Open Letter To ICANN Board Governance Committee

Re: Reconsideration Request 14-44 (.GAY)


LGBT-Certified Businesses Win Historic Opportunity to Supply the Super Bowl

For the First Time, NFL Includes LGBT-Certified Businesses in Diversity Initiative

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Nov. 10, 2014—When the NFL teams take the field during Super Bowl 50 in Feb. 2016, there will be more than one winner in the stadium. Diversity will also score a touchdown as the NFL and San Francisco Bay Area Super Bowl 50 Host Committee include Bay Area LGBT-certified businesses in their Business Connect program for contracting opportunities related to the championship game.

Praise for Apple’s Tim Cook Coming Out Announcement from the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce


Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown Signs First Bill in the Country to Expand Supply Chain for LGBT Business Owners

California Legislation Serves as National Model for NGLCC and Local Affiliate Chambers As they Look to Other Industries and States
SACRAMENTO, Calif.—Sept. 29, 2014—Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law a historic bill that will result in new opportunities for certified businesses owned by those who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender—a law that came about through testimony and advocacy by the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce

NGLCC Support Provides Critical Backing for First Bill in the Country to Expand Supply Chain for LGBT Business Owners

California Legislature Passes Bill, It Advances to Governor’s Desk

Florida Crime Scene Clean-Up Business Wins National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce Biz Pitch Competition


NGLCC Names Independence Business Alliance as 2014 Chamber of the Year

WASHINGTON, D.C.—July 31, 2014— The National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) recognized excellence in local chambers today at the 2014 National Business & Leadership Conference in Las Vegas. Top honors went to the Independence Business Alliance, the Greater Philadelphia Region’s LGBT Chamber of Commerce.
Each year, the Chamber of the Year is seen as a role model for other chambers and an example of what an LGBT chamber or business organization should be. 

NGLCC Praises President Obama’s Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Aug. 1, 2014—The National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, the business voice of the LGBT community that represents thousands of local LGBT owned business across the U.S., strongly commends President Obama for signing the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order.
The executive order will require prospective federal contractors to disclose labor law violations and will give agencies more guidance on how to consider labor violations when awarding federal contracts.

NGLCC Praises Executive Order Banning Federal Contractors from Discriminating Against LGBT Employees; Looks Toward Banning Discrimination Against LGBT Contractors

WASHGNTON, D.C.—July 21, 2014—National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce co-founders Justin Nelson and Chance Mitchell attended the ceremony at the White House this morning when the president signed the executive order banning LGBT discrimination by federal contractors. NGLCC also looks forward to ensuring nondiscrimination is not only in the workplace but also extends to taxpayer funded federal contracts

Largest Gathering of LGBT Business Owners in History to Discuss Challenges, Opportunities at Leadership Conference

Shaun T, creator, “INSANITY,” and Marcus Lemonis, CNBC’s “The Profit,”
to Provide Insights