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LGBT Mega Mixer 2013

Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce

Thursday, October 3, 2013 from 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM (PDT)

LGBT Mega Mixer 2013

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
LAGLCC Members Ended Free $0.00
LAGLCC Non-Member Early Bird Ended $10.00 $1.54
LAGLCC Non-Member Pre-Paid Ended $15.00 $1.82

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On October 3rd, the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (LAGLCC) is hosting the largest LGBT professional networking event of the year - LGBT Mega-Mixer 2013 produced by LYST LA.

LGBT Mega-Mixer is an event bringing together every LGBT-focused organization in the greater Los Angeles area under one roof to increase awareness of the resources each organization provides. From LGBT lawyer associations to LGBT sporting leagues, LGBT Mega-Mixer will allow LGBT professionals to connect with the organizations that align with their values as well as serve as a professional networking space to meet new connections and potential clients.

Partners for this event include:


  • Christopher Street West / LA Pride (www.lapride.org)
  • Desert Business Association (www.desertbusinessassociation.org)
  • GaymerX (www.gaymerconnect.com)
  • Human Rights Campaign (www.hrc.org)
  • Ivy Pride Alliance
  • LGBT2Network (www.lgb2network.com)
  • Lesbian & Gay Psychotherapists Association  (www.lagpa.org)
  • Lesbian & Gay Lawyers Association of Los Angeles (www.lgla.net)
  • Long Beach Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (www.lbcbn.com)
  • LYST LA (www.lystla.com)
  • Morgan Stanley (www.morganstanley.com)
  • National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association - Los Angeles (http://www.nlgja.org/la)
  • Outfest (www.outfest.org)
  • Pink Banana Media (www.pinkbananamedia.com)
  • The Trevor Project (www.thetrevorproject.org)
  • The Young Professionals Council (www.lagaycenter.org/ypc)
  • Varsity Gay League (www.varsitygayleague.com)

If you would like your organization to be included as a promotional or fiscal partner of this event, please contact LAGLCC Executive Director Marquita Thomas at marquita@laglcc.org.


Join our panel where speakers will discuss strategies they've used to digital market LGBT content, which can be applied to other niche online marketing. We'll discuss online strategies to find your audience online, reach them with digital, mobile, and social media (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube), connect with influencers, and create content to engage niche audiences. Afterward, enjoy comp admission to the mixed-audience LYST Thursdays nightclub at Drai's at the W Hollywood. 

Scheduled Speakers include: 

 - Joel Simkahi, Grindr, Founder. Grindr is the award-winning location-based dating app with more than 4M users in 192 countries worldwide.  Grindr used its reach to promte @Grindr4Equality for marriage equality. @Grindr @JoelSimkahi.

 - Marcus Lovingood, FUTURELEAP Media, Founder. Marcus manages social media campaigns with FUTURELEAP. He is Chairman of The Pride PAC, assisting President Barack Obama's social media strategy in the 2012 Presidential Election, including campaigns for voter registration and marriage equality. @marcuslovingood @futureleapmedia


 - Jesse Pepe, actor writer singer. Used niche marketing to promote his comedic "I'm Not Gay" coming-out music video, with nearly 1M views in 5 months. @jessepepe1111


 - Kayce Brown, GaymerX gaming conference founder. Kaycee exceeded her $25K Kickstarter goal to create a gay-focused gamer conference in San Francisco, raising $90K with a successful conference. @gaymerx

 - Brian Rodda, Brian Rodda Consulting.   Brian consults on a variety of PR projects, including social media and PR promotion for the HUSBANDS web series, and a new gay-themed animated web series by a Disney animator. @brianrodda

- Moderators:
 - Kevin Winston, Digital LA @DigitalLA @kevinwinston
 - Craig Bowers, LYST founder. LYST is the straight-friendly gay nightlife event for LA's glitterati & well-groomed scenesters @DraisHollywood. Principal of Revelity, which consults with celebrities and brands on web series, social media, film and TV projects. @LYSTLA @digicraig

 - 8:30-9:30p: Panel at Drai's Hollywood, cash bar.
 - 9:30p - 2a: Stay after the panel to network at the LYST nightclub final FINALYST night, with several local gay business organizations featured in several cabanas, organized by the the West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. Panel admission includes complimentary admission to LYST.




 CALL FOR SPEAKERS: If you do LGB marketing or advertising for content, movie, music, etc. and can share your experiences on reaching target audiences online / digital / social /mobile email info@digitalla.net with LGB as the subject and a brief description of projects in the past year.

Be sure to get your tickets early! Early Bird prices are in effect until September 26th and tickets at the door are $20.

Have questions about LGBT Mega Mixer 2013? Contact Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce
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When & Where

Drai's Hollywood
6250 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028

Thursday, October 3, 2013 from 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM (PDT)

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Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce

The Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (LAGLCC) is a 501(c)(6) organization of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and gay-allied businesses, professionals, and individuals, who have joined together to effect positive growth in ourselves, our work, our community and our future.

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