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Since 2002, the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) has been instrumental in promoting the Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Intersex (LGBTI) community’s economic strength and growth potential. Founded on a goal of building an organization that could support LGBTI business owners and showcase the LGBTI community’s diversity of talent, the NGLCC has exceeded expectations primarily due to a pro-active membership and board of directors.
New Jersey Assembly Committee Approves NGLCC Championed Bill to Include Certified LGBT, Disability, and Veteran Owned Businesses in State Contracting
February 14 | By Andy DiAntonio
On Monday, February 13th, the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce provided expert testimony at the New Jersey State House in Trenton in support of A-3891, a bill to welcome certified LGBT, disability, and veteran owned businesses in New Jersey state contracting and procurement opportunities. The bill was approved by the Human Services Committee by a nearly unanimous vote and was applauded for providing a pro-business context for expanding equal opportunity throughout the state.
NGLCC, Out Leadership, and Freedom for All Americans Issue Joint Statement on the White House’s Retention of LGBT+ Protections
January 31 | By Andy DiAntonio
The National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC), along with our coalition partners Out Leadership and Freedom for All Americans, is glad the Trump administration has decided to be “respectful & supportive of LGBTQ rights” by maintaining critical LGBT+ workplace protections for federal contractors.
NGLCC Applauds Governor McAuliffe of Virginia For Protecting LGBT Employees & Contractors Across the Commonwealth
January 5 | By Andy DiAntonio
Washington, DC – The National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC), the business voice of the LGBT community, and our local affiliate chambers, the Richmond Business Alliance and the Hampton Roads Business Outreach are grateful to Governor Terry McAuliffe of the Commonwealth of Virginia for the signing of an Executive Order that will greatly benefit the economic and social wellbeing of the LGBT community.
December 9 | By Andy DiAntonio
Washington, D.C. – Justin Nelson, Co-Founder & President, and Chance Mitchell, Co-Founder and CEO, of the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) released the following statement today on the nomination of Linda McMahon:
NGLCC Celebrates Historic First Global LGBTI Business Week and Record-Breaking National Dinner Awarding LGBT Business Success Throughout 2016
November 22 | By Andy DiAntonio
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November 10 | By Andy DiAntonio
Over 900 LGBT and allied leaders in business, policy, and advocacy convene November 18th, 2016 in Washington to honor outstanding achievements in the LGBT business community. Washington, D.C. – The National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC), the business voice of the LGBT community, has announced the outstanding leaders in the LGBT business community who will be honored on Friday, November 18th at the 2016 National Dinner Awards in Washington, DC, co-presented by IBM and Marriott International.
October 17 | By Andy DiAntonio
The National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce and its partners around the world join the international community in applauding the United Nations and UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Raad al-Hussein for taking a firm stance against transphobia and homophobia in its recent Human Rights Report. As we know, in nearly every corner of the globe, LGBT people too often face abuse and discrimination that impede them from enjoying their basic human rights.
September 28 | By Andy DiAntonio
As the business voice of the LGBT community and the largest global not-for-profit advocacy organization dedicated to expanding economic opportunities and advancements for LGBT people, NGLCC continues to blaze the way for LGBT economic inclusion both at home and overseas. Over the past year, we have seen many groundbreaking achievements, from introducing new legislation to opening new LGBT chambers of commerce for the first time.
National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce and U.S. Department of Agriculture Sign Historic Memorandum of Understanding to Promote Economic Opportunity for LGBT Americans
September 3 | By Andy DiAntonio
The National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC), the business voice of the global LGBT community, is proud to announce its latest Memorandum of Understanding with a federal agency to promote the inclusion of NGLCC Certified LGBT Business Enterprises (LGBTBEs) in government procurement and supply chains. The U.S. Department of Agriculture, under the leadership of Secretary Tom Vilsack, will work closely with the NGLCC to provide opportunities to certified LGBT-owned businesses looking to secure vendor contracts with the Department and its agencies throughout the country.