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OUT Georgia Business Alliance

Editorial: Building Momentum During a Health and Economic Crisis

The following Editorial contribution by Chris Lugo, Executive Director of the OUT Georgia Business Alliance, was featured in Georgia Voice on August 13, 2020. At the beginning of 2020, OUT Georgia Business Alliance — serving as our state’s only LGBTQ+ and Allied Chamber of Commerce — was in line for one of our most successful

OUT Georgia Remembers Dillard Jones, The Concierge Guy

OUT Georgia Business Alliance is saddened to share that longtime Member and friend Dillard Jones passed away on August 8, 2020. After years in the hospitality industry, Dillard created his own business The Concierge Guy with the slogan, “Leave it to Dillard and Consider it done.” He was incredibly active over the years as a

OUT Georgia Highlights New and Renewing Members for July 2020

Since 1994, OUT Georgia Business Alliance has served 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 would like to highlight our Members proudly joining or

OUT Georgia Celebrates First-Ever Mayor of Atlanta’s LGBTQ Opportunity Fair

On Thursday, July 30, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms kicked off the first-ever Mayor’s Virtual LGBTQ Opportunity Fair that brought 800+ LGBTQ+ job seekers together with 30+ local employers of choice. The Mayor’s Virtual LGBTQ Opportunity Fair was a historic initiative by Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms to leverage the combined power of government, the

OUT Georgia Highlights New and Renewing Members

Since 1994, OUT Georgia Business Alliance has served 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 would like to highlight our Members proudly joining or

OUT Georgia to Recruit 50 LGBTQ+ and Ally Business Ambassadors from Across the State

OUT Georgia Business Alliance is relaunching its Ambassador Program and recruiting Ambassadors to represent and better inform the state’s only LGBTQ+ and Ally Chamber of Commerce in 2020 and beyond. “As OUT Georgia Business Alliance expands to better serve communities across Georgia, we’re looking to recruit 50 passionate LGBTQ+ and ally Ambassadors to help represent

OUT Georgia Statement on Supreme Court Decision Regarding LGBTQ Workplace Protections

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ATLANTA, Ga., June 15, 2020 –– Today, OUT Georgia Business Alliance responds to the historic 6-3 ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court in Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia affirming that sexual orientation and gender identity discrimination are prohibited under Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. “This is a truly monumental moment

We Stand in Solidarity Against Racism and Racial Violence

OUT Georgia Business Alliance stands in solidarity with Black people against racism, racial violence, police brutality, and the senseless murders of Black people in this country. We pledge to continue combatting discrimination by listening, working, and speaking out against hate, violence, and systemic racism. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Injustice anywhere is a

OUT Georgia Announces New Board Leadership for 2020-2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ATLANTA, Ga., May 20, 2020 –– OUT Georgia Business Alliance is proud to announce new leadership of its Board of Directors, with Michael D. Daniels serving as President and David J. Gacsko as Vice President. The annual Board leadership update comes as the nonprofit chamber of commerce pivots during the COVID-19 pandemic to

Georgia Equality, OUT Georgia Business Alliance Enter Partnership to Better Serve LGBTQ Georgians

Georgia Equality, OUT Georgia Business Alliance Enter Partnership to Better Serve LGBTQ Georgians FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ATLANTA, Ga., May 18, 2020 –– Georgia Equality and OUT Georgia Business Alliance have entered into a strategic partnership to better serve and represent LGBTQ Georgians, business owners, and professionals. The move builds on each organization’s mission and statewide focus