The largest and longest running LGBT Expo in the world, founded in 1993, celebrates diversity in business, education, politics, the arts, health, technology, media, travel, and non-profit sectors and of course Connextions Magazine will return as a Proud Sponsor!
The Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City, NY will be transformed on March 12 & 13, 2016. The event features over 300 exhibiting companies, many of which are LGBT owned and operated, an engaging seminar series, live entertainment stage, LGBT Film series and much more! The 100,000+ square foot show floor also spotlights specific areas dedicated to some of the most most popular industries catering to the LGBT community including the Silvercar.com Travel Pavilion, Wedding Pavilion, Small Business Pavilion, Non-Profit Pavilion and the all new Family Pavilion.
Created for attendees of all ages and types this is a once a year event that should not be missed. Attendees have the option of two ticket levels, general admission and VIP admission. We like to say, general admission gets you into the event, VIP makes you a part of it! For a full description and breakdown of ticket types, and to purchase tickets, CLICK HERE. Children under the age of 12 are free.
Jacob Javits Convention Center, 655 W. 34th Street, New York, NY, 10001.
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Superstar Constantine Maroulis, star of “American Idol” and the Broadway smash “Rock of Ages,” joins the list of incredible performers at the Original LGBT Expo (http://thelgbtexpo.com), the nation’s largest and longest-running LGBT convention, coming to the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City, March 12th and 13th, representing BROADWAY SINGS FOR PRIDE.
Constantine is appearing on behalf of BROADWAY SINGS FOR PRIDE (http://broadwaysingsforpride.com), an LGBT-Broadway non for profit group which educates the public, raise awareness of the needs of LGBTQ youth, and support these young people so that they may reach their full potential through song.
A native of the area, Constantine first rose to rock star status in the fourth season of “American Idol.” After his run on the show ended in 2005, his music career continued to soar with his acclaimed starring role in the Broadway hit, “Rock of Ages,” which also earned him a Tony Award nomination. He has also appeared in musical productions of “Jekyll and Hyde,” “Rent,” “Jesus Christ Superstar,” and “Hedwig and the Angry Inch.” Maroulis, who recently returned to “American Idol” in this, its final season, as a mentor, is headlining the main stage at the LGBT Expo on Sunday, March 13 at 3pm.
"I love my LGBT community and our fight for equal human civil rights,” said Maroulis who is appearing in support ofBroadway Sings For Pride. “I am very proud to stand with the LGBT community and support this amazing event."
“We’re really excited to have Constantine perform at the event,” added Jay Handy, Director of the LGBT Expo. “We’ve been huge fans since his first appearance on ‘American Idol,’ and are very proud to have him showing his support for the LGBT community.”
Maroulis is just one of many top performers from Broadway and beyond performing at the 23rd edition for the nation’s longest running LGBT event. The Original LGBT Expo’s entertainment stage is packed with a diverse and incredible list of performers. Joining Constantine on the schedule are top names from music, comedy and more, such as Niki Darling, Lovari, Lady Clover Honey, Paul Hallasy, Aris, Quanna, The Mighty JSE, T-Boy, Bebe Sweetbriar, Devonde, Ron B., Carmela Cann, Aaron Paul, Destiny Devine, and many others. All of these great acts are included free in every admission for all to enjoy.
A full schedule can be found at http://thelgbtexpo.com/schedule.