Work It! Local LGBT leaders on the move

Clayton Skinner appointed as LNFY’s chief operating officer Lost-n-Found Youth has appointed Clayton Skinner as its new chief operating officer. Skinner will be responsible for ensuring the organization operat...

Work It! Local LGBT leaders on the move

Bradford, Osoria newest additions to ‘SONG’ leadership Southerners on New Ground (SONG) has recruited Mickyel Bradford and R. Eujenia Osoria, two Atlanta activists and organizers, to join their leadership t...

Work It! Local LGBT business leaders on the move

National Center for Civil & Human Rights appoints new CEO The National Center for Civil and Human Rights, Inc. recently announced Derreck Kayongo as its new CEO. With more than 15 years of experience in ...

HRC releases 2016 Corporate Equality Index [PHOTOS]

The results of The Human Rights Campaign's (HRC) annual Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a national benchmarking tool on corporate policies and practices related to LGBT workplace equality was announced during a...

Work It! Serial entrepreneur Mychel “Snoop” Dillard

It’s hard to imagine that Mychel “Snoop” Dillard is capable of getting the recommended eight hours of nightly sleep with her schedule. The busy Atlanta lesbian entrepreneur is the brain behind two successful bu...

Work It!: Local LGBT business leaders on the move

Stewart, Persily appointed to GLAAD national board Local business leaders Pamela Stewart and Seth Persily have both been appointed to the national board of GLAAD. Stewart, a 15-year- veteran with Coca-Cola c...

2015 AGLCC Community Awards Dinner [PHOTOS]

The Fox Theater was home to the best and brightest in Atlanta's LGBT business community last week during the annual Atlanta Gay and Lesbian Community Awards Dinner. Hundreds of LGBT business leaders...
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Atlanta gay business group charts new direction in name, networking



Founded 21 years ago by a small group of gay and lesbian business people, the Atlanta Executive Network has served as a place for LGBT people to network with other professionals in a safe space.

Times have changed and so has the business of networking for LGBT people, says Todd Harkleroad, president of AEN. And that means it's time for AEN to  catch up with the new world where LGBT people are able to more open and out in their personal lives as well as their business lives.

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National Support Gay-Loving Local Independent Business Day today

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Yesterday was National Marriage Equality Day, an effort launched by Atlanta-based Equally Wed magazine to encourage consumers to patronize businesses that support same-sex marriage rights.  The response, originally focused on Starbucks but then expanded, is intended to counter Chick-fil-A and its anti-gay leadership in the wake of CEO Dan Cathy's recent interview where he stated his chicken chain was “guilty as charged” when it came to opposing marriage equality.

The event has garnered national media attention and almost 35,000 checked on Facebook that they planned to participate.

Equally Wed is also sponsoring a photo contest for the best pictures of those participating in National Marriage Equality Day.