Ali Forney Center

Our mission is to protect LGBTQ youths from the harms of homelessness and empower them with the tools needed to live independently.

Committed to saving the lives of LGBTQ young people, in 2002 Carl Siciliano founded the Ali Forney Center (AFC) in memory of Ali. Since AFC’s launch with just six beds in a church basement, the organization has grown to become the largest agency dedicated to LGBTQ homeless youths in the country—assisting nearly 1,400 youths per year through a 24-hour Drop-In Center which provides over 70,000 meals annually, medical and mental health services through an on-site clinic, and a scattered site housing program.

 

Hiveworks

Hiveworks Comics is a creator-owned comics and graphic novel publisher focused on free to read webcomics.

An internet company as well as a publisher, Hiveworks works to develop tools and resources for the webcomic industry. Hive operates its own internal advertising network, optimized to share readership across many comics and use the existing lineup of comics’ millions of readers to support creators. Additionally, Hive helps fund and develop Erin Burt’s proprietary ComicControl CMS – a once-exclusive and soon to be open and free publishing system for webcomic creators.

 

Thomson Reuters

Thomson Reuters provides professionals with the intelligence, technology and human expertise they need to find trusted answers. We enable professionals in the financial and risk, legal, tax and accounting, and media markets to make the decisions that matter most, all powered by the world’s most trusted news organization.

Additionally, we have made a strong commitment to corporate responsibility, fostering an inclusive workplace where all employees are valued and have the opportunity to reach their full potential. We embrace diversity of thought, style, experience, culture, race, color, gender, national origin, religion, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, citizen status, and veteran status to drive innovation and deliver competitive advantage.

 

Awesome Con

Awesome Con is Washington DC’s Comic Con! Since launching in 2013, Awesome Con’s become one of the largest and fastest-growing pop culture celebrations in the US – welcoming over 50,000 fans around DC and across the East Coast. This year’s Awesome Con is June 16-18 in DC. Walter E. Washington Convention Center and celebrates the worlds of comics, movies, television, toys, games, anime, science, and technology. An inclusive event, Awesome Con is proud to support our friends at Flame Con and Geeks OUT.

 

Massive Goods

MASSIVE GOODS creates and agents queer and feminist art, comics and fashion by artists from Japan. MASSIVE’s mission is to spread iconoclastic work addressing gender and sexuality to new audiences and new forms, from museum walls to bodies everywhere.

Founded in 2013 by writer/producer Anne Ishii and filmmaker Graham Kolbeins, MASSIVE began by making T-shirts with legendary gay manga master Gengoroh Tagame to coincide with the release of the artist’s first English-language book, The Passion of Gengoroh Tagame, published by PictureBox. Co-edited by Ishii, Kolbeins, and graphic design hero Chip Kidd, The Passion highlights Tagame’s expert draftsmanship and elaborate BDSM-themed erotic fantasies through a selection of short stories and excerpts spanning his career.

 

Brooklyn Pride

Brooklyn Pride, Inc. strives to increase visibility, acceptance, and inclusion, ensuring equality for the LBGTQIA+ Community. We achieve this through Pride and community events that commemorate, educate, promote, and celebrate the Spirit of the Stonewall Riots.

Brooklyn Pride is a 501(c)(3) wholly volunteer-managed, tax-exempt, non-profit organization working for and on behalf of all lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Brooklynites and all others who support the struggle for equality of this community. In the spirit of Stonewall, Brooklyn Pride welcomes the participation of all the residents of Brooklyn and the outer boroughs, regardless of age, creed, gender, gender identification, HIV status, national origin, physical, mental or development disability, race religion or sexual orientation.

Brooklyn Pride is a proud member of the International Association of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Coordinators (InterPride), a not-for-profit organization that provides support to over 200 groups that plan Pride events around the globe. Brooklyn Pride is also a member of Northeast Regional Pride (NERP), an association of Pride committees in the Northeast.

 

Comicsverse

ComicsVerse is committed to the serious study of comic books as an art form and relishes in comic book theory. We analyze not only comic books from publishers like: Marvel Comics, D.C. Comics, IDW, Dark Horse Comics, Image Comics, and more, but we will focus on the independent comic book/graphic novel publisher and the artists and writer that work to bring us original material. ComicsVerse is a place for deep introspection about ourselves as human beings and how we express our nature through the art of the graphic novel.

 

Jim Smith Art

Jim Smith is an illustrator and writer living in Philadelphia. His first book, My Super Gay Book of Saints and Holy Days, is being released this year.

 

QueerRomance Ink

Queeromance Ink is the brainchild of J. Scott Coatsworth, with a lot of help from Kaje Harper and his husband Mark Guzman. The idea for the site was born in the aftermath of the closure of All Romance eBooks, when Scott, Kaje and other authors were looking for a place they could share their books and connect with readers.

Unlike ARe and other sites, we are not a distributor. Instead, we maintain a directory of LGBTIQA romance and related books, with links to purchase them from a variety of other sources, including publishers, distributors, and in many cases, the authors themselves.

Our mission: to connect queer romance readers to the authors and books that they love.

 

Vivid Seats

Vivid Seats was created out of a genuine love for attending live events…
We all feel the anticipation right after the lights go down. We remember the sounds of the orchestra pit tuning their instruments to deliver enchanting musical scores and standing ovations. We remember the blazing guitar solos, the last second scores, the come-from-behind wins, and the cheers of the fans. It’s no accident we’re named Vivid Seats…”vivid” comes from the Latin word “vivere” which means “to live”…and going to live events gives you the chance to live the music, live the culture, and live the glory that all generate the vivid memories and unique stories that will last a lifetime!

 

Rocco's Tacos

Rocco’s Tacos offers a true taste of Mexico within a fun casual environment. When you first step through the door you become part of the atmosphere, joining a diverse crowd enjoying flavors picked directly from Mexico.

Experience guacamole prepared table side. Sample from 425 varieties of tequila. Order a margarita with a sour mix you’ll taste nowhere else – it’s made right on the premises. Rocco’s provided a diverse menu with a distinct attention to detail including corn tortillas made by hand and cooked fresh on the Comal in our kitchen, just as they are made in kitchens throughout our neighbors to the south.

Prepare for a treat, with the authentic Mexican flavors of Rocco’s Tacos. Whether you’re looking for a tasty lunch or late night fun, you’ll find it here.