in Groups and Organizations

Insight, Cleveland’s “premier alternative personal, business, and social networking organization,” was founded in 1994. Insight’s initial purpose was to facilitate the creation of “a network among business people and an exchange of ideas and topics that would benefit professionals and business owners.” Over the years, however, the group became a more “socially oriented” organization. Throughout the year, Insight offered members a number of opportunities to “get together with new and old friends, and network on a personal and professional basis.” Insight was best known for hosting monthly group dinners at local LGBT+ (or LGBT+ friendly) Cleveland businesses. Insight dinner events typically included membership discounts and presentations by experts on “subjects such as real estate, investing, tax tips, gardening, travel, health, fitness, and law as they pertain to the gay and lesbian community.” Insight also hosted a number of special events and “social activities” throughout the year. Insight events, including the annual Masquerade Charity Ball and Rainbow Dinner Ball, doubled as fundraisers for local LGBT+ organizations.

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  • Glassman, Anthony. “A Year of Milestones: PACT to Honor Long-Lived Groups.” Gay People’s Chronicle. May 13, 2005. Page 1.
  • Goldstein, Ernie. “Insight is Having a Ball, Just for the Fun of It.” Gay People’s Chronicle. October 10, 2003. Page 9.
  • Goldstein, Ernie. “Insight Dinner to Have ‘A Little Night Magic’.” Gay People’s Chronicle. September 30, 2005. Page 7.
  • “Insight Celebrates Five Years of Networking Dinners.” Gay People’s Chronicle. January 2000. Page 10.
  • Sellner, Charles. “Insight Combines Networking With Social Enjoyment.” Gay People’s Chronicle. September 27, 2002. Page 5.
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