Every month, the gay social networking app Hornet hosts Stung, New York City’s premier monthly LGBTQ professional networking event where Hornet users can mix and mingle in real life.
This month’s Stung supports the Anti-Violence Project, informing guests of this non-profit’s important mission and work for the local LGBTQ community.
Anti-Violence Project (AVP) empowers lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and HIV-affected communities and allies to end all forms of violence through organizing and education. It also supports survivors through counseling and advocacy.
AVP envisions a world in which all lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and HIV-affected people are safe, respected and free from violence.
Attendees at this month’s Stung didn’t just show up for a good cause, but also for a good game of ping pong. Taking place at SPiN — New York’s preeminent spot for ping ping and revelry — everybody had lots of fun over a few games of the sport.
SPiN’s website reads:
“In the summer of 2009, SPiN opened its flagship location in New York City. From that moment, we have seen the growth of an iconic ping-pong culture, lifestyle and movement, which has redefined the game to know no boundaries. It’s a sport that connects people regardless of age, gender or background. It’s is about having fun, not taking life too seriously, making connections and embracing contradictions.”
Tim Greene, General Manager of Hornet in New York City, told us: “We are really proud to host the Stung networking event in support of Anti-Violence Project because it helps us achieve two parts of our mission – helping gay men connect and advocating for issues that are of importance to the gay community. We look forward to partnering with other great organizations such as Anti-Violence Project for future events.”