Showing posts from August, 2016

LGBT Open House

ILGBT OPEN HOUSE Saturday, September 24, 2016 11AM - 3PM Maritime Parc | Jersey City, NJ EVENT DETAILS •  Programming dedicated to shedding light on topics affecting the LGBT community • Panel and dedicated speaker sessions focused on Health, Wellness, Real Talk for Teens and Trending LGBT topics • Interactive storytelling session with “ I’m From Driftwood ” creator, Nathan Manske • Social and professional networking with businesses, educators and youth resources • Complimentary farm-to-table dishes and beverages from Maritime Parc. ADMISSION OPTIONS Youth Pass •   Free with required pre-registration at •   Limited quantity available •   Must be 17 years of age or younger Single Adult Admission • $15 online, $25 at the door • 18 years of age or older EVENT PARTNERS FOR TICKETS, REGISTRATION AND MORE INFORMATION VISIT: NORTHJERSEYEVENTS.COM OR CALL 973.569.7367 For informati

CMYK Presents The Artist Room

CMYK presents a (very) intimate performance with Martha Graham Cracker for The Artist Room at Washington Square Hotel What happens when there is nothing between you and an artist? No stage, no giant theater, no screens. Just audience and performer. To find out, Brooklyn-based creative agency CMYK created The Artist Room , a residency program at Washington Square Hotel that connects artists and audiences in unexpected and transformational ways. Martha Graham Cracker – famously known as “the tallest drag queen in the world” - is the latest artist-in-residence for the program. She’ll take up residency for a week in September culminating in a series of performances on September 7 th and 10 th which feature both intimate in-room experiences and a lively show-stopper cabaret. For the in-room performance, small groups will enter a transformed hotel room for unparalleled access to Martha’s work and creative world. Each in-room experience will be different and tailored

Penn Mutual and The American College Provide Full Scholarships for Veterans and Their Spouses

Transitioning from military to civilian life is inevitable.   Position yourself successfully for a new career in the  Financial Services  Industry. Scholarships are awarded  for  design and degree programs  offered by  The American College of Financial Services . "In an effort to support our armed forces’ veterans, The Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company partnered with The American College to provide military scholarships for veterans looking to pursue an education in financial services. The Center has awarded 172 full scholarships to veterans and their spouses seeking graduate degrees and certifications in financial planning, retirement, insurance, wealth transfer, leadership and management, and banking at The American College of Financial Services." To read more about this great initiative, please visit here .  OUR MISSION:  To provide educational support  and career opportunities to eligible men, women  and their spouses who have served in the a

Non-Profit Spotlight: The LGBT Center

The Center. Two small words that have inspired many to stand up, stand out and live proud. The greatest thing The Center ever did was open its doors and welcome everybody. The mission is simple, empower LGBT people; build a strong community. The Center has been an LGBT Activist incubator since 1983. The Center has fostered the LGBTQI community when no one else would and definitely before it was “cool." The Center is a hero and a shining example of what it means to be a community leader. In the early days it was home to HMI , GMHC , GLAAD and The Anti-Violence Project to name a few of the great organizations that have found their way to the mainstream and push for access to healthcare, proper visibility, education, safety and protection for all in the LGBTQI community. Their early existence and cultivation would not have been possible without The Center. They are a small sample of the equality warriors The Center has been inspiring and fostering since 1983. Today The

Member Spotlight: Matt Monath Photography

Matt Monath is a celebrity portraiture, beauty, fashion, lifestyle, still-life and travel photographer based out of NYC. Matt's work often involves his signature colorful aesthetic, consistently delivering bold, impactful imagery for advertising and editorial clients. Matt recently became a Certified LGBTBE with the Chamber. I was fortunate enough to find some time with Matt and got to know more about him and his business. Tell me a bit about Matt and how photography came to play in your life. I’ve always considered myself an artistic person. I picked up some photo classes in college in upstate New York, and fell in love with it, in particular in-studio portraiture, fashion, and beauty. Straight out of college, I jumped into three internships at once, each to hone in on different aspects of photography, as I found my place in the industry. Through that time, my work transformed — I began to photograph actual models and celebrities, and graduated from photographing my friends.