Showing posts from October, 2015

Out in a New Era: LGBT Rights in the Workplace

With the right to same-sex marriage established, the workplace is likely the next civil rights frontier. While Title VII does not expressly prohibit discrimination against LGBT individuals, the EEOC has won favorable Title VII decisions based on “sexual stereotyping” allegations. The DOJ and the OFCCP are also backing such theories, while Congress considers federal legislation protecting the LGBT population. 
 This CLE program, presented by partners Barbara E. Hoey  and Mark A. Konkel from Kelley Drye’s Labor and Employment practice, as well as plaintiffs’ employment lawyer Anne L. Clark from Vladeck, Raskin & Clark, P.C. , will focus on key questions employers face when balancing obligations to their business and employees. Attendees will:
 Receive an update on both state and federal litigation relating to LGBT workplace discrimination. Review the states and localities which have passed legislation, and the status of pending legislation. Get tips on how to rev

How To Do Business with The Department of Education

The NYC Department of Education’s (DOE) next “How to Do Business with the DOE” presentation will be held with the New York City Business Solutions on October 26, 2015 at the New York City Small Business Services, located at 110 William Street, 7th Floor New York, New York 10038. The event will be from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. To register, please click here . MWBEs and all other prospective vendors are invited to attend. A summary of the DOE’s current solicitations can be viewed online at the links below: Request for Proposals Request for Bids Multiple Task Award Contract Vendors who are interested in participating in any of these procurements must be registered on DOE’s Vendor Portal, available here . The solicitation and requirements are available for download on Vendor Portal. The free registration takes minutes to complete, and registering for Vendor Portal connects your firm to information about the wide range of goods and services purchased by the DOE. Once registere

Topher Scott Photography Helping Brands Bring Life & Fun to Images

Fascinated by the art that surrounded him growing up in New Orleans, Topher Scott saw life through a rose colored lens, giving him a perspective that he has turned into a business. As founder and principal photographer of Topher Scott Photography in New York City, Topher produces commercial imagery for fashion advertising and luxury interior brands: “I am determined to reveal that best shot for every person and I have confidence that I will get that shot,” he said. Topher got his start with documentary filmmaking while pursing a Bachelor’s degree in Film + Communication Arts. After working with film director and mentor Julie Gustafson , Topher released a 15-minute documentary called “Drag Family Inn” in 2007. The film explored the lives of three LGBT entertainers in a post Hurricane Katrina New Orleans: “They are entertaining and charismatic, barely surviving financially, but they perform, and they just want to be happy. They went through the storm. You identify with them beca

NextWorks Monthly LGBT Networking Event

Next Magazine & Voss Events invite you to NextWorks . The return of New York's monthly LGBT networking event. Music by  DJ Lady Bunny . Where W Hotel Times Square   When November 5th, 2015  6:00pm to 9:00pm This event is free by RSVP. To RSVP please click here .  For more information about Next Magazine or it's parent company contact Kevin Hopper at or visit them by clicking here .  Posted by Sean Franklin, Senior Associate, Media Communications Committee,   NGLCCNY Experience Producer,  Socio Experiences Interested in being featured? Please contact me at .

Leading the Conversation. Shaping the Media Narrative. Changing the Culture. That's GLAAD at Work.

NGLCCNY is honored to have GLAAD as our October 2015 Non-Profit Spotlight. For 30 years GLAAD has been stepping in and standing up for the LGBT community by documenting how the community has been treated as well as re-writing the narrative of the LGBT community as part of the fabric that makes up this country. While advances towards equality have been made over the last 30 years, including marriage equality his past June, there continue to be barriers for full equality. LGBT persons still struggle to be treated with dignity and respect as human beings. GLAAD continues to lead the way in developing programming to establish dialogues for greater understanding and accelerated acceptance of LGBT persons in communities across the country. In 2014 GLAAD commissioned a Harris Poll surveying America’s acceptance of LGBT people . The spectrum goes from accepting and supportive to hostile and uncomfortable and those in the middle. To that end it is clear that full acceptance, and full equal

Think Socio

An innovative consulting firm for Procurement, Socio Experiences changes the "administrative function" mindset to one of "business partner," through shared experiences: “It is a development, accountability and sustainability platform to help procurement align with stakeholders and suppliers,” according to Socio partners Gonzo Araya and Jeremy Bellman . Gonzo and Jeremy are no strangers to the business world. Since 2008, the two have been successfully running L7z Group: a digital strategy firm focused on helping senior marketing stakeholders humanize their brands. “With the L7z model, Procurement was our conduit to the Stakeholder. Aligning as partners, L7z and Procurement, more often than not, was the only way to get to the stakeholder quicker and with a more aligned offering. This also meant understanding struggles that Procurement goes through internally. We began to quickly see them as our business partners. We also began to realize that nobody

Tony Winner Jeanine Tesori and Fun Home Discount

Fun Home based on comic strip writer Alison Bechdel's graphic memoir. The show is multi layered and plays out in 3 stages as it weaves the story of a young girl's view of her life, her family and how she comes to terms with certain aspects of her life that have shaped the person she becomes and accepts. It demonstrates how far the LGBT community has come and how it has affected the ways we see ourselves and the world around us. It has been on Broadway for about a year and really made its mark regarding the beauty, originality and the difficulty we all experience as part of our families, coming out and finding ourselves and the ways in which we fit with our families and community. There has never been a play or musical like this on Broadway especially one that is so beautifully crafted that it captures both critics and audiences attention, admiration and praise. While many associated with this production were nominated for a Tony Award for their contribution. The