Macy's long-standing commitment to diversity, equality, and inclusion is punctuated this June by its nationwide celebration of National Pride Month. In support of its colleagues, customers and communities, Macy's 10th annual national Pride + Joy campaign will celebrate #WorldPride 2019 and the 50th anniversary of the #Stonewall uprising.
Part of the amazing line-up of events, Macy's NYC celebrated its first Drag Queen Brunch featuring RuPaul's Drag Race Runner-Up Peppermint! Of course, Connextions Magazine was invited to attend this inaugural event and it was a fabulous time.
Macy's Pride + Joy campaign features special partnerships with The Trevor Project and NYC Pride, participation in Pride parades across the country, in-store special events, and exclusive Pride themed merchandise available at more than 150 Macy's stores and on macys.com.
By Arthur Slepian, Executive Director, A Wider Bridge
Originally published: Connextions Magazine, Issue #18: Shine Up & Out!
Connextions Magazine is a Proud Sponsor of the 40 Years of Pride: A Global Conference for LGBTQ Leaders in Tel Aviv, Israel. We are joining forces with: The Aguda, the National Israeli LGBT Task Force A Wider Bridge, North America’s pro-Israel LGBTQ organization The World Congress of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Jews: Keshet Ga’avah Beit Haverim Groupe Juif Gay et Lesbien de France The Tel Aviv-Yafo Municipality The Royal Beach Tel Aviv, Isrotel Hotels Chain TLV Scene
For several years now, Tel Aviv has been lauded as one of the world’s top destinations for gay tourists. And why not? It’s a city where gay people are visible everywhere, a Mediterranean coastline of beautiful sun-drenched beaches, a vibrant and eclectic cultural scene, great food, and gay nightlife that rivals most any city in the world. At the 2014 Pride Celebration, a gathering and parade that attracted more than 150,000 people from around the world, Tel Aviv Mayor Ron Huldai said, “I am proud that Tel Aviv is the most gay-friendly city in the world.”
This June visitors coming to Tel Aviv for Pride Week will be offered more than a celebration. The city will be host to the first ever global LGBTQ leadership conference to be held in Israel, “40 Years of Pride,” presented jointly by A Wider Bridge, a US based pro-Israel LGBTQ organization and The Aguda, Israel’s National LGBT Task Force. The conference, set for June 9 to 11, marks a major milestone: 40 years of LGBTQ pride, progress, and community-building in Israel. The conference participants will represent dozens of nations and communities, with an array of religious and secular practices, people of many races, ethnicities, sexual orientations and gender identities.
Conference participants will get to hear from some of the leading voices around the world in the struggle for LGBTQ equality, and to discuss ways that global cooperation can make our communities stronger. A Wider Bridge and The Aguda each see that part of our respective missions is to be an active player in the global LGBTQ struggle for equality. This conference is a vehicle to move that struggle forward in a positive way.
To read the entire article click here: Connextions Magazine, Issue #18: Shine Up & Out!
CONNEXTIONS MAGAZINE was a Sponsor for this momentous event, please see some pics from the event below.
The mission of CNY Pride is to serve the Central New York lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community and their allies. The annual Pride Parade and Festival brings together about 5,000 supporters and provides a forum to celebrate and affirm individual sexual and gender identity, and to commemorate the community’s rich history and diversity, along with a renewal of the dedication to ending intolerance and achieving equal rights.
Said to be the biggest pride celebration in the world, NYC Pride hosts an ALL-DAY civil rights march, starting on 36th Street and
The parade will end with a march down Christopher Street in the West Village. Dan Savage, Terry Miller, Rev. Pat Bumgardner, and the Imperial Court of New York were the Grand Marshals for the 42nd Annual LGBT Pride March on June 26th, 2011.
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