International Non-Binary People’s Day 2021: Ways You Can Be an Effective Ally

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.
 

Crossroads and Conversation: Special Pride Edition with Chely Wright

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.
 

Sip & Pitch: Pride 2021 Edition

June 23 | By Elaine Godwin
On Friday, June 11th, NGLCC presented another installment of Sip & Pitch, where LGBT business owners can present their ideas and receive helpful feedback. Sip & Pitch programs are split into two rounds of presentations, with a short intermission in between.
 

Supporting TGNCNB Youth During Pride Month and Beyond

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.
 

Webinar: Getting Paid in the COVID Era

March 17 | By Sarah Jester
Managing and protecting your business’ finances can be tricky. Doing so during COVID-19 can become even more complicated.
 

GoodyGuru Shines as Example of Diverse Business Owner Collaboration; Just in time for NBIC Unity Week

November 6 | By Kaela Roeder
The National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) is looking forward to the upcoming 2020 NBIC Unity Week, a vibrant celebration of diversity, opportunity, and equity. Unity Week focuses on building unprecedented success for diverse communities around the globe. Ahead of this stellar event, NGLCC interviewed two business owners who united to create change during the coronavirus pandemic.
 

MatchMakers: How to Make the Most of Virtual Networking

October 16 | By Sarah Jester
Last month, a series of Certified LGBT Business Enterprise® (Certified LGBTBE®) suppliers participated in a virtual MatchMakers event with a wide range of NGLCC Corporate Partners. Each supplier had 15 minutes to chat and network with corporate and federal supplier diversity representatives before moving onto their next meeting.

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