Respect & Community: Earth Day and the LGBT Community

April 22 | By Andy DiAntonio
Happy Earth Day from NGLCC and certified LGBTBE RENEWPR, LLC!   Thank you RENEWPR President and Founder, Ben Finzel, for sharing your thoughts on the overlap between respect for Earth and respect for the LGBT people around the globe who call it home.    
 

Best-of-the-Best Program or Initiative of the Year Finalists

April 19 | By Andy DiAntonio
The National Business Inclusion Consortium (NBIC) is excited to announce the five finalists for the inaugrural Best-of-the-Best Program or Initiative of the Year Award. This prestigious award was designed to recognize an exemplary program or initiative that was developed to better the lives and opportunities of internal and/or external diverse stakeholders.  The Program or Initiative of the Year impacts the firm in one or more of the following areas: customer service, community service and external engagement, customer programming, or employee inclusion.    This year's finalists are:  
 

NGLCC Global Reflects on Recent Work in the Dominican Republic

March 23 | By Michael Castellano
When reflecting on all the achievements we have collectively won for LGBT equality under the Obama Administration, we realize we have come a long way. From repealing Don’t Ask/Don’t Tell to extending protections under the 1964 Civil Rights Act to transgender employees, from passing Assembly Bill AB1678 for LGBT business owners in California to striking down the Defense of Marriage Act, we have certainly seen many incredible advances.  
 

NGLCC Applauds Charlotte City Council for Passing LGBT Non-Discrimination Ordinance and Recognizing the Business Case for Inclusion

February 23 | By Andy DiAntonio
Following hours of debate and months of discussions and input from advocacy organizations, the city council of Charlotte, North Carolina passed an LGBT non-discrimination ordinance by a 7-4 vote.   
 

Toast-its Rings in the Holidays with a Nordstrom Partnership

December 11 | By Andy DiAntonio
“Retail is a long game, but I’m very patient and persistent.” — Jeremy Black, Jasper + Black  
 

LGBTBE in the Spotlight: Social Driver

December 10 | By Andy DiAntonio
Social Driver, led by business partners and husbands Thomas Sanchez and Anthony Shop, is a marketing agency that uses social-fueled strategies to drive next-generation results. Social Driver works with leading corporations and nonprofit organizations to connect with their audiences online through social media campaigns, websites, and data visualizations. Social Driver serves major clients across the country and around the globe and was named the 7th fastest growing marketing agency in the United States by Agency 100.  
 

Walking in the Footsteps of Mandela; NGLCC Global Travels to South Africa to Support LGBT Economic Inclusion

December 9 | By
By Yolande Kwinana   Other than the beautiful scenery, South Africa boasts being the first country in the world to outlaw discrimination based on sexual orientation. South African law prohibits discrimination against LGBT people in the workplace and forbids any employer from firing an employee based on their sexual orientation or gender identity. In fact, on paper, the constitution of the Republic of South Africa is widely considered as one of the most progressive constitutions in the world; however, in reality, the law is often poorly implemented and LGBT people lack adequate protection.  
 

NGLCC Announces 2015 National Dinner Award Honorees

November 9 | By Andy DiAntonio
Supplier of the Year: Social Driver
 

NGLCC President Working to Strengthen LGBT Business Community in Italy during Historic Nationwide Speaking Tour

October 8 | By Andy DiAntonio
For the last week, NGLCC Co-Founder and President Justin Nelson has been on a tour of Italy to strengthen and build support for the Italian LGBT business community.  Mr. Nelson was invited to Italy by the U.S. Embassy as part of the Obama Administration’s larger mission to promote LGBT rights abroad. In coordination with the U.S. Embassy, he has taken part in several meetings as well as presented a series of lectures to LGBT leaders, business schools and LGBT youth across Italy. From October 2-4, Nelson spoke and led sessions at the Leaders for Change Convention in Milan, hosted by "Excellence & Diversity GLBT Executives” (EDGE).

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