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LGBTQ+ Affinity Group
Tuesday, June 25, 2024, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM CDT
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LGBTQ+Affinity GroupAFP Chicago LGBTQ+ Affinity Group - Virtual

Join the LGBTQ+ Affinity Group virtually on June 25 for a lively conversation about rainbow capitalism* and how it impacts us, as LGBTQ+ folx and philanthropy professionals.

We will review an essay written by our new Co-Chair, Carlos García León, and discuss our thoughts, feelings, and ways we can respond to rainbow capitalism. Additional resources will be shared and are welcome.

We look forward to seeing you, and happy Pride month!

Pre-read article:
Community Centric Fundraising - Take Your Pride Month and Shove It

Additional reading:
Vox - How LGBTQ Pride Month Became a Branded Holiday and Why That's a Problem

PBS News Hour - Rainbow Capitalism Raises Questions about Corporate Commitments and Pride Month's Purpose

Tides Foundation - Beyond Rainbow Capitalism

*Rainbow capitalism, also known as "pinkwashing" or "pink capitalism", is a term describing the commodification and commercialization of LGBTQ+ movements. Corporate marketing initiatives for Pride are a primary example.


Register for LGBTQ+ Affinity Group


The AFP Chicago LGBTQ+ Affinity Group provides opportunities for LGBTQ+ members of AFP Chicago to come together periodically for professional and social networking. By recognizing an affinity among this population, AFP Chicago becomes more personal and relevant while providing opportunities to discuss career advancement, successes, and challenges.

If you have any questions, please contact one of the LGBTQ+ Affinity Group co-chairs. 

AFP Chicago LGBTQ+ Affinity Group Co-Chairs
Lauren Birchlove
Lauren Birchlove
Carlos García León
Carlos García León


Thank you to our LGBTQ+ Affinity Group Sponsor:
Campbell & Company 

Contact: [email protected]