Enrollment Season is Here: LGBT Small Businesses Get Covered under Health Reform

| By Courtney Mott
It’s open enrollment season once again – and that means that employers and employees all across the country are considering their new health insurance options! Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, there are many new options available, particularly for small businesses and their employees. 
  • Small employers can provide health insurance through the Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP) and may be eligible for a tax credit towards the cost of premiums.

NGLCC Salutes the Nomination of Eric Fanning as First Openly Gay Secretary of the Army

September 18, 2015
Washington, D.C. -- The National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC), the business voice of the LGBT community, congratulates Eric Fanning on his historic nomination as the first openly gay civilian secretary of the United States Army.

NGLCC Remembers Julian Bond

"Mr. Bond’s eloquent and impassioned words and actions on behalf of the LGBT community were truly awe-inspiring. Few others have been able to reach out across communities and find the common values that ensure LGBT rights fit squarely with civil rights," said NGLCC Co-Founder and President Justin Nelson. "At the recent 2015 NGLCC International Business & Leadership Conference we focused heavily on ‘What’s Next’ for the LGBT community.  So many of our recent triumphs and future opportunities are due in great part to the inspiring work of heroes like Julian Bond.”

National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce Endorses The Equality Act as a Major Advancement for LGBT Economic Opportunity Nationwide

Washington, D.C. -- The National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC), the business voice of the LGBT community, stands proudly with Senators Merkley, Baldwin, and Booker and Representatives Cicilline and Lewis who have introduced The Equality Act in Congress.  This act will ensure federal non-discrimination protections for LGBT people, promoting equal access to employment, housing, credit, public spaces and services, education, federally funded programs, and beyond. 

Summer Interns Reflect on Experience at NGLCC

| By Andy DiAntonio
No summer in DC is complete without the incredible migration of interns to our nation’s capital. This summer NGLCC welcomed 6 interns to the team, whose responsibilities have been fully integrated into the work NGLCC accomplishes. Working alongside their direct supervisors, summer interns have had the opportunity to offer insight on projects, gain experience working with a nonprofit organization, and develop a new social network with peers from around the world! We’ve asked the interns to reflect on their time at NGLCC and talk a bit about what they’ve learned and accomplished.

National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce Celebrates EEOC Decision That Sexual Orientation Discrimination Is Barred By Existing Law

Washington, D.C. -- The National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC), the business voice of the LGBT community, applauds the ruling by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) that discrimination based on sexual orientation violates existing civil rights regulations based on gender.

NGLCC Applauds NBC and Macy's for Cutting Ties with Donald Trump


Joint Statement by the Co-Founders of the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce on Donald Trump's Comments on Immigration

The National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) stands with our long time organizational partner the US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) and applauds NBCUniversal and Macy’s for cutting ties with presidential hopeful Donald Trump over controversial comments he recently made about Mexican immigrants. 

NGLCC Calls on 114th Congress to Pass Comprehensive Fair Pay Act

All Americans should earn equal pay for equal work!

WASHINGTON, D.C., April 14, 2015—Today is National Equal Pay Day, which once again gives us the opportunity to publicly affirm our support for a comprehensive Fair Pay Act, as well as to forward the discussion of women’s economic inclusion in general.  

US Export-Import Bank Must Be Reauthorized

| By Michael Castellano
NGLCC consistently encourages its members in the LGBT business community to consider exporting as a business growth strategy and to utilize the resources offered by the United States Export-Import Bank, or the Ex-Im Bank for short. Justin Nelson NGLCC President shared, "We have been doing a series of educational workshops at our conferences over the last couple of years so LGBT business owners start to realize the opportunity in exporting… Ninety-five percent of the world’s consumers live outside the U.S.

NGLCC "Gov. Pence, Indiana's New Law is Bad for Business"

The National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce views the passage and signing of Indiana’s new “Religious Freedom Restoration Act” as nothing less than reprehensible. The law is morally offensive and detrimental to business climate of the Hoosier State. Laws allowing religious exemptions to discriminate are a desperate and callous backlash against the success of marriage equality and other advances for the LGBT community.