Protests, parades, riots and rallies characterized San Francisco’s Castro District from the late 1960s through the 1980s. The election of the first openly gay supervisor, Harvey Milk, in 1977, and the enormous strides the gay rights movement took toward achieving equality were primary interests of the community during those turbulent times. San Francisco became the national epicenter of LGBT activism in the 1970s. Gay men and women flocked to the city and the increasing population required more specific media coverage to cater to their needs. LGBT publications were soon created.
Joel Simkhai, founder of Grindr, becomes an advisor and joins the investment team of the travel website, misterbnb. misterbnb is the largest short-term apartment rental website in the world dedicated to a community of gay and gay-friendly travelers. Although the site is primarily aimed at gay men, misterbnb is open to all travelers and open-minded hosts. Access to warm and welcoming environments in the hearts of international gay friendly cities is now available to all.
Building off of the success of our LGBT Marketing Conference we've held for the past 7 years in New York, Community Marketing & Insights and Pink Banana Media are proud to announce the launch of our expanded LGBT conference schedule for 2015, bringing the broader scope of Business, Marketing & Technology to the mix, with the theme"Education & Networking: Bringing together the worlds of advertising, marketing, technology and business in the LGBT marketplace."
Megan Smith was already Vice President in charge of Google [x] and pioneer of their WomenTechmakers Program, former CEO of PlanetOut, Silicon Valley hard-hitter and previously married to Kara Swisher of Re/code. Now, as of September 4th, 2014, she’s also Chief Technology Officer for the Obama Administration.
The dashboard lets users see how many impressions each tweet has received (how many times users saw the tweet on Twitter), the number of favorites their tweet has received, how many times others have clicked on their profiles, and the number of retweets and replies on a certain tweet. It also shows how many times users engaged with a tweet and what that engagement was.
The editor in chief of Bilerico, one of the nation’s leading LGBT blogs with dozens of contributors, has sounded a warning bell, asking readers and fans for financial support. The hope is that loyal readers will step up to the plate.
Can diversity be good for the bottom line? Todd Sears thinks it’s essential. He started his career as a Wall Street investment banker, where, in his first job, he faced a “relatively homophobic boss” and went back into the closet. But in subsequent jobs, where he found a more welcoming atmosphere, he flourished and eventually shifted into private banking with a (then-novel) focus on LGBT clients, helping to open up a lucrative new market for his firm.
Our access to LGBT consumers and business professionals just improved by leaps and bounds! Our programmatic ad buying provider has integrated with the largest data exchange in the world: BlueKai. You can think of BlueKai as the AppNexus of data. They are like a galaxy of data providers. When we want 3rd party audience data to target against, we can get pretty much access anything through BlueKai. To put things in perspective, BlueKai has over 25,000 data segments! To keep things manageable though, our provider has decided to hand pick some initial data providers from BlueKai before opening up more. The first two data providers are Bizo, the leader in B2B audience data, and Polk, the leader in automotive data.
Today StartOut and Launch Angels announce a strategic relationship with Launch Angels' latest affinity venture fund, VentureOut. The Fund backs early stage ventures with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) founders and management team members, and it will help create the next generation of LGBT entrepreneurs.
A same-sex couple locked in an embrace (or is it a tackle?) smash through their home in slow-motion in a surprisingly inclusive spot for DirecTV's NFL Sunday Ticket. These guys have a "friendly rivalry." One roots for the New York Giants, and the other for the Dallas Cowboys. At first, viewers might think it's just a moment of roughhousing between friends, but they eventually make it clear by saying that, while they may argue sometimes, "we're just like any couple."
Five shop owners of the gay mile tell how they have stayed afloat and what it might take to get Oxford Street back. (When did you last support a gay business? Here's a great snapshot of 5 of our great gay business's that survive...
Harley Dennett: The country’s oldest gay newspaper has served as journal of record for a community treated as marginal for 35 years, and its livelihood is at stake. It would be a shame to see it fold (Is pink media dead?
Google Inc. (GOOG) executive Megan Smith is close to heading to the White House. Smith, 49, who was most recently a vice president at Google’s X lab, is a top candidate for the role of U.S. chief technology officer.
The largest LGBT newspaper in the Southern Midwest is for sale by its founding owner and publisher. In fact, both of Ted Fleischaker’s Indianapolis-based publications, The Word and Up Downtown, are on the market.
Are you LGBT and in the Real Estate profession? If so, be sure to check out the upcoming conference in Fort Lauderdale this October 2014, the inaugural fall conference of the National Association of Gay & Lesbian Real Estate Professionals, NAGLREP. Matt Skallerud, speaking on behalf of Pink Banana Media, will be presenting on #LGBTBiz - Advanced LGBT Social Media Marketing Strategies for 2014
Special LGBT Press History Printout Ssction: The four-page features images that tell part of the story of LGBTs in mainstream and community media. These are excerpted from the book Gay Press, Gay Power, by Windy City Times Publisher Tracy Baim. The artwork will be on display as large banners at the National Gay & Lesbian Journalists Association convention and 10th LGBT Media Summit at Chicago's Palmer House Aug. 21-24.