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The Focus Group July 23 – Merryn Johns, Editor-Curve Magazine (VIDEO)

Merryn Johns, Editor in Chief of Curve Magazine, joins The Focus Group to discuss a wide range of topics related the importance of print media and what she sees as issues currently confronting women and lesbians in this election season. But first, Tim ponders the idea of joining the Mile High Club on Flamingo Air and John shares his least favorite summer job.

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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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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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NGLCC Scores NBA Partnership, Vastly Expanding LGBT Inclusion in Sports Leagues Purchasing from LGBT-Owned Businesses

NGLCC Scores NBA Partnership, Vastly Expanding LGBT Inclusion in Sports Leagues Purchasing from LGBT-Owned Businesses | LGBT Online Media, Marketing and Advertising | Scoop.it

The National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC), the business voice of the LGBT community, is proud to welcome the National Basketball Association (NBA) to its list of nearly 200 top corporations and government agencies seeking certified LGBT Business Enterprises (LGBTBEs) into their supply chains alongside other diverse communities. This kind of inclusion not only expands the ongoing efforts to welcome the LGBT community into the professional sports world, but also opens potentially billions of dollars in business opportunities that enables LGBT business owners to create jobs and continue fueling the American economy.

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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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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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Q&A with McDermott Will & Emery's Lisa Linsky: Working for LGBT Equality, Within the Firm and Outside

Q&A with McDermott Will & Emery's Lisa Linsky: Working for LGBT Equality, Within the Firm and Outside | LGBT Online Media, Marketing and Advertising | Scoop.it
In 2006, Lisa Linsky, a partner at McDermott Will & Emery, created the firm's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender (LGBT) Diversity & Inclusion Committee.
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Why Committing to LGBT Equality and Embracing a Diverse Workplace Is So Good for Brands

Why Committing to LGBT Equality and Embracing a Diverse Workplace Is So Good for Brands | LGBT Online Media, Marketing and Advertising | Scoop.it
It sends a powerful signal to an entire generation that the company cares about doing what’s right.
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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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Networking group for UK LGBT marcoms professionals set to launch

Networking group for UK LGBT marcoms professionals set to launch | LGBT Online Media, Marketing and Advertising | Scoop.it
Called InterComms, is it aimed at people working in PR, public affairs, advertising, media agencies, content, events, direct marketing and other associated professions.
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LGBT Week NYC May 15-19, 2017: Updated Programming Announcement

LGBT Week NYC May 15-19, 2017: Updated Programming Announcement | LGBT Online Media, Marketing and Advertising | Scoop.it

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!

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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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The NGLCC Conference Is Coming to Philly Next Year

The NGLCC Conference Is Coming to Philly Next Year | LGBT Online Media, Marketing and Advertising | Scoop.it

Last week at its 10th anniversary celebration, the Independent Business Alliance (IBA) announced that Philadelphia will be hosting the 2018 National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) Conference. And now we have the details.

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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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LGBT Week NYC 2017 Evening Receptions

LGBT Week NYC 2017 Evening Receptions | LGBT Online Media, Marketing and Advertising | Scoop.it

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.

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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 | LGBT Online Media, Marketing and Advertising | Scoop.it

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!!!

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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).

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Ogilvy Celebrates ‘Real Moms’ for Dove Baby

Ogilvy Celebrates ‘Real Moms’ for Dove Baby | LGBT Online Media, Marketing and Advertising | Scoop.it
The spot sees Ogilvy celebrating a diverse array of mothers for the Dove Baby brand, showing, "There's no one right way to do it all."
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Marketing in the age of Trump: How the LGBT Center created 'F*ck Without Fear'

Marketing in the age of Trump: How the LGBT Center created 'F*ck Without Fear' | LGBT Online Media, Marketing and Advertising | Scoop.it
The LGBT Center has used an influx in cash and interest to get its message across.
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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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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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