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OutSmart Magazine: Chamber Recognized as Favorite Local LGBTQ Community Organization (October 2020) 

Dallas Voice: Texas LGBTQ Chambers introduces Out To Vote Early (September 2020) 

Houston Business Journal: LGBT Chamber Chair: Cos' have to put in the work' after Supreme Court's job discrimination ruling (June 2020)

Greater Houston Partnership: Empowering Houston's LGBT Business Owners and Allies (June 2020)

Houston Business Journal: For Montrose, Pride amid Covid-19 evokes complex emotions (June 2020)

OutSmart Magazine: Will Corporate Sponsors Show Up for Pride 2020? (May 2020)

OutSmart Magazine: Local LGBTQ Businesses Come Out …of Quarantine (May 2020)

OutSmart Magazine: LGBTQ Organizations Adapt to the Pandemic (April 2020)

OutSmart Magazine: Greater Houston LGBT Chamber of Commerce’s 4th Anniversary Party (March 2020)

RocketsWire: Houston Rockets announce first annual Pride Night for April 2 (February 2020)

OutSmart Magazine: Rockets Host Their First-Ever Pride Night (February 2020)

KPRC2: Baseball is for everyone': Houston Astros to host Pride Night in June among other special days (February 2020)

Houston Chronicle: Astros to host Pride Night during 2020 season (February 2020)

OutSmart Magazine: Astros to host an LGBTQ Pride Event (February 2020)

NGLCC: Building Resources for a Robust LGBT Business Community (February 2020)

InnovationMap: Houston software entrepreneur discusses company growth and the importance of remembrance during Pride Month (June 2019)

Houston Business Journal: Op-ed: Stonewall paved the way for Houston's LGBTQ community (June 2019)

InnovationMap: Houston Business Leader on the Importance of Engaging the LGBTQ community (June 2019)

OutSmart Magazine: New LGBTQ Coalition Seeks to Hold Politicians Accountable (June 2019)

BEQ Magazine: Greater Houston LGBT Chamber of Commerce scores big for local businesses (March 2019)

OutSmart Magazine: Texas LGBTQ Chambers of Commerce Unite (March 2019)

Houston Business Journal: Yes, Texas LGBT business leaders advocate for social issues, but focus just as much on economic ones (February 2019)

Houston Business Journal: LGBT business groups link up with state lawmakers to push for greater protections in Texas (February 2019)

Dallas Voice: Texas LGBT Chambers form coalition (February 2019)

OUTINSA: Four Texas LGBT Chambers of Commerce Join Forces to Advocate for Equality (February 2019)

OutSmart Magazine: Author Mark David Gibson Brings "Living Authentically" Discourse to Houston (January 2019)

OutSmart Magazine: Constable Rosen’s Office to Offer Self-Defense Training to LGBTQ Community (December 2018)

KPRC2: 'It's an Act of Hate': Police Investing defacement of Houston's Pride Wall. (November 2018)

Houston Business Journal: Op-ed: Supreme Court ruling isn't the end of the religious freedom in business debate (June 2018) 

Houston Business Journal: Houston companies make some strides in LGBTQ equality, but still lag behind other cities (June 2018) 

Houston Public Media: LGBT and immigration activists from Houston go to Austin to criticize SB4 and SB6 (March 2017) 

Houston Chronicle: LGBT chamber, small business agency form partnership (September 2016) 

Houston Business Journal:  New Houston LGBT chamber of commerce forms (February 2016)

Monthly Newsletters

October 2020 - Gayest & Greatest Winners, Out to Vote Early, LGBTQ Bar Polling Location

September 2020 - President & CEO and Board Leadership Announcement, Member Spotlights, National Small Business Week

August 2020 - Gayest & Greatest, PPP Loan Forgiveness, Board Member Spotlight, New YouTube Channel

July 2020 - Chamber Champion, Consulate General of Mexico in Houston Partnership, Harris County Small Business Recovery Fund, PPP Deadline Extended

June 2020 - Pride Month, Diversity Equity & Inclusion Conference, PPP Funds Still Available

May 2020 - How To Get LGBTBE Certified, New OBO Director, Upcoming Events

April 2020 - ChamberCares, Bank of America Accepting PPP Applications, New Webinars

March 2020 - COVID-19, Support Local, Upcoming Webinars

February 2020 - Chamber 4th Anniversary, Pride Nights, New Corporate Partner

January 2020 - Chamber of the Year, NGLCC 2020 Conference

December 2019 - End of Year Message, Small Business Award Nominations

November 2019 - Holiday Party, October Event Recap

October 2019 - National Coming Out Day, Upcoming Events

September 2019 - Tropical Storm Imelda, NGLCC Conference Recap

August 2019 - New Corporate Partner, Member Spotlights

July 2019 - Inaugural Education Series, member gets special recognition

June 2019 - Celebrating Pride, Upcoming Events & More!

May 2019 - Pride in Business, LGBTBE® certification

April 2019 - NGLCC Conference Registration, United Leading the Way

March 2019 - Chamber 3rd Anniversary, New Strategic Partnerships

February 2019 - Texas LGBT Chambers of Commerce Unite, Welcome Jonathan Marrs

January 2019 - Special event with Mark David Gibson, Regions Bank ribbon cutting

December 2018 - New Silver Corporate Partner Comcast, happy holidays

November 2018- New Chamber site, sponsorship opportunities and more

October 2018- Chamber Board Chair transition, SBA Strategic Partnership

September 2018- UH Small Biz Development Workshops, Entrepreneurial Bootcamp

August 2018 - Thank you to corporate partners, member gets special recognition

July 2018 - Prepare for natural disasters and countdown to conference

June 2018 - Pride in Business, Pride calendar and more

April 2018 - NGLCC mentorship, Contemporary Relationships Conference

March 2018 - NGLCC Early Bird rates, Facebook workshops

February 2018 - Women's Business Workshop and Philly bound

January 2018- Value of the gay dollar and recent event photos

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10/26/2020
The Greater Houston LGBT Chamber of Commerce denounces the actions by the Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners and Behavioral Health Executive Council to remove from the social work Code of Conduct a prohibition on discrimination...
10/21/2020
The Greater Houston LGBT Chamber of Commerce signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the British Consulate General in Houston in an online and historic signing event...
Photo Credit: Dalton DeHart Photography
10/8/2020
The Chamber mourns the loss of transgender activist Monica Roberts. She passed away in Houston this week.
10/7/2020
The Chamber is proud to announce that Chamber Member, BUDDY’s Houston, has been selected by Harris County to serve as a polling location on Election Day.
10/1/2020
Thank you to the readers of OutSmart Magazine for this extraordinary recognition and support of the work and mission of the Greater Houston LGBT Chamber of Commerce.
9/22/2020
As a member of the Texas LGBTQ Chambers of Commerce, the Greater Houston LGBT Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce our participation in Out To Vote Early, a nonpartisan initiative designed to educate and motivate people to vote early.
9/18/2020
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a fierce advocate for women and a champion for the LGBTQ+ community.
9/7/2020
The Board of Directors has established the position of President and Chief Executive Officer to lead, manage, and execute day-to-day operations of the Greater Houston LGBT Chamber of Commerce.
8/20/2020
Pride Across Texas connects the LGBTQ & Allied Business Community Across the State of Texas
6/25/2020
The Greater Houston LGBT Chamber of Commerce signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Consulate General of Mexico in Houston during Pride Month.
6/14/2020
Chamber releases statement on historic SCOTUS ruling protecting LGBTQ+ Workers
5/30/2020
Chamber releases a statement on the senseless killing of George Floyd.
2/3/2020
The Houston Astros announced today that they will host their first-ever PRIDE NIGHT on Wednesday, June 24 at Minute Maid Park versus the Minnesota Twins during PRIDE Month. The announcement was made during the Astros annual media luncheon.
5/2/2019
We stand shoulder to shoulder with our 1,000+ business members and other business organizations from around the state.
3/5/2019
The Greater Houston LGBT Chamber of Commerce has forged a collaborative agreement with The Woodlands Pride that will serve the interests of both organizations.
2/27/2019
According to the agreement, the Chamber and HCC are “joined by a common mission: helping start, maintain and expand small businesses.”
2/5/2019
In a blow to the state’s economic prosperity, Texas receives the worst rating in the new State Equality Index from the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation and the Equality Federation Institute.
10/9/2018
Gary Wood to step down as Chair, Tammi Wallace to assume position in January 2019.
8/10/2018
"The Greater Houston LGBT Chamber of Commerce is deeply disappointed by the actions of the El Tiempo restaurant chain on Friday after a visit at one of their locations from U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

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