CORRECTING and REPLACING AEG Pledges Support for Stonewall Inn Gives Back Initiative’s (SIGBI) Creation of LGBTQ+ Anti-Bias Training Standard

AEG and SIGBI, Along with Hawkins Mikita, Spring Place and Tie The
Knot, Host First Annual SIGBI Summit in NYC

AEG and Stonewall Inn to Host Pride Celebration Event on June 14 to
Commemorate 50th Anniversary of Stonewall Uprising

LOS ANGELES & NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#BetterAsOne–In the release dated June 13, 2019, the third paragraph, second sentence
has changed.

The corrected release reads:


AEG and SIGBI, Along with Hawkins Mikita, Spring Place and Tie The
Knot, Host First Annual SIGBI Summit in NYC

AEG and Stonewall Inn to Host Pride Celebration Event on June 14 to
Commemorate 50th Anniversary of Stonewall Uprising

AEG, the world’s leading sports and live music company, announced today
that it has pledged its support to Stonewall Inn Gives Back Initiative’s
(SIGBI) development of an LGBTQ+ anti-bias training standard in
conjunction with anti-bias training experts.

The standard is designed to ensure that all people are treated equally
in public spaces regardless of gender, gender expression or gender
identity. This multi-phase initiative will further SIGBI’s aim to make
sure that the LGBTQ+ community is welcomed everywhere. Once the standard
has been developed, SIGBI’s goal is to have the training standard
adopted on a local and national basis.

On June 14, AEG and SIGBI are partnering with Hawkins Mikita, Spring
Place and Tie The Knot to host the first annual SIGBI Summit luncheon at
Spring Place in the Soho district of New York City, which will convene
prominent New York-based LGBTQ+ organizations. A panel session will
include Adam Eli, co-founder of Voices4; Stacy Lentz, president and CEO
of SIGBI; Gregory Lewis, Executive Director and CEO, True Colors United;
Devin Norelle, a transgender advocate and Assistant Editor at Out
magazine; Angelica Torres, a NY-based activist; and Emanuel Xavier, poet
and Gay City News Impact Award recipient.

The purpose of the SIGBI Summit is to ensure that AEG and SIGBI have a
broad understanding of the issues facing the LGBTQ+ community and to
engage a wide number of LGBTQ+ organizations in a deep dialogue around
the issues. Additionally, AEG, Hawkins Mikita, Spring Place and Tie The
Knot will provide advice and feedback to SIGBI and the anti-bias
training experts, as they develop the new training standard.

“As an owner and operator of venues, festivals, clubs and theaters
around the world, AEG is committed to providing welcoming and safe
spaces for all of our fans,” said Dan Beckerman, President and CEO of
AEG. “As a leader in sports and live entertainment, we recognize that we
have a key role to play in promoting diversity and inclusion for
everyone, and we intend to continue using our voice and resources to
support equity for all.”

Stacy Lentz, Co-owner of the Stonewall Inn and CEO of the Stonewall Inn
Gives Back Initiative, added, “The Stonewall Inn represents the very
essence of a Safe Place for the LGBTQ community. Our movement was born
out of a desire to be able to congregate in a place where we could truly
be free to be ourselves. We are excited to work with other organizations
and community leaders to raise the bar and to set a standard of exactly
what that means to our LGBTQ family across the globe. We are thrilled to
host the SIGBI Summit to begin the conversation to make this happen.”

Additionally, AEG and the Stonewall Inn will jointly commemorate the
50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising on June 14, by hosting an
invitation-only special event at the Stonewall Inn beginning at 6:30 pm.
Jesse Tyler Ferguson will headline the celebration, which will be
co-hosted by Diva Jackie Dupree and include performances by singer,
songwriter and actress Sara Bareilles; actor and singer Gavin Creel;
actress and singer Lea DeLaria; singer/songwriter VINCINT; and other
special surprise performances to be added.

Kevin McDowell, Executive Vice President & Chief Administrative Officer,
AEG, added, “New York City will be as vibrant as ever, with Pride
festivities occurring throughout the city in the month of June. We
proudly support and celebrate #Stonewall50 together with the Stonewall
Inn and are using this event to focus attention on the need for equity
and inclusion while underscoring our unwavering commitment to the LGBTQ+


The Stonewall Inn Gives Back Initiative (SIGBI) is a non-profit
charitable organization inspired by the struggles and ideals of the
LGBTQ rights movement born from the Stonewall Inn Uprising of 1969.
SIGBI is committed to eliminating the social intolerance that is
profoundly impacting the lives of LGBTQ citizens throughout America and
abroad. Through awareness campaigns, educational programming,
fundraising and candid public dialogue, SIGBI supports grassroots
organizations scattered across the country and especially those in
communities where progress toward equality has been slow and the
negative impact of ongoing acts of discrimination and harassment can no
longer be tolerated. For more information on The Stonewall Inn and
SIGBI, visit and


Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, AEG is the world’s leading
sports and live entertainment company. With offices on five continents,
the company operates in the following business segments: AEG Facilities,
which is affiliated with or owns, manages or consults with more than 150
preeminent arenas, stadiums, theaters, clubs and convention centers
around the world including STAPLES Center, The O2 Arena, the Sprint
Center and the Mercedes-Benz Arenas; AEG Presents, which is dedicated to
all aspects of live contemporary music performances, including producing
and promoting global and regional concert tours, music and special
events and world-renowned festivals; AEG Real Estate, which develops
world-class venues, as well as major sports and entertainment districts
like STAPLES Center and L.A. LIVE; AEG Sports, which is the world’s
largest operator of sports franchises and high-profile sporting events;
and AEG Global Partnerships, which oversees worldwide sales and
servicing of sponsorships including naming rights, premium seating and
other strategic partnerships. Through its worldwide network of venues,
portfolio of powerful sports and music brands, ticketing
platform, AXS cable television channel and its integrated entertainment
districts, AEG entertains more than 100 million guests annually. More
information about AEG can be found at


Michael Roth
VP, Communications, AEG
213 742 7115