Around 1 a.m. we wandered outside for a break, and I ran into and
chatted up Lentz, who emphasized that she wanted to use the bar
not only as a place for the LGBT community to party but she also wanted
to use it as a vehicle to help LGBT non-profits, charities and
political groups by hosting events, and raising money and awareness.
“We are proud to say that we have worked with many organizations,
including HRC, the Anti-Violence Project, Hetrick Martin Institute,
Empire State Pride Agenda, GLAAD, Lambda and the Stonewall Foundation
just to name a few,” she said.
Are you from out of town and want to experience a piece of New York
City gay history? Drop by Stonewall during Pride week next month.
Stonewall is located in the heart of Greenwich Village, where the
parade ends. Have some beers with some queers! Haaaay!
Anyone But Me Screening and dot429 Brunch at Tribeca Grand Hotel, May 16, 2010
LGBT professional networking and events company dot429
held one of its networking brunches at the swanky Tribeca Grand Hotel
on May 16. If there is one thing queers like it is fine food. Lesbians
will even reuse plastic Zip-loc bags and haul futons off the street to
furnish their apartment so they can blow $175 on a weekend lunch at Momofuku Ko.
Truth! So it is no wonder that the line at the dot429 brunch snaked
past the entrance to the reception area into the main lobby. Bottomless
mimosas and bellinis were advertised, and wave after wave of them kept
being carted in, much to the delight of the upscale crowd of gays and
lesbians mingling and schmoozing on a sunny Sunday afternoon.
dot429 CEO Richard Klein and Gloria Bigelow
dot429.com launched nationally in April 2010 with 500 founding
members in four cities: New York, L.A., San Francisco and Chicago. Founding members
were cherry picked based on their influence and standing within the
LGBT community. dot429 intends to connect LGBT professionals both
online and offline. It can be described as a high end LinkedIn for the
LGBT community. In the beginning of May, dot429.com already had over
10,000 members, and it estimates that it will have 100,000 members by
the end of 2010.
Tina Cesa Ward, Susan Miller and dot429 CCO Sabrina Riddle
Brunch was preceded by a screening of the award winning web series
Anyone But Me and a meet and greet with creators Susan Miller and Tina
Cesa Ward, who are two of the founding members of dot429.