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Results of the Annual LGBT Tourism & Hospitality Survey Attitudes and Consumer Behavior of 3,772 LGBT Travelers

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Results of the Annual LGBT Tourism & Hospitality Survey  Attitudes and Consumer Behavior of 3,772 LGBT Travelers
For more information: David Paisley, Senior Research Director, Community Marketing, Inc., david@communitymarketinginc.com
Community Marketing & Insights’ (CMI) announces the results of the 20th Annual LGBT Tourism & Hospitality survey. The report and related webinar focus on the data of over 3,772 self-identified gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender United States residents.
The full report is available at no chargeHERE

Key Findings CMI’s 20th Annual LGBT Tourism & Hospitality Survey
Honeymoons: While Hawaii is the most popular destination for LGBT honeymoons at 8%, many destinations are benefiting from marriage equality, especially the beach destinations in Florida and Mexico, as well as urban destinations across North America and Europe.
Hotels: With Marriott’s “Love Travels” campaign, the company has risen to …

Brian Darling Launches Own Business Management Firm Focusing on Entertainment and LGBT Communities

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Brian Darling, a 27 year business manager professional, has announced the launch of his own business management firm, Darling Business Management.  A veteran of the southern California entertainment industry, Mr. Darling provides complete Business management services and has worked with many industry clients, actors, directors, writers, agents, attorneys, high-net-worth individuals, as well as LGBT Individuals and couples.

“Having my own firm gives me more control over providing personal service at a cost-effective fee,” said Mr. Darling. “Successful people are discovering that although their wealth brings many luxuries, it also brings new challenges and increased responsibilities, which require more personal attention. I also utilize Datafaction Imaging Specialized Accounting Software that most of the bigger business management firms in the entertainment industry use. This means that my clients get this same top of the line financial support as the big firms at Darling Business Man…

Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate and NAGLREP Release Findings from First-of-its-Kind National LGBT Study Dedicated to Homeownership

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Findings show overwhelming appreciation of and intent toward homeownership, but illustrate concerns that deserve industry awareness 

Over the last decade, there has been an increasing amount of attention paid to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community but, until now, little information has been available about this population segment’s preferences, aspirations and mindset surrounding the home buying process and homeownership in general. With the Supreme Court ruling on marriage equality pending and on the brink of LGBT pride month, Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate and the National Association of Gay and Lesbian Real Estate Professionals (NAGLREP) today released findings from the first-ever LGBT Home Buyer and Seller Survey of more than 1,700 respondents that show a majority believe homeownership to be a good investment, but possess strong concern when it comes to housing discrimination.


“This groundbreaking study sheds new light on the aspirations and concerns…

China Holds First Gay Employment Fair

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2nd Annual LGBT Corporate Diversity & Inclusion Conference highlights the business for workplace inclusion, Job Fair welcomes 400 LGBT job seekers and 17 major companies including Google, Starbucks, Ford, IBM, McKinsey, and Microsoft 


WorkForLGBT and Shanghai LGBT Professionals organized the 1st Annual China LGBT Talent Job Fair – the first time in China companies reached out to the LGBT community in support of diversity & inclusion in employment – on April 25th, 2015 in Shanghai, China. Earlier that day, WorkForLGBT and Shanghai LGBT Professionals held their 2nd Annual LGBT Corporate Diversity & inclusion Conference, welcoming 200 HR leaders and LGBT employees to discuss HR programs and policies that ensure equality at work.

This first of its kind gay job fair took place on Saturday, welcoming hundreds of LGBT graduating students and professionals, from a diversity of industry backgrounds and experiences in Shanghai. Tens of thousands in China’s LGBT community discussed t…

The Women of LGBT Week NYC

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This year, as our annual conference on LGBT Marketing, Advertising & Technology has grown into an entire week's series of conferences, symposia and forums, we have an incredible line-up of women speaking and presenting at our conference for the first time.


On Monday, April 20th, Jenn T Grace, our community's "Professional Lesbian," leads a series of workshops dedicated to start-ups and entrepreneurs.  Along with Diane Conklin of Complete Marketing Systems out of Atlanta and Sarah Prager of Quist out of Washington DC, they will lead our audience through some of the ins and outs of inclusive and integrated marketing and help business start-ups learn more about laying the foundation for their LGBT/LGBT-friendly business.
http://www.lgbtweek.nyc/conference_agenda.cfm?BusinessID=3780&DisplayMorning=yes&DisplaySpeakers=yes

On Monday afternoon, Jennifer Brown, a passionate advocate and social entrepreneur, will be part of the StartOut Entrepreneur's Forum, f…

GayDesertGuide.com Named Palm Springs Business of the Year by Desert Business Assocation

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Gay Desert Guide, the online LGBT guide to Palm Springs, has been name Business of the Year by the Desert Business Association (DBA).  Founder and Publisher Brad Fuhr will accept the award on Monday, March 9th at the organization’s annual installation and awards dinner.



Brad launched the website GayDesertGuide.com on Labor Day weekend 2013 after eight months of populating the site from scratch.  He built partnerships and alliances with business groups including DBA, not for profits and government agencies to create a portal for both locals and visitors alike to discover the Palm Springs Oasis.

The website has received nearly a quarter million page views and has been accessed by nearly 70,000 users since its inception less than two years ago.  Gay Desert Guide has a large social media following on Facebook and Twitter. He credits his success to not only the partnerships but also the many local businesses that have supported the site.

“Advertising on a new website can be a leap of fait…

Multimedia Platforms Inc. Completes Acquisition of 33-year-old FunMaps, Establishing Coast-to-Coast Footprint

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Multimedia Platforms Inc. (MMP) (OTCQB: MMPW) today announced it has completed the acquisition of Columbia FunMap, Inc. (FunMaps), a 33-year-old LGBT travel and leisure publishing company, delivering local and regional maps, information and advertising to more than forty (40) key North American cities. As an integrated part of MMP, FunMaps’ established distribution territory to destination cities including Atlanta, Chicago, Ft. Lauderdale, Los Angeles, Miami, Montreal, New York, Orlando, San Francisco, Toronto, Vancouver, BC, and Washington, DC, become part of the Multimedia Platforms market footprint.


“This attractive complementary publication was our first acquisition target for many reasons,” stated Bobby Blair, CEO of MMP.  “In FunMaps we not only acquire the print publication, with a readership of over five (5) million per year, plus thousands of vendors and advertisers in established markets throughout United States and Canada, but also the robust online directory/city guide, G…

LGBT Business News Debuts in the Miami Herald

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News covers LGBT-friendly companies, LGBT-owned businesses, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender executives, entrepreneurs, employees, business trends and more.

LGBT Business News announced its official launch on January 19, 2015. The company will publish a full-page bi-weekly print publication, a monthly magazine and have a robust web site, www.lgbtbusinessnews.com that will produce exclusive news and content about the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community. The announcement came shortly after their print and distribution partnership with the Miami Herald.

"With the Miami Herald as our print and distribution partner, LGBT Business News will print 138,000 bi-weekly and 100,000 copies of the monthly magazine, making LGBT Business News the largest LGBT business publication in the U.S. States," said Arnel Trovada, CEO and Publisher of LGBT Business News.

LGBT Business News will write exclusive stories about lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender executives, entr…