Show your Pride! Support Local LGBT Businesses

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Roz Edison and Kamala Saxton, owners of Marination

June is LGBT Pride Month! There’s no need to wait for the gay pride parade to support the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. Check out one of these local LGBT owned businesses!

On May 26th, the Puget Sound Business Journal (PSBJ) recognized the “2016 Outstanding Voices” for individuals and companies committed to workplace equality. Additionally, in partnership with the Greater Seattle Business Association, PSBJ is publishing their first LGBTQ-Owned Business Listmakers. Let’s show these businesses, with revenue of nearly $100 million and more than 1,000 employees, some extra love this month. Continue reading “Show your Pride! Support Local LGBT Businesses”

5 Ways the LGBT Business Builder can Help Grow Your Small Business

Facebook-Cover-Photo-SeattleThe LGBT Business Builder, the historic new partnership between the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), is a powerful tool to strengthen the LGBT Business Community at both the local and national level. And it’s coming to the Central Library on Thursday, June 2nd!

Here are 5 ways the LGBT Business Builder can help grow your small business.
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Movie Mondays: Show Your “Pride” this Labor Day

prideAre you looking for a film to celebrate the achievements of unions this Labor Day? Are you still beaming from the recent Supreme Court decision to legalize gay marriage? If so, then Pride is, quite simply, the perfect movie for you.

Pride (nominated for Best Comedy at the 2014 Golden Globes) tells the surprisingly true story of the British Miner’s Strike of 1984. After British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher announced the closing of mines throughout the United Kingdom, miners went on strike for nearly a year, clashing violently with police and being starved of fuel and food. A small group of lesbian and gay activists, in an expression of solidarity, take up the cause and raise money for the miners as LGSM (Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners). Continue reading “Movie Mondays: Show Your “Pride” this Labor Day”

Movie Mondays: New LGBT Cinema

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In honor of Pride Month, let’s take a look at some of the most recent feature films and documentaries from the LGBT community.

For movies about the lives of gay men, consider: Test, which follows the exploits of Frankie, an understudy in a San Francisco dance company in 1985; The Happy Sad, which explores the lives of a gay Black couple in contemporary New York; Stranger By the Lakea French thriller in which a murder takes place at a lake popular with gay men cruising for sex; and Pit Stopan Independent Spirit Award nominee that examines the lives of two isolated men in rural Texas. Continue reading “Movie Mondays: New LGBT Cinema”