LGBT New Media
By Matt Skallerud | LGBT influencers, bloggers, vloggers and YouTube videos
Craigslist, AOL chatrooms, and Gay.com were something today’s apps aren’t: fun.
Craigslist, AOL chatrooms, and Gay.com were something today's apps aren't: fun.<p>In the 1990s and in the midst of the intifada, Sam* was going to school in Jerusalem by day and meeting men from online chat rooms by night. In the holiest city in the world, finding eligible gay bachelors wasn't a …LGBTQ
Transgender Twitter users aren't here for the platform's gendered assumptions. And they sure aren't hesitating to make that known.<p>Here's the deal: Twitter released a new set of tools on May 17 which allow users to see and control the data advertisers use to target ads on the social media platform. …Social Media
There has been no shortage of news coverage surrounding high-profile reports of harassment and discrimination in the tech industry. Most notably, perhaps, was the recent coverage of a former Uber engineer who detailed in a blog post the sexual harassment she said she experienced while working for …Diversity
The iconic rainbow flag has been an instantly recognisable symbol of LGBTQ social movements since the 1970s. Sadly, its designer Gilbert Baker died …Typography
When local YouTube icon David Levitz opened his Twitter account on the morning of March 19, he was drawn into the spiral of YouTubers blasting…
OUT Web Fest (OWF) returns on May 12th 2017 to celebrate the best in independent LGBTQ digital storytelling with an opening night event at YouTube Space LA. Featuring luminaries in the LGBTQ and media communities and hosting speaker panels by industry-leading figures, the three-day festival will commence with a red-carpet premiere at the beautiful, YouTube …
Though its digital TV network, SlayTV, this growing media company is launching with web-series, movies, documentaries and content specific to the experiences of Queer People of Color, globally. Slay. is launching it’s TV Up Front in New York City on May 15
<b>YouTube has modified its content filter after complaints it had blocked political and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) videos.</b><p>Restricted mode is an optional filter designed to hide content that may be judged unsuitable for children.<p>But many prominent LGBT video-makers said their videos …LGBTQ
If There’s One Silver Lining To the 2016 election, it’s at least four more years worth of Randy Rainbow’s raucous political parody songs.
Venerable blog platform LiveJournal is now saying goodbye to some of its biggest users, after announcing it's taking steps to comply with Russian law.<p>The platform, which moved its servers to Russia in December last year, updated its terms of service last week, <i>Gizmodo</i> reports.<p>Under the terms, …George R.R. Martin
“People hook up on Grindr, but it’s about more than that.”
Several popular LGBTQ+ YouTube vloggers have claimed that YouTube is using the site's "restricted mode" to hide some of their videos.<p>The restricted mode for YouTube, according to Google, enables users to filter out "potentially objectionable content," leading some LGBTQ+ vloggers to accuse YouTube …LGBTQ
#YouTubeIsOverParty trends on Twitter after users say videos referencing same-sex relationships are being filtered out
As the second part of the LGBT TwitterSphere series of articles, this blog post focuses on the HOW of Twitter… how do you do it and how do you make it work for you? This is key, as a large number of individuals and businesses are posting from Facebook to Twitter automatically, which just doesn’t cut it. Others are focused solely on driving traffic to their websites, and if they are an LGBT media company, their website might be the only place an advertiser is able to be promoted, not on Twitter …
Anyone who’s ever visited YouTube and ventured into the comments knows that the site struggles with how to deal with offensive content, and now it seems one of its content filtering features might have gone a bit too far. Over the past few days, several LGBT vloggers have accused YouTube of hiding their material through the “Restricted Mode” feature.
Nothing says "I love you" like a picture of a perfect peach.<p>Banana hammock, butt dial, it's raining men -- sometimes the standard emoji just doesn't cut it in the dating scene.<p>But Grindr, the dating app for gay and bi men, has a solution: Gaymoji!<p>The set of 500 new emojis features everything from …Eggplant
Prolific content maker, YouTube star and documentary subject Todrick Hall spins high-quality, independently financed creations for his fans — many of whom identify as LGBT. “It’s beautiful to see allies, people fighting for LGBTQ rights, men fighting for women’s rights and people who are Americans fighting for foreigners,” he said.
Fast forward to today, and with everything that’s taken place since then, including the dot com bust and the subsequent growth of strong Internet-based businesses from all facets of life and industry, it’s easy to see that doubting the direction and growth of the Internet was misguided at best.
Tinder is not only helping transgender people date, it's also helping to normalize what it means to be trans.<p>In November, the popular dating app introduced the option to let users identify as any gender, not just male or female.<p>As a result, the app has seen roughly 250,000 matches with transgender …LGBTQ
<b>Despite promising to fight for the LGBT community, the Trump administration continues to disrupt LGBTQI progress and equality...fortunately the Human</b> …
Brendan Maclean defends “House of Air” as art: “This was never a ‘marketable’ idea, but it was an original one that I cared about. Was it for everyone? Absolutely not. Has it been the most success I’ve had with anything ever? Absolutely.”
For the first time ever a Gay Social Network brings content together as one complete package.
The BMW brand’s international Instagram channel has broken through the ten million followers’ mark, making it the most successful automotive brand on …BMW
Watch as he hikes to the top of Lion’s Head, bikes (and drinks) through a local vineyard, hits up the nightlife scene and ends up on Cape Town’s nude beach
We wanted to take this time to wish you all an absolutely wonderful and happy New Year! We look forward to both working with you, as well as connecting with you at some of the various LGBT business events happening this year, including our signature event LGBT Week NYC, produced in partnership with Community Marketing & Insights, and sponsored by Rivendell Media and Argentina.
If that sounds Pollyanna-ish, think again. A curious thing has happened as companies’ ability to reach users organically on social media has tanked: The power of social media to influence buying decisions has surged. In one of the most comprehensive studies to date, McKinsey recently surveyed 20,000 consumers in Europe and found that social recommendations are behind more than a quarter of all purchases made. This is well above the 10% to 15% that’s been estimated in earlier research. And in …
Celebrating a decade of promoting diversity, Girls in Tech leader Adriana Gascoigne rang the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange today.<p>Started a decade ago, the nonprofit group now has more than 50,000 members across 60 chapters around the world.<p>Gascoigne started Girls in Tech in San …Women's News
I went to Las Vegas with my boyfriend to attend and speak at a conference on LGBT Tourism with fellow YouTubers Davey Wavey and Arielle Scarcella, amon