LGBTQ+ Pride Panel: Utilizing Digital Comms to Raise Awareness, Engage Constituents, & Drive Action

New York
Tue, Jun 25, 2019, 6:00 PM (EDT)

About this event

Celebrate Pride Month, WorldPride in NYC, and Stonewall50 with 501techNYC! Join us for networking and conversation as we learn how leading LGBTQ+ organizations are utilizing digital communications to raise awareness, engage constituents, and drive deeper actions supporting the movement.

The LGBTQ+ Pride Panel will feature Eliel Cruz, Director of Communications for the NYC Anti-Violence Project, Kristina Villarini, Digital Director for Lambda Legal, and Mary Steyer, Senior Director of Communications at The Center. The panel conversation will be moderated by Chris Tuttle, former Director of Communications at GLSEN and Founder/Principal at Tuttle&Co.

The LGBTQ+ movement has seen tremendous progress in recent decades, in part due to local and national LGBTQ+ organizations effectively taking advantage of the online digital revolution to find new ways to engage constituents and organizing communities.

Despite this progress, much work remains to advance legal protections for LGBTQ+ Americans and create safe and inclusive communities where all are welcome and respected. The Center, Lambda Legal, and the NYC Anti-Violence Project are among the leading organizations working both locally and nationally to support LGBTQ communities and advance full equality for all.

Please join us to learn about how these and other organizations are organizing online and what lessons all of our nonprofits can take from these winning strategies and campaigns.

501techNYC is the NYC Chapter of NTEN, the national nonprofit helping purpose-driven organizations use tech to connect, learn, and change the world. We are proudly sponsored by WholeWhale and hosted by our partners at Civic Hall at 118 W 22nd Street, New York, NY.

Light drinks and snacks will be provided. Civic Hall is wheelchair accessible. Please contact us to request additional accessibility needs.

About the Organizations

The NYC Anti-Violence Project ( empowers lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and HIV-affected communities and allies to end all forms of violence through organizing and education, and supports survivors through counseling and advocacy.

Lambda Legal ( is the oldest and largest national legal organization whose mission is to achieve full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and everyone living with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy work.

The Center ( fosters a welcoming environment where everyone is celebrated for who they are. We offer the LGBTQ communities of NYC advocacy, health and wellness programs; arts, entertainment, and cultural events; recovery, parenthood and family support services.



  • Chris Tuttle

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Tuesday, Jun 25
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)


Civic Hall
118 W 22nd Street, 12th Floor New York10011


  • Brianna Collins

    Brianna Collins

    Independent Consultant

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  • Chris Tuttle

    Chris Tuttle



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