CGLCC Emphasizes the Importance of Supporting 2SLGBTQI+-Owned Businesses Beyond Pride Season

Canada's 2SLGBTQI+ Chamber of Commerce (CGLCC) is calling on Canadians to support queer and trans-owned businesses not only during Pride season, but year-round. CGLCC is encouraging Canadians to take this month to become aware of the barriers these organizations and entrepreneurs continually face and how the impact extends to the national economy and their local communities. Stats Canada says that over 99 per cent of Canadian businesses are small and medium sized. A 2021 study by CGLCC and Deloitte estimated that 8 per cent of them are 2SLGBTQI+ owned and operated, representing over 100,000 businesses in Canada. They generate over $22 billion in economic activity. "2SLGBTQI+-owned businesses have a larger impact on the Canadian economy than many people realize, so supporting them benefits...

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NIVEA & PFlag Canada Enter 3rd Year of Partnership, With Even Bigger Plans to Empower 2SLGBTQIA+

NIVEA extends its donation initiative from June to August 2024 with its match up pledges, towards PFlag Canada's efforts to support 2SLGBTQIA+ communities 2024 marks the third year in a row where NIVEA will be supporting PFlag Canada, in their mission to empower 2SLGBTQIA+ youth who attend Camp Rainbow Phoenix; a youth leadership camp that focuses on nurturing the leadership potential and personal resiliency of the campers to help them become agents of positive social change in their schools, families, and communities. In the previous 2 years of this partnership, NIVEA's contributions have seen...

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H&M Celebrates Pride Across the Americas

Today, H&M reaffirms its year-round dedication to the LGBTQIA+ community with the relaunch of its "My Chosen Family" campaign, which focuses on the concept of non-biological families that play an essential role for many people in the LGBTQIA+ community. Additionally, as Pride celebrations unfold across the Americas this June, H&M stands at the forefront with a series of initiatives and support spanning the United States, Canada, Mexico, Colombia and Ecuador.  The brand will also feature prominently in the Pride marches of cities like New York, Los Angeles, Toronto, Mexico City, Bogotá and Quito. "For H&M, Pride is something we celebrate and endorse 365 days a year, but in...

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LGBTQ+ Travelers Lead the Way in Adopting AI for Trip Planning

Nearly two-thirds of LGBTQ+ travelers may use artificial intelligence to plan and book travel this summer. According to a recent survey conducted by leading travel publisher Matador Network, nearly two-thirds of LGBTQ+ travelers (62.1%) are open to using AI to plan or assist with their summer travel this year. This significant trend highlights the growing reliance on advanced technology within the LGBTQ+ community for enhancing travel experiences. Matador Network has spearheaded this movement with the creation of GuideGeek, a free AI travel genius designed to streamline and enrich trip planning for travelers worldwide. The survey also found that LGBTQ+ travelers are nearly 16% more likely to have already used AI for travel and are 25% more likely to have planned...

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Grave Concerns Regarding the Inaction on Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls & 2SLGBTQQIA

Since the release of the National Inquiry Report on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls and 2SLGBTQQIA+ people, and the related 231 Calls to Justice and Les Femmes Michif Otipemisiwak's "Métis Perspectives" report, which include 64 Calls to Miskotahâ, little movement has been made to ensure the safety and wellness of Métis women, girls and 2SLGBTQQIA+ folks. Of all the calls in the reports, only two Calls to Justice have been completed to date. Movement has been made on other calls, however, not enough has been done to change the...

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