The LGBT Chamber of Commerce of Illinois hosted Beyond the Pride Parade: Celebrating True LGBTQ+ Engagement Sept. 19 at Catalyst Ranch.
Chamber Executive Director Jerome' Holston ( pictured left ) welcomed the crowd, and Channyn Lynn Parker ( next to Holston ), manger of external relations for Howard Brown Health, moderated.
Panelists pictured from left, next to Parker: Mike Ziri ( director of public policy, Equality Illinois ); Michael Nordman ( community affairs manager, MillerCoors ); Elizabeth Okey ( community impact manager, Wintrust Bank ); and Bernadette Smith ( CEO, Equality Institute ).
The program's mission was to look at other ways corporations could partner and support LGBT issues, beyond pride.
The event featured refreshments from Taylor's Tacos.