OutServe-SLDN has announced that Lieutenant Josh Seefried, the co-chair of their board of directors, will be joining with a variety of other active duty lesbian and gay servicemembers in order to ring the Closing Bell to end the trading day on the New York Stock Exchange this upcoming 28 June.
Reverend Allyson Robinson, an Army veteran and the Executive Director for OutServe-SLDN, stated “OutServe-SLDN thanks the New York Stock Exchange for recognizing the courage and sacrifice of America’s LGB service members in this way, and we are thrilled to be invited to ring the closing bell as New York City Pride weekend begins.”
According to OutServe-SLDN:
At 2:30 p.m. EDT, the New York Stock Exchange will host a panel discussion in the Exchange’s board room, featuring Seefried and other actively serving LGB members of the armed forces, who will share their perspectives on serving following the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.” The panel will be introduced by NYSE Euronext COO Lawrence Leibowitz, and moderated by former Interbank Roundtable Committee Co-Chair and Citibank Director Andrew Sendall, who is a former US Air Force officer.
At 4:00 p.m. EDT, the group of actively serving LGB service members will ring The NYSE Closing Bell®.
At 5:30, the service members will move to RockBar, located at 185 Christopher Street, where they will be the honored guests at an OutServe-SLDN Happy Hour to kick off New York City Pride Weekend. The public is invited to the Happy Hour event, which will feature performances by The Broadway Boys. Tickets start at $25 and are available here:http://osnycpride.eventbrite.com/