Buick has partnered with Here Media and OUT for the third consecutive year to become the presenting sponsor of the OUT100, OUT's signature program extending across the print and online versions as well as its annual gala to be held in New York City November 15th.
"In the year marking OUT's 20th anniversary I'm delighted that we've been able to include so many extraordinary people in this year's OUT100. As a whole they represent the extraordinary contribution of the LGBT community to the cultural, social, and political life of America, and I'm delighted that with Buick's generous sponsorship we can celebrate those achievements at our gala on November 15," said AaRon Hicklin, OUT's Editor in Chief.
The invite-only OUT100 will take place Thursday, November 15 at Canoe in New York City. The evening will highlight a gallery of stunning imagery from the OUT100 - a panorama of activists, actors, architects, artists, athletes, chefs, designers, entrepreneurs, journalists, newlyweds, politicians, pop stars, social gadflies, writers, and White House staffers - all photographed by M. Sharkey. Additional proud sponsors of the OUT100 event are Bristol-Myers Squibb, AT&T, Hilton, Peroni, Santa Fe Tobacco, Smart Water, Macy's, Barefoot Wine & Bubbly, Kettle One and Hilton. Produced by Night Kap Entertainment, the event will feature music by DJ Nicole Otero.
"OUT's readership aligns well with the upscale, community-focused Buick target audience," said Craig Bierley, Advertising & Promotions Director for Buick. "As a community-minded brand, Buick values inclusion of all groups. The LGBT audience is a large, influential one that represents a significant opportunity for the brand."
"AT&T is proud to sponsor this year's Out100, and to recognize the extraordinary efforts of this year's honorees," said Ken McNeely, President of AT&T California. "AT&T supports OUT100's commitment to honoring diversity and recognizing the power of the individual to inspire change."
OUT is currently available to consumers as a monthly print publication found on newsstands and at select retailers or via subscription. OUT can also be accessed digitally at www.out.com or on mobile devices. The OUT100 will be available on newsstands November 20, 2012.
For updates on the OUT100 list and exclusive content, please visit www.out.com/OUT100. For a full recap of the OUT100 event, please log onto www.out.com/OUT100-2012.
Out is the world's leading gay fashion and lifestyle brand, with a circulation of 200,000 per issue.
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