Press Pass Q: What part of The Vital Voice is the most popular?CEO/Publisher Darin Slyman: Cover Features and profile stories. We focus on people doing amazing things in life. Some are politicians, but we do have more of a celebrity lineup over politicians. Also, smart LGBT business people who are making changes in their companies and/or heads of non-profits organization.
By any number of measures, Diane Anderson-Minshall has had a remarkable year. An award-winning journalist, author and public speaker, she serves as editor-at-large of The Advocate magazine and editor in chief of HIV Plus magazine. At HIV Plus, Anderson-Minshall oversees all of the brand’s print, digital and mobile platforms. At The Advocate, she has a regular monthly print column and also provides occasional web content.
To celebrate its sponsorship of Sydney’s Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras in February this year, ANZ commissioned artists to transform 10 ATMs into fabulous GAYTMs. The move was an outstanding success for ANZ on many levels, exceeding all expectations. But it was also a graphic – and colourful – demonstration of how the world of social media is upending convention.
UrbanLand Media (ULM) is pleased to announce the addition of a new contributing writer, James Lane... Focusing on the topic of dating, James brings a fresh perspective to this often written about topic. However, rather than focusing on the cliché bad dating experiences using dating apps such as Grindr, Manhunt, and Scruff, James will tailor his articles to topics appropriate for the modern gay male that will include, long distance relationships;balancing a successful career and dating; social implications of technology and dating; and marriage and children.
Data used by publishers and sales reps to increase ad sales - In August, Community Marketing Inc. (CMI), a gay-owned San Francisco-based consumer-research company, released its 8th annual LGBT community survey. It provides useful data for gay media publishers and their sales teams. That’s because, in addition to providing overall LGBT market-specific data, the survey also gives publication-specific data to participating gay media outlets.
This week, the long-delayed decision from the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers on the future of the new .gay generic top level domain (gTLD) was published, and the news was very bad for the LGBTQ community.
In recognition of their efforts to champion lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) equality in the workplace, Dow executives Howard Ungerleider and Louis A. Vega, were named to the OUTstanding in Business list, which honors LGBT and straight ally business leaders who actively contribute to an environment where all employees feel safe and are able to bring their whole authentic selves to work.
When I started in publishing more than 20 years ago, answering phone calls at a customer service desk, the only gay man in the industry whose name I knew was the renowned editor Michael Denneny. Most editors spend their career, however...
While I have never denied my sexuality, I haven’t publicly acknowledged it either, until now. So let me be clear: I’m proud to be gay, and I consider being gay among the greatest gifts God has given me.
MWW, one of the top-five global independent public relations firms, today announced that Joe Keenan has joined MWW's industry-leading LGBT practice as vice president, based in the firm's Los Angeles office.
The Washington Blade, the nation’s oldest LGBT newspaper, recently marked its 45th anniversary, a considerable feat in gay media. To celebrate the milestone, the venerable newspaper published a 72-page special issue and threw a party, a benefit on behalf of its newly launched Washington Blade Foundation, a 501c(3) non-profit.
There have been many high profile venture-backed companies in recent years led by LGBT founders and team including Facebook, Fab, Grindr, toktumi, Palantir and PayPal. These businesses and their leadership are building highly successful companies. They are also combating discrimination by raising the visibility of LGBT entrepreneurs and cultivating open and accepting corporate cultures.
Earlier in March 2014, Dream Town Realty's website home page contained the typical links to property listings and neighborhood information... that same month, the Chicago firm added a banner to its home page touting its new division, Pride of Ownership, which will serve the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community with a dozen lesbian and gay real estate agents.
Christopher Bailey Burberry Chief creative and chief executive Christopher Bailey took over as chief executive of Burberry, the luxury retailer, this year, becoming the first openly gay person to lead a FTSE 100 company, writes Denise Law.