Baton Rouge Pride, now the largest LGBTQ+ organization in the Greater Baton Rouge area, is holding Business After Hours, a free and open event for LGBTQ+ Owned and Allied Businesses.
As seen on businessreport.com, this is the third mixier of an ongoing series with a goal of “expanding economic opportunities and advancements for LGBTQ+ people in Baton Rouge and this cannot be achieved without keeping Businesses and organizations in mind” says Baton Rouge Pride Board Member Robyn Vie Carpenter-Brisco. Vie Carpenter-Brisco goes on to say “our first event was at Strobes Downtown and brought a variety of businesses and organizations out, it was truly magnificent to see community support for us.”
In addition to drawing attention to businesses, Baton Rouge Pride is hoping to help grow its LGBTQ+ Business Directory through the event, which it launched earlier this year. “The goal is to help us draw attention to the businesses in the area which support equality in our community. All businesses are vetted by the Baton Rouge Pride Board to ensure they meet standards and ensure they are truly LGBTQ+ owned or allies. The more resources the vibrant LGBTQ+ Community of Greater Baton Rouge has the better.” said Baton Rouge Pride Chair, Christopher Bradford. The LGBTQ+ Business Directory now lists over 50 businesses and continues to grow.