The Detroit Regional LGBT Chamber of Commerce will host the COLOURS Pride Awards Gala on Thursday, June 9, 2022 at Motor City Casino Grand Ballroom from 6:00 p.m to 10:00 p.m. As leaders in LGBT supplier diversity, business and professional development, and LGBTQ workplace policy, the gala will celebrate the best and brightest partners in our region, showcase the DRLGBTCC programming, and provide insights into the future of our diverse region.
The purpose of this gala is to help raise grant funds for newly certified LGBTQ-owned and operated businesses and increase training and resources for young entrepreneurs in Metro Detroit. With a focus on intersectionality within the LGBTQ community, it is our hope to increase their non-borrowed capital, capacity, and operations, the number of minority-owned LGBTQ businesses, and support the development of future LGBTQ entrepreneurs.
The evening will feature a keynote address and an awards presentation where a Jerry Peterson, retired Executive Director of Ruth Ellis Center will be presented with the Allan D. Gilmour award for Outstanding Leadership in Inclusion. Additional awards that will be presented will include Small LGBTQ Business of the year; Corporation of the Year; Equity Champion of the Year; and LGBTQ Employee Resource Group (ERG) of the Year.