Contact: Stephen Dandrow
Chief Marketing Officer
Out for Profit
(917) 541-1092
First Openly-Gay Investment Club Celebrates 10th Anniversary
New York, September 12, 2004 – Out For Profit, the first openly-gay  investment club, will celebrate its 10th anniversary by hosting a panel discussion at The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center on Tuesday, September 21st from 6:45 – 9:00 pm.

To underscore the critical financial and investment issues facing our communities, Out For Profit is bringing together gay Democratic and Republican leaders as well as those from the investment community. The panelists will focus on the upcoming presidential election by exploring the fiscal policies and tax plans of both candidates and how these policies will affect the nation’s and individuals’ personal finances.
The evening will start with a cocktail reception.  At 7:30, a short panel discussion will be followed by a Question and Answer session and conclude with a social mixer.  The Center is located at 208 West 13th Street, New York.

Price: $8 at the door / $5 if pre-registered by September 20th. (Please include name and number of guests in email to

Out For Profit is an investment club dedicated to identifying and investing in high-performing companies that have positive gay and lesbian policies.  Each month, members meet for a portfolio review, stock discussions and investment decisions, as well as to discuss advocacy actions related to LGBT issues in corporate America.

At the club’s founding, few companies had anti-discrimination policies based on sexual orientation.  The club inquired about policies of corporations being considered for its portfolio.  Investments in progressive companies ultimately paid off and boosted the club's returns. Unlike 1993, today it is often more difficult to find good companies to invest in without non-discrimination policies.