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October 16, 2019

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From Rehab To Pot Industry Success: A Millennial Tells His Story In Brash New Memoir
Jackson D. Tilley has a career in the legal cannabis industry that many would covet. But it hasn't come without a price, which Tilley recounts in a bold new memoir that should be required reading for ...
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October 05, 2019

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First-of-its-kind conference celebrates LGBT in STEM
The LGBTQ+ in STEM Conference aims to bring together researchers in all STEM fields to celebrate the contributions of the LGBT community. 

September 14, 2019

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‘Starting a business has made me a lot more frugal’
Lawyer and campaigner Steve Wardlaw on his spending habits – and why one classic car isn’t enough

September 12, 2019

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The key to White Claw’s surging popularity: Marketing to a post-gender world
Unlike beer or wine, hard seltzer is an entire category born catering to millennials.

September 11, 2019

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In Pursuit of Brand Safety, Queer Sites Are Caught in the Crossfire
A study showed three-quarters of the examined articles on LGBT topics were flagged as “inappropriate.”

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Media firm Iconic Labs buys Gay Star News for £1
Iconic Labs, the media firm run by three former Unilad bosses, has bought the intellectual property of Gay Star News...

August 30, 2019

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Gay Dating App Blued Said to Plan U.S. IPO at $1 Billion Value
Blued, China’s largest gay-dating app, is planning a U.S. initial public offering that could raise about $200 million, according to people familiar with the matter.

August 28, 2019

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LGBTQ Businesses and Lawyers the Focus of New Partnership at Porter Wright
Under a new initiative, Porter Wright will seek out co-counsel relationships for client matters with solo practitioners and small law firms that have been certified as an LGBTQ-owned business.

August 19, 2019

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How Multinationals Can Help Advance LGBT Inclusion Around the World
As the rainbow flags come down in New York City after the WorldPride and Stonewall 50 celebrations, and as flags go up for pride events in other parts of the world, it’s worth asking: where do we stan...

August 16, 2019

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Puerto Vallarta hosts LGBTQ media conference this October
The Puerto Vallarta Tourism Board announced that the National Equality Media Association will hold its annual conference in Puerto Vallarta in October 2019

August 09, 2019

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Multicultural Audiences Remain Underrepresented in Marketing
Multicultural audiences account for almost 40 percent of the U.S. population, yet multicultural media buys made up only about five percent of the total ad and marketing revenues in the U.S. last year,...

July 29, 2019

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LGBT publisher Gay Star News to close
Online LGBT+ media group Gay Star News is reportedly going into liquidation tomorrow (July 29), leaving around 20 staff without jobs.

June 26, 2019

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Most LGBTQ Americans Love Having Cops And Corporations In Pride Parades
Whitman Insight Strategies and BuzzFeed News did a national poll for pride — LGBTQ people overestimate their share of the population and say Instagram is making them sad.

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Gen Z Is Shaking Up Gender Norms, and Brands Need to Be Dialed In as Priorities Shift
Opinion: Take note from younger generations while creating campaigns.

June 24, 2019

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Big Gay Ice Cream Cofounder on Growing His Business
Big Gay Ice Cream has grown from an ice cream truck to brick-and-mortar locations to now having a full retail line in stores on both coasts.

June 18, 2019

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VIDEO: LGBTQ-Themed Ads Are Everywhere. But It Hasn’t Always Been This Way
In 2019, LGBTQ-themed ads are all over the place. And they’re now more diverse than ever. WSJ’s Spencer Macnaughton takes a look at how these ads have evolved over the last five decades.

June 14, 2019

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First National Network of Independent Multicultural and LGBTQ Public Relations Firms Launches
The first national network of independent, inclusive public relations and marketing firms launches today aiming to change the way the industry communicates to, for and with multicultural and LGBTQ com...

June 06, 2019

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How LGBT owners boost chances to win big business contracts
A growing number of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender business owners are seeking certification that helps them get contracts with big companies that have supplier diversity and inclusion program...

June 05, 2019

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Is PR making the grade when it comes to LGBTQ acceptance?
On June 6, in anticipation of the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising, the PR Museum is holding a panel discussion called The LGBTQ Experience in Public Relations: Stories that Shaped Our Profe...

June 04, 2019

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How MeUndies is aligning itself with cultural moments like Pride
Developing collections around popular events has become a significant strategy for MeUndies in 2019.

May 30, 2019

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LGBTQ Week NYC 2019 Right Around The Corner
With all of the excitement coming to New York City in 2019 with World Pride and the 50th Anniversary of Stonewall, we are pleased to announce that LGBT Week NYC will be held June 17-28, 2019, over a 2...

May 27, 2019

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Gillette lauded for groundbreaking transgender ad that champions gender inclusivity
After hitting headlines in January over its toxic masculinity ad, Gillette is tackling gender once again as it swears to embrace and promote inclusive representations of gender in #MyBestSelf campaign...

May 20, 2019

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#ILOVEGAY a conversation with Matt Skallerud from Pink Banana Media
In this episode we discussed about the importance of technology and social media in accelerating the message of acceptance, the role #ILoveGay have played in LGBTQ travel and tourism space.

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GreetGay - A Revolutionary Travel App
How good would it be to have personalized recommendations of places to stay and things to do delivered to your phone when you’re traveling? Don’t just rely on the usual websites offering you the stand...

May 15, 2019

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Barilla Pasta’s Turnaround From Homophobia to National Pride
After chairman Guido Barilla rebuked gay families on national radio, his CEO spent five years cleaning up the company’s reputation.

May 08, 2019

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Stoli® Vodka Introduces "Spirit of Stonewall" Limited Edition Bottle in Honor of the 50th Anniversary of Stonewall Uprising
New York City

May 06, 2019

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Absolut marketer Michel Roux leaves a legacy of bottles, branding and actual art
The liquor icon died at age 78, but his work with artists like Andy Warhol and Keith Haring lives on.

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LGBT Households are Now Nielsen Families, and Advertisers and Producers Get a Valuable Tool
“Game of Thrones” and “RuPaul’s Drag Race” are especially popular among the newly counted group. At the other end of the spectrum, there’s “Hannity.” The No. 1 show? “The Conners.”

April 30, 2019

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LGBT Meeting Professionals Association Announce Research Results Showing Membership’s Rising Impact
Today the LGBT Meeting Professionals Association (LGBT MPA) announce the results of independent research revealing the make-up of the organization’s growing membership and its projected financial and ...

April 25, 2019

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Our Pink Banana Media Partner: Brkthru Digital
Over the years, we've had the opportunity to work with some incredible partners along the way. In the world of programmatic, digital ad buying, we were doing this in-house successfully for a number of...

April 18, 2019

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Podcast: How Accenture improves LGBT diversity
This foreword of the CMI’s Delivering Diversity report was written by Pavita Cooper, chair of the research advisory board and founder of executive search firm More Difference. The advances Cooper refe...

April 17, 2019

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BTL Hosts National LGBT Publishers
Publishers of the 12 largest LGBT newspapers in America met in Detroit on April 10 and 11 for the annual meeting of the National LGBTQ Media Association. Jan Stevenson and Susan Horowitz, co-publisher...

March 31, 2019

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Ralph Lauren features a same-sex couple in a campaign
Ralph Lauren is trying to attract new generations of consumers by including a more diverse range of people in its campaign.

March 27, 2019

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Wells Fargo collaborates with an alliance of diverse chambers of commerce on new Chamber Leadership Development Program

March 11, 2019

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Local Lady Leaders: Q&A with SmarterTravel GM Sarah Hodkinson
Sarah explains how she’s dealt with discrimination, who has inspired her career, and what International Women’s Day represents to her.

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CEO Access for LGBTQ businesses create connections and profits
Marc Coleman is a Philadelphia success story by any means. He grew up in North Philadelphia and went to high school in Willingboro, N.J. From there, it was on to Princeton and Temple universities. Tod...

March 02, 2019

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This Gay Cottonelle Commercial Is Triggering Homophobes
Who knew a toilet paper ad could be so controversial...

March 01, 2019

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Anti-gay American Family Association isn't happy about Walmart's "pro-homosexual" commercial
Walmart's blind date advert featured two men meeting for the first time and shopping for skillets. Scandal!

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Omnicom Agencies Continue to Champion LGBTQ+ Inclusion
Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE: OMC) is proud to announce it will be working with NYC Pride as a Platinum Sponsor for the 2019 WorldPride celebration. As part of its sponsorship, Omnicom agencies will be do...

February 28, 2019

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New York City Bill Would Help LGBT-Owned Businesses Compete for Public Contracts
Councilman Ritchie Torres will introduce a bill Thursday that would certify LGBT-owned businesses throughout the city, allowing them to tap into funds and contracts set aside for underserved groups.

February 11, 2019

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Revry.TV – They Hit 80% of Their Goal! Invest Today & Help Them Get to 100%!
A Message from Revry: Hi! I’m Damian Pelliccione and I’m the CEO and one of the co-founders of Revry, the first global queer streaming network and part of the next generation of streaming.

February 01, 2019

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Ad Guru Aaron Walton and Film/TV Director Cheryl Dunye join Revry’s Rock Star Board
First global LGBTQ streaming network, Revry is thrilled to announce the expansion of what CEO, Damian Pelliccione, calls his ‘Rock Star Advisory Board’ as each are world class leaders in the fields of...

January 31, 2019

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Texas' major LGBT chambers of commerce just united to avoid another bathroom bill
Four of Texas' major LGBT chambers of commerce have united to form a coalition that plans to advocate on behalf of LGBT-owned and allied businesses in the state.

January 30, 2019

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Does LGBT Media Have A Future?
It’s a dark time for media — LGBT media, especially. What got us here? And how might we survive?

January 22, 2019

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Introducing the 8th Hero of Pride!
In celebration of the NYC arrival of WorldPride 2019, The Mixx is honoring 12 individuals who are making a difference in the lives of the LGBTQ community. Their 8th Pride Hero is Rondu Vincent, Suppli...

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"Empowering" LGBT+ STEMinar celebrates diversity in science"Empowering" LGBT+ STEMinar celebrates diversity in science
The fourth LGBT+ STEMinar was held at the Institute of Physics in London on Friday 11 January, bringing together LGBT+ researchers across science, technology, engineering and maths to share their rese...

January 21, 2019

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Alice Derock – Women Empowerment with Strength, Beauty and Spirit
The story of Alice Derock makes for a great women empowerment narrative – a story that captures the strength, beauty and spirit of our gifted LGBTQ+ individuals who give our community its heart. What ...

January 10, 2019

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Gay Times Announces New CEO in Reflection of Changing Media Landscape
Tag Warner will take over from James Frost as CEO of Gay Times in what will be an exciting year for the global LGBTQ media brand.

January 09, 2019

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First Global LGBTQ Streaming Network Launches Equity Crowdfunding Campaign on SeedInvest
First global LGBTQ+ streaming network, Revry, makes investing in the queer community a family affair by launching an equity crowdfunding campaign on SeedInvest. Revry’s streaming network brings the qu...

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TBWA tool wants to connect agencies with diverse vendors
'OneSandbox' is a membership-based search platform created by TBWA to find diverse and women-owned creative vendors.

January 08, 2019

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LGBTQfronts Announces Slay TV to Present during LGBTQ Week NYC & World Pride 2019 - QPOC Multimedia Platform & Ad Agency
SLAY is a multi-platform media company and advertising agency specializing in the people-of-color, queer, and trans communities. As an umbrella brand, we offer a wide range of media products and compe...

January 05, 2019

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Lexus Designs First-Ever UX for the Modern Urban Explorer
National marketing campaign titled "The New Frontier" debuts dynamic, city-centric crossover... Today Lexus unveils a new marketing campaign, including LGBTQ, to launch the first-ever 2019 U...

December 29, 2018

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2019 Diversity & Inclusion Conference Philadelphia
Early Bird rates are now available for the 2019 Diversity & Inclusion Conference! This is an education summit to learn new innovative, forward-thinking #diversity, #equity and #inclusion approache...

December 18, 2018

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Introducing our 7th Hero of Pride!  Patrik Gallineaux
In celebration of the NYC arrival of WorldPride 2019, The Mixx is honoring 12 individuals who are making a difference in the lives of the LGBTQ community. Their 7th Pride Hero is Patrik Gallineaux, LG...

December 14, 2018

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Ben Hunte named first LGBT correspondent for BBC News
He currently presents What's New? - the BBC's first TV programme and digital service for children in Africa, and will begin his new role in January. Hunte, who has also presented LGBT-themed programme...

December 11, 2018

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LGBTQFronts announcing Glitterbomb from LATV, representing the QLatinx World in New York in June 2019
Glitterbomb is an explosive pop-culture talk show hosted by an all gay Latinx Hollywood insider panel featuring Patrick Gomez, Alexander Rodriguez, and Enrique Sapene. Their queer Latinx perspective d...

November 30, 2018

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LGBT Great launches industry inclusion tracker
The investment industry LGBT+ inclusivity organisation backed by Fidelity, T. Rowe Price, Legal & General Investment Management, St. James's Place and Northern Trust, has launched a tool analysing...

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The Story Behind the Nation's First Standalone LGBTQ+ Accelerator, Which Graduates Its 20th Startup Today
StartOut Growth Lab is billed as the first standalone, brick-and-mortar accelerator focusing entirely on LGBTQ+ entrepreneurs.

November 29, 2018

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Malta LGBT+ Tourism Conference 2018
Pink Banana Media was proud to be a part of, and support, the first LGBT+ Tourism Summit in Malta, which attracted the participation of the country's Minister for European Affairs and Equality, the Ho...

November 28, 2018

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Raw London wins PrideAM's LGBT ad competition
The free-to-enter competition asks adland to reinvent a mainstream ad campaign for a LGBT+ audience, to highlight the debate around diversity and inclusion in marketing.

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PCMA Ascent: Dave Jefferys on the LGBT Meetings & Events Community
Meet David Jefferys, president of Altus Agency, and founder of the LGBT Meeting Professionals Association (LGBTMPA). He saw a growing number of LGBT meeting professionals and helped them become a form...

November 10, 2018

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Eboné F. Bell Talks Building Queer Magazine, Tagg, From The Ground Up
Bell wanted to see more women represented in LGBT magazines, especially women of color. She wanted to see more trans people and bisexual women as well. So she founded Tagg Magazine, a publication that...

November 08, 2018

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Silicon Valley Wouldn't Give Her Money, So This 'Proud Gay Black' Founder Went to New York City
Heather Hiles, founder of Pathbrite, an education technology company, wants to help founders find the right investors--and be prepared to sell to them.

November 05, 2018

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LGBTQ Media - Power, Performance & Perception
A lot has evolved over the years when it comes to LGBTQ online media. In this blog post, we take a deeper dive into the evolution of website traffic and where it comes from, ranging from bookmarked li...

October 31, 2018

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'It's great to be niche. It also sucks': inside the grind of queer publishing
For queer publishers, life can be tough: despite the corporate love of all things LGBTQ, there’s no money in it

October 27, 2018

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Nielsen's Pledge To LGBT Homes: We Want Your Data
As part of "its commitment to reflect important demographic and household characteristics in its National TV panel," Nielsen has revealed that it will expand its reporting capabilities to id...

October 24, 2018

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How Bernadette Smith, Founder Of Equality Institute, Trains Businesses To Treat People Better
Bernadette Smith’s mission in life has always been to help people feel safer. It’s why she founded Equality Institute, which holds trainings for corporations around how to make LGBTQ customers and emp...

October 22, 2018

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Introducing Our Fifth Hero of Pride! Keith Douglas
In celebration of the NYC arrival of WorldPride 2019, The Mixx is honoring 12 individuals who are making a difference in the lives of the LGBTQ community. Our fifth Pride Hero is Keith Douglas, Managi...

October 15, 2018

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Vice asks industry to rethink blacklists as LGBTQ and important issues are avoided by advertisers
Vice has urged the media and advertising industries to keep diversity and inclusivity in mind even as they try to adopt brand safety practices online.

September 27, 2018

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Brand|Pride Launches. Unicorns Rejoice! A One-Stop-Shop for Pride Event Planners
Award-winning ZippyDogs, a promotional products company, has announced the launch of Brand|Pride, a one-stop shop for organizations planning to participate in local, national or international Pride ce...

September 25, 2018

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ADCOLOR Announces Winners at the 12th Annual ADCOLOR Awards in Los Angeles
Evening hosted by Endeavor Chief Marketing Officer Bozoma Saint John, honored #MeToo Founder Tarana Burke, HuffPost Editor-in-Chief Lydia Polgreen, Among Many Others. Presented by Microsoft & Omni...

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The Meetings Industry Diversity and Inclusion Roundtable
Thought leaders see cause for optimism when it comes to inclusion in the meetings industry -- and much room for improvement

September 22, 2018

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Revry: The Streaming Service Trying to Take Queer Content Global
Revry is like Netflix for LGBTQ shows, music, and podcasts—and it wants to make them available everywhere.

September 21, 2018

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Introducing Our Fourth Hero of Pride - Monica Boll of Accenture
In celebration of the NYC arrival of World Pride 2019, The Mixx is honoring 12 individuals. Our fourth Pride Hero is Monica Boll, Managing Director at Accenture and Diversity & Inclusion advocate....

September 17, 2018

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Panel Moderation: A Fresh Take on LGBTQ Influencers as we enter 2019
We'll be meeting a new set of faces in the world of LGBTQ influencers, and with them, a fresh set of voices. We'll learn more about how these folks have navigated and grown up with the ever-changing d...

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