WHAT IS COMMUNITY
Community is what picks us up and keeps us going when we fall down, from the friends we make to the families we unite and build. Through a combination of social support, opportunities to meet others like us, and chances to celebrate what makes us each unique and wonderful, we can find the value in ourselves and our community.
Businesses large and small are a huge force for change in our community, from creating welcoming atmospheres to having affirming employee practices. Equality Loudoun is the proud creator of the Business Allies Program, which encourages customers from across the DMV region to bring their dollars into Loudoun County to work with accepting and inclusive employers that share their passion for diversity.
Our members are the backbone of the organization, from helping create successful food and school supply drives twice a year to making the Loudoun Pride Festival happen. Our members expect us to represent the best interests of the LGBTQ+ community by using diversity, equity, inclusion, accessibility, and equality as guiding principles. In return, we provide incredible opportunities, event discounts, Pride merch, and more. Join us today!
As part of our awareness efforts and to better serve the community, we work to create partnerships with local organizations and groups that empower and improve Loudoun County. These partnerships serve multiple communities, including the LGBTQ+ individuals who live, love, and work in Loudoun. You can find us at up to 12 community events per year as part of these partnerships.
The Loudoun Pride Festival is an annual tradition that brings together businesses, residents, community leaders, and more who want to show the world that Loudoun is the place to be for inclusive community members! With games, live music, tons of shopping options, crafts, fun family activities, and so much more, it's going to be the perfect way to start your summer!
All of the affirming organizations, businesses, and community groups in Loudoun County do so much, they are important partners to keeping our community engaged, happy, and fulfilled. So we host numerous events, some free and others tickets, every year with these partners that offer incredible values for fun activities, parties, picnics, and more for people of all ages!