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Jason Somerville - Trailblazing Gay Pro Poker Player

Jason Somerville - Trailblazing Gay Pro Poker Player | LGBT Online Media, Marketing and Advertising | Scoop.it

Jason Somerville is ranked among the world’s leading poker players, with winnings in excess of $4,800,000 to date. Over the course of his nine-year career, the 26-year-old poker phenom has consistently performed well in major tournaments, including The World Series of Poker (WSOP), World Poker Tour (WPT), Spring Championship Of Online Poker (SCOOP) and others. With a distinction as being the sport’s first openly gay professional competitor, and in addition to being a valued coach, a respected player and a fierce competitor, Somerville is also a sought-after host, commentator and content creator. Somerville’s expertise and interests also include eSports (particularly, League of Legends & StarCraft) and mixed martial arts (as a UFC super-fan and black belt former instructor in karate).

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Brittney Griner, WNBA Draft Pick, Comes Out

Brittney Griner, WNBA Draft Pick, Comes Out | LGBT Online Media, Marketing and Advertising | Scoop.it

For the record: I am gay." Rapinoe, who's been dating her girlfriend -- identified in the magazine only as an Australian soccer player -- for three years, also took time...

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Another sports figure comes out... this time from the WNBA

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5 Leaders in Multicultural Digital Marketing

5 Leaders in Multicultural Digital Marketing | LGBT Online Media, Marketing and Advertising | Scoop.it

Leaders in the field of multi-cultural digital marketing discuss what it means to be a multicultural marketer today, why digital is a key component of an effective multicultural strategy, and more.

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GMAD Introduces New Director of Communications and Development

GMAD Introduces New Director of Communications and Development | LGBT Online Media, Marketing and Advertising | Scoop.it

The LGBT organization Gay Men of African Descent (GMAD) repositions Aundaray Guess to the newly developed role of Director of Communications and Development

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Nike Wants To Endorse The First Gay Pro Athlete That Comes Out In A Major Sport

Nike Wants To Endorse The First Gay Pro Athlete That Comes Out In A Major Sport | LGBT Online Media, Marketing and Advertising | Scoop.it

We've passed the tipping point to where national advertisers are no longer afraid of the gay market...

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Mixed Media: Pioneer gay athletes will soon make TV history

Mixed Media: Pioneer gay athletes will soon make TV history | LGBT Online Media, Marketing and Advertising | Scoop.it
Mixed Media: Pioneer gay athletes will soon make TV history
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Just as the movie “42” has opened, telling the story of Jackie Robinson breaking the color line in baseball, momentum seems to be building for another social barrier to fall.
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Smirnoff: Every Pairing Is Perfect

Smirnoff: Every Pairing Is Perfect | LGBT Online Media, Marketing and Advertising | Scoop.it

Facebook estimates that 2.7 million people changed their profile photos to a red and white equal sign in support of gay marriage. Learn how Smirnoff stood apart with its simple yet powerful Facebook post.


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Ernst & Young LLP Becomes First National Organization to Sponsor the 2014 Gay Games in Cleveland

Ernst & Young LLP Becomes First National Organization to Sponsor the 2014 Gay Games in Cleveland | LGBT Online Media, Marketing and Advertising | Scoop.it

Ernst & Young LLP Becomes First National Organization to Sponsor the 2014 ...

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Power to the people.

Power to the people. | LGBT Online Media, Marketing and Advertising | Scoop.it
Putting the power of message amplification into the hands of the sharer equalizes the content landscape: the person who understands the myriad behaviors by the many types of people who would be interested in sharing your specific brand of content...
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Great article summarizing the new-found power of curated content and media in today's electronically social world.

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Hoteliers balance formal ratings, user reviews

Hoteliers balance formal ratings, user reviews | LGBT Online Media, Marketing and Advertising | Scoop.it

Hoteliers say formal ratings programs and user-generated review sites share nearly equal importance.


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NGLCCNY News Blog: NGLCCNY Names New Executive Director

NGLCCNY News Blog: NGLCCNY Names New Executive Director | LGBT Online Media, Marketing and Advertising | Scoop.it

The National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) and NGLCCNY are excited to welcome Derrick M. Brown as Executive Director for NGLCCNY. Brown will begin his role as NGLCCNY’s first full-time Executive Director on April 15, 2013. 

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Travel & Leisure - LGBT Travel: Market Potential

Travel & Leisure - LGBT Travel: Market Potential | LGBT Online Media, Marketing and Advertising | Scoop.it
We provide creative intelligence to businesses operating in the consumer industries. Stylus inspires you to develop innovative products and campaigns, staying one step ahead of competitors, generating increased revenue and improved profitability.
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NYC LGBT Marketing Conference 2013 - #lgbtmarketconf: Gay and Lesbian Influencers Network (Gay2Day.com)

NYC LGBT Marketing Conference 2013 - #lgbtmarketconf: Gay and Lesbian Influencers Network (Gay2Day.com) | LGBT Online Media, Marketing and Advertising | Scoop.it
Community Marketing and Pink Banana Media’s 6th Annual Gay & Lesbian Marketing Conference will be held on April 12, 2013 at the Kimpton Eventi Hotel, New York City.
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In New York this month?  1 week left to register for this incredibly educational event... get your "1-Day Gay MBA"

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LGBT Media at Its Best - Philly Gay News

LGBT Media at Its Best - Philly Gay News | LGBT Online Media, Marketing and Advertising | Scoop.it

Philly Gay News was informed that we are journalistically one of the top 10 weekly newspapers in the nation. Not one of the top 10 LGBT weeklies, but top 10 of any kind of weekly. No other publication serving the LGBT community has ever reached this level of professional achievement.

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6th Annual LGBT Marketing Conference The Best Ever

6th Annual LGBT Marketing Conference The Best Ever | LGBT Online Media, Marketing and Advertising | Scoop.it
This past week, on Friday, April 12, 2013, Community Marketing and Pink Banana Media held their 6th annual LGBT Marketing Conference at the Eventi Hotel in New York City... and it was their best conference to date!
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Gay soccer player Robbie Rogers: "Football hid my secret"

Gay soccer player Robbie Rogers: "Football hid my secret" | LGBT Online Media, Marketing and Advertising | Scoop.it

Professional soccer player Robbie Rogers, in his first television interview since coming out earlier this year, describes...

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Nike's Big Gay-Marketing Coup - Businessweek

Nike's Big Gay-Marketing Coup - Businessweek | LGBT Online Media, Marketing and Advertising | Scoop.it

Matt Powell, a sports retail analyst at Sportsonesource, says a campaign built around a gay athlete would particularly be a hit with younger consumers, Nike's target market.


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Tonie Snell's curator insight, April 15, 2013 11:33 AM

Another organization recognizes that being competitive in global economy and reaching a broader consumer base means diversity and inclusion in marketing, hiring, etc.

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Omar Sharif Jr. joins GLAAD

Omar Sharif Jr. joins GLAAD | LGBT Online Media, Marketing and Advertising | Scoop.it

GLAAD, the US LGBT media advocacy organization, announced that the Egyptian/Canadian actor and LGBT advocate Omar Sharif Jr. will join its staff as spokesperson.

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NHL joins with group to support gay athletes

NHL joins with group to support gay athletes | LGBT Online Media, Marketing and Advertising | Scoop.it
BOSTON -- The NHL formed a partnership Thursday with You Can Play, an organization that promotes gay and lesbian equality in sports, in an effort to make the league more welcoming to gay players, fans and officials.
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Inland Northwest Business Alliance - INBA - Spokane, WA

Inland Northwest Business Alliance - INBA - Spokane, WA | LGBT Online Media, Marketing and Advertising | Scoop.it
RT @inbaspokane: Are you trying to target the #LGBT market in #Spokane? We have an Expo for that (April 18): http://t.co/JghmUQMeHv cc: @VisitSpokane @KREM2
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Openly Lesbian USA Rugby Marketing Head Wants To Grow Sport

Openly Lesbian USA Rugby Marketing Head Wants To Grow Sport | LGBT Online Media, Marketing and Advertising | Scoop.it
Outsports Openly Lesbian USA Rugby Marketing Head Wants To Grow Sport Outsports Call, who owns an ad agency, is also an LGBT activist, spearheading the successful campaign in Minnesota last November that defeated a proposed amendment to the state's...
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Bucking The Trend, Moldova Emerging As Regional Leader In LGBT Rights

Bucking The Trend, Moldova Emerging As Regional Leader In LGBT Rights | LGBT Online Media, Marketing and Advertising | Scoop.it

A.C. has spent her life striving to be perfect, in looks and behavior alike. As a child in southern Moldova, she was friendly and well-behaved. At medical school in Chisinau she spent her evening...

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Salon LGBTQ Launches First Conference for Gay and Lesbian Bloggers

Salon LGBTQ Launches First Conference for Gay and Lesbian Bloggers... 
Influential gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender social media professionals reach a demographic with over $790 billion in annual spending power.

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NGLCCNY News Blog: 10 Questions with Thomas Koveleskie

NGLCCNY News Blog: 10 Questions with Thomas Koveleskie | LGBT Online Media, Marketing and Advertising | Scoop.it
Subject: Thomas Koveleskie, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER (TM)
Location: Working on Wall Street since 1998
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IGLTA Convention 2013 - Chicago - #IGLTA2013: Gay and Lesbian Influencers Network (Gay2Day.com)

IGLTA Convention 2013 - Chicago - #IGLTA2013: Gay and Lesbian Influencers Network (Gay2Day.com) | LGBT Online Media, Marketing and Advertising | Scoop.it
The International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association’s Annual Global Convention is the world’s premier educational and networking event for the LGBT tourism industry.
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