The LGBTQ Center OC invites all LGBTQ professionals to join us and leave inspired to give back to the community!

Event will feature a LGBTQ panel of professionals sharing how they #GiveBack to their community and workplace. Panelists from JPMorgan & Chase Co., Disneyland Resort, US Bank, and A Hateful Homicide Podcast.

We hope to unite the LGBTQ and allied community to show how our diversity gives room for other people to be themselves.

Date of event: Tuesday, November 30th at 6:30P (Virtually)

Thank you to our Sponsors: JPMorgan & Chase Co. and Disneyland Resort!

Please invite friends, colleagues, and family members with this link: https://bit.ly/GiveBack-CenterOC

Meet the LGBTQ+ Panel

Current position:  General Manager, Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel

Nic Hockman, he/him/they/them, is a General Manager for The Hotels of Disneyland Resort. A lifelong hotelier, Nic oversees operations and the strategic direction for the hotels. Nic is a proud supporter and Executive Champion for Disneyland’s PRIDE organization, which provides resources and advocacy for the resort’s LQBTQ+ Cast. Additionally, Nic is on the Board of Directors for the California Hotel and Lodging Association, as well as the Anaheim/Orange County Hotel and Lodging Association. Nic and his partner Ricky reside in Anaheim and have two awesome dogs, Maddie and Bartholomew.

My name is Asiah Fortuna, I am 25 years old with she/her/hers pronouns and I identify as pansexual. I am currently an LAO (Lead Associate Operations) here at Chase and I have been with the company for roughly 2 years and 2 months! On my free time outside of work, I work with two friends from my hometown of Northridge, Lily, fellow nonbinary lesbian, and Seira, a transwoman I met during her transition, on hosting queer inclusive events in which we teach the LGTBQ+ youth and their friends and family how to skate and provide opportunities to mingle and express themselves freely. We also have book readings through the airtime app as well as meetups at Venice Beach to represent inclusivity within the skate community. Within Chase, I am the culture champion and am proudly a member of PRIDE as well as the other BRGs available to keep my team well inform of all events and opportunities to contribute to both the community as well as events to educate and unite the LGTBQ+ community with our allies. I take great pride in educating and enlightening those open to listening in the what life has been like for me as both a colored person and a individual that identifies as part of the LGTBQ+ community and it is an honor to be able to represent Chase and express how pleased I am to be apart of a company that truly emphasizes and upholds a culture surrounded around inclusivity and diversion.

John is a Branch Manager for U.S. Bank in the Palm Springs District. His primary focus is developing his team to help them succeed. His team succeeds by helping clients achieve their financial goals. John has 10 years of banking experience, with 9 of those years at U.S. Bank. John is also the President for U.S Bank’s LGBTQ Business Resource Group in Southern CA, where the primary focus is to engage the LGBTQ communities in which we serve. This involves creating/finding volunteer opportunities for U.S. Bank employees, facilitating Financial Literacy seminars, deepening existing relationships with LGBTQ Non Profit partnerships as well as looking for new ones to support.

Mallery Jenna Robinson born January 13, 1990 in Montgomery AL  is an AfraCarribean American Transgender advocate and activist and openly HIV positive since 2011. She  is the only daughter to Terese Robinson and George Brown  She has one older brother and three younger brothers. Mallery began her gender journey April 28, 2006 at the age of 16 during the Bush Administration in Montgomery AL. She was allowed to present female even taking her senior pictures as female, and having a date for prom thanks to her high school classmates in support of her transition.  She went to Brewbaker Technology Magnet High School and graduated in 2008 with her Advance Diploma with an emphasis on the Medical Magnet. Mallery completed one year of undergraduate at Jacksonville University and while there founded the first LGBTQ club on the school’s campus.  Mallery then graduated from her alma mater Huntingdon College in 2014 with her Double Bachelor of Arts s in Biology and History. Robinson taught Middle school  Science and History in Jacksonville Florida at Duval Charter School Baymeadows from 2014-2019.  She has also presented several Transgender Empathy Trainings (TET Talks)  presentations to Sony Playstation, Long Beach Vocal Rehab. I have also spoken publicly for The Long Beach Transgender Day of Remeberance and spoke for ALL Black Lives Matter Los Angeles and co-hosted several LGBTQ virual award shows such as Unique Womans Coalition Our Honors Award. She also created a true crime podcast A Hateful Homicide covering the homicides of transgender, gender non-binary, and gender diverse community members. Mallery Jenna Robinson is current Vice Chair of The West Hollywood Transgender Advisory Board, The Los Angeles County HIV Commission. 

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Want to get involved?

If you are interested in becoming an event sponsor, speaker, or support the event in other ways – please contact Chandelle Loop at Chandelle.Loop@lgbtqcenteroc.org.