Queer Mafia is launching with its first mixer on September 30th at WE Labs. This new organization’s mission is twofold and simple: create a no pressure, no cost networking opportunity for Long Beach’s burgeoning LGBTQ professional and allies community; and create easy giveback opportunities for this same group of professionals.
While Long Beach has outstanding and very active LGBTQ organizations, an open, inclusive and mission driven organization focused specifically on connecting and empowering working professionals or aspiring professionals is missing. Queer Mafia seeks to change that by bringing aspiring, young and established professionals together for networking opportunities, all while supporting good causes.
Queer Mafia’s mission for this inaugural mixer will be to raise funds for the LGBTQ Center of Long Beach’s Mentoring Youth Through Empowerment (MYTE) Program. According to Porter Gilberg, Executive Director of the Center, “Young professionals are the new and emerging leaders in our community. When young professionals invest in our youth, they’re investing in the future and sustainability of our communities and businesses. It’s critical people invest today to ensure our tomorrow.” Raffle tickets will be available at the event and will be a dollar a piece.
The first mixer will be held at WE Labs in downtown Long Beach on September 30th at 7PM. This month’s event is sponsored by ApartmentSEO, GetOutLB, WE Labs, Innovatory, B Room, Chulo Chonies and Elev8. Raffle prizes include hair and massage packages from B Room, Gift Certificates from Elev8 and membership from WE Labs.
There is no cost to attend this networking event and individuals can RSVP either through Facebook or Meetup: