November 10 | By Jonathan Lovitz
November 8 | By James Gleason
Comprehensive technology support is the backbone of many organizations, providing a framework for employees to conduct business and protecting the business from an array of risks. LGBTBE Forbrich & Associates provides a variety of personalized services for business to operate comfortably, knowing that their technology needs are being met. We chat with founder Chris Forbrich about starting his business. Forbrich & Associates in the Spotlight
November 7 | By James Gleason
Making sure that patients have access to healthcare is no easy task, but it's one that is becoming increasingly important in today's medical community. LGBTBE Ori.ai, founded by co-founders Seth Halpern and Brett Westphal, is using AI to modernize the process of finding patients and helping patients connect with the care they need. Ori.ai in the Spotlight
November 6 | By Jonathan Lovitz
November 6, 2017 Dear NGLCC Community: Our hearts go out to everyone at the Austin Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (AGLCC) following the loss of former President and CEO, Ceci Gratias.
NGLCC Global and the Embassy of Sweden Co-Convene Experts to Discuss Inclusive Growth for LGBTI People
November 3 | By Phil Crehan
On National Coming Out Day and the eve of the World Bank/IMF Annual Meetings, NGLCC Global and the Embassy of Sweden convened experts and hosted over 140 people to discuss the value of LGBTI inclusion for the public sector, private sector, and for international economic development efforts.
November 1 | By James Gleason
Communicating effectively in the digital sphere takes equal parts communications acumen and tech know-how, but Thomas Sanchez and Anthony Shop of Social Driver offer their clients both skillsets and provide the best of the best in service and digital expertise. We chat with the minds behind Social Driver to learn more about what makes their business excel. Social Driver in the Spotlight:
October 23 | By Hannah Woulfe
The large-scale national demonstrations for the LGBT community began with the National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights on October 14, 1979. Although there is no record of how many people demonstrated on that day, it's estimated 200,000 people attended.
October 14 | By Hannah Woulfe
Wisconsin became the first state to pass a law preventing discrimination based on sexual orientation on February 25th, 1982. Although other states like Massachusetts would follow suit nearly a decade later, the state of Wisconsin was the first of today's total of 20 states that have passed laws to ban discrimination based on sexual orientation.
October 13 | By Justin Nelson
NGLCC family, Today our thoughts are with our local affiliate chambers, LGBTBEs, corporate partners, and friends whose communities have been ravaged by the ongoing wildfires across northern California. In addition to the 24 reported deaths and countless missing person reports, many in Sonoma, Napa, and Solano counties have lost their homes, businesses, and livelihoods. The communities impacted by the wildfires have faced tremendous loss, and we hope for the continued safety of those still in the area.
October 3 | By James Gleason
Interrogations of one’s sexuality became commonplace in the 1950s and 1960s’ federal workplace. Questions like “Do you identify as a homosexual or have you ever had same-sex sexual relations?” were commonplace as employers attempted to root out LGBT employees. This period of time is often known as the Lavender Scare—the interrogation and firing of LGBT-identifying civil servants.