The Gay Pro – Empowering Gay Business Professionals

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The Gay Pro amplifies the voices of queer leaders to advance their success. Join Omaralexis Ochoa every week as he explores the incredible business research, trends, and stories that are impacting LGBTQIA+ professionals most.

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More and more brands are starting to realize the power of community to build loyalty, expand word-of-mouth, and ultimately drive sales with customers. But what are the different types of communities out there? And what does a successful one look…

The Summer of NFTs is in full swing and exploding. Artists are making more money than they ever thought possible, and many are trying to cash in on this modern Wild West gold rush. Queer artists are just starting to…

Queer Olympians have seen unprecedented representation at this year's Tokyo Olympic Games, but there is still a TON of hate and discrimination making its way into legislation. There have been a huge number of new, anti-trans bills seeking to ban…

I got to sit down with my good friend Derek, an entertainment professional here in LA, and talk to him about how COVID has impacted nightlife, the entertainment industry, and social relationships. Additionally, whether it's an age gap or income…

This June, take pride in more than just your queer identity. Luis Baez is an expert in helping QBIPOC entrepreneurs build businesses they can be proud of. With over 14 years of experience at some of the world's most distinguished…

I've seen a lot of buzz on queer Twitter and TikTok lately from some vocal Gen-Zers talking about straight-washing pride. Specifically, talking about how Pride "should be family-friendly." Friendly to whose families? More so, is kink at Pride truly "predatory?"…

Hey, it's Lex! Believe it or not, you CAN make friends on Grindr. You can even build valuable, professional relationships by networking on there, too. Many gay guys are already growing their Instagram followings and building personal brands by driving…

Pages like @GaysOverCOVID on Instagram have come to the forefront of the conversation by exposing gay men for COVID unsafe behaviors like circuit parties, holiday gatherings, and hookups. While I do not endorse these behaviors I’ve got to say that…

This podcast was originally broadcast on YouTube, recorded in April 2020. Hey, it's Lex! Our LGBTQIA+ workers, elders, and youths, must be supported in this crisis. With all of the talk about COVID-19 and its economic impact, it was refreshing…

With any kind of job search whether it’s a part-time job or a full-time career, there is going to be a LOT of rejection. But ultimately, it’s up to you to decide how you can dust yourself off, learn from…

Adam Eli is a writer and community organizer based in New York City. He identifies as queer, and is of Jewish heritage, advocating for the empowerment of intersectional minorities. His latest book, The New Queer Conscience, is a pocket-sized, 30-minute read,…

Britt East is a Seattle-based inspirational speaker and the author of A Gay Man's Guide to Life. In this episode, Britt & Lex sit down to talk about his latest book, (now available on Amazon) and how Britt's unique experiences…

Queer people everywhere have a responsibility to denounce the horrific state of American law enforcement, and their unjust targeting and murdering of our Black and colored siblings. George Floyd was savagely murdered this past Monday by a white officer while…

Today's Contemporary Queer is Landon Richie; a transgender boy from Texas, only 17 years old, and already making waves in the Southern queer community in the United States. He has spoken out at rallies and protests against anti-LGBT legislation, and…

It’s a pretty typical stereotype: Hop on Instagram and you’ll be greeted with so many ultra-hot gay couple pages, posting updates about their latest trip to Mykonos, matching Teslas, and meal prepping with their Equinox trainers. But why are gay…

In this new, digital-first world, resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, companies are navigating uncharted territory by going fully remote and inadvertently causing overwork and burnout at your organization. Let's chat work from home guilt, business meeting optimization, and compassion for…

Rose Bates is a lesbian woman in the music industry, paving the way for queer artists in the United Kingdom. Her music has been featured on radio stations across the UK, and she is passionate about empowering other queer women…

Election Day is March 3rd! Maebe A. Girl is the VERY FIRST drag queen to be elected to public office in the US, and is serving as a council member for the city of Silver Lake in Southern California. She…

Sean the Star Emperor is an anomaly in the music industry that is sending shockwaves across space and time. He is the embodiment of what happens when you take the status quo, do the COMPLETE opposite, then make a big…

Join me as I chat with Deon Griffin, a Los Angeles based actor, model, writer, director, model -- you name it! Deon has worked on a several commercials, auditioned for TV programs, and written many of his own works. He…

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