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 

Statement from the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce on Burwell v. Hobby Lobby


WASHNGTON, D.C.—June 30, 2014—“This is truly a disappointing day because a majority of the Supreme Court justices has made a decision that will hurt our country, hurt businesses and hurt equality. The ruling for Hobby Lobby sets a dangerous precedent for future laws, such as the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, because it could give legal argument to for-profit companies to claim religious exemption on non-discrimination policies,” said Justin Nelson, co-founder and president NGLCC.

Open for Business Coalition Begins New Effort to Block Anti-Gay Laws— Says They Will Hurt the Bottom Line in States that Enact Them

Alliance of Five National Business Membership Groups Forms after Actions in Mississippi and Arizona

NGLCC Leads 3rd International LGBT Trade Mission, Headed to Mexico City

NGLCC Global, a division of the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce in the United States will lead a trade mission to Mexico City and convene the second ever LGBT Summit of Americas.

NGLCC Asks for Swift Senate Confirmation of Maria Contreras-Sweet as US Small Business Administrator

The National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce today urges the swift confirmation of Obama nominee Maria Contreras-Sweet as the new administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Top U.S. Diverse Business Leaders Urge Arizona Governor to Veto SB 1062

Today the leaders of America’s most diverse business groups – and leaders of the National Business Inclusion Consortium (NBIC) joined forces to call on Arizona Governor Jan Brewer to veto Senate Bill 1062 on grounds the bill is blatantly discriminatory and anti-business.

National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce to Honor MSNBC’s Thomas Roberts, Capital One, Wyndham Worldwide, and More for Outstanding Dedication to LGBT Business Community

Integrity Staffing Solutions Joins NGLCC as a National Corporate Partner

Washington, DC (10/31/13) – The National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) is proud to announce that Integrity Staffing Solutions of Wilmington, Delaware, an LGBT Business Enterprise® (LGBTBE), has joined the NGLCC as a National Corporate Partner, becoming only the second certified small business to do so.