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!

VIDEO: Norwegian Cruise Vlog #1 - Leaving NYC!! (Young Gay Couple)

VIDEO: Norwegian Cruise Vlog #1 - Leaving NYC!! (Young Gay Couple)


This vlog video shows our first two days aboard the Norwegian Gem; this is a 7 day caribbean cruise... well technically 8 days! We take the LIRR to NY

The Lonely, Heroic Work of a Gay Libyan Refugee in America

The Lonely, Heroic Work of a Gay Libyan Refugee in America


“I wish I could tell them it will work. But it’s a gambling process. You put your life at risk and wait.”

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.