What do you get?
•Competitive advantage: LGBTQ+ customers are more likely to patronize your business.
•Expanded recruitment and retention options with LGBTQ+ employees
•Financial benefit: donations are tax deductible
•Advertising: We will advertise on your behalf on our website, social media, and at in-person events as well as optional hosting of events at your venue
What is required?
•An annual $250 donation to help advance LGBTQ+ advocacy in Loudoun.
•Completing an annual educational workshop on LGBTQ+ issues.
•Active commitment to adhering to the principles of Equality Loudoun.
•Visible display of the Loudoun Business Allies program sticker.
How to sign up?
•Read the initial partnership letter.
•Sign up and sign the partnership pledge.
•Submit your $250 annual membership donation.
•Schedule your educational workshop.
How to Be An Allied Business
Display a Pride flag, sticker, or other equality sign where it's visible
Don't have one? Email us and we'll provide you one for free! Many of our members can attest, coming out is difficult and finding affirming and supportive businesses is a challenging yet important part of the process.
Be a business partner for a local LGBTQ+ organization
Be a vendor for a local Pride event
Good for your business and our community. You can host a booth or table at a local event or even be a venue for an LGBTQ+ event hosted by our organization? We're launching a monthly meet-up event and are looking for local businesses willing to host a Pride Night! Email us for more info.
Join the Equality Means Business Directory.
This directory, hosted by Equality Virginia, brings together local businesses in one place so that members of our community can easily find affirming and supportive businesses where they can feel safe and welcome. Check it out!