About

B • OUT aims to provide the LGBTQ community with a safe, welcoming, collaborative platform where every LGBTQ individual can be themselves, and be part of a community.

Our goal is to build and foster a community that gives us the space to meet people, speak our minds with confidence -- safely -- and have lots of fun. We can organize, debate, commiserate, and make change. At the center of any movement is the burning desire to bring about change. It comes down to people, shared experiences, and a common ambition. We need one another for leadership, support, and inspiration. And to laugh. We accept and encourage all points of view from within the LGBTQ community as long as they are not offensive.

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Founders

Mark Willett • Chief Executive Officer

Mark Willett is a Co-Founder and CEO of B • OUT. An entrepreneur seeking a fundamental shift in the script of LGBTQ culture, B • OUT is Mark’s brainchild. He has traveled the world and paid witness to the incredible diversity of our global LGBTQ community and believes the time has come for us to reconnect with our roots and work toward a more perfect future—together. Mark lives in New York City.

Daniel Pando • Chief Design Officer

Daniel Pando is the founder and CEO of Captured Energy, a boutique digital media agency. He specializes in branding and digital strategy for established brands and startups alike. His passion is user-centric design, turning complex concepts into elegant user experiences. Daniel is a Co-Founder and Chief Design Officer for B • OUT, and lives in New York City.

Thomas Falconer • Chief Editorial Officer

Thomas Falconer has over 20 years experience crafting digital, social, and content strategy for some of the web’s biggest brands and startups. He is currently the Director of Content Strategy on the IBM team at Ogilvy and Mather, and teaches in the Integrated Marketing Masters Program at NYU. Thomas is Co-Founder and Chief Content Officer for B • OUT, and lives in New York City.

Contributors

Maxwell Coviello

Gaming

Video game writer for Next Magazine and Pixelitis.

David Duran

Travel

Award-winning travel writer, nationally renowned HIV activist.

Matthew Griffin

Fitness

Personal trailer at David Barton Gym & Barry's Bootcamp.

Damon Jacobs

Health

World renowned PrEP advocate, LGBTQ therapist and relationship counselor.

Courtney Kornegay

Style

Entertainment Report for Manmade Multimedia. Co-hosted ‘Ready, Set, TargetStyle’.

Erica Rose

Film

Showtime Networks. Associate producer for Beyonce Knowles' 'Parkwood Entertainment'.

Davina Thomasula

Food & Drink

Named one of New York’s top bartenders of 2015 by TimeOut Magazine. Vice President of Culinary Content at ‘Fork & Plate’.

Igor Zukowiec

Drink

Caterer and food stylist. Founder of ALCHEMIQ Catering NYC. Mixologist for Patron Spirits, Decoy, Hakkasan, La Mar.