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Out & Equal Chicagoland works with leading Chicago area companies and organizations to promote LGBT workplace equality. Since forming in 2005, we have consulted on workplace best practices and offer learning opportunities around workplace and community issues. We also facilitate networking and connections that enhance business opportunities and the career aspirations of LGBT employees.


Jim Huberty, Consultant

Ryan Rodriguez, PwC

Council Members

Tim Carbonara, ZS

Matthew Carter, Gartner

Royce Carvalho, PepsiCo

Stephanie Chin, SCORE

Lori Fox, Consultant

Grant Ladniak, Unaffiliated

Brandon Patterson, Walgreens

Josh Wright, Aon


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Out & Equal Chicagoland Citywide Pride

Through Citywide Pride programs, the Affiliate offers a year-round series of learning and networking events sponsored by Chicago area companies and organizations. The events promote lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) diversity and inclusion in the workplace by sharing best practices, raising awareness of important issues, celebrating the contributions of the LGBT persons and facilitating connections between people and their organizations. Citywide Pride, now in its 15th year, is organized by the Out & Equal Chicagoland Council.

Events are open to employees and friends of Citywide Pride partner organization on a first-come basis. Registration is required for all events using links provided on the calendar.

Contact [email protected] for more information or to learn ways you, your company or organization might become more engaged.



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