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Women Spotlight: The Weekend Soiree

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As the next generation of female entrepreneurs is emerging, they are doing so by disrupting the tired notion that women nest and don’t socialize. The Weekend Soiree is here and in full effect to demonstrate what women really want: a social, travel organization catering to professional and multicultural, queer womxn. The Weekend Soiree (TWS) was founded out of a great desire for professional and multicultural queer womxn to meet their peers from around the country. In conversations with co-founders Imani (“Grant”) and Mary ("MDot") Fuller they shared their story and their passion to bring The Weekend Soiree to life as well as how they plan to elevate an underserved market. Co-Founders Imani (“Grant”) and Mary ("MDot") Fuller How Did You Conceptualize TWS ? After attending several conferences and LGBT event weekends, we felt that there was a daytime element missing to those weekends.  Many of them seemed to focus on the parties, missing tons of

Non-Profit Spotlight: SAGE

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Since 1978,  SAGE has been at the forefront of LGBTQ elder care and rights. In the last 40 years, SAGE has led the national conversation on aging in the LGBTQ community. SAGE started out like many grassroots organizations, a couple of forward-thinking individuals and coffee. Pondering what will become of the aging LGBTQ population and the right to age with dignity. Kind and compassionate individuals worked tirelessly to create the first ever LGBTQ Senior safe space. In 1983 SAGE was recognized and was declared a national prototype of supportive services for LGBTQ elders. With every passing year SAGE continues to expand its service offerings to the community across the country. In 1992 SAGE launched a national network of affiliates. This opened the possibility for elders to receive supportive services. Statistically speaking 1 million Americans turn 65 every day. Using the 10% marker, that equates to 100,000 LGBTQ folks turning 65 each day. Today there are 28 locations acros

August & Upcoming Events

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Featuring local, state and national events  for NGLCC, nglccNY,  our Membership and Community Partners. See you at our next event! Read More Read More Read More Read More Read More Read More Read More