January 26 | By Sarah Jester
As the first month of 2022 comes to a close, LGBT business owners across the country have made their biz resolutions for the New Year, re-examined their foundational business plans, and connected with customers and clients to see what they can improve upon, but there is one thing you’re leaving off your list for 2022 - learning how to do business with the NGLCC network!
July 28 | By Sarah Jester
Pride shines brightly through queer-owned businesses. Pride in the company itself, pride in the entrepreneur’s journey, and pride in queer identity. Through this pride, it becomes clear that LGBTQ+ individuals are natural entrepreneurs. Even prior to embarking on their entrepreneurial journeys, queer folks of all identities have faced obstacles and adversity at levels that heterosexual business owners may never experience.
July 27 | By Elaine Godwin
July 13 | By Elaine Godwin
NGLCC will celebrate International Non-Binary People’s Day 2021 on Wednesday, July 14th and the beautiful, diverse community it aims to highlight! As raising awareness is an essential part of any holiday meant to recognize a particular group, education and support are the central ways that allies can effectively join the celebration. NGLCC invites its LGBTQ+ members and our allies to rally together in mutual defense of all non-binary folk and the validity of their gender experience.
July 2 | By Elaine Godwin
(Content Warning: mentions of suicide, religious trauma) Last month, for a special Pride edition of the Crossroads and Conversation series, NGLCC hosted Chely Wright (she/her/hers), country singer and activist, in an afternoon of discussion reflecting on Pride and more. This event highlighted the queer experience in a celebration of pride and the LGBTQIA+ community. Justin Nelson (he/him/his), co-founder and president of NGLCC, kicked the event off by expressing his excitement for the conversation and overall thrilling opportunity.
July 1 | By Elaine Godwin
June 7 | By Sarah Jester
The choice to come out as a member of the transgender, gender non-conforming, and non-binary (TGNCNB) community, especially as a young person, is a hefty one. In a historically transphobic nation, TGNCNB youth must weigh the alarming possibilities of familial rejection and even potential homelessness should they decide to come out to their loved ones.
June 3 | By Elaine Godwin
June 2 | By Sarah Jester
By Sarah Jester | Digital Media Manager, NGLCC(they/them/theirs) It’s here - the month that many of us spend the rest of the year awaiting. Consumers everywhere are now regularly inundated with flags and T-shirts adorned with rainbows and cheeky celebratory phrases. As COVID-19 restrictions continue to be reduced, Madonna, Lady Gaga, and Whitney Houston will blare from restaurants and bars as eager diners line up outside to be admitted. To many outsiders, Pride may seem like just a party. But the month of June represents so much more to our community.
May 13 | By Sarah Jester
For many of us, the pandemic has provided an opportunity to reflect and reprioritize aspects of our lives. Some individuals have built up the strength to undertake new initiatives and business prospects - and Kristy Ramsey, founder of Certified LGBTBE® Content Maven Media, is no exception. “Being a one-woman show, I am most proud of having the courage to even start my own business, and during a pandemic no less!” Ramsey said.