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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...

September 14, 2018

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Pride in London comms director launches 'UK's most diverse and inclusive' agency
Asad Dhunna has launched agency The Unmistakables today (13 September) with clients including start-up fashion brand LaBante London and drinks business Proud Beer.

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Healthcare: Is influencer marketing losing its way?
Healthcare's use of influencers has valuable lessons to offer practitioners in other areas of PR, not least because its practitioners hold themselves to the highest standards of accuracy.

September 10, 2018

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Announcing LGBT Week NYC returning for World Pride NYC and the 50th Anniversary of Stonewall
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 LG...

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No Legal Ramifications for Anti-Gay Housing Discrimination in 28 States
While 28 States Provide No Non-Discrimination Housing Laws To Protect LGBT Members, GayRealEstate.com Is Dedicated to Matching Members of the LGBTQ Community With Gay, Lesbian and Gay Friendly Realtor...

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Grindr Holds a Mirror to China’s Subtle LGBT Evolution
A planned IPO underlines increased acceptance of LGBT people, and their spending power.

September 07, 2018

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PrideAM announces judges for LGBT ad competition
The free to enter competition asks adland to reimagine a mainstream advertising campaign for a LGBT+ audience, to highlight the debate around diversity and inclusion in advertising.

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Online Marketing: Matt Skallerud from I Love Gay LGBT
Today we’re talking with Matt Skallerud, born and raised in LA. Matt is a gay entrepreneur, the CEO of #ILoveGay and he specializes in LGBT online marketing. Let’s meet him… Right now you own your own...

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Wawa Welcome America! CEO picked to lead Visit Philadelphia
Jeff Guaracino, 45, will become president and CEO of Visit Philadelphia on Oct. 29.

August 29, 2018

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Grindr, in Partnership with Bucksense, Launches Self-Service Advertising Product
Grindrads.com & Bucksense launch a self-serve product that empowers advertisers of all sizes & budgets to engage the LGBTQ consumer segment.

August 24, 2018

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Phillip Picardi, Head of Teen Vogue, Exits Condé Nast
Phillip Picardi, the chief content officer of Condé Nast’s Teen Vogue, who was a rising star at the magazine publisher, is leaving the company to become the editor in chief of Out magazine.

August 23, 2018

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Ad POP Awards honor the best in national, local advertising
The National LGBT Media Association (NGMA) announced its third annual Ad POP Award winners. The Ad POPs - which stands for Pride in Online and Print - honor the best representations of LGBT advertisin...

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Stephanie Farrell: Featured LGBTQ+ Ally
As the staff liaison for AIChE's LGBTQ+ & Allies Initiative, I'm thrilled and proud to introduce long-term AIChE volunteer Stephanie Farrell as our first Featured Ally of our LGBTQ+ professiona

August 22, 2018

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Pride of Place Panel | 30th August | 6 Wellington Place | Leeds
Discussing diversity in the workplace, Wellington Place's Pride of Place panel will be held on the 30th August 5.30pm - 7.00pm at 6 Wellington Place, Leeds.

August 19, 2018

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Some Pink Banana Media Excerpts from our Brand | Pride Interview
We recently contributed to an interview in Business Equality Magazine on behalf of the partnership we're a part of with Brand | Pride. The following are some excerpts from that interview that shine a ...

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Pink Banana Media connects with LGBTQ consumers
Pink Banana Media helps companies look beyond marketing metrics and see the people behind the numbers to reach LGBTQ consumers.

August 15, 2018

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Ellen Stewart, head of content at the world's most-read LGBT media platform, PinkNews, joins opening panel on Gen Z
Learn from experts at Journalism.co.uk's 23rd newsrewired event on 7 November

August 09, 2018

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Toyota’s 4th Annual Power of Exchange Conference Now Includes LGBT, Veteran and Disability-Owned Certified Agencies
When Toyota’s Power of Exchange (POE) conference comes to Dallas this week, it will help connect more than 600 attendees, including diverse suppliers from across the country.

August 07, 2018

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Get to know the new LGBT Entertainment company Sheekie
Sheekie is an LGBT+ Entertainment company, with ten years’ experience in the entertainment industry they will be bringing something very special to the scene.

July 29, 2018

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New Land O'Lakes CEO first openly gay woman to head Fortune 500 company
Land O'Lakes named Beth Ford as the company's first female CEO this week, making her the first openly gay woman CEO at a Fortune 500 company, CNN reported.

July 27, 2018

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Introducing our second Hero of Pride, Elizabeth Wallace
In celebration of the NYC arrival of World Pride 2019, The Mixx is honoring 12 individuals. Our second Pride Hero is writer Elizabeth Wallace, recent author of The Ambition Decisions: What Women Know ...

July 26, 2018

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Why Gay Owned Businesses Are More Important Now Than Ever
Marketers have been targeting the LGBT community for decades, and for good reason. Corporations have consistently been making progress with workplace rights,

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National LGBT Bar Association Launches COMMIT to INCLUSION Campaign
The National LGBT Bar Association announces a new campaign that asks attorneys across the nation to COMMIT to INCLUSION by repudiating anti-LGBT legal groups like Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) and ...

July 25, 2018

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Journalists group announces awards ahead of convention
In anticipation of NLGJA - The Association of LGBTQ Journalists’ annual convention in September, the announced the recipients of its Excellence in Journalism Awards for work produced in 2017.

July 24, 2018

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Snap has signed up its first LGBT partner for Snapchat Discover
Snap has signed up British website PinkNews as its first LGBT partner on Snapchat Discover. PinkNews will go live on Wednesday on Snapchat, where around half of users identify as not 100% straight.

July 16, 2018

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LGBT Bold Introduces Eric Edward Schell of Pride Portraits
Pride Portraits mission is to visually represent the LGBTQIA+ community and its allies one photograph and story at a time. Visibility for our community is key to promote the humanization of a communit...

July 12, 2018

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National LGBT Media Association Announces 2018 Ad POP Awards
The National LGBT Media Association (NGMA) has announced its third annual Ad POP award winners, including many top corporate brand names. NGMA member papers have each selected one top award winner in ...

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LGBTQ scientists are still left out
Support from mainstream diversity initiatives would create a virtuous circle of visibility and benefit science for all, urges Jon Freeman.

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Out of the closet, into the C-suite
More visible than ever, the LGBTQ community still faces headwinds in adland

July 11, 2018

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Is Gay-For-Pay Just American Businesses' PR Strategy?
Would you think a company that only supports the African American community in February for Black History month as racist? How about the rainbow flags, glittered corporate logos and parade floats that...

July 10, 2018

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Comcast Flexes Its Integrated Marketing Muscles for San Franscisco Pride
After a successful San Francisco Pride in 2017, Comcast CA decided to come back to San Francisco Pride for 2018 with the ambitious plan of leveraging the different touch points that Comcast / Xfinity ...

July 09, 2018

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When drag queens promote it, fans will buy it
"Drag queens are the new pop stars," Randy Barbato, co-creator of "RuPaul's Drag Race" explained... At DragCon, attendees spent over $4 million on wigs, makeup, art and more. That ...

July 06, 2018

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Cambridge celebrates their first ever LGBT STEM Day
Cambridge are today celebrating their first ever LGBT STEM day which recognises all those who work in science, technology, engineering and medicine and who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgen...

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Fuller's, Yo! Sushi, Harry's, Topshop, Skittles and more: here's what's happening for Pride
Fuller's, Yo! Sushi, Harry's, Topshop, Skittles and more: here's what's happening for Pride.

July 05, 2018

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Microsoft Taking Pride in being an ally for the LGBT community
Cindy Rose, Chief Executive of Microsoft UK, announces that you can now turn Microsoft Rewards points into cash for LGBT charity Stonewall.

July 02, 2018

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T-Mobile goes all out for Pride
As Pride Month comes to an end, the slew of marches, celebrations, and events that commemorate the progress made by the LGBT community in pursuit of equality, as well as challenges of the past and tho...

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PrideAM launches LGBT ad competition
PrideAM has launched its 2018 competition asking adland to reimagine a mainstream advertising campaign for a LGBT+ audience.

June 30, 2018

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VIDEO: Why YOU Should Attend The #NGLCC18 Conference
On the fence about whether NGLCC's International Business & Leadership Conference is the right fit for you and your business? See the magic of our annual Conference and hear from some of last year...

June 28, 2018

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VIDEO: Comcast California at SF Pride, with Dana Piccoli and Tay Barrett
We had such a wonderful time working with the Comcast California team and both Dana and Tay in making SF Pride such incredibly inspiring weekend! Check out this LIVE in-store recording of Dana's #Prid...

June 27, 2018

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Why You Shouldn't Miss The NGLCC Conference In Philly August 14

June 26, 2018

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CMI’s 12th Annual LGBTQ Community Survey Report is Now Released

June 25, 2018

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Drag queens sport Ikea’s products in retailer’s Pride campaign
Ikea Canada is celebrating Pride with a colorful campaign that features drag queens wearing its lamps, shower curtains and umbrellas on the catwalk.

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How Niche Entrepreneurs Can Flourish With Gay Facebook Ads
A social media strategy is important for the success of nearly every business today. To target niche markets, such as the LGBTQ community, Facebook is currently the best resource. Monica Louie shares ...

June 22, 2018

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VIDEO: Matt Skallerud Talks #Pride2018 on Focus Group Radio
Join us as we chat about what companies are doing nowadays with their #PrideMonth #Pride2018 outreach.

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Gay Men’s Health Crisis print ads
The “Blood Flags” print ads fight the ban placed on gay and bi men that prevent them from donating blood.

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LGBT Meeting Professionals Assocation (MPA) Updates
The LGBT Meeting Professionals Assocation (MPA) team has been busy lately… they’ve just wrapped up a successful advisory board gathering and networking trip in Toronto, in conjunction with the IGLTA C...

June 20, 2018

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Verizon Rolls Out The Rainbow Carpet With Pride Video, Connected 'Parade'
Andrew McKechnie, Verizon's chief creative officer, says in a phone chat with "Marketing Daily" that the spot will show up on NBC and Bravo in coming days.

June 18, 2018

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More Companies Change Ad Strategy To Include Interracial Couples, LGBT Community
Minority groups, including biracial families and the LGBT community, say they continue to be let down by brands that fail to create diverse and inclusive advertising.

June 12, 2018

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LGBTQ equality in corporate America: Where are all the queer CEOs?
The age of marriage equality has pressured companies to become more inclusive, but leadership is still often dominated by straight white men.

June 10, 2018

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Teen, who attempted suicide seven times, builds apps that saved her life and others
Sitting alone in a lifeguard tower watching the sun sink below the horizon, Amanda Southworth had a decision to make.

June 06, 2018

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AEG & Cyndi Lauper's True Colors Team Up to Battle LGBTQ Youth Homelessness
AEG has partnered with Cyndi Lauper's True Colors Fund to help put an end to LGBTQ youth homelessness.

June 02, 2018

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LGBT+ business community myGwork gets revamp
Entrepreneurial twins Adrien and Pierre Gaubert are re-inventing the way LGBT+ professionals find and secure jobs with myGwork, the LGBT+ business community. Dubbed the “pink LinkedIn”, myGwork is con...

June 01, 2018

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AT&T ’Turns Up The Love’ with Unprecedented Multi-Year Commitment to Support The Trevor Project and $1 Million Donation
As a longtime supporter of the LGBTQ community, AT&T* is proud to announce a $1 million donation and multi-year initiative with The Trevor Project, the leading national organization providing cris...

May 28, 2018

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Pride and Prejudice 2018: Pushing forward the global agenda for LGBT rights through advocacy
The Economist Events hosted its third-annual Pride and Prejudice event to explore how united efforts among leaders in business, politics and society can improve the legal rights and societal treatm...

May 21, 2018

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LGBT Bold Introduces Ji Strangeway
Ji Strangeway is the author of "Red As Blue” -  a hybrid graphic novel that combines prose and screenplay with illustrations. The throwback tale of an angsty, teen girl who stumbles he...

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