We are 200 LGBTQ people working in communications, marketing, digital, advertising and more in the Nation's Capitol. We are the first and only professional networking organization for LGBTQ communications professionals in Washington, D.C.
We want to boost the engagement of LGBTQ communicators in the professional life of Washington, D.C. To do that, we connect LGBTQ communications professionals with one another via networking events, Facebook and LinkedIn groups, and an email list. We also share job leads, provide insight and connections and informal mentorship.
Would you like to join us? Our criteria are simple. To join you must be: 1) LGBTQ; 2) in communications, marketing or advertising; 3) in the DC metropolitan area at least part of the year. See the Join Us page below to sign up.
We provide the following programs to our members:
regular networking events (both in person, and now, virtual)
job postings and connections to the people making hiring decisions for many of those postings
insight and advice for job searches, career development and being out in the workplace
informal mentorship via advice and engagement from a cross-section of our members on our private Facebook and LinkedIn groups
In the past year, we've hosted a series of virtual events highlighting key communications challenges, current events, career development and more. Our most recent event, combined with RENEWPR's Common Sense Conversations series, focused on the experiences of out corporate communications professionals and was timed to coincide with Pride 2021. Previous events included one focused on the 2020 election results (a joint event with the DC chapter of the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association) and one focused on election predictions in advance of the 2020 election. Photos of panelists for that event and several others are included below. Prior to the pandemic, we hosted in-person events at Mission Dupont, Tico, Hawthorne and Pitchers/ALOHO and photos from those locations are also included below.