Sadly homophobia still exists even in the liberal service industry. We recently approached a notable restaurant about hosting our LGBT professional networking group and they refused.
We then anonymously asked if they would host a “straight” retirement party — same date, size and price point — and they accepted. Why would you not want to host a group of professional LGBTs who are bar friendly?
But luckily, that wasn’t the case at Double Zero Napoletana on Roswell Road. Their response to hosting the Atlanta Executive Network and Atlanta Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce last month was not chilly and elusive but extremely excited.