May 16, 2018
May 10, 2018
The National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC), the business voice of the LGBT community, has issued a statement in response to the letter composed by Rep. Yvette Clarke and House Small Business Committee Ranking Member Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez to the Small Business Administration (SBA), pressing the agency on why it has deleted online resources that previously existed to assist LGBT entrepreneurs. The statement is attributed to NGLCC Co-Founder & President Justin Nelson and Co-Founder and CEO Chance Mitchell:
NGLCC mourns the loss of Edie Windsor, who paved the way for marriage equality in the United States. Edie was known for her smile, her laugh, her exceptional mathematics skills that she expressed during her years at NGLCC founding partner IBM, and her innate ability to melt your heart with stories of her life. That was especially true when talking about her more than forty year love affair with Thea Spyer.
NGLCC released the following statement in condemnation of the attack against Americans in Charlottesville, Virginia:
“The NGLCC and our allies in business will not remain silent in the face of attacks on America’s diverse communities. Charlottesville must be a wakeup call that we cannot ignore the hatred that exists against Americans based on their race, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, ability, and more. Diversity is the lifeblood of this nation, and celebrating our diversity is essential for our moral and economic wellbeing.