2022 Community Honors Celebration

OUT Georgia Business Alliance’s 2022 Community Honors Celebration, spotlighting the inspiring individuals and organizations boldly leading Georgia’s LGBTQ+ community forward.

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TIMEAGENDA
6:00 PMReception with MetroGnomes Big Band
7:30 PMCommunity Honors Program Begins
7:30 PMElla/Saurus/Rex | Performance
7:35 PMCo-Chairs Welcome: Malik Brown & Walter Scott-Williams
7:39 PMTGX 360 Moment: Montañita Vargas & Andi Monroe
7:41 PMClub-Q Remembrance / Featured Performance: SHI
7:44 PMPresenting Sponsor: Amazon
7:47 PMSponsor Recognition: Chris Lugo
7:51 PMBusiness Leader of the Year
7:57 PMCommunity Leader of the Year
8:02 PMMichael Robinson | Performance
8:07 PMNext Gen Leader of the Year
8:12 PMNonprofit of the Year
8:18 PMDotte Com | Performance
8:24 PMCorporate Ally of the Year
8:29 PMNew Business of the Year
8:35 PMElla/Saurus/Rex | Performance
8:40 PMSmall Business of the Year
8:45 PMMember of the Year
8:50 PMDotte Com | Performance
8:55 PMOUT Georgia Impact Fund
9:00 PMOUT Georgia Board: David Gacsko & Luis Ruiz
9:08 PMMichael Robinson | Performance
9:15 PMAfter Pary with GeeXella

Business Leader of the Year

This award is given to the LGBTQ+ business leader in our community who has made an outstanding and sustained contribution to their organization, as well as to the OUT Georgia Business Alliance and the LGBTQ+ business community.

OUT Georgia’s 2022 Business Leader of the Year finalists are:


Community Leader of the Year

This award recognizes a Community Leader who demonstrates a commitment to serving and advancing the LGBTQ+ community by having created or contributed significantly to the success of one or more local nonprofit organizations or community efforts.

OUT Georgia’s 2022 Community Leader of the Year finalists are:


Next Gen Leader of the Year

This award is given to a young LGBTQ+ leader, professional, or entrepreneur who has demonstrated exceptional performance and an innovative drive that has benefited their organization and the LGBTQ+ community.

OUT Georgia’s 2022 Next Gen Leader of the Year finalists are:


Nonprofit of the Year

This award is given to a nonprofit organization that works tirelessly in order to positively impact the health, happiness, and general welfare of those in the LGBTQ+ community.

OUT Georgia’s 2022 Nonprofit of the Year finalists are:


Corporate Ally of the Year

This award is given to the Corporate Partner or Member that has shown exemplary support to the LGBTQ+ business community and to OUT Georgia Business Alliance. As a corporation, the nominee has taken a leadership role in promoting equity, diversity, and inclusion in the workplace; demonstrates a high level of corporate social responsibility in the community; and supports their employee diversity of LGBTQ Employee Resource Group.

OUT Georgia’s 2022 Corporate Ally of the Year finalists are:


New Business of the Year

This award is presented to the LGBTQ-owned small business that is less than two years old and already building a track record of excellence, innovation, and impact.

OUT Georgia’s 2022 New Business of the Year finalists are:


Small Business of the Year

This award is given to the LGBTQ-owned small business in the community that has shown exemplary support to the LGBTQ+ business community and to the OUT Georgia Business Alliance.

OUT Georgia’s 2022 Small Business of the Year finalists are:


Member of the Year

This award is presented to the LGBTQ+ or allied entrepreneur or professional who has shown innovation in their business practices resulting in the advancement of their organization. In addition, this award recipient will also have advanced the mission, goals, and purpose of OUT Georgia Business Alliance, resulting in a positive impact for the LGBTQ+ business community.

OUT Georgia’s 2022 Member of the Year finalists are:

  • Miko Evans, Meak Productions, Inc
  • Felicia “BG” McCoy, BG Promotions, Inc.
  • Matt Mitchell, Mitchell Event Planning
  • Dr. Elijah Nicholas, Dr. Elijah Nicholas, LLC
  • Vanessa Wagner, Georgia Power Company

Featured LGBTQ+ Vendors


Featured LGBTQ+ Entertainment

Ella/Saurus/Rex
Mistress of Ceremonies

Dotte Com

Michael Robinson

MetroGnomes Big Band
Cocktail Reception

GeeXella
After Party Beats


Presenting Sponsor

Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors

Small Business

Production Sponsors