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We elevate Syracuse #lgbtq people, activities and businesses to create visibility and economic empowerment.


OUT Syracuse, was founded by Michael Sgro in 2018, as a way to build more awareness of what was happening across our community. It is a community initiative under the umbrella of programs by Michael Sgro, LLC.

We now focus on showcasing individuals and groups, training business leaders, inspiring entrepreneurship and developing skills for the entire Syracuse LGBTQ community.



OUT Syracuse has launched a citywide LGBTQ Employee Resource Group. It is open to all LGBTQ employees of businesses and organizations in the Syracuse area that do not have their own ERG.


LGBTQ ERG members are encouraged to ask their companies to sponsor their professional membership for year-long opportunities. The membership includes six online professional development training modules, three in-person social opportunities, two community service projects and meet your mentor online session in January.


Business leaders should consider offering this opportunity for your LGBTQ team members as a professional development plan.

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We promote and showcase LGBTQ people in Syracuse. Everyone can participate by sharing photos or a 45-second video of themselves for our community gallery. For those that want connections, please share a social network link for others to reach you. All welcome to submit 18 years and older.

Pride Parade


We support locally owned LGBTQ business owners and professionals by providing a comprehensive and searchable directory for the community. $300. first year fee with renewal rate of $175. 

Business Colleagues


First annual LGBTQ Business Expo is coming in 2023. Details will be shared in early 2023. Get updates.

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Lateisha Green Scholarship

OUT Syracuse will award a complete professional coaching program from Michael Sgro Leadership Coaching to an LGBTQ person in honor of Lateisha Green, who was murdered in 2008.

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