Tuesday, May 1, 2012

GMAD25 Barefoot Wines Lounge

We are pleased to announce that Barefoot Wines is sponsoring the GMAD Lounge at  the New York City GLBT Travel Expo.  The GMAD25  - Barefoot Wines Lounge will be open from Noon to 5pm.  You are cordially invited to join us at the Gay & Lesbian Center, admission is FREE.

In 1986, Gay Men of African Descent (GMAD) was conceptualized in New York City, a result of the vision of founder, The Reverend Charles Angel who embarked on a mission to empower the black gay men. Historically, these men had been forced to prioritize their battles as if each was mutually exclusive. They were simply not just black or not just men or not just gay --- they were all three of these things. GMAD stepped in to fill a void and connect the dots. Choosing not the path of least resistance but one of challenge and uncertainty, Reverend Angel and his colleagues took on the role - and the weight - of community activists in order to create parity for the black gay community.

Founded in 1986, Michael Houlihan and Bonnie Harvey introduced Barefoot Cellars wines. "We loved the name and the concept of being barefoot and living the carefree lifestyle," stated Harvey. They launched the brand with two varietals, Barefoot California Cabernet Sauvignon and Barefoot California Sauvignon Blanc, both in the 1.5 Liter size. In early 1992, Barefoot Chardonnay was added to the Barefoot repertoire and Barefoot White Zinfandel in late 1993. The wines were recognized by awards, acclaimed wine writers and repeat customers. "We couldn't keep up with the demand which meant that it was time to grow the staff and add more 'Barefooters' to our team!

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New York City GLBT Travel Expo
May 5, 2012
The LGBT Center

Sponsored by:

Amtrak ®
Barefoot Wines
Best Gay Cities
Copa Airlines
Delta Air Lines
Greater Miami CVB
Edge Media Network
GLBT Travel Store
H2 Internet Service
MEGA Personalities
Next Magazine
NYC up and Out
Palm Springs Cocktail Challenge
Philadelphia QFEST
TAG Approved Accommodations
Windy City Media

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