W Hotels Worldwide launched a global speaker series titled “Queen Me Out” for the month of Pride.
The W Scottsdale, just a short trip for Los Angeles, was the west coast hub for the event which took place Thursday, June 13th and included a passionate panel discussing important issues of equality and acceptance which was streamed globally!
The panel was hosted by social influencer and CEO of NVS Design, Chad Brittian, and featued panelists: Jeff Parshley and Adam Bouska, Co-Founders of the NOH8 Campaign; Jericho Galindo, Mister Phoenix Pride; and Eva Steele, Phoenix Pride Program Manager. The highlighted topic was “Breaking Barriers in Business; LGBTQ+ in the Workplace.” Each panelist represented the core values and passion pillars defining W Hotels: design, art, music and philanthropy. The event was free and open to the public and the kick off for Scottsdale LGBTQ Pride Month.
Panelists shared their personal stories, insight and anecdotes to inspire, educate and encourage audience attendees. After the panel and Q&A, attendees enjoyed a cocktail party at the W Scottsdale Living Room that included live music and an exclusive NOH8 photoshoot, where attendees could snap an iconic photo in solidarity and support of equal rights.