Building Strength Through Intersectionality

February 13 | By Clint Grimes
As we continue this celebration of Black History Month, I’ve thought about my journey through life as someone with a foot in each of two camps.  I’ve been African-American since I was born and gay for as long as I can remember.  And oftentimes, those competing components of who I am have seemed to be in conflict with one another.  And there remains a certain disconnect between these two marginalized communities that manifests itself in some interesting ways.  I often catch myself contem

Supplier in the Spotlight: Basic White Shirt

February 13 | By James Gleason
It's no surprise that A-list celebrities have a team of people dedicated to making them look beautiful. But who is dedicated to that team? In steps Basic White Shirt, a creative talent agency that represents the hair and make-up artists to the stars.  Basic White Shirt In The Spotlight:

NGLCC Celebrates Black History Month

February 1 | By Justin Nelson
As we enter Black History Month, we recognize that greater diversity in the LGBT business community strengthens us all. An ever-growing number of our Certified LGBTBE® business owners are African American, and their innovations in their fields are not only defining a new age of commerce but shattering stereotypes that inspire the next generation of entrepreneurs. 

Stay Warm This Winter With These 6 Certified LGBTBE® Suppliers Brewing Coffee & Tea

January 25 | By James Gleason
With cold weather settling in across the country, we're coming up on the chilliest part of the winter season. And what better way to warm up than with a hot cup of coffee or tea? Plus, by supporting one of the Certified LGBTBE® suppliers listed below, you'll also get that warm, fuzzy feeling that comes with supporting an LGBT-owned business. 

The World Economic Forum Launches an LGBTI Partnership - Perspectives on NGLCC Global’s Role in the Economic Ecosystem

January 23 | By NGLCC Global
For the first time, the theme of LGBTI inclusion took the mainstage at the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) annual conference in Davos, to launch its LGBTI programmatic work, the “Partnership for Global LGBTI Equality”.

12 LGBTBEs Considered for Super Bowl LIII Sourcing

January 15 | By James Gleason
An incredible twelve Certified LGBTBE® companies have been designated as approved vendors of the Super Bowl LIII Business Connect program. These suppliers will be part of a select number of local diverse businesses in the Atlanta area approved to compete for contracts related to Super Bowl LIII.

4 Ways to Maximize Your Certification in the New Year

January 9 | By James Gleason
A new year brings new opportunities for your Certified LGBT Business Enterprise® (Certified LGBTBE®)! Your certification is a valuable tool and provides your business with access to a variety of resources through NGLCC and our 200+ corporate partners. Here are some easy ways to take advantage of your certification and make the most of NGLCC's resources in 2019:

Meet the 2018 Global Advocate of the Year: Beth Brooke-Marciniak, EY

November 14 | By James Gleason
For the first year, NGLCC Global will be recognizing a champion of LGBT-inclusive supplier diversity and LGBTI business who has operated on a global scale. Few fit that description as well as Beth Brooke-Marciniak, the Global Vice Chair of Public Policy at EY.

5 Things To Look Forward to During NGLCC Global LGBTI Business Week 2018

November 12 | By James Gleason
NGLCC Global LGBTI Business Week is here! The week is jam-packed with programming, so here's your cheat sheet to getting the most out of the week.