February 2020 Events & Announcements Print

Notes from the Chair

Welcome to the February edition of Events & Announcements! Early in the month, we hosted an event with VisitNorfolk in Philadelphia. We closed the month out in Florida for Connect Diversity. Our Executive Officers were also featured in a great article by EventMB!

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We are so thrilled to be continuing our partership with Business Events Montréal!

"Business Events Montréal is proud of our platinum partnership with the LGBT MPA, and excited for another year of working together to further advance diversity and inclusivity in the meetings industry. Home to the largest and oldest gay village in North America, Montréal has always been a safe place for LGBTQ+ people and a vibrant community whose impact is felt across the entire city. And as one of the continent's leading event host cities, your LGBTQ+ attendees will feel truly welcome in Montréal!" 

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In The News

Are Events Really Including LGBTQ+ Attendees?
Our Executive Board was featured in an article by EventMB about LGBT+ inclusive events!

Beauford Delaney and James Baldwin: Through the Unusual Door
Beauford Delaney and James Baldwin: Through the Unusual Door at the Knoxville Museum of Art presents the story of Knoxville native African American artist Beauford Delaney and writer James Baldwin in a way that inspires reconsideration of their life circumstances and raises important questions about the nature of the racial and sexual identity barriers they faced.

Norfolk, Virgina is a Uniquely Fabulous Place to Visit

GLBT Travelers Rank San Francisco as Top "Gay-Friendly" Destination

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     On February 6th, VisitNorfolk hosted a networking and educational event in Philadelphia, where speaker and author Alissa Carpenter gave a presentation on the importance of inclusion after diversity. 


Connect Diversity
     Last weekend Executive Director Dave Jefferys attended Connect Diversity in Kissimmee, FL. He loved reconnecting with all the friends he's met there!

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