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Tuesday, May 17 • 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Accelerating Acceptance: Music and the Importance of LGBT Fans

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Nielsen Music and GLAAD partner to bring you this timely session on LGBT acceptance and the importance of LGBT fans to the music industry. Longstanding partners in the journey towards equality, these two organizations are uniquely positioned to provide insights around the current cultural acceptance gap for LGBT individuals in the United States and the role music can play in creating a more inclusive society. Learn how GLAAD is helping change hearts and minds throughout the country, and just how engaged, valuable, and trendsetting LGBT music fans are to the industry.

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Zeke Stokes

VP of Programs, GLAAD
A veteran of the fights to repeal 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' and overturn the so-called Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) at the U.S. Supreme Court, Zeke Stokes joined GLAAD as VP of Programs in 2014.  In that role, he oversees GLAAD's advocacy work to advance the stories of LGBT people... Read More →
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Matt Yazge

Head, Brand Partnerships, Nielsen Music
Matt Yazge leads brand partnership analytics at Nielsen Music. In his role, he helps consumer brands activate music fans to achieve brand objectives and drive sales. Yazge also co-leads the Nielsen PRIDE organization for Southern California and is a Nielsen Subject Matter Expert in... Read More →

Tuesday May 17, 2016 1:30pm - 2:00pm CDT
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