Expensify and Pride Northwest Celebrates LGBTQIA2S+ History Month and National Coming Out Day on October 11th
September 22, 2022 at 09:00 AM EDT
In downtown Portland, the public is invited to a free art show featuring local artists from the LGBTQ+ community at the Expensify Lounge.
Expensify, Inc. (Nasdaq: EXFY), a payments superapp that helps individuals and businesses around the world simplify the way they manage money across expenses, in partnership with Pride Northwest, is co-hosting an LGBTQIA2S+ art show on Tuesday, October 11th from 4-7 pm in Portland.
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Portlanders are invited to explore local artwork from our LGBTQIA2S+ community with a special guest performance by Joaquin Lopez, one of Portland's Creative Laureates. Guests can also enjoy complimentary drinks and appetizers at this all-ages event.
“Over the years we’ve been active in sharing our beautiful Portland workspace with key community folks that align with our values,” says Mandy Alvey, Product Operations Associate at Expensify. “Now that we’re in a post-pandemic world, we wanted to re-open our doors by partnering with Pride Northwest to co-host our very first art show. The art show will take place in our new gallery at our Expensify Lounge for National Coming Out Day and will feature artwork from the LGBTQIA2S+ community.”
National Coming Out Day was inspired by a march on October 11, 1987, when 500,000 people gathered in Washington, D.C. to champion Lesbian and Gay Rights. The initial idea was grounded in the feminist and gay liberation spirit, with an emphasis on coming out among family, friends, and colleagues, and living life as an openly LGBTQIA2S+.
“We’re excited to partner with Expensify to lift up and shine the spotlight on our LGBTQIA2S+ artists,” says Debra Porta, Executive Director at Pride Northwest. “In a time when our people are under ever-increasing attack, we look forward to celebrating National Coming Out Day and LGBTQIA2S+ History Month, remembering and honoring the contributions of countless queer people throughout our history.”
This event is open to all, kindly RSVP at we.are.expensify.com/artshow as our gallery can accommodate 75 people at a time.
Expensify is a payments superapp that helps individuals and businesses around the world simplify the way they manage money. More than 12 million people use Expensify's free features, which include corporate cards, expense tracking, next-day reimbursement, invoicing, bill pay, and travel booking in one app. All free. Whether you own a small business, manage a team, or close the books for your clients, Expensify makes it easy so you have more time to focus on what really matters.
Pride Northwest, Inc. is a community-based regional LGBTQIA2S+ 501(c)(3) charitable organization based in Portland, Oregon. Its mission is to encourage and celebrate the positive diversity of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and trans communities, and to assist in the education of all people through the development of activities that showcase the history, accomplishments, and talents of these communities.
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