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OUT Georgia Brings Businesses and Leaders Together during 2022 Summit, Awards $37,500 in Grants to LGBTQ+ Restaurants

OUT Georgia Business Alliance brought LGBTQ+ business and nonprofit leaders together from across the state for its 2022 LGBTQ+ Business Summit & Expo, presented by the Atlanta Braves. The special two-day experience was held virtually on July 13 and in-person at Truist Park on July 14, and the event featured $37,500 in NGLCC & Grubhub

Join the OUT Georgia Ambassador Program

OUT Georgia Business Alliance is expanding its volunteer Ambassador Program and recruiting efforts to better represent and inform the state’s only LGBTQ+ and Allied Chamber of Commerce in 2022 and beyond. “After successfully relaunching our Ambassador Program in 2020 with a grant from NGLCC and Bank of America, we’ve built a volunteer team of more

OUT Georgia Celebrates Columbus Georgia’s 2022 LGBTQ+ Pride Festival

As the Chattahoochee Valley’s LGBTQ+ and allied communities unite in celebration for Columbus Georgia’s 2022 LGBTQ+ Pride Festival, OUT Georgia Business Alliance recognizes Colgay Pride and the Debra Smith Wellness Center for its outstanding care in bringing visibility to a lineup of inclusive events to be held during the June 4th celebration at 1100 Broadway

Operations & Programs Coordinator

Established in 1994, OUT Georgia Business Alliance (OGBA) serves the LGBTQ+ and Allied business community by advocating for the most inclusive and equitable business environment; providing support and resources to fuel economic growth; and driving meaningful community connections and impact across the State of Georgia. OUT Georgia is a Membership-based nonprofit organization headquartered in Atlanta,

OUT Georgia Recaps 2022 Kickoff & Membership Drive

OUT Georgia Business Alliance was proud to welcome Members and guests to the LGBTQ+ chamber’s 2022 Kickoff & Membership Drive event held at Monday Night Garage in Atlanta’s Historic West End on March 25, 2022. The event followed OUT Georgia’s Clean & Safe Event Plan and served as the organization’s first in-person signature event since

OUT Georgia Calls for Participation in 16th Annual LGBTQ Community Survey

Now through May 31, OUT Georgia Business Alliance is calling on LGBTQ+ Georgians and our Membership to participate in the 16th Annual LGBTQ Community Survey, powered by Community Marketing & Insights (CMI). For over a decade, the LGBTQ Community Survey has provided free data to help non-profits, universities, and organizations better understand and serve the

OUT Georgia Celebrates Transgender Day of Visibility 2022

OUT Georgia Business Alliance is proud to honor International Transgender Day of Visibility (TDOV), an annual observance occurring on March 31 dedicated to celebrating transgender people’s contributions to society and raising awareness of discrimination and violence faced by transgender, gender expansive, and nonbinary people worldwide, especially for Black and Brown transgender women. Transgender people are

OUT Georgia Recognizes Award Winners, LGBTQ+ Leaders during 2021 Community Honors

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ATLANTA, Ga., December 17, 2021 –– OUT Georgia Business Alliance is proud to announce the award winners of the nonprofit chamber’s 2021 Community Honors spotlight awards, presented by AARP Georgia. The annual awards event was broadcast live from Out Front Theatre Company and highlighted Georgia’s LGBTQ+ and ally businesses, nonprofits, and leaders who

OUT Georgia Announces New Board Members, Leadership for 2022

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ATLANTA, Ga., December 14, 2021 –– OUT Georgia Business Alliance is proud to announce new members and leadership of the nonprofit chamber’s Board of Directors for 2022. After holding its annual nominations and elections process, OUT Georgia’s Board of Directors voted to add a slate of eight new members, including Maria A

Kia Comedy, Dr. Elijah Nicholas Host 2021 Community Honors Virtual Awards Live from Out Front Theatre Company

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ATLANTA, Ga., December 7, 2021 –– Kia “Comedy” Barnes and Dr. Elijah Nicholas will host OUT Georgia Business Alliance’s 2021 Community Honors virtual awards, presented by AARP Georgia, to be held Thursday, December 16 at 7pm Eastern. The virtual celebration will be broadcast live from Out Front Theatre Company as Georgia’s only