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ARTS & DESIGN
B. PROUD PHOTOGRAPHY: TRANSCENDING LOVE
Transcending Love, part of the First Comes Love Project, is a documentary project by the photography studio B. Proud Photography, Inc. It is a series of portraits and interviews of transgender and gender nonconforming couples from across the country in effort to foster acceptance and respect. The project is a traveling exhibition, lecture and soon to be hardbound book. Contact B.Proud to become a sponsor or to participate.
BIG APPLE PERFORMING ARTS
Big Apple Performing Arts is the nonprofit organization housing New York City Gay Men's Chorus and Youth Pride Chorus. Our mission is to advocate for social equality and justice for the LGBTQ+ community through the power of the performing arts.
The Gay & Lesbian Review / Worldwide (The G&LR) is a bimonthly magazine of history culture and politics targeting an educated readership of LGBT people, and their allies that publishes essays in a wide range of disciplines as well as reviews of books movies and plays. Its mission - To promote equal rights and equality for all sexual and gender minorities advance the intellectual life of LGBT people and educate a broader public on LGBT topics.
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KATRINA SKOVAN DESIGN SOLUTIONS
Katrina Skovan specializes in graphic design for marketing and UI/UX. Capabilities include branding, event materials, websites, reports, social media graphics, user interfaces, print and digital ads, video, and more.
We are an art, design and education focused business in Baltimore. We create public art and art educational experiences for youth and communities alongside our virtual storefront where we sell hand printed apparel, original art and prints.
THE LESLIE-LOHMAN MUSEUM OF ART
THE LESLIE-LOHMAN MUSEUM OF ART
The Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art provides a platform for artistic exploration through multi-faceted queer perspectives. We embrace the power of the arts to inspire, explore, and foster understanding of the rich diversity of LGBTQ+ experiences. We are a home for queer art, artists, scholars, activists and allies, and a catalyst for discourse on art and queerness.
THE SEEING PLACE THEATER
A NYIT-nominated social justice theater known for its intense & intimate ensemble work, with a focus on LGBTQIA+, Gender Parity, BIPOC, and Disability Rights.
SHOOTING STAR MUSICAL LLC
SHOOTING STAR is a musical love story set in the world of the gay adult film industry. It aims to humanize this fascinating but taboo industry and its performers, and points out the unimportance of the show's two lovers being all male and gay, as love is love is love is love. SHOOTING STAR is not a show about gay suffering. It deals with subjects that everyone with an open mind and open heart can relate to. SHOOTING STAR promises to share a portion of its current and future proceeds with the LGBTQIA + community and to continuously support the U=U movement and #BlackLivesMatter (on and off-stage).
TUX stands for Transforming User Experiences. We empower you to embrace digital in creative authentic and strategic ways.
From helping you to launch your first product making your dream website real or to modernize your traditional business and tailor solutions to increase efficiency - we aim to provide you with the right marketing tools to achieve success and resolve the right problem at an affordable price. Create more than an unforgettable website or a logo but a meaningful end to end experience for your users that gives you a return on investment.
THE WERKROOM is where we imagine innovate conceptualize – seeing things from a different perspective, and most importantly create fun! We are a Creative Art Studio based in New York City. Our artwork is entertaining, irreverent, and tantalizing…and inclusive to all. Our Artists are from all over the world and we all share the same mission of bringing you a unique and unforgettable art experience. With our work we reflect a different viewpoint with illustrations full of humor and entertainment. We rethink conventional animated characters at a whole new level, turning fantasy into reality.
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BLACK QUEEN PRODUCTIONS
Our production company specializes in film, performing arts, events and apparel that enriches and supports the African American culture. Black Queen Productions is a hub for short films, theater and performing arts. We support and uplift all people (sex, creed, sexual orientation) from the African Diaspora. We are here to empower, encourage remind all African Kings and Queen of their birthright and their purpose. We also have an apparel line that will inspire and excite you. We are a friendly and transparent company and we want the best for all artists. Contact us today and see what we can do for you.
CORE + AUGUST LANG
CORE + AUGUST LANG
The mission of the business is committed on rising up every day and I started the business to promote black mental health black wealth and things of that nature
Our mission is to encourage people to set their own trends and stay true to themselves. The name of the company was inspired by Maori culture and it's translated as "fearless".
MINORITEES offers conscious casual apparel geared toward an often over-looked market. It's focus? Strength. Individuality. Pride.
While some details may be more obvious than others, each and every aspect of minoritees - our designs, models, image and identity incorporates a legacy of multi-cultural background and influence. Minoritees is a Black-owned brand created and made in the United States of America since 2004.
OFF THE HANGER & ANE CLOTHIER
Our company is black and lesbian owned. We are known as a Fashion and Decor Studio with a unique shopping experience. We offer interior design services and custom clothing services. Our Studio is a destination that allows clients to shop for HIM, HER and HOMES. An LGBT Establishment that welcomes ALL.
OUT-FIT offers Pride inspired, high quality athleisure apparel. Wear it out at night. Wear it to workout. Heck, wear it out at night and roll into the gym the next morning. They will never know and we won't tell anyone.
PLAY OUT APPAREL
Play Out Apparel is an eCommerce brand that offers gender-equal clothing to help the LGBTQ+ community shop their authentic selves, to find and buy sexuality and gender-expression affirming apparel with affordable price points, unique artistic designs, and an inclusive shopping experience for customers. We are sexuality, gender, race, size XS - 5X, age, and ability inclusive. We design gender-equal and gender-affirming athleisure and underwear, including our original line of boxer briefs, trunks, bikinis, pouch bikinis, and pouch thongs. As a Social Good Enterprise, we donate 20% of our net profits to intersectional LGBTQ+ and black lives matter organizations, to support efforts for a more equitable, authentic, and affirming world.
Prince Peacock an inclusive jewelry line is inspired by the Edwardian era, Kawaii, and Pop Art. Prince Peacock is a drag queen from the bird-y kingdom that loves to sell jewelry to beautiful humans.
Raven Sym is a brand that stands behind mental health, motivation and encouragement. We recognize the importance of needing to tip the balance with more love. We use this thought process through the making of our clothing and being intentional with the energy and words we use to create each piece of merchandise.
THE SAINT SHOP
The Saint Shop is an online boutique experience offering a wide variety of merchandise emanating from the seminal East Village New York City gay nightclub, The Saint® (1980-1988), and its offshoot, The Saint At Large® producer of the world-famous Black Party.® Discover an exclusive collection of handmade leather harnesses and fetish gear, vintage T-shirts, original, poster-sized party invitations, classic disco CD’s and other collectible nightlife memorabilia.
STUZO CLOTHING Although based in Los Angeles, our hearts beat to the drums of the big city of New York! Our mission is to create a space in the fashion world where all are welcome without judgment. Stuzo Clothing is a gender free clothing company designed to invoke thought and emotion. Our brand is for the non-conforming and bold at heart. Our pieces are gender free as we prefer to call them because clothes don’t have any organs last time we checked. We are inspired by love, people and life. Whatever shape or form you choose to exist in, we celebrate that!
Tahrir Scarf is a small sustainable fashion brand which introduced the world’s first rainbow keffiyeh (Middle Eastern style) scarf. Most of our items are named after an LGBTQ+ historical or mythical figure, and feature scarves, dresses, and body wraps always in rainbow-woven organic cotton in India.
HOME & LIVING
I design and create novelty picture frames and refrigerator brooches using repurposed vintage brooches, earrings and other jewelry pieces. They are all thoughtfully designed to create a theme or tell a story. There are no two identical pieces. There is hopefully something to suit every occasion and to suit everyones taste.
QUEER CANDLE CO.
Soy wax candles poured with love and intention in Brooklyn, NY.
Rissey's Place is a female and melanin-owned candle business that also sells handmade wire wrapped jewelry and other spiritual home decor. I serve all communities and people.
GET OUT AND TREK
Outdoor trips LGBTQ+ adventurists.
We host fun outdoor trips and advocate for a better, more inclusive outdoors for LGBTQ+ people. Escape the ordinary. Break free from the everyday. Get Out. Be Free. Be A GOAT!
A global online destination for news, views, travel and fun, Guidetogay.com has been a go to destination online for over 22 years. We came about as a video guide (on VHS) as a fundraiser for the AIDS Trust of Australia - where we produced a video guide to Sydney. since then we have branched out online, becoming a social destination for LGBTQIA+ people all over the globe.
RESTAURANTS & BARS
Keeping America sweet one cookie at a time!
Ron Ben-Israel Cakes had been providing luxury custom cake for over 20 years. Due to the current health crisis, Ron banded with colleague pastry chef Tom Smallwood to conjure their line of TREATS, available for pickup and local delivery in NYC, as well as nationwide shipping.
RON BEN-ISRAEL CAKES + TREATS
BRUCECY MARKETING GROUP
Brucecy Marketing Group is a global B2C marketing agency specializing in connecting brands, television networks, and movie studios to diverse niche audiences and general/mass audiences at large consumer-facing events to promote new programming, film releases and brand visibility.
CryptaWeb - A Managed Service Provider. Website. Cybersecurity. IT.
We are LGBTQ-owned and managed service provider supporting NYC and Upstate NYS region, for all your IT, Cybersecurity, and Website needs to get your business and private practice up and running.
FLATBUSH DEVELOPMENT GROUP INC.
At Flatbush Development Group Inc. our mission is to provide exemplary service. We represent and serve our clients with excellence, professionalism and unparalleled expertise. Our business specializes in all of your real estate needs. We service all areas from apartment and room rentals to deed fraud or first time real estate investors. Look no further for all of your property needs.
GLADIATOR PRODUCTIONS, INC.
Founded by Seth Dolan (@sethd_la) and Eric Fa’amausili (@dontbesili), GP’s founders bring the highest level of expertise to each and every production they touch. A combined 34+ years in the entertainment industry producing theatre, events, film and experiences allows Gladiator Productions to take any concept needed in the world of entertainment and bring it to life in the highest quality. Guided by 6 core principles, GP focuses on storytelling as their guide while ensuring a positive and inclusive working environment. This is how GP is ‘Igniting magic in the arena of entertainment.’ With a wide array of services from concepting to the finish, their 4-step process of working assures perfect finesse that is unparalleled in the industry: Ideate, Create, Produce and Assess.
HUMAN RIGHTS CAMPAIGN
The Human Rights Campaign envisions a world where every member of the LGBTQ family has the freedom to live their truth without fear, and with equality under the law. We empower our 3 million members and supporters to mobilize against attacks on the most marginalized people in our community.
We are a young, happy, queer organization hoping to create a space for intentional, and creative expression by documenting stories that matter and doing things just a little differently. Founded in 2011, on YouTube and officially established in 2019, LiteCast Media is a little company, hoping to level strategy, tell stories, and make a difference. We manage several brands through media on YouTube and Twitch.tv, teaching tech, gaming, educational, and sharing entertaining things.
THE NURSE SPEAK, LLC.
Here at The Nurse Speak, Damion Jenkins, RN, MSN provides a highly individualized NCLEX tutoring plan that focuses on identifying barriers to NCLEX success. The Nurse Speak is owned and operated by a member of the LGBTQIA+ community and proudly displays a badge for "Positive Space" on his website homepage to let other members of the community know they are encouraged to be their true selves as they prepare to enter into the nursing profession.
PRINCESS JANAE PLACE, INC.
The mission of Princess Janae Place is to help people of trans experience maximize their full potential as they transition from homelessness to independent living. Princess Janae Place fulfills our mission by offering a safe space for people of trans experience to connect with community, access gender affirming support, as well as engage in educational and recreational activities. Princess Janae Place serves as a critical referral source for our members to secure housing navigation, substance use and mental health resources, legal assistance, job training/placement and health care.
QUTIE - LGBTQ SOCIAL APP
Qutie is the social app that connects the entire LGBTQ community. The app is inclusive of the full spectrum of LGBTQ sexual orientations and gender identities. Qutie is more than just another dating app. We are community-focused and provide users with content that is relevant to them.
TRANSFORMING LIVES. COACH
I work with individuals, business owners and their teams to successfully execute major change, whether personal or professional. Whether your destination is clear and you need help in defining the path forward, or you just know it's time to make the change, I'm the coach for you.
WELLNESS & HEALTH
BROOKLYN COMMUNITY PRIDE CENTER
Brooklyn Community Pride Center provides services and support to the borough’s LGBTQ+ community through original programming and partnerships with other organizations. Across the spectrum from young people to elders, Brooklyn Community Pride Center enables our community to actively participate in positive, life-affirming activities. As Brooklyn's first and only LGBTQ+ community center, YOUR Center offers a distinctive choice for residents of New York City’s largest borough to celebrate, heal, learn, create, organize, relax, socialize, and play.
COMPASSION & CHOICES
Compassion & Choices improves care, expands options and empowers everyone to chart their end-of-life journey. We envision a society that affirms life and accepts the inevitability of death, embraces expanded options for compassionate dying, and empowers everyone to choose end-of-life care that reflects their values, priorities, and beliefs.
DAILY BLISS OILS
Daily Bliss Oils offers offers certified pure therapeutic grade essential oils and products. From the comfort of your own home: Explore the store, shop online, manage your orders and stay safe!
DANCING WITH YOUR DOCTOR
Dancing with your Doctor is a (virtual) wellness program that incorporates dance, stretching, aerobics, and mindfulness with the musculoskeletal and preventative healthcare knowledge of a UCSF physician. We target common aches and pains while also giving you moves you can try out at the next wedding or birthday party!
ESSENTIALLY CHARLIE CANDLES
Essentially Charlie makes eco-friendly candles curated with coconut oil, beeswax, and essential oils. Essentially Charlie candles are affordable, and made solely with sustainable and ethically-sourced ingredients. Our unique wax blend of coconut oil and beeswax creates a durable and environmentally conscious candle. Our pure essential oil blends are composed of unique synergistic combinations that produce natural aromatherapeutic health benefits. Essentially Charlie entered the candle market offering something unique — a soy-free, synthetic fragrance-free, and affordable candle.
FRONT RUNNERS NEW YORK
Front Runners New York (FRNY) is New York City’s LGBT running club. The club was founded in 1979 and has grown to over 700 members annually. FRNY’s mission to provide encouragement and support to LGBT adults and their supporters who are interested in running and running related activities. FRNY has created a social running community focused on health and fitness that is welcoming to all New Yorkers. FRNY offers a robust, inclusive membership experience. The club is affiliated with New York Road Runners (NYRR) and the International Front Runners organizations and is a member club of Road Runners Club of America. FRNY is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, incorporated in the state of New York overseen by an annually elected Board of Directors that is elected annually.
Shaniece Powell and Christian Lovehall are Black, Trans Fruit-enthusiasts who are committed to reclaiming their time and presence in an industry dominated by Fruit-colonizers. FrootFly was founded to create a Fresh Fruit Distribution Resource for BlPOC, Individuals with Health Immune Deficiencies, Youth & Elders and Everyone open to embracing and honoring the natural goodness the Earth provides
GAY & SOBER
MISSION: Gay & Sober's mission is simple – to provide a safe, fun, and enriching experience to the sober LGBTQ community. Our primary purpose is to encourage unity and enhance one’s sobriety.
Our Mission: GMHC fights to end the AIDS epidemic and uplift the lives of all affected. GMHC is the world’s first and leading provider of HIV/AIDS prevention, care and advocacy. Building on decades of dedication and expertise, we understand the reality of HIV/AIDS and empower a healthy life for all. We believe that with the right information, care and support, it is possible to live a healthy, fulfilling life. When people feel a sense of community, are empowered with pride and armed with information, they’re able to model healthy behaviors, build relationships and experience hope. To end the AIDS epidemic, we need comprehensive solutions that promote education, increase awareness, improve care, reduce stigma, elevate policy and build strong, supportive communities. GMHC’s Access to Healthcare Unit can assist individuals, families, and communities in accessing public and private health insurance coverage. Our trained staff can also assist small businesses in providing health insurance coverage to their employees. End AIDS. Live Life. Since before AIDS had a name and until the epidemic is over, GMHC will continue to fight AIDS and live life. For Access to Healthcare, please contact Paulyn Sarmiento, Director of Advocacy 212-367-1028 or Olivia Gaillard, Senior Health Navigator 212-367-1141.
Sydney is a Registered Dietitian and founder of Greene Health. She specializes in nutrition for addiction recovery, disordered eating, and body image as well as chronic digestive struggles. Using an integrative, customized approach, Sydney works with individuals all over the country and offers monthly nutrition support groups called Soulful Eating.
Our Registered Dietitians strive to significantly improve quality of life of the LGBTQ+ community through nutrition coaching, counseling, education and medical nutrition therapy.
We make this happen by providing a personalized and comprehensive approach to wellness. A guided journey of self-discovery that leads to a healthier lifestyle.
JOYFUL SOLUTIONS, LLC
I offer life coaching and consulting services with a focus on the black LGBT community. Being a black lesbian myself I know how hard it can be to find someone who can truly understand the struggle you may go through on a daily basis. I want to help my community with as much support as possible.
MotiFitness Training is a unique, goals-based approach to health and fitness. We incorporate personal training, lifestyle fitness coaching, and nutrition counseling. MotiFitness is also fun! So you’ll enjoy the experience as you reach your goals with your own Fitness-Life Coach. We offer remote and in-person training for individual clients and business employees through company wellness benefits.
QUEER JUSTICE TAROT
The Mission Statement of Queer Justice Tarot is to envision a world where LGBTQ+ witches, pagans & believers of the power in Tarot live with dignity, safety, and opportunity to learn and grow in an inclusive community." Queer Justice Tarot is a space for members of the LGBTQ+ (Lesbian Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, & Queer Plus) community to learn about tarot and receive advice through tarot that is given by a member of the community.
TEAM NEW YORK AQUATICS
Team New York Aquatics, Inc. is a non-profit organization home to an inclusive community of aquatics programs with masters swimming, water polo, diving, and synchronized swimming. Our membership is open to everyone. Established in 1990, our community was created by members of LGBTQ+ community and our allies to create a safe space in the water in New York City. We welcome anyone to join us for practices & workouts in Manhattan and Brooklyn, as well as special events and competitions.
At Xude Yoga, we create a space for black queer + trans womxn, people of color, and lgbtq+ communities to heal out load on purpose. This is the first ever yoga space created by and for black trans womxn. You can find us at xudeyoga.com