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The Alliance

Committed to advancing LGBTQ+ equality and achieving greater acceptance in the workplace and in society

A platform for convening a global network of LGBTQ+ senior leaders from prominent public, private, and social sector institutions who are committed to driving progress on issues facing the LGBTQ+ community

Friends, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have had to postpone our annual in-person gathering of The Alliance, which was scheduled to take place in Tokyo, Japan during the 2020 Paralympics. However, we are offering new ways to engage with the community via regular virtually gatherings. Members of The Alliance also convene in smaller working groups to address impact areas relevant to the LGBTQ+ community.

Our vision

As individuals

All members join The Alliance as individuals (that is, not as representatives of their organizations) and work at an individual level through their respective networks and platforms.

As change agents

The Alliance aims to influence workplace equality practices and policies, advance social acceptance in areas of the world with limited LGBTQ+ advancement to date, and promote other causes near and dear to the LGBTQ+ community.

Our work

The Alliance convenes global LGBTQ+ leaders to forge connections and share experiences. It has created a shared platform for members to build off of each other’s ideas and support one another in their efforts as leaders in their organizations and communities.

Social acceptance

Driving social equality and inclusion in the workplace by sharing best practices in countries such as India and Singapore

LGBTQ+ youth

Promoting data collection on topics related to LGBTQ+ youth to help them thrive in educational settings, the workplace, and in their personal lives

Strengthening our network

Using our collective network to connect and support one another, including driving progress on issues facing the broader LGBTQ+ community


senior leaders


companies & organizations


countries represented

Featured Insight


LGBTQ+ voices: Learning from lived experiences

– New research reveals the challenges that LGBTQ+ employees face, and six ways to help them bring their authentic selves to work.

Stories about The Alliance community of leaders

Previous Highlights

The annual gatherings of The Alliance are the beginnings of conversations and connections that span the entire year.


In 2019, The Alliance assembled in Florida over two days of inclusion and diversity programming focusing on personal, organizational, and societal growth. The group also previewed new research on LGBTQ+ leaders in the workplace.


In 2018, the inaugural meeting of The Alliance took place in Lisbon, Portugal, bringing together more than 115 LGBTQ+ leaders from 19 countries across the public, private, and social sectors. During the gathering, leaders shared stories of their personal journeys and discussed the issues facing the LGBTQ community.

Learn more about The Alliance or nominate an LGBTQ+ leader for membership