International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia & Biphobia

The National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) joined the global LGBT community in honoring the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia & Biphobia on May 17, 2015. NGLCC recognizes and supports the fight against stigma and discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals within all aspects of society, particularly within the business sector.
As a leader in the movement for LGBT economic justice in the United States, NGLCC continues to support efforts by local advocates and key stakeholders to pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act and joins in partnerships with over 140 corporate partners, increasing inclusion and diversity within corporate supply chains. 
On an international level, NGLCC Global leads a public-private partnership with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to promote the advancement of LGBT economic development by promoting LGBT entrepreneurship and establishing affiliate LGBT business organizations around the world.
Throughout the private sector, many corporations have led the fight for LGBT inclusion from the forefront, recognizing the truth that homophobia, transphobia, and discrimination aimed at any segment of the workforce—LGBT included—is bad for business. In fact, NGLCC’s corporate partners actively recruit LGBT employees, market to LGBT consumers, and include LGBT owned businesses in their supply chains. These companies know when they encourage all employees to bring their authentic self to the workplace or allow diverse suppliers to compete for their business, their company will prosper.
As a global LGBT organization focused on economic development, we recognize that full and meaningful inclusion for the LGBT business community is a long-term goal; however, we are confident that in partnership with our LGBT suppliers, corporate partners, affiliate chambers and international allies, the human and economic rights of the LGBT community will be realized. 

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