Showing posts from May, 2015

Empyreal Review

High above Bryant Park with an empyreal view, May’s LGBTBE Certified Supplier Roundtable and the NGLCCNY’s Members’ Monthly Mixer (otherwise known as the M3) both went off without a hitch. This is the first time a Certified Supplier Roundtable was transformed into a panel discussion. The panel focused on Procurement and Supplier Diversity and included HBO’s Senior Manager of Strategic Procurement, Alberto Merced; TimeWarner’s Executive Director of Procurement Services and Supplier Diversity, Clint Grimes; and NBCUniversal’s Senior Manager of Supplier Diversity, Angela Guzman. The discussion was so successful; NGLCCNY’s Supplier Diversity chair and panel moderator Rob Finkelstein said the scheduled August roundtable will likely be turned into a panel discussion as well, with three corporate partners on the docket. From Left to Right - Clint Grimes (TimeWarner), Angela Guzman (NBCUniversal) & Alberto Merced (HBO) “ I thought it was incredibly informative and

ROAR! Annual Pride Party at the Central Park Zoo

Callen-Lorde Community Health Center is proud to present its 15 th annual NYC Pride kickoff celebration, ROAR! held at the beautiful Central Park Zoo . The event draws around 1,000 supporters each year. One of the largest and most anticipated family-friendly Pride events, supporters will enjoy an evening of food, drink and fun, including face painting by  Agostino Arts  sponsored by  Spirit’s Promise Equine Rescue ; a special performance by  Cheer New York , live music by De Tierra Caliente , and an exclusive adults-only Martini Bar sponsored by  Tito’s Handmade Vodka . Callen-Lorde Community Health Center provides sensitive, quality health care and related services targeted to New York’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities — in all their diversity — regardless of ability to pay. To further this mission, Callen-Lorde promotes health education and wellness and advocates for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender health issues. Callen-Lorde’s grassro

Leslie Lohman Museum Hosts Its Third Annual Founders' Day Celebration

The  Leslie Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art  will host it's  Third Annual Founders' Day Celebration   on Thursday, June 4, 2015 from 6:30PM - 9:00PM.  The event will be at 26 Wooster  Street, New York, NY 10013. Leslie Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art  was found by  Charles Leslie and Fritz Lohman  over 30 years ago.  They  began showing and collecting art in their SoHo loft in 1969 to provide an outlet for gay artists. With an attendance of over 200 people at their first weekend exhibition, they quickly realized there was a need for this type of venue in the community.   The Museum today is accredited by the  New York State Board of Regents , the Leslie Lohman Museum embraces the rich creative history of the LGBTQ art community by educating, informing, inspiring, entertaining and challenging all who enter its doors. The Museum brings a new perspective providing viewers with a personal  context and insight into artists as individuals as never seen before. Ch

The Other Black Card

Do you have a credit or debit card? Would you enjoy getting deals with your travel, entertainment, and dining experiences…on top of the ones you may already get from your credit or debit card? If you answered yes to the above questions, and you have two minutes to fill out an application, you could be the perfect candidate to be the next chosen member of SELECT. “It transforms any preexisting credit or debit card into a black card, and it gives you access to exclusive events savings and perks at thousands of locations across the globe,” according to Carlo Cisco, Founder and CEO of SELECT. “It works as an extension of your existing card.” It looks pretty cool too. Carlo Cisco, Founder & CEO SELECT started this past July with 300 members at inception. There are now more than 5,000 members with access to insider pricing and perks on everything from travel and entertainment to dining and nightlife; plus, the “other black card” only costs users 150 dolla


In August of 2013, co-founders Jimmy Lyons and Jeff Tompkins created advisorCONNECT: a much-needed sales intelligence tool that matches financial advisors and insurance representatives with qualified, compatible prospects. “Advisors, especially new ones, spend most of their time prospecting for new clients” according to the company’s CEO, Jimmy Lyons.   “What we’ve done with advisorCONNECT is to provide advisors with a virtual marketing assistant to help take the grunt work out of prospecting so that they can spend more time doing what they love.” Jimmy Lyons, CEO & Co-Founder To do this, the company looks across dozens of data sources to create a 360-degree view of an individual to help advisors better understand a prospective client’s likely financial planning needs. In using advisorCONNECT, financial advisors are able to decrease the time they spend searching for prospective clients by 90 percent. “It is truly that the sum is greater than the parts.

Citywide Pride Event: Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP hosts "Marry Me a Little"

You are cordially invited to attend a presentation of  "Marry Me a Little - A short history and exciting future of marriage equality"  hosted by  Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP .   The live CLE (continuing legal education) event will be hosted  in-person  in  Chicago, New York and San Francisco  and available nationwide via  audio simulcast .  Speakers from the ACLU , Lambda Legal and NCLR will participate.  Here are the event details. Date:                       Thursday, May 14 In-Person:  San Francisco - 2:30pm (PT) Chicago - 4:30pm (CT) New York - 5:30pm (ET) Audio-Simulcast: 2:30pm PT / 3:30pm MT / 4:30pm CT / 5:30pm ET The event is targeted and appropriate for LGBT professionals, their allies and those in the legal profession. You may learn more about the event and locations and register by clicking here .  [ Note:  1.5 hours of CLE is pending for the states of California, Illinois, Indi