OUT Georgia Business Alliance, serving as Georgia’s only LGBTQ+ and allied chamber of commerce, is launching our Virtual Fourth Friday networking series on Friday, April 24 with a spotlight on the Atlanta Queer Arts Alliance (AQuAA).

As OUT Georgia pivots to better serve the LGBTQ+ and allied business community, the chamber’s first-ever Virtual Fourth Friday on April 24 (5:30-7:00pm) is sponsored by longtime media partner Peach ATL Magazine and the event will feature the Atlanta Queer Arts Alliance. Attendance is free for Members and guests, but registration is required.

“Thanks to the support of Brian Sawyer and Peach ATL Magazine, we’re diving into virtual networking head first on April 24,” said Chris Lugo, Executive Director of the OUT Georgia Business Alliance.

“Our Fourth Friday series is one of the most popular, recurring LGBTQ+ professional networking events in Georgia, and I’m excited we get to highlight our beloved Atlanta Queer Arts Alliance organizations and the group’s upcoming AQuAA – At Home Together event on April 26.”

OUT Georgia will be joined by special guest Paul Conroy, Founder & Producing Artistic Director of Out Front Theatre Company, and co-host Clint Clark, Realtor & Relocation Specialist with Weichert Realtors and most recently seen onstage in Out Front’s La Cage aux Folles as Albin, or as his drag-queen alter ego is known, Zaza.

“There is a critical connection between businesses and the queer arts community, especially now that COVID-19 has dramatically impacted life as we knew it,” Lugo added. “While we facilitate a new Fourth Friday networking experience, we’re honored to have the talented Clint Clark as co-host to serve up some much-needed smiles and a unique perspective as both a seasoned performer and real estate professional.”

OUT Georgia’s April Fourth Friday happens just days before the AQuAA – At Home Together event on Sunday, April 26, which will bring together an unprecedented sampling of work by the six founding members of the Alliance, including Voices of Note: The Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus and the Atlanta Women’s Chorus; OurSong: the Atlanta Gay and Lesbian Chorus; Atlanta Philharmonic Orchestra; Atlanta Freedom Bands; Out Front Theatre Company, Atlanta’s LGBTQ theater company; and Out On Film, Atlanta’s LGBTQ film festival. 

Read the full AQuAA – At Home Together press release here.

About Atlanta Queer Arts Alliance

The Atlanta Queer Arts Alliance formed in the summer of 2019 with the goal to increase efforts to enhance their own and each other’s work, to promote the value of cultural experiences and find additional ways to collaborate with each other and provide space for LGBTQ artists. Members of the Atlanta Queer Arts Alliance will continually look for opportunities to work together on joint events and fundraisers. 

About Peach ATL Magazine

In print and online, Peach ATL is the LGBTQ community’s ultimate guide to Atlanta’s nightlife, culture, and entertainment experiences. Through a diverse mix of content consisting of pop culture, local interests, and event coverage, Peach ATL has been the premier weekly gay publication for the metro Atlanta market for more than two decades.

About OUT Georgia Business Alliance

OUT Georgia Business Alliance proudly serves as Georgia’s only LGBTQ+ and Allied Chamber of Commerce.

Since 1994, OUT Georgia Business Alliance (formerly the Atlanta Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce) 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 Business Alliance is a 501(c)(6) not-for-profit headquartered in Atlanta, Ga., and is a proud affiliate of the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce. For more information, contact us at OUTGeorgia.org or info@OUTGeorgia.org.