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Jonathan D. Lovitz
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Jonathan D. Lovitz is a born communicator. Having come to New York after years of touring with some of Broadway's biggest musicals, he began a career in television and hosting work that has changed him forever. Using his public profile to work with the causes that he cherishes most, he has advocated and emceed for The Trevor Project, Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AIDS, the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, Arts for America, and more. Jonathan has traveled the country, speaking everywhere from colleges and universities to packed ballrooms of business and political leaders, inspiring crowds to make a difference. While LGBT business causes are his primary focus, Jonathan looks for any chance to serve any community in need of a voice.

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6 Months After Tim Cook, LGBT Leaders Are Redefining Being Out and Successful

(2) Comments | Posted April 16, 2015 | 2:09 PM

It's been nearly six months since Apple CEO Tim Cook publicly revealed he is gay, making him one of the most prominent and inspirational role models for those who believe that being out and being successful never have to be mutually exclusive.

Life, like business, is about the right move...

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Mentors: We Need You More Than Ever in the LGBT Movement

(2) Comments | Posted March 27, 2015 | 4:22 PM

Marriage equality will (hopefully) be the law of the land as soon as this summer, and we'll be dancing in the streets from Stonewall to the Golden Gate Bridge. But what happens after marriage equality? The LGBT community has fought tooth and nail for a place at the table on...

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Thank You, Tim Cook

(1) Comments | Posted October 31, 2014 | 4:15 PM

Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, came out in a beautiful statement. No fanfare, just a statement of facts and a lot of hope that his coming out would help those who have struggled along that to know they're not alone if they're out and in business.

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Tap for Tickets: Why Broadway Going Mobile Is The Ultimate Second Act

(0) Comments | Posted May 7, 2014 | 4:28 PM

"I just love waiting on line for Broadway tickets," said no one, ever. Equally unlikely to be said is, "I'm really looking forward to spending thirty minutes on the phone with Ticketmaster and paying those completely fair fees." So in a world where we order dinner with a tap, choose...

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LGBT Kids Need to Know They're Not Alone Online

(1) Comments | Posted April 18, 2014 | 8:58 PM

Like a lot of gay teenagers, I was a drama geek. I grew up in the time when when Rent was everything, but I was an old-school junkie. Give me Ethel Merman over Adele Dazeem any day.

One of my favorite old gems from the '60s was a Stephen Sondheim...

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Instagram Gets a Museum, and We Get a Window to the World

(0) Comments | Posted January 6, 2014 | 2:55 PM

Artists, athletes, journalists and musicians are all using Instagram to express themselves in fascinating ways. Also: cute dogs, ridiculous babies, and more food porn than we know what to do with. For most of us, Instagram is our favorite place to upload a sepia-toned selfie.The coolest part is that our...

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Sex. Vodka. Opera. You Must See: The Great Comet of 1812

(0) Comments | Posted December 5, 2013 | 8:23 PM

Most of us, myself included, couldn't be dragged to an opera by the Budweiser clydesdales -- but if you're in New York, you owe it to yourself to see the sexiest, most mind-blowing night of singing and sin you'll ever experience. N.Y.C., especially around the holidays, is a feast for...

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Real Men Love Their Bodies From the Inside Out: The Gay Man's Intro to Loving His Looks

(10) Comments | Posted September 23, 2013 | 6:35 PM

Fall and winter are a'comin', and while we all know it's cuddle season, it's also the time a lot of us look down at our tummies and question all that booze and BBQ we scarfed down all summer. The gym membership flyers are starting to pile up on the kitchen...

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On Yom Kippur, Pride Is a Mitzvah

(1) Comments | Posted September 13, 2013 | 12:40 PM

"On Yom Kippur you ask forgiveness for sins against G-d. But on the day before Yom Kippur, you ask forgiveness for sins against people. Did you know that? ... You can't ask forgiveness of G-d until you've asked forgiveness of people on the day before. Truly something."
--The West...

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From 'No Homo' to 'Yeah, Bro': How Gen-Y Became So Cool With 'the Whole Gay Thing'

(483) Comments | Posted August 31, 2013 | 8:59 AM

Think of your ten best guy friends: the dudes you grab a beer with, play ball with, get high with and have been there for some of the best nights of your life. You've probably known some of them since middle school, and probably had sleepovers with when you were...

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