Our Programs

Since 2009, Out & Equal Houston has provided hundreds of hours of educational programming and outreach in the Houston area.
 
In addition to educational programming, Out & Equal Houston worked to provide other avenues for membership engagement through networking socials, general meetings, an ERG leadership brunch and participation in the annual Houston Pride activities.
 
Check out our FaceBook page for photo recaps of most of our events.

Signature Events
 
Signature Events are large evening or daytime events which can include lectures, panel discussions and always include a networking component.  Out & Equal Houston partners with local companies and organizations who provide venues, speakers and support directly and through their employee resource groups (ERG’s). 
 
Our speakers and panelists have included former astronauts, political leaders, executives, arts community leaders, HR professionals and employee leaders from around the country.
 

Lunch & Learns
 
The quarterly educational series of “Lunch & Learn” programs are designed to be informative short-subject presentations on a variety of subjects as suggested by our membership. The programs also provide an additional daytime professional networking opportunity for participants.
 
 
Past lunch & learn topics have included bridging generational differences in the workplace, transgender workplace issues, executive sponsor and ally engagement, personal marketing, energizing your ERG, the HRC Corporate Equality Index and more. 
 
For upcoming topics, check out the "Upcoming Events" page.

Networking Socials
Quarterly networking socials are held in partnership with My Gay Houston at a variety of venues in and around the Houston-area -- providing participants the opportunity to grow their personal and business networks with other LGBTA professionals.
 
 
 
Be sure you don't miss out on one of these fun socials, sign up to be on our mailing list and like us on FaceBook!
 

Employee Resource Group Support
 
Part of our affiliate's mission is to support employee resource groups (ERGs) -- whether it's an existing ERG or employees / companies that are interested in establishing an employee group.  At the request of local ERG leaders, we have developed an online ERG Toolkit to help with activities such as planning, budgeting, stakeholder engagement, and programming. 
 
We also have an extensive network of LGBTA professionals that can be approached to speak at ERG events or assist you and your company in establishing or improving your ERG.  Email us at houston@outandequal.org for more details.
 
 

Community Events & Partnerships
Visibility in the community is a key element for furthering Out & Equal
Houston's mission. 
In the past, we have partnered with other community organizations to celebrate Mayor Parker's inaugural victory, promote marriage equality (Tie the Knot), rally against discrimination, mark Transgender Day of Rememberance
& World AIDS Day and participate in Houston-area Pride festivities. 
 
Our community partners include:
  • The Alley Theatre
  • Discovery Green / Rainbow on the Green
  • Ensemble Theatre
  • GLSEN
  • Houston Grand Opera (Out at the Opera)
  • Legacy Community Health
  • The Houston Museum District
  • Museum of Fine Arts Houston
  • My Gay Houston.