More than 150 LGBT-owned and gay-friendly businesses spent a day honing their craft and even talking sports and politics during the first-of-its-kind LGBT Business Summit from the Atlanta Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce.
The day-long "Rise of the Rainbow Economy" on June 23 included sessions on how LGBT businesses can get certified to become a supplier when the Super Bowl comes to Atlanta in 2019, small business financing and the economic impact of LGBT businesses. The event was held at the Four Season Hotel in Midtown.
The summit also included a first-ever forum with eight candidates for Atlanta mayor. They talked diversity in the city and in their cabinets, LGBT inclusion in local and state policy, and their platforms and pro-LGBT attitudes.
Photos by James L. Hicks
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