Speaking up for Economic Empowerment – Winter 2014

I’ve heard it said, “Equality does not equal equity.” Equality is the state of being equal, especially in status, rights and opportunities. Equity is the security representing an ownership interest. In spite of all the gains with marriage equality, the fact remains that the LGBT community actually faces higher rates of poverty, homelessness and economic
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The Pillars – Summer 2014

Within the LGBT equality movement are a number of organizations with important missions that keep the momentum and focus on business moving  forward. At Affinity Inc, we have followed and supported many of these groups, but are particularly interested in drawing attention to the following pillars for their pursuit of LGBT business equality: • HRC - The Human Rights Campaign • NGLCC -
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By |July 14th, 2014|Publisher’s Note|0 Comments

Core Values of Diversity and Inclusion Endure – Spring 2014

Spring is here and let me tell you I’m ready. It was an especially tough winter here in the Northeast, but not tough enough to keep our Affinity Inc Magazine team down. Before we get into what you will find in this issue, I want to take a minute of personal privilege and share a
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By |March 23rd, 2014|Publisher’s Note|0 Comments

Dream Big – Winter 2013

2013 started and ended with more promise for equality than I could have imagined. Lesson learned — we have to dream big. From the Human Rights Campaign Inaugural Ball in January celebrating the second term of President Barack Obama and Vice President Joseph Biden all the way to the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of
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By |December 31st, 2013|Publisher’s Note|0 Comments

Combine Authenticity With Action – Fall 2013

Authenticity is a recurring theme across the LGBT business equality movement these days. We are encouraged to bring our authentic selves to the work- place. For those of us who are business owners, we are told to pay close attention to our executive presence as it is informed by individual authenticity and choice of outward
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By |November 14th, 2013|Publisher’s Note|0 Comments

Keep Moving Forward – Summer 2013

I am a runner. I did not say I am a FAST runner; nevertheless, I am a self-proclaimed runner. As a Human Rights Campaign® Ath- lete for Equality, I am planning to complete my fifth marathon this fall. The commitment to all the early morning and long weekend runs in the heat of summer and
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By |July 23rd, 2013|Publisher’s Note|0 Comments

Inspired. Elated. Determined. – Spring 2013

I am ecstatic about the opportunity to publish a magazine whose time has come. Affinity Inc Magazine provides a forum to showcase America’s top corporations that have demonstrated extraordinary commitments to help build a robust and thriving LGBT business equality community. And, we won’t miss a chance to high- light the accomplishments of LGBT entrepreneurs
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By |May 23rd, 0201|Publisher’s Note|0 Comments