Showing posts from September, 2013

Marble Collegiate GIFTS Annual Kick-Off Brunch

Join the GIFTS fellowship for it's annual kick-off brunch! Sunday, September 15th  at 12:30pm in the Labyrinth Room  Come kick-off the church year and reconnect with your fellow GIFTS members for some food, fellowship and fun! Cost is $12.00 with proceeds going to The Church: Art, Acceptance and a Place to be Yourself for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning Youth and their Allies, and the GIFTS Scholarship Fund.  So that we may provide an accurate number to the caterer, please register in advance here , or contact or (646)790-2909. The Marble Collegiate Church is located at 1 West 29th Street, New York, NY 10001. 

Women's Mixer A Great Success

The NGLCCNY in collaboration with OP.Lynx at OUT Professionals and FSIX Professional Women’s Mixer event at The OUT NYC on Thursday, August 22nd, was a tremendous success. Ingrid Galvez, Diversity & Inclusion Chair of NGLCCNY, Cami Capasso, Co-President of FSIX , Jennifer Long & Mary Blanchett OP.Lynx & Board Ambassadors of Out Professionals contributed to bring out a wonderful group of over 60 registered talented professionals to further develop their professional connections in the LGBT business community. Tonya Sanchez, Special Events Director with The OUT NYC and Joe Mode, President of WayOutWorld  , hosts of “Cocktails on the Great Lawn at The OUT NYC,” ensured NGLCCNY and our professional partners we were quickly accommodated due to the inclement weather. Present were the NGLCCNY family, Derrick Brown, Executive Director, Gonzo Araya, Media & Communications Chair and Connie Thorp, Ambassador, who welcomed our guests and made everyo

GMHC: A Social Justice Organization and Leader in LGBT Health Services

By Robert Finkelstein, Esq. Most of us are familiar with the tremendous work of NGLCCNY’s not-for-profit partner Gay Men’s Health Crisis (GMHC) .  Begun in 1981 by a group of six gay men, GMHC has grown from a telephone and answering machine in a living room, to the world’s first provider of HIV/AIDS prevention, care and advocacy.  GMHC serves a diverse group of clients, comprised of thousands of men, women and families living with and affected by HIV and AIDS.  One-third of GMHC’s clients are African American, one-third Latino, and one-third Caucasian, and thirty percent of all its clients are women, most of whom are heterosexual.  Through its various major events, such as the annual AIDS Walk New York and the Latex Ball, GMHC is at the forefront of raising money and awareness while empowering individuals, including LBGTQ youth, to take control of their sexual health through education, testing and support.  GMHC is particularly proud that 88 cents of every doll

Creating a Relationship - NGLCCNY & Affinity Inc. Magazine

By Robert F. Finkelstein, Esq. NGLCCNY is proud and thrilled to have developed a relationship with the recently created Affinity Inc Magazine .  Whether you are an LGBT employee or entrepreneur, or otherwise involved with supplier diversity and inclusion for a larger business entity, you will likely benefit from what Affinity offers.  Robin Dillard, Affinity’s publisher, had the foresight to ensure that the LGBT community would not be forgotten in the supplier diversity and inclusion space.  As Robin explained, “In 2012, I was working as a professional photographer and attended the WBENC [Women’s Business Enterprise National Council] conference in Orlando where I took photographs for Diversity Publishing Group Inc.  The company publishes several niche market publications and saw the need to ‘tell the story’ of the LGBT business equality community.  The story was going untold.  We developed a partnership and working relationship which