To Understand “Gay Community,” Researchers Need to Add Nuance to the Numbers

To Understand “Gay Community,” Researchers Need to Add Nuance to the Numbers


“Gay community” is a phrase one hears tossed about all the time, from politicians and health officials to activists and everyday gays themselves. But what does it really mean?

Some Breakout Tweets from #ILoveGay Network - September 2017

Some Breakout Tweets from #ILoveGay Network - September 2017


We've had some excellent "breakout" Tweets over the past few months... following the strategy and guidelines described in the links below

Pink Banana Media eNewsletter - September 2017

Pink Banana Media eNewsletter - September 2017


We look forward to seeing all of our #LGBTBiz and #Drag friends this weekend in #GayNYC!

The Advocate, Out, Pride, Plus, LGBT.com Under New Ownership

The Advocate, Out, Pride, Plus, LGBT.com Under New Ownership


The Largest LGBT Media Company Changes Control in a Management Buy-Out Led by Media Investor and High Times CEO Adam Levin.

Evolve from Being an Early Adopter to an Industry Leader with Matt Skallerud, President of Pink Banana Media

Evolve from Being an Early Adopter to an Industry Leader with Matt Skallerud, President of Pink Banana Media


Matt Skallerud serves as the President of Pink Banana Media, an online marketing business specializing in targeting LGBTQ consumers via content marketing, social media, programmatic ad banners, mobile smartphone apps and more. With two decades of LGBT online industry experience, Matt started his online career in 1995 with the launch of GayWired.com, which became one of the top 3 LGBTQ websites worldwide. Today, he empowers his clients to reach the LGBTQ market using the most advanced techniques taking hold in the online marketing world today. I had the pleasure of sitting down with Matt at the 2017 National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce Conference in Las Vegas to discuss his business, being an out boss, and picking his brain on how the next generation of LGBTQ leaders can bring their whole selves to work.

There's Been a Media Shakeup in the World of German-Speaking LGBTQ People

There's Been a Media Shakeup in the World of German-Speaking LGBTQ People


It's been announced that blu media, the leading queer German media company, has purchased parts of Bruno Gmünder, including its 'Spartacus' brands.

GNetwork360 10th Anniversary Conference – Buenos Aires – Aug 16 2017

GNetwork360 10th Anniversary Conference – Buenos Aires – Aug 16 2017


The team at GNetwork360, headed up by Pablo De Luca and Gustavo Noguera, outdid themselves this year with their 10th Anniversary LGBT International Business & Tourism Conference, held at the st…

PRESSING QUESTIONS: Our Lives Magazine of Madison, Wisconsin

PRESSING QUESTIONS: Our Lives Magazine of Madison, Wisconsin


Interview with Publisher Patrick Farabaugh... PPQ: What feature or features of Our Lives have been the most popular with readers? Publisher Patrick Farabaugh: Every January we publish our “Love List” to recognize and celebrate our readers’ relationships. Hundreds of relationships from every corner of the state submit their relationship along with a photo for inclusion. It always creates a really moving portrait of what LGBTQ love looks like across Wisconsin

Master LGBTQ Social Media with Pink Banana

Master LGBTQ Social Media with Pink Banana


Pink Banana Media of Matt Skallerud shares why marketing to LGBTQ people is so profitable and how doing so can help our community thrive even more.

Matt Skallerud's insight:

Wow!!!!  Thanks Debt Free Guys for the incredible opportunity to talk about LGBT media, business and the ever-growing world of influencers.  "Why speaking with people is more effective than speaking to people on social... Speaking to drives traffic via headlines, news clips.. Speaking with involves sharing, retweeting"

'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™).

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

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.

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.

Business Leaders on SB 4’s Economic Impact: ‘We All Have Something to Lose’

Business Leaders on SB 4’s Economic Impact: ‘We All Have Something to Lose’


A study by the grassroots organization Texas Works Together says Senate Bill 4 will cost between 165,000 to 248,000 jobs in Texas.

Gay.com Has New Home with the Center

Gay.com Has New Home with the Center


Ownership of the popular internet domain Gay.com has been transferred to the Los Angeles LGBT Center. The domain, estimated to be worth millions of dollars, was most recently an online hub for LGBT people looking for a community. It will now direct people to the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s newly launched blog, Vanguard.