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Ben Finzel is president of RENEWPR in Washington, D.C. and a partner in The Change Agencies.

Stories by Ben Finzel

    Is 2024 the Year of the LGBTQ Ally? It Ought to Be

    Fri., Jun. 28, 2024

    Ben FinzelAfter the rainbow-colored logos and Pride flag-bedecked websites disappear at the end of this month, we must remember that Pride is year-round. Now is no time to disengage. In fact, the opposite is true: 2024 should be the Year of the LGBTQ Ally.

    "PinkHushing" and Pride Month: Ally Voices are Needed Now More than Ever

    Tue., Jun. 20, 2023

    Ben FinzelSimply changing your corporate logo to a rainbow and remaining silent on the continued attacks on the LGBTQ community won’t cut it this year. Companies and organizations are going to have to take a side in this conversation.

    'Pride Month' Should Not Mean 'Pander Month'

    Mon., Jun. 20, 2022

    Ben FinzelAn ever-larger number of companies and organizations are using Pride Month to proclaim how LGBTQ-friendly or supportive they are—but how can ethical companies or organizations really show their commitment to meeting the needs and expectations of LGBTQ audiences?

    It's Time for Communicators to Lead the Change
    (PR Commentary)

    Tue., Jun. 16, 2020

    Woods FinzelAs we all reel from the twin shocks of a continuing global pandemic and the murders of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd and so many others, many of our institutions, corporations and organizations are vowing to do better and to be better. Will now be the time when all of those promises are manifested into positive, permanent action? (1 reader comment)

    DC Group Promotes LGBTQ PR Jobs, Rights
    (Economic Development)

    Thu., Jul. 12, 2018

    Ben FinzelDC Family Communicators launches in DC to offer networking, promote job opportunities and push for equal treatment for members of the LGBTQ community.