WINDY CITY TIMES
||LGB service members to ring Stock Exchange closing bell
From a press release
This article shared 2021 times since Mon Jun 17, 2013
(New York, NY) OutServe-SLDN announced today that the co-chair of its board of directors, Air Force Officer Josh Seefried, who co-founded the OutServe network in 2010, will join actively serving gay and lesbian service members for an historic Closing Bell ceremony on Friday, June 28. The afternoon will begin with a panel discussion before the group rings the closing bell to end the New York Stock Exchange's trading day. The Wall Street events will be followed by a Happy Hour to kick off New York City Pride Weekend.
"OutServe-SLDN thanks the New York Stock Exchange for recognizing the courage and sacrifice of America's LGB service members in this way, and we are thrilled to be invited to ring the closing bell as New York City Pride weekend begins," said Army veteran and OutServe-SLDN Executive Director Allyson Robinson.
At 2:30 p.m. EDT, the New York Stock Exchange will host a panel discussion in the Exchange's board room, featuring Seefried and other actively serving LGB members of the armed forces, who will share their perspectives on serving following the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell." The panel will be introduced by NYSE Euronext COO Lawrence Leibowitz, and moderated by former Interbank Roundtable Committee Co-Chair and Citibank Director Andrew Sendall, who is a former US Air Force officer.
At 4:00 p.m. EDT, the group of actively serving LGB service members will ring The NYSE Closing Bell®.
At 5:30, the service members will move to RockBar, located at 185 Christopher Street, where they will be the honored guests at an OutServe-SLDN Happy Hour to kick off New York City Pride Weekend. The public is invited to the Happy Hour event, which will feature performances by The Broadway Boys. Tickets start at $25 and are available here:osnycpride.eventbrite.com/ .
This article shared 2021 times since Mon Jun 17, 2013
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