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PRESSING QUESTIONS: Dallas Voice and OUT North Texas

PRESSING QUESTIONS: Dallas Voice and OUT North Texas | LGBT Online Media, Marketing and Advertising | Scoop.it

Geographic coverage area: North Texas, more specifically Dallas/Fort Worth. We are distributed to more than 400 distribution locations in five counties, 23 cities and 62 zip codes. 

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June 2017 Updates from Pink Banana Media - Happy Pride

June 2017 Updates from Pink Banana Media - Happy Pride | LGBT Online Media, Marketing and Advertising | Scoop.it

Check out some of our latest updates for June 2017, LGBTQ Pride Month around the world!  We'll be in Southern California in June, both for Orange County Pride and to conduct a workshop focused on how to maximize your company's outreach on Twitter.

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Also learn more about our #ILoveGay Ambassador program, as well as other LGBT business events coming to the US and Canada this summer.

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Richard Gray and Alexis Dinyovszky Join Board of LGBT Meeting Professionals Association

Richard Gray and Alexis Dinyovszky Join Board of LGBT Meeting Professionals Association | LGBT Online Media, Marketing and Advertising | Scoop.it

Growing Organization Attracts Industry Experts - The LGBT Meeting Professionals Association (LGBT MPA) announces Alexis Dinyovszky and Richard Gray are new members of their board of directors. Dinyovszky is the President of the Board of Directors for the Southern Comfort (SoCo) Conference Organization and Gray is the Managing Director for the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention and Visitors Bureau. Both executives bring years of experience in the LGBT professional community. 

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Chinese company to buy US gay app Grindr

Chinese company to buy US gay app Grindr | LGBT Online Media, Marketing and Advertising | Scoop.it

Chinese company Beijing Kunlun Tech has announced on Tuesday that it will acquire remaining 38.47% stake in the world's largest gay social network app Grindr for $152m.

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PRESSING QUESTIONS: The Rainbow Times of Boston

PRESSING QUESTIONS: The Rainbow Times of Boston | LGBT Online Media, Marketing and Advertising | Scoop.it

Interview with: Publisher Gricel M. Ocasio and Editor in Chief Nicole C. Lashomb, the publication’s co-founders

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Pennsylvania Awards Contract to Conduct First-Ever Disparity Study on Small Diverse Businesses in State Government Contracting

Pennsylvania Awards Contract to Conduct First-Ever Disparity Study on Small Diverse Businesses in State Government Contracting | LGBT Online Media, Marketing and Advertising | Scoop.it

Pennsylvania Department of General Services Deputy Secretary for Diversity, Inclusion and Small Business Opportunities Kerry L. Kirkland today announced that BBC Research & Consulting (Browne, Bortz & Coddington) of Denver, CO has been awarded the contract to conduct Pennsylvania's first-ever comprehensive disparity study on small diverse businesses in state government contracting. 

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Orlando's LGBT chamber grows, wins national award

Orlando's LGBT chamber grows, wins national award | LGBT Online Media, Marketing and Advertising | Scoop.it
Orlando’s growing chamber of commerce for gay business owners was named Chamber of the Year by a national affiliate.
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Hey Pepsi, Here's How It's Done. Heineken Takes On Our Differences, and Nails It

Hey Pepsi, Here's How It's Done. Heineken Takes On Our Differences, and Nails It | LGBT Online Media, Marketing and Advertising | Scoop.it

A feminist and a dude who feels awfully oppressed walk into a warehouse... It sounds like the beginning of a joke, but it’s actually the setup for Heineken’s “Worlds Apart” experiment. Created by Publicis London, it’s being billed as the antidote to Pepsi’s obtusely pop-candy take on our messy political reality.

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Instead of positioning resistance as the new Coachella, Heineken takes a more measured approach. Ahead of the operation, it filmed six people stating strongly held beliefs—that men are oppressed, that the fight for feminism is far from over; that climate change is real or “piffle”; that transgender people need a voice; that “transgender” is nonsense semantics. Those unwitting candidates were then paired with their opposites and sent together into warehouses, where they found themselves with some instructions and a piece of furniture to build. Guess what it is?

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LGBT business owners use identity to build entrepreneurship

LGBT business owners use identity to build entrepreneurship | LGBT Online Media, Marketing and Advertising | Scoop.it
At a time when coming out is still a life-changing move, more lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender entrepreneurs are identifying their businesses as part of the LGBT community.
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Hong Kong urged to do more to attract the pink dollar

Hong Kong urged to do more to attract the pink dollar | LGBT Online Media, Marketing and Advertising | Scoop.it
One example is a bid to get Hong Kong to host the Gay Games in 2022; organisers say the athletics event could draw in HK$1 billion for the city
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Davler Media Group Buys LGBTQ Magazine and Teases New Quarterly

Davler Media Group Buys LGBTQ Magazine and Teases New Quarterly | LGBT Online Media, Marketing and Advertising | Scoop.it
Metrosource joins Davler as the publisher prepares to launch design vertical, Exuberance.
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Pride and Prejudice Interview with Tony Tenicela of IBM

Pride and Prejudice Interview with Tony Tenicela of IBM | LGBT Online Media, Marketing and Advertising | Scoop.it

Diversity is my passion and it is an integral part of who I am. From an early age, I was exposed to different cultures, languages, customs, and beliefs being encouraged by my parents to see these differences as energizing, engaging, and ultimately freeing. Embracing the “other” in the world enabled me to ultimately embrace my own sense of self –to accept and nurture my own differences. As a result, when I joined IBM back in 1996, I was an openly gay Hispanic man with a drive for making an impact.

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IBM was attractive to me as an employer primarily due to the company’s global reputation for driving diversity and inclusion and its longstanding commitment to the LGBT community. The company has consistently taken the lead on inclusive policies – long before it was required by law. In 1953, IBM issued the first Equal Opportunity Policy letter, more than ten years before the United States’ Civil Rights Act of 1964. The company then incorporated Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity or Expression into the letter in 1984 and 2002, respectively. In addition to IBM’s impressive record on diversity and inclusion globally, my reason for joining IBM was the group of interviewers who proudly embodied the company’s all-inclusive and respectful culture. The authenticity that characterised those conversations made a lasting impression on me.

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The LGBT "TwitterSphere" - This is Where the LGBT Eyeballs are Going Today!

The LGBT "TwitterSphere" - This is Where the LGBT Eyeballs are Going Today! | LGBT Online Media, Marketing and Advertising | Scoop.it

We're going to go out on a limb here, stick our necks out, and make a strong statement - we believe the "TwitterSphere" is at a unique place in history, sitting on the edge of its tipping point.  We believe it's sitting at that very same inflection point the Internet was back in the late 90's, when most people were accessing it via AOL, Netscape was the dominant browser, and a comment we heard time and time again was "the Internet is simply the CB radio of our time... it too shall pass".

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Fast forward to today, and with everything that's taken place since then, including the dot com bust and the subsequent growth of strong Internet-based businesses from all facets of life and industry, it's easy to see that doubting the direction and growth of the Internet was misguided at best.

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San Francisco-Based Digital Marketing Agency, BSTRO, Partners with NAMWOLF

San Francisco-Based Digital Marketing Agency, BSTRO, Partners with NAMWOLF | LGBT Online Media, Marketing and Advertising | Scoop.it

BSTRO, an LGBT/Woman-owned digital marketing agency in San Francisco, Vancouver, and New York, announced a partnership with the National Association of Minority and Women-Owned Law Firms (NAMWOLF) this week, to elevate their online presence and branding to better reflect their organization.

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The Business of Pride 2017: The San Francisco Business Times celebrates its third annual Business of Pride Special Edition

The Business of Pride 2017: The San Francisco Business Times celebrates its third annual Business of Pride Special Edition | LGBT Online Media, Marketing and Advertising | Scoop.it

Articles, stories & videos from some of the LGBT movers and shakers from the San Francisco business community.

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LGBT small businesses say their diversity is a money-maker

LGBT small businesses say their diversity is a money-maker | LGBT Online Media, Marketing and Advertising | Scoop.it
Entrepreneurs urged to use networking, workshops, their own diversity to boost their businesses
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Rhode Island’s Options Celebrates 35 Years

Rhode Island’s Options Celebrates 35 Years | LGBT Online Media, Marketing and Advertising | Scoop.it

Options, Rhode Island’s longest running LGBT publication, is marking its 35th anniversary. To celebrate, the publication put on a gala celebration in downtown Providence on May 20, 2017. The publication has undergone many changes through the years, starting as a newsletter produced in conjunction with AIDS Care Ocean State and evolving into a glossy monthly magazine. “The dedication of our volunteers is the only reason Options has survived,” Kyle McKendall, the publication’s executive director, said while mingling with writers, readers and other supporters.

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South Florida website launches print publication

South Florida website launches print publication | LGBT Online Media, Marketing and Advertising | Scoop.it

OutClique, a glossy monthly LGBT publication based in Miami, began life as a website three years ago. Steven Evans, the CEO and editor in chief, along with Darren Loll, chief information officer, came up with the concept for the magazine.

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NGLCC Global 5th LGBT Summit of the Americas – Hosted by CGLCC

NGLCC Global 5th LGBT Summit of the Americas – Hosted by CGLCC | LGBT Online Media, Marketing and Advertising | Scoop.it
An event for businesses looking to expand domestic and global opportunities. In collaboration with the US-based National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC), the Summit will expand business…
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Marketsmith, NJ's Premier Women-Owned, LGBT Marketing Agency, Ranks in NJ's Top 20 Best Places to Work, Also the Coolest

Marketsmith, NJ's Premier Women-Owned, LGBT Marketing Agency, Ranks in NJ's Top 20 Best Places to Work, Also the Coolest | LGBT Online Media, Marketing and Advertising | Scoop.it
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Trends in LGBT Nightlife

Trends in LGBT Nightlife | LGBT Online Media, Marketing and Advertising | Scoop.it
Social interaction fuels the human spirit. The simple act of sharing your life openly offers profound and empowering effects that help us feel
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Guadagno sticks to business in talk to LGBT Chamber of Commerce

Guadagno sticks to business in talk to LGBT Chamber of Commerce | LGBT Online Media, Marketing and Advertising | Scoop.it
The speech to the LGBT Chamber came a month after Guadagno canceled a roundtable appearance with Garden State Equality, the state’s primary gay rights organization.
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New Jersey LGBT Chamber Seeks to Raise Success Rate for Diverse Businesses

New Jersey LGBT Chamber Seeks to Raise Success Rate for Diverse Businesses | LGBT Online Media, Marketing and Advertising | Scoop.it

Nationally, LGBT businesses contributed more than a trillion dollars to the US economy and more than 30,000 jobs in 2015 with numbers continually on the rise.* In New Jersey, the NJ LGBT Chamber of Commerce wants to elevate the profile of these businesses in the tri-state region.

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On April 11th at 8:30am, the NJ LGBT Chamber will host an ongoing breakfast series held this month at the Renaissance Meadowlands Hotel in Rutherford, NJ to tackle key issues facing LGBT friendly and allied businesses. Speakers such a Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno, Ryan Blake of BCB Community Bank and PSEG Chief Diversity Officer, Ellen Lambert will be on hand at the breakfast to offer their insight and advice to business owners.

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Out, The Advocate rumored to be up for sale

Out, The Advocate rumored to be up for sale | LGBT Online Media, Marketing and Advertising | Scoop.it

Here Media is putting Out and The Advocate up for sale, Media Ink has learned. Sources say Here has hired Houlihan Lokey to shop the two magazines and their related digital sites catering to the LGBT crowd.

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While the magazines are said to barely break even, their gay and lesbian-themed Web sites are money makers, bringing a profit of about $3 million for the combined print and digital operation on revenue of about $15 million.  The titles since 2009 have been owned by Los Angeles-based Here, which operates it through Regent Entertainment Media.

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The state of LGBT+ representation in ads

The state of LGBT+ representation in ads | LGBT Online Media, Marketing and Advertising | Scoop.it
As LGBT+ history month concludes, Dentsu Aegis Network's diversity and inclusion manager looks at how far we have yet to go with LGBT+ inclusive advertising.
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