What is the Greater Houston LGBT Chamber of Commerce?
The Chamber is the leading voice for the LGBTQ+ and Allied Business Community in the Greater Houston region.
Mission: The Greater Houston LGBT Chamber of Commerce accelerates economic opportunity for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer + business community through a strong network of business allies, innovative programs, strategic partnerships and advance policies that foster economic inclusion and equality.
The Chamber launched in 2016 to ensure representation for the LGBTQ+ Business Community. The organization was founded by Co-Founders Tammi Wallace and Gary Wood. The Chamber is supported by members and Corporate Partners that invest in the mission of the organization.
- Grown every year since the launch of the organization
- Only business organization in the region focused on supporting and growing the LGBTQ+ and Allied Business Community
- Working with the Chamber and the NGLCC, the City of Houston is the first city in Texas to recognize LGBT-owned businesses
- Largest number of Certified LGBTBE® businesses in the State of Texas
Chamber Denounces DACA Decision
Greater Houston LGBT Chamber Denounces DACA Decision
HOUSTON (September 6, 2017) – 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 so many young people seeking to live free and openly in this country.
The 2012 adoption of DACA by the Obama Administration allowed hundreds of thousands of young people who were brought to the U.S. by their parents to come out of the shadows, go to school, work and contribute to their communities. President Trump’s decision to reverse this policy puts these individuals in limbo.
The administration plans to terminate the policy within six months to allow Congress time to act. But if Congress is not able to reach a resolution, that will mean an uncertain future for so many young people.
“This decision is bad on many fronts,” says Tammi Wallace, co-chair of the Greater Houston LGBT Chamber. “First it robs young people who have done nothing wrong of a legitimate future in our nation. Second, it potentially eliminates an entire segment of the workforce, denying businesses of the qualified employees they need to be productive. This action is bad for business, it’s bad for families and it’s simply un-American.”
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Listen to Chamber Leadership talk about the important work of the Greater Houston LGBT Chamber of Commerce focused on economic inclusion for the LGBTQ+ & Allied Business Community. The Chamber is at the intersection of business + community!
The Chamber provides tremendous value to member businesses through business development opportunities, marketing exposure to businesses and consumers, including the LGBTQ+ market, representation in the regional and national LGBTQ+ and business communities, resources for business growth and operation, and advocacy for equal rights and business-friendly public policy.