Monday, May 22, 2017

Live Loud Now



To mark the 30th Anniversary of the SILENCE=DEATH COLLECTIVE, the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art will transform the facade of its building into a platform for the collective’s powerful work.

We are big believers in the power of arts and culture to support radical agendas and foster social justice. In recognizing such power, this summer we are launching Queer Power, an annual commission that supports socially committed artists whose work fosters social justice.




This inaugural commission, opening in June 2017, will feature the work of the Silence=Death Collective, adapting the famous poster used by Act Up during the AIDS Pandemic. The collective will reorganize the iconic elements of the poster and contextualize the message with language that addresses the contemporary civil rights issues faced by LGBTQ community.



Join the Leslie-Lohman Museum on June 8th for their Summer Benefit to honor the Silence=Death Collective and support the Museum. Enjoy fun music, delicious beverages and hors d'oeuvres. Featuring DJ Billy Beyond.



Honorary Chair
Gays Against Guns

Host Committee
Andrew Albright
Danny Kaplan
Gazelle Paulo
Jackie Rudin
Paul Heckler
Rob Roth
Yuki James



Tickets $75

www.leslielohman.org 
26 Wooster St., Soho, NY 10013



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

What's your story? 
Please contact me at 
Sean@NGLCCNY.org.


Socio is a creative, communications and customer experience agency shaping how companies do business. A certified LGBT Business Enterprise.





Tuesday, May 9, 2017

May - June Upcoming Events!

Featuring local, state and national events for NGLCC, nglccNY, our Membership and Community Partners. 

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Posted by 

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


What's your story? 
Please contact me at 
Sean@NGLCCNY.org.


Socio is a creative, communications and customer experience agency shaping how companies do business. A certified LGBT Business Enterprise. 





Member Spotlight: Barton Jackson

Coming from a family of bankers, you might be inclined to say that the financial services stars have aligned and continue to align for this California-born and Idaho-raised, TD Bank Small Business Specialist, Barton L. Jackson II.


“All three of my aunts worked in banking, and my mother and father actually met when they worked for Bank of Idaho and First Data, respectively,” said Jackson. His dad was part of the team that computerized the first credit cards and then went on to become a business consultant specializing in the computerization processes and internet-inventory solutions – his mom’s bank was the test pilot. How ironic is that?

In pursuit of more job opportunities and a more progressive LGBT community, Jackson, shortly after college, found himself in Seattle, WA with a friend of his. After 9-hours of driving from Boise, they were greeted by a wall of rain just 20 minutes outside of Seattle – they had arrived. Here Jackson began his career by working for Verity, the Pacific Northwest’s oldest credit union. In Seattle, Jackson not only kicked-off his career and found a community supporting his inclusion needs, he also met his fiancĂ©, Stanley Martin. The banking DNA is certainly there but I think the coincidence in finding love as his parents did, is there as well. Stanley Martin is a performer; they met while Jackson (in his free time) was writing and performing the spoken word at the Seattle Poetry Slam, Seattle’s longest running weekly show.


Today, now in the East coast and with over 10 years in banking, Jackson has two roles at TD Bank. Small Business Specialist - responsible to develop and manage relationships with the Upper West Side TD Bank footprint's small business clientele and ensure that products and services are aligned to their business needs. His second role is voluntary, as the Metro New York Community/Marketplace Lead for the LGBTA Business Resource Group. “It is my privilege to be engaged and present in the LGBTA community of NYC and TD's LGBTA workforce,” said Jackson. “My job is to connect the two for volunteer opportunities, professional development, networking, and business development,” he said.

Jackson also volunteers as an Ambassador for nglccNY under the direction of Phyllis Mehalakes, Ambassador Chair. In this role, he loves being inspired by all the amazing professionals. He feels everyone comes from a different walk of life, has a different obstacle as well as their own successes. Jackson’s contribution is to connect professionals and business owners who are trying to identify and capture opportunities. He makes new members aware of events, facilitates connections, educates on our LGBTE certification process, and assists with nglccNY M3 Mixer registration and front desk services.

NGLCC celebrates its 15 years of creating opportunities for LGBT business owners and our Corporate Partners, what were you up to 15 years ago or where do you hope to be 15 years from now?



As a consultant for small businesses, please feel free to reach out to Jackson with questions about how banking can support your business needs. He has extensive knowledge of deposit products, convenience services, ancillary products and services (such as merchant and treasury), as well as small business lending, and how it connects to a business' cash cycle. As a banker and an Ambassador of the Chamber, Barton Jackson is more than happy to facilitate any professional connections or referrals to help you support your business development needs.

Some fun and interesting facts:
  • Jackson was part of the Talkin’ Broncos speech and debate program, where he accumulated over 100 competition awards and went on with his team to become the first national champions of Boise State University.
  • Prior to retiring, Jackson’s father went to become The North Face’s CIO and helped take the company public.
  • FiancĂ©, Stanley Martin, performs eight shows a week on Broadway on Disney’s Aladdin.
  • Jackson and Martin are proud parents of two Pomeranians, Odin and Hera. 

Drop a Comment, Share & Get Connected:

Mobile: 347 880.5659 

Email: barton.jackson@td.com | LinkedIn


Interview by 
Gonzo Araya,
Executive Chair, Media Communications Committee, NGLCCNY
Cheif Creative Officer, Socio

What's your story? 

Please contact me at Gonzo@NGLCCNY.org.


Socio is a creative, communications and customer experience agency shaping how companies do business. A certified LGBT Business Enterprise.



Friday, May 5, 2017

Tiziana Terenzi Invite


The nglccNY membership is cordially invited to discover the art of olfactory harmony with Tiziana Terenzi. Join artist, musician, and third-generation Italian candlemaker and perfumer Paolo Terenzi for an interactive workshop where live fragrance creation will take place.

Paolo Terenzi Personal Appearance


Tuesday  May 9, 2017 ● 12 PM - 5 PM



101 Seventh Avenue @ 16th Street

New York, NY 10011

View the "Fragrance Event” Paolo Terenzi brought to
the opening of Bloomingdales’s in Kuwait.

This event is being cultivated by nglccNY member Kevin Uhrin.




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


What's your story? 
Please contact me at 
Sean@NGLCCNY.org.


Socio is a creative, communications and customer experience agency shaping how companies do business. A certified LGBT Business Enterprise. 





Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Women Spotlight; Meet Stacy Lentz

Stacy Lentz, Co-owner
Stonewall Inn


Stacy Lentz has had a front row to the trials and triumphs of the LGBTQ community. Hailing from a small conservative town in Kansas she has witnessed the oppression, ridicule and homophobic environments that exist across the country. Her caring and supportive family couldn’t obscure the fact that homophobia was alive and well in middle America.

Stacy moved to NY in the mid-nineties and her first experience with The Stonewall Inn was shocking. As she and a few friends walked into the “birthplace of gay rights” only to be met by a decaying shadow of a place that once gave a community the strength to stand together and start a global movement. The Stonewall Inn was dark and dreary. It had no pride.


The Stonewall Inn - Gay Marriage Passes!

At that time, Stacy was building her career as a sought-after recruiter and being a co-owner of Stonewall Inn was never a thought. Many years later she found herself hanging out at another beloved institution, The Duplex. There she met Kurt Kelly, a bartender at The Duplex who brought up the idea of partnering up and bringing The Stonewall Inn back to the community. The Stonewall had been recently shuttered and it was in need of major repairs. The Stonewall had been essentially abandoned.

Drawing on her memories of the disappointment she felt when she first walked in to The Stonewall Inn many years earlier, coupled with her personal desire to give LGBTQ persons a better world, she signed on to the endeavor.


The Stonewall Inn - DOMA Passes

She saw “this as an opportunity of a lifetime”! She started by envisioning a space where everyone would be welcomed. She wanted to maintain the Stonewall Inn Legacy. She and her partners did as much of the work themselves lacing their blood, sweat and tears to bring Stonewall Inn back to prominence. As the sole female investor, she brought two non-negotiables. First women needed to feel welcomed at Stonewall and the space should also be used to give back in ways that supported the community.

Today, Stacy serves mainly as the spokesperson for the Stonewall Inn and the day-to-day is handled by the other partners. Her focus is on marketing The Stonewall Inn as safe place for all, A place to come to together to celebrate the triumphs, organize when the rights of the community are at stake as well as giving back to the community.


Stonewall Partners
Kurt Kelly, Stacy Lentz, Edie Windsor, 
Bill Morgan and Tony DeCicco (l-r)

What’s next on the horizon for The Stonewall Inn?

Stonewall has teamed up with Brooklyn Brewery. We are planning to launch a Stonewall Inn beer in time for Pride 2017. Partial proceeds will be going to fund The Stonewall Inn Gives Back Initiative.

What is The Stonewall Inn Gives Back Initiative?

The Stonewall Inn Gives Back Initiative is a non-profit that we have launched to help the most vulnerable and marginalized in the LGBTQ community. It is dedicated to the advancement of the lessons, accomplishments and the spirit of pride born in the Stonewall Inn Uprising through support to struggling LGBTQ communities within the United States and around the world.

When do you plan to launch?


SAVE THE DATE! We will be having a kick-off party to celebrate the launch of the beer and the non-profit on June 1st from 7-10 at the Stonewall Inn.

How might the nglccNY membership contribute or participate?

We are looking for companies that might be interested in sponsoring The Stonewall Inn Gives Back Initiatives.

What else can we look forward to attending at Stonewall Inn?
We are launching concert series that we are teaming up with PrideLive Nation and iHeartRADIO. This is also to benefit our charity so if anyone in the nglccNY knows of anyone or companies interested in sponsorship may reach out to me directly.







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

Organizational Development Consultant, 
Strategic Remedy Group







Strategic Remedy Group is a certified LGBTBE focused on cultivating collaborative communities to propel business success.

Non-Profit Spotlight: Heritage of Pride / NYC Pride


Heritage of Pride


Heritage of Pride (HOP) is a nonprofit organization that plans and produces New York City’s official LGBT Pride (NYC Pride) events each year to commemorate the Stonewall Riots of 1969 — the beginning of the modern Gay Rights movement.



The Mission:
“Heritage of Pride works toward a future without discrimination where all people have equal rights under the law. We do this by producing LGBT Pride events that inspire, educate, commemorate and celebrate our diverse community.”


Heritage of Pride is a founding member of the International Association of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Coordinators known as InterPride, a nonprofit organization that provides support to over 180 groups that plan Pride events around the world. While Madrid is host to World Pride 2017. A special World Pride will take place in NYC to Commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Riots.

Since 1984 HOP/ NYCPride have produced what is now a worldwide celebration of the Gay Rights Movement. Originally 5 events defined PRIDE Week. Today there are many event from which to choose. PRIDE week gets off to a great start at the Annual NYC Pride Luminaries Brunch, Family Movie Night Event, Female Centric Events, Male Centric Events, VIP Rooftop Party, and PRIDEFEST Event.

This year NYCPride will host its inaugural 3-day LGBTQ cultural experience Pride Island which will be kicked off by divas Deborah Cox and Patti LaBelle alongside DJ Lina.



Community volunteers: 
NYC Pride doesn’t happen without your help and the help of people like you. That’s why Heritage of Pride offers many different opportunities for individual and organizational participation. Whether you’d like to volunteer your time to help work an event or if you’re a business or nonprofit that wants to show your support, NYCPride needs you. To learn more about the various ways in which to lend a hand check out NYC Pride.


Community grants: 
Every year, NYC Pride awards thousands of dollars in grant money to LGBT-friendly and LGBT-serving organizations. The grants are working grants, which means that to receive the grant money, members or volunteers from your organization must perform specific job duties, as a group, at our NYC Pride events. Grants are awarded in amounts from $1,000 to $3,000, depending on the job type. To learn more about this opportunity check out NYC Pride Community Grants. 





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


Organizational Development Consultant, 
Strategic Remedy Group




Strategic Remedy Group is a certified LGBTBE focused on cultivating collaborative communities to propel business success.