Carrollton Rainbow hit the road on January 31 to attend the OUT Georgia Business Alliance's 2024 Kickoff & Annual Meeting at the National Center for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta, GA. This event is the largest 2SLGBTQIA+ professional networking experience in Georgia and is held in conjunction with the celebration of the chamber's 30th anniversary year. The meeting was also an opportunity for us to experience Queer Justice, the American LGBTQ+ Museum's first traveling exhibition in collaboration with Lambda Legal.
Established in 1994, OUT Georgia (formerly the Atlanta Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce) is the voice of Georgia’s 2SLGBTQIA+ business community, proudly representing small business, nonprofit, corporate, and professional Members who are committed to economic equity, accessibility, and inclusive prosperity.
Carrollton Rainbow Inc. is a non-profit organization that hosts regular meetups and events in Carrollton, GA and the surrounding West Georgia area for fellowship with LGBTQ+ and allies. Our signature events include our annual Carrollton Pride Festival, Carrollton Pride Prom and Carrollton Drag Shows. Additionally, Carrollton Rainbow partners with local venues and restaurants in Carrollton, GA and other organizations to provide a calendar of fun things to do in Carrollton, GA and fun things to do in West Georgia. We host Q&As, ally-oriented workshops, and online guides to provide the best local LGBTQ+ resources possible as well as to create dialogue with the local community. Carrollton Rainbow believes that representation matters and participates annually in the Atlanta Pride Parade, UWG Homecoming Parade, Carrollton Christmas Parade, Carrollton Mayfest and Carrollton's 4th of July Parade. Our visibility allows others in the West Georgia LGBTQ+ community to live with confidence and pride and to celebrate our identity and shared cultural history.