ATLANTA, Ga., August 24, 2020 –– OUT Georgia Business Alliance, serving as Georgia’s only LGBTQ+ and Allied Chamber of Commerce, is proud to announce the addition of Malik Brown to the Board of Directors.

Appointed as the City of Atlanta’s Director of LGBTQ Affairs by Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, Malik Brown is the latest addition to OUT Georgia’s Board of Directors and will be serving as the Special Events Chair.

“We are excited to welcome Malik to our Board of Directors,” said Petrina Bloodworth, Immediate Past President of OUT Georgia Business Alliance.

“His warm personality, background, experience, and tireless work for the LGBTQ+ community are an incredible asset to any organization, and we know he is going to help OUT Georgia better deliver on our mission to serve LGBTQ+ and allied businesses and professionals across our state.”

“I’m honored to join so many incredible leaders by serving on the Board of Directors,” said Malik Brown. “From economic mobility opportunities, to support for LGBTQ-owned small businesses, the work of OUT Georgia Business Alliance is needed now more than ever.”

In addition to being recognized as OUT Georgia’s 2019 Rising Star, Brown is a member of LEAD Atlanta Class of 2022 and an alumnus of the New Leaders Council. His extensive LGBTQ+ community involvement includes serving on the Human Rights Campaign’s National Board of Governors, the Democratic National Committee’s LGBTQ Advisory Board, and Out Front Theatre Company’s Advisory Board of Directors.

“It’s been a pleasure to work closely with Malik, the City of Atlanta, and the Mayor’s LGBTQ Advisory Board to advance economic access, support, and opportunity for our community, and we are beyond honored to add Malik’s talent and passion to our organization’s leadership,” said Chris Lugo, Executive Director of OUT Georgia Business Alliance.

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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 or