Showing posts from October, 2014

2014 NGLCC Policy & Procurement Forum and National Dinner

The National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Policy & Procurement Forum on Thursday and Friday, November 20-21 followed by the always spectacular National Dinner on Friday evening (November 21). The dinner will once again be at the beautiful  National Building Museum . The Policy & Procurement Forum will have business leaders and policy makers from Washington, DC and across the nation for a look at federal contracting and important issues facing the business community in the 114th Congress. For more information and registration, please click here .  The Chamber will celebrate 12 years of connecting LGBT business communities with it's National Dinner . Each year, this signature gala is dedicated to celebrating leading LGBT business owners and entrepreneurs, corporations and supplier diversity advocates, and government community leaders.  To learn more about the dinner and to register, please click here .   Don't wait until

1st Global Virtual Reality GLBT Travel Expo

We are pleased to announce that the 1st Global Virtual Reality GLBT Travel Expo will be held November 15th  and 16th , 2014. The show will be open from 11am to noontime for business to business (B2B) opportunities and from noon to 5 pm for consumers. “Unlike any other event, this show will allow members of the hospitality industry to connect with GLBT travelers across the world” said Steven Levenberg, show producer. “In this new virtual reality platform, 3D, colorful world we are creating, gay travelers will be able to walk down aisles filled with airlines, cruises ships, hotels, exotic destinations and convention and visitor bureaus via chat, skype, downloadable pdfs of brochures and videos,  exhibitors will be able to tell their story about their properties. exotic destinations and special deals for GLBT travelers.   The technology for this new event is being provide by Hyperfair , the worlds leader in this new type of business communication. Their 3D immersive environme

Octobers Non-Profit Spotlight: The Tyler Clementi Foundation

The Tyler Clementi Foundation is a national organization dedicated to ending online and offline bullying in schools, workplaces and congregations.  The Tyler Clementi Foundation (TCF) , guided by the life and story of Tyler Clementi , promotes safe, inclusive and respectful social environments for vulnerable youth including LGBT youth and their allies. TCF works to develop high quality programs, rooted in research, that will measurably make a difference to reduce victimization of our youth.  Through educational partnerships, research, public dialogues and awareness programs, TCF fosters empathetic, constructive discussions of respect and dignity for youth and families, at all levels of society. To learn more about TCF and it's mission click here .  Upcoming Fund Raiser:  Be Demi's BFF for a Day Be Demi's BFF for a Day is a grassroots campaign, driven by Social media and email through the friends, family, followers and co

Marriage Equality USA Presents "History In The Making"

What did it take to achieve marriage equality in New York?  Follow unintentional archivist Fred Anguera as he documents Marriage Equality New York  (est. 1996) - the nation's oldest grassroots marriage equality organization on its journey to legalizing love ( see movie trailer ). From rallies and marches, through a cross-country tour of New York, to the signing of the 2011 Marriage Equality Act , this all-volunteer grassroots organization was a driving force for the cause in the streets and with state politicians. History in the Making  highlights many of the organization and movement activists including Edie Windsor , Cathy Marino-Thomas , Ron Zacchi , as well as celebrities like Margaret Cho and Cynthia Nixon and local politicians like Assemblyman Danny O'Donnell , Senator Thomas Duane , Speaker Christine Quinn , and Mayor Michael Bloomberg . Panelists: Christine Quinn (former President, NYC City Council) Cathy Marino-Thomas (former President, MEN