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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.

Fast Facts:
  • 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
Learn more about the Chamber here.

Chambers Band Together to Support Non-Discrimination

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

(May 2, 2019 – Austin, TX) The Texas LGBT Chambers of Commerce coalition wants to recognize and thank the members of the House State Affairs Committee, and Chairman Dade Phelan, for adding important non-discrimination ordinance language in SB 2486. It is our hope the House and Senate will pass this bill in its present form.

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 in calling for these bills to be amended to make clear the proposed legislation will not overturn existing non-discrimination ordinances. Treating all Texans fairly is essential to maintaining Texas’ strong brand as the premier home for talented workers, growing businesses, entrepreneurial innovation, and a thriving travel and tourism industry.

For Texas businesses to compete for top talent, we must have workplaces and communities that are diverse and welcoming for all people.

Media Contacts: 

  • Austin LGBT Chamber of Commerce Tina Cannon, Executive Director 512-922-2511
  • Greater Houston LGBT Chamber of Commerce Tammi Wallace, Board Chair 713-301-2266
  • North Texas GLBT Chamber of Commerce Waylon Tate, Media Relations 214-613-0073
  • San Antonio LGBT Chamber of Commerce Renee Garvens, Board President 210-504-9429

About the Texas LGBT Chambers of Commerce: 

Texas LGBT Chambers is a coalition of the Austin LGBT Chamber of Commerce, Greater Houston LGBT Chamber of Commerce, North Texas GLBT Chamber of Commerce, and San Antonio LGBT Chamber of Commerce. We work to achieve equality and inclusion by promoting economic vitality in our communities and strengthening LGBT and ally businesses. The 1,000+ LGBTQ and Allied businesses of the Chambers speak with one voice. We call upon our local elected representatives to introduce or support legislation that supports diversity in the workplace and opposes discrimination. We know, in Texas, when business thrives, people prosper. For this to happen, all Texans must be included and respected.

Additional Info

Media Contact : Tammi Wallace (she|her|hers) / 713-301-2266/

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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.

Media Inquiries:

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