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NBC News: 28 LGBTQ-owned brands and businesses to support in 2021 (June 2021)

Chron.com: Houston Chronicle: Diversity Series | Who's Who in Houston (June 2021) 

OutSmart: OPINION: 52 Years After Stonewall, the LGBTQ+ Community Still Needs Allies (June 2021)

Front Office Sports: Beyond the Rainbow: The Evolution of Pride Games (June 2021)

Dallas Voice: No rainbows in Ranger land (June 2021)

OutSmart: Houston's New Police Chief is a Loyal LGBTQ Ally (June 2021)

Dallas Voice: More than rainbows in June (June 2021)

OutSmart: Capturing Houston's LGBTQ History (June 2021)

OutSmart: Playing with Pride - Three local sports teams host Pride-themed games this month (June 2021)

Jewish Herald-Voice: AJC Community of Conscience to hold town-hall webinar with Houston's Asian community (April 2021)

RocketsWire: Rockets Celebrate First Pride Night Game at Toyota Center (April 2021)

OutSmart: Houston Rockets LGBTQ Pride Night is April 14 (April 2021)

Jewish Herald-Voice: Mayor Turner Stands Against Voter Suppression (April 2021)

Houstonia: Houston Business Deals Just Got Way More Inclusive (March 2021)

KUHF: Teachers Move Up The Priority List for COVID-19 Vaccines (March 2021)

ABC13: Houston becomes first in Texas to set participation goals for LGBTQ-certified businesses in city contracts (March 2021)

Community Impact: Houston becomes first in Texas to set participation goals for LGBTQ-certified businesses in city contracts (March 2021)

Greater Houston Partnership: Houston First in TX to Expand Contracting with LGBT Businesses (March 2021)

Houston Chronicle: Houston adds LGBT certification for city contractors (March 2021)

Houston Business Journal: Houston first city in Texas to create initiative to expand contracting with LGBTQ businesses (March 2021)

OutSmart Magazine: LGBTQ-Certified Businesses Now Included in the City of Houston Procurement Process (March 2021)

Houston Business Journal: Houston Business Journal names individual honorees for 2021 Diversity in Business Awards (February 2021)

KPRC2: House pass legislation to ban discrimination on sexual orientation, gender identity (February 2021)

Community Impact Newspaper: Greater Houston LGBT Chamber of Commerce celebrates five years of service (February 2021)

Realty News Report: Nation's Largest LGBTQ Seniors Housing Center Opens in Houston (February 2021)

ABC13: $1 million grant to be awarded to 100 minority-owned Houston businesses (February 2021)

Houston Business Journal: Comcast pledges $1M in grants to BIPOC-owned Houston small businesses (February 2021)

Telemundo Houston: Comcast otorga $1 millón de ayuda para pequeños negocios en Houston (February 2021)

Houston Chronicle: $1 Million in Grants to be Allocated to Houston Minority Small Businesses (February 2021) 

Houston Public Media: New $1 Million Grant will Go To 100 Minority-Owned Houston Businesses (February 2021) 

OutSmart Magazine: ’Tis the Season for Giving (December 2020)

Community Impact Newspaper: Greater Houston LGBT Chamber hosts holiday food drive (November 2020)

OutSmart Magazine: Texas LGBTQ Chambers of Commerce Hosts ‘Pride Across Texas’ Today (November 2020)

Dallas Voice: LGBTQ chambers hosting statewide networking event (November 2020)

KPRC2: Francis becomes 1st pope to endorse same-sex civil unions (October 2020)

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

June 2021 - Pride In Business Celebration Wrap Up, Comcast RISE Recipients, HBJ Special Section

May 2021 - Upcoming Pride Events, Member Spotlights, HBJ Partnership

April 2021 - Inaugural Member Spotlights, Pride In Business, Viral Video

March 2021 - Celebration, Inaugural Member Spotlights, Pitch Your Biz

February 2021 - Chamber Anniversary, Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality, Member Spotlights

January 2021 - PPP, Legislative Convenes, New Events for 2021, Member Spotlights

December 2020 - Closing out the Year, Chamber Holiday Food Drive, Corporate Partner Highlight

November 2020 - Gratitude, Chamber Holiday Food Drive, Alley Virtual Holiday Celebrations

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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Greater Houston LGBT Chamber of Commerce

Celebrating the important role of the LGBTQ+ and Allied Business Community

The Greater Houston LGBT Chamber of Commerce held its signature event, Pride In Business, on June 24, 2021 to celebrate Pride Month and the Chamber’s five year anniversary as well as launch the Pride In Business Awards.

Greater Houston LGBT Chamber of Commerce

TEXAS WOMEN URGE LAWMAKERS TO REJECT BILLS THAT FALSELY CLAIM TO PROTECT WOMEN AND GIRLS IN SPORTS AND TO REJECT ALL DANGEROUS ANTI-TRANS LEGISLATION THAT CRIMINALIZES PARENTS AND DOCTORS AND PUTS CHILDREN’S LIVES AT RISK

TEXAS WOMEN URGE LAWMAKERS TO REJECT BILLS THAT FALSELY CLAIM TO PROTECT WOMEN AND GIRLS IN SPORTS AND TO REJECT ALL DANGEROUS ANTI-TRANS LEGISLATION THAT CRIMINALIZES PARENTS AND DOCTORS AND PUTS CHILDREN’S LIVES AT RISK

Greater Houston LGBT Chamber of Commerce

Though this verdict will not bring back George Floyd or remove the pain of his loss for the family and friends, there a measure of accountability but true justice will take time.

Greater Houston LGBT Chamber of Commerce

Texas LGBTQ Chambers of Commerce speak out in opposition to multiple anti-LGBTQ bills that discriminate against LGBTQ Texans and more specifically, transgender individuals and transgender youths.

Texas LGBTQ Chambers of Commerce speak out in opposition to multiple anti-LGBTQ bills that discriminate against LGBTQ Texans and more specifically, transgender individuals and transgender youths.

Greater Houston LGBT Chamber of Commerce

Study by Leading Texas Economist Shows LGBTQ Nondiscrimination Would Create Hundreds of Thousands of Jobs, Billions in Tax Revenues, Significant Economic Growth

Study by Leading Texas Economist Shows LGBTQ Nondiscrimination Would Create Hundreds of Thousands of Jobs, Billions in Tax Revenues, Significant Economic Growth

Greater Houston LGBT Chamber of Commerce

City of Houston Makes Historic Announcement with the Inclusion of LGBTQ+ Owned Businesses

Historic collaboration between The City of Houston, the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce, the Greater Houston LGBT Chamber of Commerce will generate massive social and economic gains for the LGBT business community of Texas.

Greater Houston LGBT Chamber of Commerce

“With our work since the launch of the Chamber, we have created a ‘seat at the table’ for the LGBTQ+ Business Community.”

Greater Houston LGBT Chamber of Commerce

The Greater Houston LGBTQ Chamber of Commerce Foundation is proud to be named a local Comcast RISE partner. Comcast RISE is a commitment from Comcast to support small businesses...

Greater Houston LGBT Chamber of Commerce

“…we must step up and help the most vulnerable in the LGBTQ+ community…”

The Greater Houston LGBT Chamber of Commerce Foundation is stepping up this holiday season to help those who are most vulnerable in the LGBTQ+ community by holding a Holiday Food Drive to support those in need.

Greater Houston LGBT Chamber of Commerce

Discrimination against LGBTQ Texans has no place in our state

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...

Greater Houston LGBT Chamber of Commerce

Historic Collaboration between the British Consulate General in Houston Reflects Commitment to the LGBTQ Business Community

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...

Greater Houston LGBT Chamber of Commerce

We celebrate Monica’s life and legacy. Rest in Power, Monica.

The Chamber mourns the loss of transgender activist Monica Roberts. She passed away in Houston this week.

Greater Houston LGBT Chamber of Commerce

BUDDY’S is the first ever LGBTQ-owned bar to serve as a polling location.

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.

Greater Houston LGBT Chamber of Commerce

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.

Greater Houston LGBT Chamber of Commerce

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a fierce advocate for women and a champion for the LGBTQ+ community.

Greater Houston LGBT Chamber of Commerce

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.

Greater Houston LGBT Chamber of Commerce

Pride Across Texas connects the LGBTQ & Allied Business Community Across the State of Texas

Greater Houston LGBT Chamber of Commerce

The Greater Houston LGBT Chamber of Commerce signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Consulate General of Mexico in Houston during Pride Month.

Greater Houston LGBT Chamber of Commerce

Chamber releases statement on historic SCOTUS ruling protecting LGBTQ+ Workers

Chamber releases statement on historic SCOTUS ruling protecting LGBTQ+ Workers

Greater Houston LGBT Chamber of Commerce

Chamber releases a statement on the senseless killing of George Floyd.

Greater Houston LGBT Chamber of Commerce

Astros will hold first-ever PRIDE NIGHT during PRIDE Month

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.

Greater Houston LGBT Chamber of Commerce

We urge the legislature to include similar language in SB 2485, SB 2487 and SB 2488, to assure all Texans are afforded equal treatment.

We stand shoulder to shoulder with our 1,000+ business members and other business organizations from around the state.

Tammi Wallace

The Greater Houston LGBT Chamber of Commerce has forged a collaborative agreement with The Woodlands Pride that will serve the interests of both organizations.

Greater Houston LGBT Chamber of Commerce

Organizations will work together to strengthen small business in region

According to the agreement, the Chamber and HCC are “joined by a common mission: helping start, maintain and expand small businesses.”

Greater Houston LGBT Chamber of Commerce

Texas ranks last in new state equality index

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.

Greater Houston LGBT Chamber of Commerce

Gary Wood to step down as Chair, Tammi Wallace to assume position in January 2019

Gary Wood to step down as Chair, Tammi Wallace to assume position in January 2019.

Greater Houston LGBT Chamber of Commerce

"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.

Greater Houston LGBT Chamber of Commerce

Greater Houston LGBT Chamber Denounces DACA Decision

The Greater Houston LGBT Chamber of Commerce denounces the Trump Administration’s decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy, which has provided hope for many young people seeking to live free and openly in this country.

Greater Houston LGBT Chamber of Commerce

Along with our partner, the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC), we call on the Texas Legislature to abandon anti-LGBT legislation and get back to supporting business and growing our economy.

Greater Houston LGBT Chamber of Commerce

Along with our partners we recognize SB6, the “Texas Privacy Act” as nothing more than legislated discrimination against the transgender community.

Greater Houston LGBT Chamber of Commerce

More than 50 members have joined organization

The Greater Houston LGBT Chamber of Commerce is celebrating its first anniversary and marking significant achievements in its first full year.

Greater Houston LGBT Chamber of Commerce

Minority LGBTBE® certification through Chamber helps local companies win contracts

As Houston prepares to host the Super Bowl, at least six local LGBT-owned businesses are reaping the rewards of Houston hosting the big game, thanks to a new chamber of commerce and the NFL’s commitment to diversity.

Greater Houston LGBT Chamber of Commerce

The Greater Houston LGBT Chamber is deeply shocked and saddened about the violent and horrendous attack at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando.

Greater Houston LGBT Chamber of Commerce

Group aims to increase economic opportunity for local businesses

Group aims to increase economic opportunity for local businesses

Greater Houston LGBT Chamber of Commerce
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