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?

Tourism campaign touts Toronto’s diversity

Tourism campaign touts Toronto’s diversity


The views are different here in “Canada’s downtown,” proclaims a new campaign from Tourism Toronto.


Matt Skallerud's insight:

Just released on Monday morning, the ad spot features ballet dancers riding the TTC, a kid flipping his bat like José Bautista, the vibrant energy of Chinatown, a Raptors game, a Drake concert and Pride weekend — all crammed in to just over a minute.

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.

Beyond Proud, LGBT Toronto

Beyond Proud, LGBT Toronto


In April of this year, I joined ten US meeting and event planners for a three-day “Men About Town” experience organized by Tourism Toronto. It was my seventh excursion to Toronto since first visiting two decades ago, and most entertaining, and eye-opening, by far.


Matt Skallerud's insight:

My early ventures were of the in-out variety, and not the pleasurable kind, but as a dot.com “executive” somewhat at sea in the role. There were no real touches, just taxis, windowless meeting rooms, corporate hotels, and lobby bars, which did little to disprove Toronto’s then prevailing reputation as an Americanized, corporatized yawn. Or, as the late-actor Peter Ustinov once remarked, “Toronto is a kind of New York operated by the Swiss.”

Pink Triangle Press names David Walberg as executive director

Pink Triangle Press names David Walberg as executive director


Walberg succeeds Ken Popert to become second ED in the company’s history

Excluding police from Pride parade is a big blow to equality

Excluding police from Pride parade is a big blow to equality


“It is difficult for me to understand what gives Black Lives Matter the right to command obedience from Pride parade organizers as to who may participate,” writes Shirley Bush of Toronto. “The whole basis of Pride is openness, inclusion and fairness.”