Over the course of November 17-19, OUT Georgia Business Alliance brought to life its 2020 LGBTQ+ Business Summit & Community Honors, presented by Georgia Power as a three-day virtual experience for Georgia’s LGBTQ+ and allied business community to learn, support, and celebrate each other.

“This was an inspiring effort supported by our board of directors, staff, ambassadors, volunteers, subject matter experts and presenters, Georgia Power, and all our event sponsors,” said Chris Lugo, Executive Director of the OUT Georgia Business Alliance.

“While we experienced some technical challenges along the way, I’m proud to say our talented and diverse Membership stepped up in a big way to share their passion, experience, and perspective with our attendees. As we continue to navigate COVID-19 and strategize for 2021, this year’s Summit & Community Honors effort will directly inform how OUT Georgia connects with our Membership and delivers on our mission in the years ahead.”


Thank you to the wonderful individuals and organizations that brought our workshops, sessions, and panels to life, including: Invest Atlanta, Golden Isles Development Authority, Decide DeKalb, LGBTQ Institute, Hierarchy, Transformation Journeys Worldwide, Out on Film, Out Front Theatre Company, Counter Narrative Project, Dalia Kinsey, Dunlop Productions, Bruce Logue, Dr. Annise Mabry Foundation, Experience Willow, TierPM, UGA Small Business Development Center, Equal Footing, True Diversity, Sisters of Yoga, Katie Leikam, LCSW, and United Way of Greater Atlanta.


During the 2020 LGBTQ+ Business Summit & Community Honors, OUT Georgia revealed its first-ever Most Influential LGBTQ+ Georgians list for 2020, highlighting 100 LGBTQ+ trailblazers who are making a true difference in their community.

From business and community leaders to entrepreneurs, young people, and celebrities, this diverse list features 100 Georgians who exemplify integrity and progress through their leadership, voice, visibility, and action.


OUT Georgia announced the winners of the LGBTQ+ chamber’s 2020 Community Honors spotlight awards, highlighting Georgia’s LGBTQ+ businesses, nonprofits, and leaders who are charting significant impact for our community.


During the 2020 LGBTQ+ Business Summit & Community Honors, OUT Georgia announced the formation of the OUT Georgia Impact Fund, powered by United Way of Greater Atlanta.

The fund, which is expected to launch in December 2020, will have three strategic priorities, including College and Career Readiness for LGBTQ+ Youth, Economic Stability for LGBTQ+ Families, and Advocacy & Awareness, with an emphasis on addressing racial inequities and investing in Black-led LGBTQ+ organizations.

More information to follow on the exciting and ambitious OUT Georgia Impact Fund, powered by United Way of Greater Atlanta.


Thank you Georgia Power for serving as OUT Georgia’s Platinum Partner and the Presenting Sponsor of this year’s 2020 LGBTQ+ Business Summit & Community Honors.

Gold sponsors included Bank of America, Grady Health, and Wells Fargo, and our Silver sponsor was UPS. Bronze sponsors included AARP Georgia, Counter Narrative Project, Nelson Mullins, and TierPM. Small Business sponsors included APG Emerging Tech, Bruce Logue, Collard Shockley LLC, Creative Approach, and Katie Leikam. Our Media sponsors included Georgia Voice, Peach ATL, and Project Q, and our Productions sponsors included Dunlop Productions and Hierarchy.


OUT Georgia Business Alliance is honored that you joined us for the 2020 LGBTQ+ Business Summit & Community Honors virtual event November 17-19. Your feedback (and just a few moments of your time) will help shape how we improve on and deliver our LGBTQ+ Business Summit and Community Honors experience in 2021!

About OUT Georgia Business Alliance

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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.