March 7 | By Sarah Jester
DEI - or the standard of diversity, equity, and inclusion - is recognized as a best practice in the business world. In recent years, as awareness of DEI practices has spread, corporations have developed supplier diversity departments and internal employee resource groups (ERGs) in order to ensure that they uphold DEI standards. But what does it mean to truly ensure a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment for both employees and suppliers to feel a sense of true belonging? And how can the concept of intersectionality be better incorporated into DEI standards?
February 11 | By Sarah Jester
February 8 | By Sarah Jester
There is no pleasant way to put it: 2022 is off to a heartbreaking start in terms of anti-transgender & gender expansive (anti-TGX) legislation. In the first week of January alone, lawmakers in at least seven states, including Arizona, Alabama, Indiana, Kentucky, Oklahoma, New Hampshire and South Dakota, introduced proposals that would restrict access to healthcare and lifesaving measures for TGX individuals.
January 26 | By Sarah Jester
As the first month of 2022 comes to a close, LGBT business owners across the country have made their biz resolutions for the New Year, re-examined their foundational business plans, and connected with customers and clients to see what they can improve upon, but there is one thing you’re leaving off your list for 2022 - learning how to do business with the NGLCC network!
July 28 | By Sarah Jester
Pride shines brightly through queer-owned businesses. Pride in the company itself, pride in the entrepreneur’s journey, and pride in queer identity. Through this pride, it becomes clear that LGBTQ+ individuals are natural entrepreneurs. Even prior to embarking on their entrepreneurial journeys, queer folks of all identities have faced obstacles and adversity at levels that heterosexual business owners may never experience.
July 27 | By Elaine Godwin
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.
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.
July 1 | By Elaine Godwin
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.