Showing posts from July, 2009

IGLCC Conference and OutGames 2009 in Copenhagen

I write this as I sit in the airport's SAS lounge, one of the finest lounges I think I've ever seen, on my way home from a whirlwind trip to Copenhagen to attend the IGLCC Conference here, held in conjunction with the Human Right Conference being held by the World OutGames 2009 here in this city. A word needs to be said about Copenhagen... it's a wonderful city and I wish I could have spent more time here. Staying in a hotel in the old city center area, I felt the entire city was at my fingertips for exploring, with some of the coolest and hippest restaurants spread throughout within small, medieval streets and open, picturesque canals. Despite some negative press related to the OutGames in terms of two hate-crimes being committed, the overall feeling here is definitely one of acceptance and tolerance, along with a slightly edgy feel when one stays out past midnight meeting some of the locals at the gay bars spread throughout the old part of the city. And can these Danes

Social Networking Guru Matt Skallerud on Reaching the LGBT Market on Snowibiz247

Check out this video interview shot by Nicholas Snow of! Matt Skallerud is an internet entrepreneur creator of web sites and campaigns targeting the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered markets. He founded in 1995 and subsequently created a network of sites including,, and, to name a few. Also created GLBT B-to-B sites and Having sold these sites, he created and helps companies, large and small, reach GLBT consumers online. Skallerud has been instrumental in the nurturing and success of the family of web sites. Snowbiz247. Small screen. Big host. Worldwide audience. See most episodes at Matt explained, "My focus is online marketing, starting with the basics of banner ads and e-mail, but expanding into the more advanced world of blogs, social networking and online video, and how th Gay Marketing and Travel Symposium in Buenos Aires

I returned recently from what was one of my best trips to South America ever! After spending an incredible week with my Brazilian friends in Rio, I changed gears and went into business mode, heading down to Buenos Aires for the Gay Marketing and Travel Symposium, held at the Axel Hotel. I arrived early, which allowed me to spend some quality time with both my local friends and some of the other presenters arriving early as well. Of course, quality time in Buenos Aires almost always includes food and drink, of which there was plenty of both to go around. The city itself has some of the best restaurants, and for travelers coming into Buenos Aires, the price is sinfully inexpensive. I enjoyed several dinners in the Palermo area of Buenos Aires, including a Japanese-Peruvian fusion restaurant called Osaka, as well as several incredible meals in the San Telmo district, an up and coming area reminiscent of old neighborhoods in Madrid. We started the conference with a pr