Could social media be hurting your career?
After this year's Sydney Mardi Gras parade, it got me thinking about how technology has changed in recent years.
The first time I came to Sydney for Mardi Gras in 1998 I was not out to my family or co-workers so my biggest worry was ending up in front of the cameras on the evening news.
These days anyone with a smart phone is a broadcaster. Within a few seconds a snap can be up on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook.
It was a lovely evening on Friday 5th April when GLOBE had the great pleasure of hosting a dinner event on the rooftop of the Cullen Hotel in Prahran.
Our guest speaker was Adam Dent, Manager of Emergency Services for Red Cross Victoria. In this role Adam has managed the Red Cross relief and recovery efforts in response to the devastating 2009 Black Saturday bushfires as well as the Victorian floods of 2011 and 2012. His presentation ‘So you think you've had a bad day?’ was Adam‘s reflections on good and bad leadership in crisis situations and the lessons we can learn from this in everyday business.
The evening was sponsored by Queer Moments who launched their exclusive range of gay-themed greeting cards featuring the artwork of illustrator Nathan Peyton.
The sold-out event was held on the Cullen Rooftop. A stylish venue with beautiful views of the Melbourne skyline. Our guests enjoyed a delicious 2 course meal complemented by premium wines and beverages. Thanks to all the staff at the Cullen, GLOBE‘s principal sponsor for 2013.
Not everybody wants to get married. I have spoken to a few friends and have very different answers about whether they would get married or not. Most seem to favour not marrying.
This however doesn’t mean we don’t want be able to marry if we want to and not everybody will want to.
I have been having a big clean out of my office and it was interesting that I came across a number of articles on gay marriage from 2006 showing one in two Australians support gay civil unions. This was at the time when the Federal Government reversed the decision of the ACT government to allow gay civil unions.
“Gay marriage is not about symbolism, politics or taking a stand. It is about letting more than 1 million Australians join an institution that makes people happier – the Age Saturday 24 July.
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Fruits in Suits Sydney Promo
Whoa can you believe it that during Midsumma 2012 GLOBE is turning 20 years old.
GLOBE has been part of the Melbourne GLBTIQ community for 20 years and has hosted some significant events and functions during that time. It has helped both GLBTI business owners and professionals to network in a comfortable and easy going environment for many years.
In a recent Australian Financial Review there was an article about the "The Power of Number Two", describing how to be a great second in command.
"Not so keen on footy or holding up the bar? Women and some men take note. Networks are key to scoring the best executive jobs. Women, especially working mothers, can be at a disadvantage because they often don't have the time to forge the strong business networks men do, bonding regularly around sport and beer."
One in four LGBT employees report discrimination in past five years
In July, the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law released a report summarizing academic studies and other documented evidence of employment discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, and the negative impact such discrimination has on LGBT people. This report shows that LGBT people continue to frequently report discrimination and harassment in the workplace.