Barefoot's Limited-Edition Pride Packaging Collection Celebrates the Strength and Resilience of the LGBTQ+ Community
MODESTO, Calif., April 29, 2020 /HalcyonTV/ -- Continuing to #MarchOnward as a longtime ally to the LGBTQ+ community, Barefoot proudly launches its new, limited-edition Pride Packaging Collection. The collection comes in four unique designs, with each design honoring the strength and resilience of the LGBTQ+ community.
A portion of the proceeds, up to $60,000, will benefit Free Mom Hugs, a non-profit organization consisting of parents and allies who love the LGBTQ+ community and work toward full affirmation and equality for all. Free Mom Hugs was founded by Sara Cunningham, who became an accidental activist when she wore a homemade button with the words "Free Mom Hugs" to a Pride parade to support her gay son. She received hundreds of hugs from attendees whose parents abandoned them when they came out. She later had a social media post go viral when she volunteered to be a "stand-in mom" at LGBTQ+ weddings.
In addition to the many educational programs Free Mom Hugs hosts annually, the organization embarks on its signature Free Mom Hugs Tour visiting cities and sites of historical significance to the LGBTQ+ community. This year, Barefoot will be a proud supporter as the tour becomes a virtual experience to celebrate Pride during the 2020 season.
"Free Mom Hugs is overjoyed to have a partner in Barefoot, a brand deeply committed to celebrating the LGBTQ+ community and supporting our mission to advocate for and advance equality and acceptance for all. This donation allows us to continue providing educational resources and training programs to support the LGBTQ+ community and their families. The needs have exponentially increased during this challenging year for the LGBTQ+ community. We are looking forward to when we can hug again," says Sara Cunningham, Founder of Free Mom Hugs.
Each of Barefoot's four new vibrant Pride Packaging Collection designs celebrates those who have made a significant impact on the community during Barefoot's 30+ year history of allyship and will be featured on packaging of Barefoot Brut Rosé Bubbly bottles and Barefoot Rosé Spritzer cans. Each Pride Packaging Collection design pays tribute to distinct groups of people or organizations, including:
"We are so honored to provide support to a wonderful and necessary organization, Free Mom Hugs," adds Bell. "Barefoot is inspired by the work that this organization does to advocate for, and celebrate, the LGBTQ+ community. This is especially true this year when we know how important it is to connect to our communities."
Four-packs of Barefoot Brut Rosé Bubbly featuring the limited-edition Pride Packaging Collection designs are now available to purchase on The Barrel Room. The full collection will be available to purchase in stores nationwide starting May 1.
Palo Alto Networks earns a perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's 2020 Corporate Equality Index
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Jan. 22, 2020 /HalcyonTV/ -- Palo Alto Networks (NYSE: PANW), the global cybersecurity leader, today proudly announced it received a perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's 2020 Corporate Equality Index (CEI). Palo Alto Networks efforts in satisfying all of the CEI's criteria not only earned a 100% ranking but also the designation of a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality.
The 2020 Corporate Equality Index is the nation's premier benchmarking survey and report measuring corporate policies and practices related to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) workplace equality. Palo Alto Networks score is a testament to the company's commitment to creating a work environment that has inclusion and diversity across all organizations.
"Palo Alto Networks is honored to receive 100% on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's 2020 Corporate Equality Index," said Liane Hornsey, EVP and chief people officer at Palo Alto Networks. "We are committed to creating an environment where everyone feels inspired to do their best work and contributes to our mission of protecting our way of life in the digital age. We are passionate about continuing to build on this exciting milestone as we work towards a more inclusive and diverse community at Palo Alto Networks."
This is a significant milestone for Palo Alto Networks and supports the company's efforts across its LGBTQIA+ group, executives and employees to continue improving its culture to be one that reflects its commitment to inclusion.
This year's CEI results underscore how U.S.-based companies are promoting LGBTQ-friendly workplace policies in the U.S. and are helping advance the cause of LGBTQ inclusion in workplaces abroad. To learn more about the 2018 Corporate Equality Index, or to download a copy of the full report, visit: http://www.hrc.org/cei.
BOCA RATON, Fla., Jan. 2020 /HalcyonTV/ -- Susan Tobia, the originator of Women: Beauty & Strength ®, created in South Florida is excited to share her latest artistic creations portraying the beauty and strength of women at her opening on 12/28/2019 at Essentia in Boca Raton, FL!
Boca Raton-based artist Susan Tobia of Susan Tobia Art appreciates the strength every woman has within herself and the importance of sharing it. The empowering art opening is the first of many that will share and bare the beauty and strength of a woman's soul via her magnificent fine art. Utilizing acrylics and oils on canvas as her current primary media of choice, Mrs. Tobia draws the onlooker into what feels like a real-life person's scene. Her use of imagery drawn from nature and creative choices of color keep the onlooker's interest and create an almost hypnotic appeal with her technique of layering pieces within pieces. Mrs. Tobia is always exploring new and fun methods to express herself and will introduce a new form of art from her creative portfolio at the opening.
Mrs. Tobia says, "Art should not be boring – or weak, flat and lifeless. When I create, I pull from the energy of real life women who exude the beauty and strength in their souls. I strive to convey this using color, tone, texture and elements of nature." Then Mrs. Tobia went on to add that "Like with these women, my pieces are solely about embracing the beauty and strength through baring their souls in beautiful, colorful and vibrant surroundings."
Having sold over 100 pieces nationally, Mrs. Tobia is bringing her talent and passion for Beauty & Strength of Women to Boca Raton December 28, 2019 at Essentia located at 110 E Boca Raton Rd, Boca Raton, FL 33432 from 1:00-4:00pm.
Mrs. Tobia encourages women of all ages and backgrounds to embrace and share their strengths and bare their souls through usage of their creative processes of art, music and dance. She is a supporter of art in schools, and is philanthropic in her endeavors that benefit women – young and all!
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KANSAS CITY, Mo., Dec. 15, 2019 /HalcyonTV/ -- Earlier this week, a decision was made at Crown Media Family Networks to remove commercials featuring a same-sex couple.
"The Crown Media team has been agonizing over this decision as we've seen the hurt it has unintentionally caused. Said simply, they believe this was the wrong decision. Our mission is rooted in helping all people connect, celebrate traditions, and be inspired to capture meaningful moments in their lives. Anything that detracts from this purpose is not who we are. We are truly sorry for the hurt and disappointment this has caused." said Mike Perry, President and CEO, Hallmark Cards, Inc.
Hallmark is, and always has been, committed to diversity and inclusion – both in our workplace as well as the products and experiences we create. It is never Hallmark's intention to be divisive or generate controversy. We are an inclusive company and have a track record to prove it. We have LGBTQ greeting cards and feature LGBTQ couples in commercials. We have been recognized as one of the Human Rights Campaigns Best Places to Work, and as one of Forbes America's Best Employers for Diversity. We have been a progressive pioneer on television for decades – telling wide ranging stories that elevate the human spirit such as August Wilson's The Piano Lesson and Colm Tóibín's The Blackwater Lightship, both of which highlight the importance of tolerance and understanding.
Hallmark will be working with GLAAD to better represent the LGBTQ community across our portfolio of brands. The Hallmark Channel will be reaching out to Zola to reestablish our partnership and reinstate the commercials.
"Across our brand, we will continue to look for ways to be more inclusive and celebrate our differences." Perry said.
PHOENIX, Dec. 10, 2019 /HalcyonTV/ -- The market research team at Colling Media, a top-ranked national digital advertising and marketing agency, has conducted a consumer survey to understand consumer preferences and attitudes toward presidential candidates and their advertising campaigns ahead of the February 3rd Iowa Democratic Caucus.
The survey, conducted December 2-4, queried 423 adults 18+ throughout Iowa who identify with the Democratic party.
Key findings of the study include:
"With such a large field of candidates, name recognition is crucial in these early political tests," says Brian Colling, CEO of Colling Media. "Advertising has long played a significant role in campaigns. From yard signs to broadcast radio/TV, and from savvy social media to digital plays, there's no question that strategic and targeted advertising are the foundation of any candidate's campaign. In a time that many people may consider a toxic political climate, the Colling Media survey data supports the contention that positive messages are resonating with voters. And conversely, negative advertising may not be effective during the early primaries."
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