GOAL Get Out And Live began in 2010 when two friends, Linda Brincat and Gia Cilento, Publisher – Mad Hatter Publishing, Inc., (Published websites: MinervaPress.com, GreenifyNation.com)., decided to follow their dreams. They combined their talents, know how, experience, and passion to create a new approach to events in the LGBT community. Their mission: Unite the LGBT community through events, activities and social interaction. GOAL’s mission has led to literally hundreds of events, two more ventures – Gay Business Networking (GBN) and Artistic Women’s Entertainment (AWE), consolidation with an existing women’s group – Women Out and About (WOA), and a partnership with Affirmations, one of the largest LGBT community organizations in the country. GOAL has grown to become the leading event and social activity host, not only in Southeast Michigan, but also Mid- Michigan and northern Ohio. There’s no doubt that our community was sorely in need of what GOAL has to offer. The hundreds of members and growing found on our meetup.com group is a resounding testament to this fact. Join in the fun. Look around the site, read the articles, check out an event, and get to know more about the businesses and ally’s who support our community.