Accelerating awareness and support for the LGBTQ community via social advocacy and community engagement to advance the fight for full equality

Pride Live Nation is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.



The road to full equality is dependent upon a global community.

If one person is denied equality it affects us all.



PRIDE LIVE NATION accelerates awareness and support for the LGBTQ community via social advocacy and community engagement to advance the fight for full equality.


We believe the road to full equality is dependent upon a global community. If one person is denied equality it affects us all. There is a global interdependence that continually brings us closer to each other.


We ENGAGE our members to mobilize critical and rapid response campaigns, taking immediate ACTION resulting in tangible and sustainable IMPACT.





Havilah is a communications consultant to Fortune 500s, start-ups and outstanding nonprofits. Having led teams on some of the most notable and decorated campaigns in the pharmaceutical space, Havilah’s creative and strategic work includes multiple campaigns for Merck’s cervical cancer vaccine, Gardasil; “DRIVE4COPD” for Boehringer Ingelheim in partnership with NASCAR, and “Diabetes in a New Light,” for Novo Nordisk with chef Paula Deen.


Havilah has held in house positions at Novo Nordisk, where she managed Brand Communications for multiple diabetes products, and at Newsweek, where she was the Director of Brand Marketing at the pivotal time of re-launch.


Whether consulting for marquee brands or driving brand positioning for start-ups, she draws from her diverse experience to provide clients with sound strategic counsel, bolstered by the creativity and drive that she cultivated at the world’s leading PR and advertising agencies: Edelman, Ogilvy PR and Young & Rubicam, where she was known for her attention to detail and focus on delivering clear ROI.


Havilah serves on the Advisory Board for UtahPresents, and is counsel to charitable causes that she feels passionate about, including ASSET (Advancing Systemic Solutions to end Enslavement and Trafficking) and the Clinton Foundation.


Having graduated magna cum laude with departmental honors in International Communications from the American University of Paris, Havilah is fluent in French and also speaks German.

BINTA Niambi Brown

Vice President

Binta has advised global entertainment and media companies such as Dreamworks, Time Warner, Universal, the Washington Post Co., & HBO.  She holds leadership roles in the American Theatre Wing, SummerStage Music Festival, and the New York Philharmonic. Binta is a trained musician and multi-instrumentalist who has performed internationally and throughout the United States including Carnegie Hall and live music venues throughout New York City.


She has been recognized as one of the Root’s 100 Most Influential African-Americans, Fortune Magazine’s 40 under 40 business leaders, Crain’s New York 40 under 40, and by the World Economic Forum as a Young Global Leader. She has been featured in Marie Claire,  Cosmopolitan MagazineReal Simple magazine, the Washington Post, the New York Times, on CNN and an Intelligence Squared debate featured on NPR.


Binta is a member of several different boards including TCI, Inc., 2U, Inc., (NASDAQ:TWOU), appLOUD, Inc., News Deeply Inc., the African Technology Foundation, Human Rights First, and is a Trustee of Barnard College, Columbia University, the American Theatre Wing (founder of the Tony Awards), and New York City Parks Foundation. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.  Binta is a graduate of Barnard College, Columbia University (with honors) and Columbia University School of Law.


A lifelong musician, Binta plays electric bass in NYC area bands, is a Tony Voter and theatre buff.

LISA Winning


Lisa Winning is a tech and new media entrepreneur, and startup Board member. She founded a digital platform that led to authoring books with Penguin Random House and Simon & Schuster, and the development of a Hollywood film. She writes about entrepreneurship for the Huffington Post, and advises startups on fundraising, partnerships and growth. Lisa believes in Pride Live Nation’s mission to support LGBTQ rights, and reach full equality for all.

DIANA Rodriguez


Diana has over 20 years of experience in fundraising, event production and community activism.  Most recently, Diana was a member of the development team at the William J. Clinton Foundation directing the Foundation’s Millennium Network. Prior to that, she served as the Executive Producer of the GLAAD Media Awards, negotiating broadcast deals with LOGO and Bravo. She was also Director of Corporate Relations & Special Events and launched Thank GLAAD its Friday (TGIF), a national community event series targeting young professionals and the inaugural GLAAD Media Awards in Advertising.


Before joining GLAAD, she served as Director of Event Management & Public Relations for the Jackie Robinson Foundation, where she conceptualized and launched the first-ever Jackie Robinson Day, which was institutionalized league wide by Major League Baseball.  In 2004 and in conjunction with Office of President George W. Bush, she produced the ceremony posthumously awarding Jackie Robinson the Congressional Gold Medal.


Diana is an honors graduate from Georgetown University and lives in New York City with her spouse, Ann Marie, and their two rescue dogs – Shelby Savannah and Madison Leigh.

JULIA Contrea

Campaigns & Social Engagement

Julia is a Communications, Public Affairs and Events Specialist. Born in Romania and raised in France, she spent 7 years in the United States (NYC) where she studied, and worked.


Julia currently lives in Paris where she is Parliamentary Associate at the National Assembly, working for a French MP. Previously, she was a Public Affairs Manager at SAMMAN law & corporate affairs, a firm which aims to assist clients in better understanding and managing the legal, political and institutional dimensions of their sector of activity at a local, national and international level.


Before joining the firm, Julia was the European Network for Women in Leadership (WIL Europe) General Manager. WIL is a platform for European women in senior management positions, aimed at leveraging their participation in leadership, by organizing high-level networking events that enable them to connect and exchange.


Women empowerment as well as gender equality are her true passion and commitment, both professionally and personally.


Previously, she worked at the Development department of the W. J. Clinton Foundation, before being Count Me In for Women’s Economic Independence (CMI) Programs Manager. The supervision of all programs dedicated to help women business owners increase their revenues and create new jobs, was her main responsibility.


She has an extensive background organizing high-level events in the public and private sectors. A well-founded ground was acquired right from the start of her career as a trainee at the French Embassy’s Cultural Services and the Events department of the French Consulate in NYC. Prior to joining CMI, she worked as an Event Coordinator for Creative Edge Parties. At this NYC based catering company, she was responsible for their events production and development within the international and European markets.


She has a BA in Law and a Masters in Political Sciences from the University of Rennes, France. She also holds a Master’s in Public Affairs from Baruch College, NYC.

ANA Crespo Parrondo

Campaigns & Social Engagement

ANA is the Press Officer for Environment and Climate Change at the Council of the European Union in Brussels. She has been working for this European institution since 2011 in various communication positions at the Press Office, Public Relations Unit and directly for the Director-General and the Director for Media and Communication. In those capacities, she has dealt with media relations, organized press logistics for high-level events, conducted media monitoring, managed social media and supervised public visits & events.


Originally graduated in Communications (European University of Madrid), she holds a Masters in European Politics from the University of Bath (UK), Università degli Studi di Siena (Italy) and Sciences Po Paris (France); and a Postgraduate Degree in Protocol Affairs from the National Distance Education University (Spain).


Her on-going interest in non-profit and the defense of Human Rights started at the beginning of her career at the Marketing and Multimedia Department of the Clinton Foundation. Now, Ana is hugely committed to contribute from Brussels to the dissemination, development and consolidation of PRIDE LIVE NATION’s mission worldwide thanks to her communications expertise, refined language skills (EN, FR, IT and ES – mother tongue) and international mindset.

CreagerCole Communications

Public Relations, Message Development & Media Relations

CreagerCole Communications specializes in media training, public speaking preparation and media relations. We teach clients to cut through the clutter and get to the point so they shine in the spotlight. Visit us online at: to find out more about our services and schedule a free consultation.


ANOUSH d’Orville

Information Technology

Anoush has more than twelve years experience helping companies organize their short, medium, and long term IT strategies both in the United States and abroad. His experience includes four years with Apple Computer’s Higher Education department, three years setting up a major Internet Service Provider in Ghana, West Africa, and six years consulting directly with private sector and non-profit companies. During this time he has successfully set up three different IT based companies providing solutions for business to business services. He now works closely with organizations seeking to maximize their budgets to create scalable and successful IT backbones to meet and exceed their organizational objectives.


Strategic Communications Advisor

Ann Marie is a seasoned communications professional whose experience in the health care industry spans nearly two decades, across sectors, and geographies. Spearheading efforts for health insurance carriers, a hospital and academic medical center, and an international NGO, Ann Marie’s leadership to drive integrated communications programs that protect and strengthen a company’s image and brand reputation has benefited organizations from New York to Bangladesh, China, Ethiopia, India, and Vietnam. In February 2016, she joined Henry Schein, Inc., as Vice President, Corporate Media Relations, to develop, and implement a global media relations strategy, provide communication counsel to help drive business growth, and lead an integrated strategy to promote Henry Schein’s global corporate social responsibility programs.

Harrison Bookkeeping Services, Ltd

Accounting & Bookkeeping

HBS LTD. is a full service bookkeeping services company, specializing in full charge bookkeeping for small businesses and individuals, using various accounting software programs. In business since 1997, with over 20 years of professional experience, clients have consisted of advertising firms, architectural and interior design firms, photography studios and non-profit organizations. Owner, Seleta Harrison, is a Certified Public Bookkeeper, offering a “hands on” approach to maintaining small business bookkeeping, as well as instituting Generally Accepted Accounting Principles for “start-up” companies.


Harrison Bookkeeping Services, Ltd. has financially guided PRIDE LIVE NATION through its start-up process and continues to oversee all accounting aspects.

AARON Kinnari

Campaigns & Social Engagement

Aaron has helped organizations leverage digital tools and tactics to engage new audiences, rally supporters, advance policy reforms, and raise funding. Organizations Aaron has worked with include the Clinton Global Initiative, the Center for American Progress, StudentsFirstNY, Everytown for Gun Safety, New American Economy and the Harvard Kennedy School. Previously, Aaron was the new media director for national initiatives for New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg, where he led digital strategy and implementation for several of the mayor’s national initiatives, including gun violence prevention, immigration reform, and academic achievement. Aaron is a graduate of the NYU Stern School of Business and a native New Yorker.

DAN Monteavaro | MONCHO1929

Creative Design

Originally born and raised in New York City, Moncho1929 has lived and worked in London, Italy, Korea and currently in Los Angeles. Through all of these transitions he has continued to be influenced by modern media and the urban artwork surrounding it. Moncho1929 has had shows for his works in various galleries in New York, Los Angeles, Boston, Miami and London.


Apart from having work in many private collections across the world including the French Consulate in Los Angeles and Soho House., he has also been previously commissioned by NBC, Paramount Pictures ( Star Trek Beyond ), The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf Co., Whole Foods Market Corporate, a national commercial for the global investment giant Invesco, The City of Glendale California, The City of West Hollywood, CA, a national campaign for New Amsterdam Spirits Co. and the Los Angeles Public Library.


His murals, art and story were recently featured in an on-air story with CNN Espanol and his work has been archived with the Los Angeles Mural Conservancy and the Google Street Art Project, used by The University of Southern California, numerous television shows and national media outlets.


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Andrew Morton, Esq

Legal Counsel

Andrew Morton is a Partner at Handler Thayer LLP and Chair of the firm’s Sports & Entertainment Law Group, serving a client base of professional athletes, Olympians, artists, entertainers and other public figures who wish to maximize their social impact.


Operating at the intersection of celebrity and philanthropy, Andrew’s innovative practice encompasses all aspects of high-profile philanthropic engagement and branding – from the initial formation of a tax-exempt organization, to ongoing oversight, compliance, governance and reporting consistent with legal requirements and best practices. With a deep understanding of nonprofit legal structures, Andrew often recommends alternative solutions when appropriate, such as establishing a fiscal sponsorship or donor advised fund (DAF).


Andrew’s breadth of experience in nonprofit corporate governance enables him to intervene at the eleventh hour to support crisis management strategy, and remedy operational issues that may threaten public perception or even an organization’s tax-exempt status. Over the past decade, he has successfully obtained numerous retroactive reinstatements of tax-exempt status revocations, and waivers of IRS penalties for tax filing deficiencies.


Based in Washington, DC, Andrew also has led the development and execution of public policy efforts, ranging from organizing and overseeing highly-visible appearances before congressional committees, to arranging targeted private meetings with key members of Congress and the Administration. Leveraging his depth of experience and relationships within professional sports leagues, Hollywood and Washington, Andrew helps clients navigate the political landscape and integrate public policy into a clients’ long-term business strategies.


A frequent public speaker, Andrew has testified before the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, and he regularly contributes as a philanthropy law expert to a number of national media outlets including CNN, ABC World News Tonight, Bloomberg, National Public Radio (NPR), The New York TimesTIME Magazine and the Washington Post.


Andrew earned his J.D., cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where he was a member of the Board of Editors of the Penn Law Review, Co-Editor in Chief of The Bluebook, and Co-Chair of the Equal Justice Foundation. Andrew also attended the University of Maryland, earning an M.P.P. in international security and economic policy from the School of Public Affairs, and a B.A., magna cum laude, in economics and Spanish.


For his extensive advocacy on behalf of nonprofit clients, the D.C. Bar Association honored Andrew as “Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year,” and he received the “Outstanding Pro Bono Service Award” from the Legal Aid Society. Penn Law recognized Andrew with its “Alumni Achievement Award” for outstanding contributions to the development of law and the legal profession, as well as the “Benjamin R. Jones Award for Law and Humanity,” the Law School’s most prestigious public interest recognition.


Andrew is Co-Founder and member of the Board of Directors for the Alliance to Stop Slavery & End Trafficking (ASSET), and also serves on the Board of Managers of the University of Pennsylvania Law School Alumni Society, and the Penn Law Public Service Program’s Advisory Board.


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