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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.

Statement on the Supreme Court Decision in 303 Creative v. Elenis

Every individual, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity, deserves to be treated with dignity and respect in all aspects of life, including business transactions and commercial services.

Statement on the Supreme Court Decision in 303 Creative v. Elenis

Houston, TX (June 30, 2023) – Today, the Supreme Court’s decision in the case of 303 Creative v. Elenis reflects that, once again, the LGBTQ+ community is treated like second-class citizens in our country in every aspect. Every individual, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity, deserves to be treated with dignity and respect in all aspects of life, including business transactions and commercial services.

Striving for an inclusive business environment, where everyone can thrive, is critical to a successful economy where all communities are free from discrimination. Building an inclusive, diverse, and prosperous business landscape that values and respects every individual, no matter who they are or whom they love makes our country and economy stronger.

This decision should serve as a reminder that despite the progress made in recent years, discrimination against LGBTQ+ people is pervasive in our country. We must remain vigilant in our efforts to combat discrimination in all its forms. It is imperative that we continue working towards a society where no individual is denied services, turned away, or treated unfairly because of their sexual orientation or gender identity.

The Supreme Court decision underscores the pressing need for the Equality Act, which is comprehensive legislation to ensure consistent and explicit protections against discrimination for LGBTQ+ individuals.

We urge Congress to pass the Equality Act, which would provide the necessary safeguards to prevent discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in all aspects of public life, including the commercial marketplace.

Together, let us send a resounding message that discrimination has no place in our society or in the business community. We remain committed to working towards a future where every individual, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity, is afforded the same opportunities and protections.


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About the Greater Houston LGBT Chamber of Commerce

The Greater Houston LGBT Chamber of Commerce accelerates economic opportunity for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer + (LGBTQ+) business community through a strong network of business allies, innovative programs, strategic partnerships and advance policies that foster economic inclusion and equality. Learn more at www.houstonlgbtchamber.com.

Additional Info

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

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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:

For media inquiries, please contact 832-510-3002 or info@houstonlgbtchamber.com

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