Cayuga Tourism to hold Workshop in Recognition of Importance of LGBT Visitors
Cayuga County, N.Y. - Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month (LGBT Pride Month) is celebrated each year in the month of June to honor the 1969 Stonewall riots in Manhattan. The Stonewall riots were a tipping point for the Gay Liberation Movement in the United States and in many cities across the nation events are help throughout the month of June to commemorate this turning point in the history of gay rights. Celebrations include pride parades, picnics, parties, workshops, symposia and concerts, and attract millions of participants around the world. Memorials are held during this month for those members of the community who have been lost to hate crimes or HIV/AIDS. The purpose of the commemorative month is to recognize the impact that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals have had locally, nationally, and internationally.
In recognition of Pride Month, the Cayuga County Office of Tourism will host an LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) Outreach Service Training on June 5th from 9-11 a.m. at the Stardust Foundation, 2 State Street, downtown Auburn. Read more »
Cayuga County, N.Y. - The Cayuga County Office of Tourism will be hosting LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) Outreach Service Training on June 5th from 9-11 a.m. at the Stardust Foundation, 2 State Street, downtown Auburn. This two-hour webinar will be conducted by Community Marketing, Inc. a San Francisco-based LGBT owned/operated company with 20+ years of consumer research, strategic consulting, market planning, communications, and training services. Learn about market data, best practices, trends, and custom marketing to the LGBT communities. Read more »
Third Annual LGBT Film Festival
February 28 - March 3
Schenectady, N.Y. - The 3rd Annual QFEST returns to the GE Theatre at Proctors, Feb. 28-March 3 with brand new films, exciting new opportunities for discussion, and even more surprises than last year!
Regional Premieres, comedy, tragedy, music and fun this year at QFEST. There’s something for everyone. This fantastic week offers a dazzling variety of documentaries, feature films, and bold new indie flicks that will really pique your interest and offer insight into a range of issues. Read more »
Local group organizes one-day retreat for businesses and tourism professionals featuring leading names in destination marketing on Wednesday March 27th
Hudson Valley, N.Y. - Businesses looking for new ways to expand into the GLBT (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender) market are invited to attend Big Gay Hudson Valley’s first-ever tourism marketing conference focused on the GLBT community. Hosted at the Locust Grove Estate in Poughkeepsie on Wednesday, March 27th with support from Hudson Valley Tourism, INC, this all-day event will bring together leading names in destination marketing to share their secrets as to how they have been able attract GLBT consumers to their regional offerings. Read more »
Heritage of Pride Events to Take Place in Manhattan June 16-24; Other Pride Events to Showcase NYC Pride in The Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island
New York, N.Y. - Nearly a year after the passage of same-sex marriage in New York, NYC & Company is encouraging travel to the five boroughs over a two-month period beginning in June. The City is poised to welcome even more visitors from around the world who can experience firsthand the diversity, excitement and history that comes with New York City’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender heritage. From the annual flagship Heritage of Pride events taking place June 16-24 in Manhattan to other celebratory events in The Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island throughout June and July, the City is brimming with gay pride activity. Read more »
April 25 - 30
GE Theatre at Proctors
Schenectady, N.Y. - Last year, Proctors launched QFEST, a brand new festival of LGBTQ films. But it wasn’t just film; Proctors added in panel discussions, Q&As with directors, celebrations with local organizations and a variety of opportunities to meet, chat and explore LGBTQ film.
This year, for the 2nd Annual QFEST, Proctors is back with brand new films, exciting new opportunities for discussion, and even more surprises than last year! The festival kicks off on Wednesday April 25th with a big celebration featuring the Capital Pride Singers, and runs through Monday April 30th. Read more »
Experience behind-the-scenes look at the studio process, led by movie execs
Rochester, N.Y. - As part of its exciting roster of September events, the George Eastman House is hosting a two-day seminar titled Hollywood2Go, which presents filmmakers and movie-lovers an opportunity to get a behind-the-scenes look at the studio process of motion picture development, production, and marketing. Hollywood2Go, which is led by Hollywood insiders, will take place Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 24 and 25.
Participants will learn over two days the path of a film from beginning (the pitch) to the end (distribution), as well as the history and structure of today’s movie studios; how to protect your intellectual property; how talent deals are negotiated; the shifting balance of power in Hollywood; and film economics. Read more »