February 13 | By Clint Grimes
As we continue this celebration of Black History Month, I’ve thought about my journey through life as someone with a foot in each of two camps. I’ve been African-American since I was born and gay for as long as I can remember. And oftentimes, those competing components of who I am have seemed to be in conflict with one another. And there remains a certain disconnect between these two marginalized communities that manifests itself in some interesting ways. I often catch myself contem
February 13 | By James Gleason
It's no surprise that A-list celebrities have a team of people dedicated to making them look beautiful. But who is dedicated to that team? In steps Basic White Shirt, a creative talent agency that represents the hair and make-up artists to the stars. Basic White Shirt In The Spotlight:
February 28 | By Phil Crehan
February 16 | By Tyler Brent
On February 16, the majority of China’s 1.3 billion people marked the beginning of the Chinese New Year. During this time, hundreds of millions returned home to spend time with their families during the largest human migration in the world.
November 10 | By Jonathan Lovitz
November 6 | By Jonathan Lovitz
November 6, 2017 Dear NGLCC Community: Our hearts go out to everyone at the Austin Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (AGLCC) following the loss of former President and CEO, Ceci Gratias.
October 23 | By Hannah Woulfe
The large-scale national demonstrations for the LGBT community began with the National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights on October 14, 1979. Although there is no record of how many people demonstrated on that day, it's estimated 200,000 people attended.
October 3 | By James Gleason
Interrogations of one’s sexuality became commonplace in the 1950s and 1960s’ federal workplace. Questions like “Do you identify as a homosexual or have you ever had same-sex sexual relations?” were commonplace as employers attempted to root out LGBT employees. This period of time is often known as the Lavender Scare—the interrogation and firing of LGBT-identifying civil servants.
September 12 | By Jonathan Lovitz
NGLCC mourns the loss of Edie Windsor, who paved the way for marriage equality in the United States. Edie was known for her smile, her laugh, her exceptional mathematics skills that she expressed during her years at NGLCC founding partner IBM, and her innate ability to melt your heart with stories of her life. That was especially true when talking about her more than forty year love affair with Thea Spyer.
August 14 | By Jonathan Lovitz
NGLCC released the following statement in condemnation of the attack against Americans in Charlottesville, Virginia: “The NGLCC and our allies in business will not remain silent in the face of attacks on America’s diverse communities. Charlottesville must be a wakeup call that we cannot ignore the hatred that exists against Americans based on their race, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, ability, and more. Diversity is the lifeblood of this nation, and celebrating our diversity is essential for our moral and economic wellbeing.