What is the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC)?

The National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC, formerly the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce) is the business voice of the LGBT community and is the largest global not-for-profit advocacy organization specifically dedicated to expanding economic opportunities and advancement for LGBT people. NGLCC is the exclusive certification body for LGBT-owned business enterprises (LGBTBES) and currently represents a membership of over 1000 LGBTBEs. Over 1/3 of the Fortune 500 recognize this unique certification and NGLCC is joined by nearly 200 corporate partners in our mission to increase diversity within the business community. NGLCC acts as the voice for an estimated 1.4 million LGBT business owners and entrepreneurs globally, and we strive to accurately depict the enormous economic contributions they make to the global economy.

Arranging an Interview with NGLCC

NGLCC is led by a dedicated team of thought leaders and policy experts, many of which are available for interview. Some examples of topics on which NGLCC representative is available to comment:
  • LGBT-inclusive business policy
  • Economic issues facing the LGBT community
  • Creating economic opportunity for LGBT people
  • The state of the global LGBT economy
  • How the private sector can support the LGBT community
  • The benefits of and path to LGBTBE certification


NGLCC also represents LGBT businesses owners who are also available to give their perspectives on diversity and the issues facing diverse small business owners. If you are interested in contacting an NGLCC representative or being introduced to an LGBT business owner for comment, please contact [email protected] or call 202.234.9181. 

Previous press releases and official statements from NGLCC can be found here.   A comprehensive archive of media clips can be made available upon request.


Press Access to NGLCC Events

NGLCC is proud to welcome journalists and news outlets from around the world to our events. An ongoing list of our robust schedule of events, including our annual International Business & Leadership Conference, can be found here

Interested in obtaining press credentials?  Contact the NGLCC press team at [email protected].

Interested in joining us as a media partner to gain unprecedented access and tremendous visibility amongst the top LGBT business owners and diversity advocates? Contact the NGLCC team at [email protected]



Recent NGLCC Media Moments

CNBC                                                                                   MSNBC                                                                             HuffPost Live