After Fleeing Bias at Home, Gay Russians Say It Persists in Brooklyn

After Fleeing Bias at Home, Gay Russians Say It Persists in Brooklyn


On Saturday, about 200 people rallied in Brighton Beach to protest discrimination in what was described as the country’s first Russian-speaking march for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.

48 Hours in the Big Apple - The Greatest City in the World

48 Hours in the Big Apple - The Greatest City in the World


Ah, my home town. While there’s no way possible to fit the entire city into 48 hours, I’m here to give you some of the highlights that take you from the Financial District  in lower Manhattan, up to the Upper West Side. And if you’re in the city and need a tour guide, I’ve got …

LGBT Week NYC 2017 Evening Receptions

LGBT Week NYC 2017 Evening Receptions


This year we have an incredible line-up of evening events during LGBT Week NYC May 15-19, 2017, including an opening reception on Monday, and events Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evening, as follows.

It's All About LGBT Tourism in May - LGBT Week NYC and IGLTA

It's All About LGBT Tourism in May - LGBT Week NYC and IGLTA


Beginning next week, it seems the theme is all about LGBT Tourism!  Starting on May 3rd, the global LGBT tourism industry will be descending upon St. Petersburg, FL for the IGLTA Convention, an incredible event bringing LGBT tourism professionals together from all around the world.  We'll be there, and we look forward to connecting with many of you then... remember the hashtag is #IGLTA2017, and if you're really feeling into it, you can help make May 3-7, 2017 become an IGLTA #GayTravel hashtag takeover!!!


Matt Skallerud's insight:

Then, on May 16th, as part of LGBT Week NYC, Community Marketing & Insights, in partnership with IGLTA, is bringing us the 3rd Annual Symposium on LGBT Tourism & Hospitality.  Sponsored by the Argentina Tourism Office, Greater Fort Lauderdale CVB and Israel's Ministry of Tourism and held at Google's Autumn Tech Room in Chelsea, this symposium features morning and afternoon sessions, lunch and a reception, all on-site at Google for just $95 (donated to the IGLTA Foundation).

Trends in LGBT Nightlife

Trends in LGBT Nightlife


Social interaction fuels the human spirit. The simple act of sharing your life openly offers profound and empowering effects that help us feel

This Professional Cuddler Says He Has 'The Best Job In The World'

This Professional Cuddler Says He Has 'The Best Job In The World'


A new video reveals how non-sexual intimacy can change people's lives.

LGBT Week NYC May 15-19, 2017: Updated Programming Announcement

LGBT Week NYC May 15-19, 2017: Updated Programming Announcement


LGBT Week NYC is only one month away, and the programming is coming on strong for this year's event! Produced in partnership with Community Marketing & Insights, and sponsored by Rivendell Media and Argentina, it looks like this will be the biggest year yet!

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.

Spanish Anti-LGBT Group Is Bringing Its Transphobic Bus To America

Spanish Anti-LGBT Group Is Bringing Its Transphobic Bus To America


Boys have penises, girls have vulvas. Do not be fooled: If you are born a man, you are a man.

Matt Skallerud's insight:

A Spanish group that sparked outrage for commissioning a bus with an anti-transgender slogan is making plans to take their message of hate to the U.S. next week.

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.

Celebration of Courage 2017 by Outright Intl

Celebration of Courage 2017 by Outright Intl


When: Monday, May 15, 2017
6:00pm to 9:00pm
Where: Delegates Dining Room of the United Nations, U.N. Headquarters



Matt Skallerud's insight:

Enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres with majestic views of the East River and the United Nations headquarters. Details about our special honorees, celebrity guests and performances will be announced shortly.

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

Stoli Vodka Honors the Legacy of LGBTQ Bartenders in the Movement for Equality

Stoli Vodka Honors the Legacy of LGBTQ Bartenders in the Movement for Equality


North America's Top LGBTQ Bartenders Compete for $15,000 in Charitable Donations and to be Named the 2017 Stoli Key West Cocktail Classic Champion

LGBT Week NYC 2017 Spotlight – LGBT New Media Symposium – May 18, 2017

LGBT Week NYC 2017 Spotlight – LGBT New Media Symposium – May 18, 2017


As LGBT Week NYC continues to take shape in the weeks ahead, we’ll be featuring key events coming to you in New York City May 15-19, 2017, a dynamic and exciting series of symposia, conferences, workshops and events, sponsored by Rivendell Media and Argentina Tourism.


Matt Skallerud's insight:

The LGBT New Media Symposium is a new addition to LGBT Week NYC this year… running from 8:30 am to 1:45 pm (including lunch) on Thursday, May 18, 2017, this morning’s sessions include a variety of highly impactful presentations around the theme of LGBT influencers, together with digital media and how this combination can impact your business in an incredibly positive way.

LGBT Influencers - How to Evaluate Partnership Opportunities and Structure Them For Success

LGBT Influencers - How to Evaluate Partnership Opportunities and Structure Them For Success


Everyone is talking about influencers, but do you know how to talk TO them, and WITH them? Boomer Billy Kolber moderates this panel of influencers, content creators and marketing experts, coaxing them to reveal the keys to success in working with influencers in today's world of YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and more! One goal of this panel will be to learn how to evaluate partnership opportunities with influencers, and structure them for success.