Thursday, February 9, 2017

NYBG: CHIHULY Night & NGLCCNY Pride Event


Saturday, June 17, 2017
NGLCCNY and NYBG social event from 6:30–8 p.m. in the Pine Tree Café Terrace, followed by an evening viewing of Chihuly.


The New York Botanical Garden invites you to CHIHULY Nights and a special NGLCCNY Pride 2017 event featuring networking, hors d'oeuvres, and drinks in the Pine Tree Café terrace, followed by an evening viewing of Chihuly. Viewing the CHIHULY sculptures at night is thrilling, as each one takes on a magical energy. See their colors and forms in a whole new light as the Garden’s vistas and the Conservatory become living canvases for these works of art. A rotating lineup of performing artists and musicians sets the stage for an entirely different CHIHULY experience while you enjoy shopping, food, and themed cocktails available for purchase.

Please note that attendance is limited to the first 100 members and guests* to register. The New York Botanical Garden will offer a discount to members/friends to attend the Chihuly evening after the limit is reached.



*Please note that complimentary tickets are limited. Members and guests who RSVP after registration is full will be provided with a discount code in an individual email. 


  • To RSVP for tickets please visit here
  • For more information about CHIHULY Night please click here

We hope to see you at the NGLCCNY Pride 2017 Summer Event at NYBG.


Posted by 
Sean Franklin,
Senior Associate, Media Communications Committee, NGLCCNY
Experience Producer, Socio


Interested in being featured? 
Please contact me at 
Sean@NGLCCNY.org.


Thursday, January 26, 2017

Non-Profit Spotlight: Bailey House


Bailey House was founded as “Home, Hope and Community."


In response to the AIDS Crisis of the early 1980s, a small group united to form a much-needed service to the community facing AIDS. The model they created to house those affected by AIDS has been adapted internationally. Thirty-four years later Bailey House is still going strong. The team has piloted and launched programs and services such as Project FIRST (Formerly Incarcerated Rental Support and Training) which helps individuals recently released from prison reacclimate to their community. They opened a food pantry to help critically underserved communities obtain access to nutritious food. Bailey House has been a leader in teaching others how to care for the vulnerable individuals affected by HIV/AIDS.

The Late Gina Quattrochi
Former CEO, Bailey House

It takes a Village People!

Words and actions that are alive and well at Bailey House. These days those words weigh a bit more as they were best exemplified by their beloved leader, CEO Gina Quattrochi. Ms. Quattrochi passed away in Mid-December, when she lost a hard-fought battle to cancer. She was a powerhouse attorney who was personally affected by the loss of personal friends due to the AIDS epidemic in the early eighties. She took up the charge to make a difference and a difference she made. She led the team that helped create the country’s largest housing provider for families affected by HIV/AIDS. As CEO, she led the way in critical strategy for addressing the needs of the clients long before AIDS became the global epidemic we know today. Quick to educate and persuade she did just that with the some of the toughest opponents in NY politics. Suffice it to say she set the tone, the standard and the level of commitment required to bring everyone to the table to truly achieve the seemingly insurmountable challenges of the early days of the epidemic to the current day’s changing needs and growing number of clients. Her achievements are too numerous to list. Learn more about her valuable contributions at Bailey House News and the New York Times article about this amazing and inspiring woman. Her legacy will be her energy to change the world for the better and lead others to embrace the challenges of making change for the good of the community.


A testament to the holiday spirit of the team at Bailey House

The work at Bailey House continues and the holiday season is no exception. This past fall, they approached the nglccNY with an unforeseen economic challenge. They had lost the funding and support for the annual toy drive for the kids at Bailey House. Understanding the importance of giving each child at least one gift to unwrap at the holiday party, the members of nglccNY (Shout to Rivendell Media’s Steve Levenberg, His husband Anthony Graham and new member Felix Armstrong) who stepped up and generously provided toys and gift cards. Over 200 individual items were collected – enough to ensure each child had a gift at the holiday celebration. The team at Bailey House works through challenges, together with the spirit of their fearless leader shining in everything they do each day.

To learn more about ways to support the work at Bailey House please go to Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.



Save the date for Bailey House's 2017 Gala & Auction, Thursday March 9, 2017, Pier 60 at Chelsea Piers. To learn more visit here

Written by Ingrid Galvez,
Chair, Diversity & Inclusion and Programming,
 NGLCCNY

Organizational Development Consultant, Strategic Remedy Group



Tuesday, January 24, 2017

The Annual Bailey House Gala & Auction


One of New York’s premiere annual events 
Annual Bailey House Gala & Auction 

Thursday, March 9, 2017
Pier 60, at Chelsea Piers


Each year the Bailey House Gala & Auction welcomes more than 600 philanthropic, compassionate and trendsetting New Yorkers who represent the fashion, fine art, design, entertainment, media and business industries. 

Tickets and sponsorships are available now here.

Mark your calendars and plan to join Bailey House!



Posted by 
Sean Franklin,
Senior Associate, Media Communications Committee, NGLCCNY
Experience Producer, Socio


Interested in being featured? 
Please contact me at 
Sean@NGLCCNY.org.



Wednesday, January 18, 2017

NGLCCNY Night at Wicked


Special Performance to Benefit the Trevor Project


Join WICKED for a special NGLCCNY night!



A Portion of Proceeds will benefit The Trevor Project


Wednesday March 1st, 2017 at 7pm
Two packages available. Limited quantity- purchase by February 17th!

Reception Package- $129
Orchestra ticket plus a post-show reception at The Palm Restaurant (250 W 50th St) with current cast members. Hor d’oeuvres will be served and the first drink is on us!

Mezzanine Ticket- $89
Mezzanine ticket to the show

For more information and to purchase 
tickets please go here.
Or, you can purchase in-person at the box office 
using the code “SOCIAL”

Offer valid for the March 1st 7:00pm performance only. Must purchase by February 17, 2017. Offer subject to availability. Not valid on previously purchased tickets and may not be combined with other offers. Price includes $2 facility fee. Prices applicable only as specified. All sales final. No refunds or exchanges. Seating restrictions may apply. Sale prices may not be available on all seats. Blackout dates may apply. All prices subject to change. Offer may be revoked at any time. Offer, cast, & performance schedule subject to change without notice.


Posted by 
Sean Franklin,
Senior Associate, Media Communications Committee, NGLCCNY
Experience Producer, Socio


Interested in being featured? 
Please contact me at 
Sean@NGLCCNY.org.





Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Non-Profit Spotlight: NYLAG's LGBTQ Law Project


In 2008 NYLAG’s LGBTQ Law Project was founded to protect and expand the rights of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) community and to provide services that meet the unique legal needs of low-income LGBTQ New Yorkers. LGBTQ communities, especially those of color, transgender and gender non-conforming individuals and youth, are at greater risk of living in poverty and of being targeted for violence. 

“Through direct legal services and systemic advocacy efforts, NYLAG strive to work at the intersections of gender, racial and economic justice, and believe that with economic and physical security come empowerment, leadership and collective change. The LGBTQ Law Project envisions a world where all people, regardless of sexual or gender identity, have access to legal protections under the law, dignified work, adequate housing and health care, the right to create families and the ability to live fulfilling lives.”

The LGBTQ Law Project provides high-quality, free legal services in a wide variety of civil legal matters impacting the LGBTQ community, including employment, housing, public benefits, shelter access, name changes, gender marker changes, family law and life planning. They staff four legal clinics in New York City and host a variety of know-your-rights trainings and educational workshops throughout the year. 


Heather Betz, Executive Director
NYLAG LGBTQ Law Project


“NYLAG has strong partnerships within the LGBTQ and social services communities, and a strong network of referrals to reach the most vulnerable members of the LGBTQ community. The organization also engage in systemic advocacy efforts to reform city and state policies, and work to ensure that LGBTQ New Yorkers have equal access to critical services, benefits and legal protections.”

Heather Betz, Executive Director shared that the LGBTQ Law Project plays an active role in advocating for the rights of LGBTQ individuals. In the last several years, in coalition with community organizations, the Mayor’s office and the New York City Council, NYLAG has supported the creation of a gender-affirming Municipal ID, reforms to State and City birth certificate and Medicaid policies, and stronger policies to enable New York City’s Commission on Human Rights and Human Resource Administration to better serve LGBTQ communities.

Tell me more about the LGBTQ Law Project?

We are small project within a larger organization. NYLAG is about 20 years old and is made up of many different units. Some units include family law, housing, special lit immigration to name a few. Each project has its own special funding. We work with the LGBTQ community.

What types of requests do get from people in need?

From name change to housing to partner violence. We get request from parents that don’t know or understand the gender non-conforming.

How do you handle the challenges of such a diverse community?

We try to do everything we can while being as efficient as possible. We’re a work in progress. We try to hit on a lot of different issues and we partner with other services related to LGBTQ. Host drop-in clinics that work with vulnerable population including youth, the elderly, trans-persons, etc.

While we’re a small staff, we are willing to go where people are. We are looking to start a legal clinic in Brooklyn.

How can people engage and support what you’re doing?

We are always looking for volunteer attorneys who want to come to legal clinics. We do a good deal of work on bullying. It’s a complex issue. We are interested in working with attorneys who know/understand this issue. Real Estate Attorneys are other type of volunteers we are interested in engaging.

In general, we maintain a list of LGBTQ attorneys for referral services that we happily share with those in need of services.

What is the LGBTQ Law Project doing in terms of fundraising?

We have a small advisory board. Looking to raise the profile and funds for the organization. Aim to do an event in 2017.

The work of the LGBTQ Law Project is generously supported by The Orrick Community Responsibility Program.

To learn more about NYLAG’s LGBTQ Laws Project go to Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.




Written by Ingrid Galvez,
Chair, Diversity & Inclusion and Programming, NGLCCNY



Organizational Development Consultant, Strategic Remedy Group



Thursday, January 12, 2017

Business As A Catalyst For Change



Join The Economist On March 23!
Explore the Role of Business in Moving the Mark on LGBT Rights Around the World

Pride and Prejudice is a global, 24-hour event spanning three cities that will catalyze fresh debate on the economic and human costs of discrimination against the LGBT community. The event will challenge policymakers and industry leaders to rethink the future of the global LGBT movement and its impact on business.


For the second year in a row, NGLCC speakers will present thought leadership from our historic inaugural NGLCC GLOBAL LGBTI BUSINESS WEEK at this international conference focused on the economic influence of the worldwide LGBT community.


As part of this partnership, NGLCC constituents get 15% off registration using the code PPNGLCC. Learn more and register here.



Posted by 
Sean Franklin,
Senior Associate, Media Communications Committee, NGLCCNY
Experience Producer, Socio


Interested in being featured? 
Please contact me at 
Sean@NGLCCNY.org.


NGLCC Cybersecurity Webinar for LGBTBEs


To kick-off 2017, NGLCC will host a series of cybersecurity webinars to prepare LGBTBEs in protecting their business against cyber threats. These webinars, led by Silverback Cybersecurity, will give you the information that you need to develop a cybersecurity strategy.



Course I | Cybersecurity 1.0 - Fundamentals of Cybersecurity

Thursday, January 26 at 2pm ET

Course II | Cybersecurity 2.0 - Advanced Cybersecurity in Your Organization
Thursday, February 2 at 2pm ET

If you have any questions about this webinar, please email Cameron Schuette, Supplier Diversity Associate, at cschuette@nglcc.org. Previous webinars, covering a wide array of topics, can be accessed via this link http://nglcc.org/lgbtbe-webinar-series.




Posted by 
Sean Franklin,
Senior Associate, Media Communications Committee, NGLCCNY
Experience Producer, Socio

Interested in being featured? 
Please contact me at 
Sean@NGLCCNY.org.