LGBT Online Media, Marketing and Advertising

By Matt Skallerud | Focusing on the business side of LGBT marketing, media and technology worldwide.

Want fries in a rainbow box with that? McDonald’s celebrates gay pride in Bay Area

Participating McDonald’s in the Bay Area and Washington, D.C., will serve fries in rainbow-colored boxes this month to celebrate gay pride events.

Our Stories, Ourselves: Overcoming Stigma to Build Authentic Workplaces With NYU Law Professor Kenji Yoshino

Kenji Yoshino, Chief Justice Earl Warren Professor of Constitutional Law at NYU School of Law, discusses the concept of covering in the workplace and his own experiences with having to downplay his identity. Kenji discusses the legal implications of covering, as well as the value to organizations of creating a culture where people can bring their full selves to work. He also shares how he is bringing in experts in theatre and improvisation to assist in teaching the concepts of diversity, …

LGBT small businesses say their diversity is a money-maker

Entrepreneurs urged to use networking, workshops, their own diversity to boost their businesses

Demanding Diversity in Silicon Valley With Yammer Co-Founder Adam Pisoni

Adam Pisoni, CEO of Abl Schools and co-founder of Yammer, discusses his early experience of dealing with “otherness” and how that eventually led him to a greater awareness of the need for more diversity and inclusion within technology companies. Adam shares lessons that he learned from his experiences at Yammer, and the actions he has taken in his new company to increase diversity and inclusion.

Grindr Gets Textual With New Editor-in-Chief

Grindr hired Zach Stafford, from Guardian US and Out, to lead its new magazine called Into, where he will tackle weighty issues and cover the LGBTQ community.

Icelandair's New Ad Is The "Gayest" I've Seen From An Airline

Check out Icelandair’s new commercial targeted at LGBT travelers, which is one of the bolder ads we’ve seen from an airline.

RAHM: The world’s first LGBTI leadership contest

We are pleased to announce Uhlala have partnered with Google to organise RAHM, the world’s first LGBTI contest. The one day contest is scheduled to take place on Friday 21st of July 2017 from 9am &…

NGLCC Scores NBA Partnership, Vastly Expanding LGBT Inclusion in Sports Leagues Purchasing from LGBT-Owned Businesses

The National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC), the business voice of the LGBT community, is proud to welcome the National Basketball Association (NBA) to its list of nearly 200 top corporations and government agencies seeking certified LGBT Business Enterprises (LGBTBEs) into their supply chains alongside other diverse communities. This kind of inclusion not only expands the ongoing efforts to welcome the LGBT community into the professional sports world, but also opens potentially …

Orlando's LGBT chamber grows, wins national award

Orlando’s growing chamber of commerce for gay business owners was named Chamber of the Year by a national affiliate.

NGLCC Global 5th LGBT Summit of the Americas – Hosted by CGLCC

An event for businesses looking to expand domestic and global opportunities. In collaboration with the US-based National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC), the Summit will expand business…

LGBT Week NYC 2017 Evening Receptions

This year we have an incredible line-up of evening events during LGBT Week NYC May 15-19, 2017, including an opening reception on Monday, and events Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evening, as follows.

Hey Pepsi, Here's How It's Done. Heineken Takes On Our Differences, and Nails It

Putting realities over production values.

Why Committing to LGBT Equality and Embracing a Diverse Workplace Is So Good for Brands

It sends a powerful signal to an entire generation that the company cares about doing what’s right.

Ogilvy Celebrates ‘Real Moms’ for Dove Baby

The spot sees Ogilvy celebrating a diverse array of mothers for the Dove Baby brand, showing, “There’s no one right way to do it all.”

'Mummy' Is Transgender: A New Commercial Is The Talk Of India

It's an ad for Vicks, maker of cold and cough remedies, produced for the Indian market. It's had 9 million views on YouTube so far. And it's launched a discussion on social media about the rights of transgender people.<p>The 3 1/2-minute commercial, released online on March 31, doesn't mention any …


Leading out loud: Executive presence and communication for LGBT leaders

JD Schramm, a lecturer in organizational behavior at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business spoke at Bloomberg’s San Francisco Technology Hub about the importance of LGBT leaders to lead with their authentic self and transparency, which can result in successful outcomes.

Trends in LGBT Nightlife

Social interaction fuels the human spirit. The simple act of sharing your life openly offers profound and empowering effects that help us feel

Networking group for UK LGBT marcoms professionals set to launch

Called InterComms, is it aimed at people working in PR, public affairs, advertising, media agencies, content, events, direct marketing and other associated professions.

LGBT Week NYC May 15-19, 2017: Updated Programming Announcement

<b>LGBT Week NYC</b> is only one month away, and the programming is coming on strong for this year’s event! Produced in partnership with <b>Community Marketing & Insights</b>, and sponsored by <b>Rivendell Media</b> and <b>Argentina</b>, it looks like this will be the biggest year yet!

Men's-Only Dating App Grindr Announces Launch of LGBTQ Online Magazine Platform 'Into'

“People hook up on Grindr, but it’s about more than that.”

Davler Media Group Buys LGBTQ Magazine and Teases New Quarterly

Metrosource joins Davler as the publisher prepares to launch design vertical, Exuberance.

The LGBT "TwitterSphere" - How Do You Do It? The Unique Language of Twitter

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 …

Out, The Advocate rumored to be up for sale

While the magazines are said to barely break even, their gay and lesbian-themed Web sites are money makers, bringing a profit of about $3 million for the combined print and digital operation on revenue of about $15 million. The titles since 2009 have been owned by Los Angeles-based Here, which operates it through Regent Entertainment Media.

Pink Triangle Press acquires popular gay dating app GuySpy

Pink Triangle Press has acquired GuySpy, an online social network for gay men, in a deal announced today. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

Morning Panel: Queer Identity in Media & Tech Community

Venture Out 2107 is starting their day with a discussion about self-identity and representation in the media and technology sector. Building a personal brand is key in both the technology sector and within the LGBTQ2+ community. They will discuss: how do they intersect? What makes our intersectional identities unique?

The state of LGBT+ representation in ads

As LGBT+ history month concludes, Dentsu Aegis Network’s diversity and inclusion manager looks at how far we have yet to go with LGBT+ inclusive advertising.

inQ: An Incubator for Queer Thought Leadership - Friday May 19 at LGBT Week NYC

Advance your knowledge and expand your peer group by learning from LGBTQ+ Thought Leaders, sharing experiences and ideas in the areas of business, the arts, social impact / policy, well-being and technology.

Pride and Prejudice Interview with Tony Tenicela of IBM

IBM was attractive to me as an employer primarily due to the company’s global reputation for driving diversity and inclusion and its longstanding commitment to the LGBT community. The company has consistently taken the lead on inclusive policies – long before it was required by law. In 1953, IBM issued the first Equal Opportunity Policy letter, more than ten years before the United States’ Civil Rights Act of 1964. The company then incorporated Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity or …

LGBT Media Conference to Take Place in Orlando

The convening of journalists this year is sponsored by the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association (NLGJA) and funded by the Evelyn and Walter Haas Jr. Fund, a private family foundation based out of San Francisco that “promotes equal rights and opportunities with an emphasis on immigrants and gays and lesbians,” according to the foundation’s mission statement.<p>“#LGBTMedia2017 is focused on giving LGBT journalists deeper insights into current topics and skills-building,” said Matt …