The working title is EQP, Edmonton Queer Professionals. And yes there were supposed to be women there too, none of them showed up (there was a hockey game on tv).
From the discussion... the word professional is controversial - does that make it sound like exclusively lawyers and doctors? Is it welcoming or intimidating? And the word gay wasn't used, queer was. Also controversial - is that word derogatory? Is it old-fashioned? It can be both I think, and is also efficient and concise, better than the unwieldy LGBTQXYZ or whatever we are currently using. Should the word business be in there? Is that our purpose?
Should the name be out and loud, and super obviously gay like The Gay Men's Business Association? Or more subtle like The Association?