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
Statement from the Texas LGBT Chambers of Commerce
As proud Texans and small business owners, we are disappointed in the opposition of today’s House resolution (HR 155) and Senate Resolution (SR 163) welcoming our chambers to the Texas Capitol.
Statement from the Texas LGBTQ Chambers of Commerce
Tuesday, February 14, 2023
During a period of complex economic, political and social change, the coalition of Texas LGBTQ Chambers of Commerce has accomplished a lot for our state’s businesses and communities.
As proud Texans and small business owners, we are disappointed in the opposition of today’s House resolution (HR 155) and Senate Resolution (SR 163) welcoming our chambers to the Texas Capitol and recognizing the contributions of more than 1,000 LGBTQ+-owned and allied businesses from areas in and around Austin, Houston, North Texas and San Antonio.
Simple resolutions like this express congratulations and recognize individuals and organizations across our great state who work to make Texas a better place to live and work. These resolutions are not submitted to the governor for signing or filed with the secretary of state. They rightfully acknowledge citizens and organizations working to keep the Lone Star State prosperous, innovative, growing, and welcoming.
The Texas House has already honored four chambers this year and today the Texas Senate honored other chambers of commerce. The coalition of the Texas LGBTQ Chambers of Commerce should be included. The opposition of these resolutions in both the House and the Senate signal to companies and talent looking to call Texas home that our state is not open for business. Business is Business and recognizing all businesses in the state is important to acknowledge and support the diverse communities that make up the whole of Texas.
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.