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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)

KRPC2: 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

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

Chamber Supports LGBTQ+ Seniors in Need Through Holiday Food Drive

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

HOUSTON, TX (November 24, 2020) – 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. The Food Drive, supporting the Montrose Center, will help fill holiday boxes for LGBTQ+ Seniors.

“The pandemic is severely impacting LGBTQ+ Seniors and with the rise in COVID cases, it’s making it even more challenging.” said Tammi Wallace (she|her), Co-Founder and President & CEO of the Greater Houston LGBT Chamber.  “At the Chamber, we believe that we must step up and help the most vulnerable in the LGBTQ+ community during this pandemic and, with the food drive, we are raising needed food and funds to support LGBTQ+ Seniors.” 

The Title Sponsor for the Chamber Holiday Food Drive is Amegy Bank, and the Anchor Sponsor is SignatureCare ER. The Chamber wishes to acknowledge the generous support of the Chamber Holiday Food Drive sponsors and community partners for collaborating on this important event to help LGBTQ+ Seniors.

The Chamber Holiday Food Drive will be held on Friday, December 4 from 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  The drop-off location is SignatureCare ER – Montrose located at 1007 Westheimer.  Donors will be able to drive-thru and drop-off in a safe and socially distant environment and never need to leave their vehicle. Masks are required. There is also an option to donate funds to the Virtual Food Drive. Details about the food drive can be found at https://www.houstonlgbtchamber.com/food-drive/.

“We are incredibly grateful to the Greater Houston LGBT Chamber Foundation for their support and collaboration this year,” said Kennedy Loftin (he|him), Chief Development Officer of the Montrose Center.  “We know that 1 out of 5 LGBTQ+ people live in food poverty. And that was before the pandemic. The Chamber Holiday Food Drive will make a tremendous difference for our seniors.”

Learn more about the Chamber Holiday Food Drive via www.houstonlgbtchamber.com/food-drive


About the Greater Houston LGBT Chamber of Commerce Foundation

The Greater Houston LGBTQ Chamber of Commerce Foundation, founded in 2020, works to carry out the charitable and educational objectives of the Greater Houston LGBT Chamber of Commerce. The Greater Houston LGBTQ Chamber of Commerce Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to promoting economic advancement and address economic inequality in the LGBTQ+ community.

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Media Contact : Tammi Wallace / 713-301-2266 / tammi.wallace@houstonlgbtchamber.com



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