StartOut, a national non-profit organization that supports, educates and connects LGBTQ entrepreneurs, today announced the launch of its online platform, the StartOut Community. It is designed to address the multifaceted needs of LGBTQ entrepreneurs.
The primary goals of this digital portal are to accelerate the ability of LGBTQ founded and run companies to reach sustainable success, showcase the significant contributions StartOut members make to societies all over the world, and help level the economic playing field for LGBTQ entrepreneurs.
It’s commonplace to think that a person’s sexual orientation is a private matter and irrelevant in business. After Apple CEO Tim Cook came out as a gay man, a substantial portion of social media comments, tweets, and shares asked, “Why would he do this?” which seems to imply that, first, no one should care, and second, people don’t want to know Cook’s orientation. But conventional wisdom is wrong. Research suggests that, for LGBT entrepreneurs at least, and perhaps others in their orbit, being “out” is relevant in many ways.
There have been only a handful of articles, conference and research papers, and chapters written about lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) entrepreneurs. In 2005, Syracuse University’s Minet Schindehutte and two coauthors published the largest study ever undertaken until that point of LGB entrepreneurs in the United States. Their data set included responses from more than 300 LGB founding business owners and clearly established that LGB entrepreneurs, when starting their companies, face greater obstacles than their straight counterparts. Being LGB adversely affected their ability to engage suppliers, obtain licenses, market their businesses, hire employees, and access loans from commercial banks.