Bigo Live Kicks Off #BigoPride With Pride Month Celebrations Around the GlobeHollywood Stars, Activists and LGBTQ+ Creators to Participate in Panels and Discussions
LOS ANGELES, June 10, 2021 /HalcyonTV/ -- Bigo Live, a global leader in live streaming and entertainment, is proud to celebrate Pride Month with a host of activities and panel discussions happening around the world. Taking place between June 12-18, the highlight of #BigoPride Week will include a multi-guest panel discussion hosted by well-known entertainer, Jason Lee, on June 18th at 6 p.m. PT. Consisting of the streaming service's most notable LGBTQ+ creators, the panel will also include very special guests: Hollywood heavy hitter, Tiffany Haddish, and reality TV royalty Tiffany "New York'' Pollard.
In addition to participating in Jason's panel, Tiffany Haddish will also be contributing all earnings from her appearance to non-profit organization, She Ready Foundation. Drawing from her own personal experiences in foster care, Tiffany Haddish founded the She Ready Foundation to empower, support and encourage children living in the foster care system.
"While diversity, inclusivity and tolerance should be practiced everyday, Pride Month helps shine the spotlight on LGBTQ+ causes, and I couldn't be happier to host a powerful panel on Bigo highlighting LGBTQ+ streamers and issues," said Jason Lee. "I'm excited to partner with Bigo who gives everyone a voice and a platform, and I hope as they grow they continue to find ways to make Bigo the place where creators of color and the LGBTQ+ communities can truly control their individuality and profitability through their culturally conscious content."
"We are honored to not only provide a safe space for our LGBTQ+ creators to produce exciting content, but to also celebrate their stories," said James Wang, Senior Vice President of Bigo Live. "We hope this open discussion will reinforce our commitment to to LGBTQ+ community and encourage creators to continue sharing their voices."
In addition to the multi-guest panel, Bigo Live will also be making a $10,000 donation to the National Center for Transgender Equality, a nonprofit social equality organization founded in 2003 by transgender activist Mara Keisling in Washington, D.C.
"We are so pleased to be partnering with Bigo Live this Pride Month to spread awareness around LGBTQ+ causes and encourage budding creators in our community to utilize the platform to express themselves," said Rodrigo Heng-Lehtinen, Deputy Executive Director of the National Center for Transgender Equality. "This donation will be integral to our organization, helping us continue to be a resource for transgender people and persist in our social justice advocacy mission."
In addition to the stateside celebration, #BigoPride will also include exciting events throughout the globe.
About Bigo Live
Bigo Live is one of the world's fastest-growing live streaming social communities where users broadcast in real-time to share life moments, showcase their talents, and interact with people from around the world. Bigo Live has around 400 million users in over 150 countries and is currently the market leader in the live streaming industry. Launched in March 2016, Bigo Live is owned by Bigo Technology, which is based in Singapore.
In honor of pride month: SodaStream and Star Laverne Cox Release New Pride video Spotlighting Cox as Superhero for LGBTQI+ Rights
The Brand Revamps Its Iconic Sparkling Water Maker into Customizable 'Rainbow Story' Special Edition with Rainbow Markers Inviting Consumers To Personalize With Their Own Pride Stories
ISRAEL, June 8, 2021 /HalcyonTV/ -- Today SodaStream, the leading sparkling water brand releases its 2021 campaign in support of Pride month. The brand teams up with Emmy-nominated actress and prominent trans advocate Laverne Cox in a beautifully animated film entitled, "Rainbow story."
The film stars Laverne as a superhero and takes us through key moments in her life, beginning with a live action sequence and transitioning into animation as Laverne's story unfolds. We see her evolve from childhood and the challenges that brought into the strong accomplished woman she is today, taking part in major milestones for LGBTQI+ rights and celebrating her personal achievements, some of which were a first for the trans community all over the world. The video leaves viewers with a message from Laverne encouraging people to proudly share their own rainbow story.
In celebration of Pride Month, SodaStream is also releasing Limited Edition 'Rainbow Story' Sparkling Water Maker kits. The 'Rainbow Story' machine features a sleek matte black design and comes with a special pack of six rainbow markers, inviting consumers to personalize their machines by writing or illustrating their personal pride stories.
"I love SodaStream and I love the idea of being a superhero. I also love that part of the proceeds from the sale of this Rainbow Story SodaStream are going to an NGO that services the LGBTQI+ community all over the world," commented Laverne Cox. "I think giving back and being of service is really what it's all about".
"At SodaStream we stand for equality. We are happy to participate in Pride again this year and honored to collaborate with Laverne, a real life super hero who inspires all of us." commented Karin Schifter-Maor, SodaStream Chief Marketing Officer. "We hope our special edition sparkling water maker will encourage our consumers to share their own story with pride."
The Limited Edition 'Rainbow Story' Sparkling Water Maker kit is available at www.sodastream.com for $99.99.
To further the cause, for the third year in a row SodaStream is partnering with ILGA World, a global LGBTQI+ NGO, and 10% of proceeds from the 'Rainbow Story' products will be donated to the organization.
SodaStream, part of PepsiCo, is the world's leading sparkling water brand by volume. SodaStream enables consumers to enjoy endless good bubbles at home, without hassle, and help save the planet. SodaStream bubbles are better for the consumer - healthy, easy to make, light to carry - helping consumers replace thousands of single-use plastic bottles with one reusable SodaStream bottle. To learn more about SodaStream visit www.SodaStream.com and follow SodaStream on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.
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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