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BringMeGift a New Concept in LGBTQ Global Vacation and Business Travel

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BringMeGift is the brainchild of Viсtor Semeniaka a Belarusian developer who had the vision to bring the global gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer community a unique tool to make your next travel exciting and personal.

To take the BringMeGift to the next level he moved to New York City and was accepted to participate in the startup accelerator at Starta Ventures. Further, BringMeGift has made a smart move in creating a relationship with Mr. Matt Skallerud, founder of Pink Banana Media, who is very adept at reaching the target LGBT market through online marketing.  BringMeGift is a unique approach and seeking investors who share their vision.

This is built on an invite-only trusted network concept. Mr. Semeniaka believes that this will make users of the amazing new app feel more confident in creating the vacation experience of a lifetime. What makes this new travel tool so interesting is the ability to either pay directly for a service offered, or barter – offering a gift, thus the name BringMeGift. For example, say you have a favorite Spanish wine that can only be purchased there. If you live in the US, you cannot get it. So, if you offer a service, say the use of your spare room, be a local guide for an afternoon or more to a Spanish traveler you may request they bring you a few bottles of that so much loved wine in return. Then sit back and sip away.

Offer a home cooked meal for example coupled with great conversation. What a great way to be a global citizen and make new friends. Offer the use of your car for a few hours or a day. Offer to be a hiking guide in local parks. Offer to be a shopping guide. Nearly anything can be offered and requested in return.

This is not just for your vacation. As a past extensive business traveler myself, I would have absolutely loved an app like this during those times. Business travels can be so mundane with few options to get out of the hotel after work. I spent many evenings sipping cocktails at bars just so I’d have someone to talk to that wasn’t work related. With BringMeGift, on your business travels you can offer to bring a token of your appreciation and explore the city with a local and make great friends if you find yourself in that location again.

Naturally, the participants will have to keep country customs and airline baggage restrictions in mind.

Download the BringMeGift app from iTunes today to start connecting with your global community. The app will also soon be available for Android too.

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About Starta Ventures: Starta Accelerator’s mission is to introduce startups with European R&D roots to best practices, trusted advisors and mentors, and overcome cultural differences through a customized educational program that helps startups gain traction in the United States and become part of the local startup and investing ecosystem. To put it simply we do everything we can and everything that you need to expand into the American market and succeed globally.

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About Pink Banana Media: Pink Banana integrate s the power and reach of content & social media marketing with traditional online strategies including banner ads and e-mail campaigns. We merge PR, Advertising, Marketing & Social Media.


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LGBT Queer People Face Challenges Being Out in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Fields

More than 40 percent of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer people in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) are not out, (see: 2013 Queer in STEM survey2014 Factors Impacting The Academic Climate) an abysmally high number. One-third of out American physicists have been told to stay in the closet to continue their career. Half of the transgender or gender non-conforming physicists were harassed in academia (2015 American Physical Society survey). Gay and bisexual students are less likely to follow an academic career (2018 Coming out in STEM: Factors affecting retention of sexual minority STEM students).

Organizations working to support LGBT+ people in STEM fields

A focus on Pride in STEM

Pride in STEM is a charitable trust run by an independent group of LGBT+ scientists & engineers from around the world. Proud of who we are and what we do.

STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) seem to have low numbers of out LGBT+ people, both for personal or environmental reasons. By showing that not everyone working in STEM fits the same mould, we hope to challenge the general public’s perceptions of what scientists should be like.It is becoming more and more evident that embracing diversity, in all its forms, is vital for the future of the innovation that science, and the world, relies so heavily upon.

“Solving these problems requires nothing short of a revolution in how we do science, talk about science, and how we expect science to be. We need inclusive and intersectional changes. To solve the many diverse challenges humanity is facing in the twenty-first century we cannot afford losing people from minority backgrounds,” said Dr. Alfredo Carpineti, Chair and Founder of Pride in STEM, a British charitable trust, and one of the primary organizers of the initiative.

The other co-organisers are House of STEM, a network of LGBTQ+ people working in STEM in Ireland, InterEngineering, an organization for LGBT inclusion in Engineering and Out in STEM, a U.S. society educating and fostering leadership for LGBTQA people in the STEM fields. The discussion that started LGBTSTEMDay looked at the most effective way to promote role models and engage the different communities to which we belong. Discussions quickly became plans, and organizations such as Science Gallery, Ecsite, and the CERN LGBT group, immediately pledged their support.

When the project was announced in March, it quickly spread throughout the scientific and LGBTSTEM community. People and organizations got in touch to help bring the project to completion. There are currently 30 events happening across three continents, and we are supported by 42 organizations, among which we find international collaboration such as CERN and the European Space Agency.

“This support truly gives you hope. We formed our network last year to bring together a community of LGBTQ+ scientists in Ireland. And now we are building an incredible international family of groups and organizations, all working to make STEM more diverse and inclusive. LGBTSTEMDay is an exciting opportunity to bring that family together, in a truly global push towards improving the visibility and representation of LGBTQ+ people in STEM”. Dr Shaun O’Boyle founder of House of STEM, added.

LGBTSTEMDay is not going to be the be all and end all for this project. It is a beginning. Other organizations have approached inclusion issues with similar strategies so the expectation is that a day of recognition can go a long way in helping to raise awareness and increase support. This can be a new and important component of the global push to increase diversity and inclusion in STEM.

Dr. Carpineti stated “LGBTSTEMDay won’t fix all the issues, but it will shine a big light on them. We are sure it will start conversations, and that’s so important. Ignorance kills. It is time to stop pretending that the STEM disciplines are not influenced by politics and social changes. Some science might be done in a physical vacuum, but no science is done in a historical one.”

LGBTSTEMDay will predominantly be an online initiative with posts by organizations big and small. Individuals will share stories, photos, and videos about being LGBTQ+ in STEM. Help us share this hashtag with the world, and further broaden the reach of our cause.