Stonewall Inn Project to Preserve Stories Behind a Gay Rights Monument

Stonewall Inn Project to Preserve Stories Behind a Gay Rights Monument


A $1 million grant will go toward conserving the oral histories of those who lived through the 1969 riots.

Why these LGBT groups are protesting Pride

Why these LGBT groups are protesting Pride


As New York's Pride week kicks off, attendees may see displays of division within the LGBT community. #NoJusticeNoPride, an LGBTQ+ group whose blockade of the Capital Pride Parade in Washington, D.C., drew national headlines and mixed reactions from parade-goers June 10, plans to do it again at New York's parade June 25.

Our Stories, Ourselves: Overcoming Stigma to Build Authentic Workplaces With NYU Law Professor Kenji Yoshino

Our Stories, Ourselves: Overcoming Stigma to Build Authentic Workplaces With NYU Law Professor Kenji Yoshino


Kenji Yoshino, Chief Justice Earl Warren Professor of Constitutional Law at NYU School of Law, discusses the concept of covering in the workplace and his own experiences with having to downplay his identity. Kenji discusses the legal implications of covering, as well as the value to organizations of creating a culture where people can bring their full selves to work. He also shares how he is bringing in experts in theatre and improvisation to assist in teaching the concepts of diversity, inclusion and belonging to legal students.

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