The world's first
LGBTQ chamber of commerce

The world's first LGBTQ chamber of commerce

Building Businesses and Changing Lives since 1974



We empower our small business entrepreneurs and professionals by creating opportunities for marketing, networking, procurement, and referral-based business growth. We also collaborate with other non-profits and engage with business and civic leaders to support policies that foster a more inclusive and welcoming business community, thus creating greater opportunities for our member businesses.


We create events, workshops, and seminars in partnership with our Corporate Partners and other non-profits which help our members develop their business skills and expertise. In addition, we partner with other organizations, championing LGBTQ issues, in order to foster communication, collaboration, and educational opportunities.


We advocate for positive economic, social, and political change for the Bay Area LGBTQ business community, as well as addressing key business issues concerning the LGBTQ community overall. We have an unwavering commitment to advocate for and create positive change towards LGBTQ economic equality.

GGBA June Make Contact: The Pride of Retail at Goorin Bros.

The Golden Gate Business Association has partnered with the San Francisco Council of District Merchants Associations (SFCDMA) and GAP to bring you Make Contact: The Pride of Retail.  Please join us in recognizing our local retail merchants for a grand celebration at the Goorin Bros. haberdashery in North Beach.  Come out to mingle with fellow […]

B.A.R. – Jeanine Nicholson: Battle tested, Nicholson ready to lead SF Fire Department

On Monday, May 6, 2019 San Francisco Mayor London Breed presided over the swearing-in ceremony of Jeanine Nicholson, who has become the Nation’s First LGBT Fire Chief. GGBA congratulates Chief Nicholson on this historic appointment. We paid tribute to Jeanine Nicholson at our April Make Contact, and the following Bay Area Reporter article tells her compelling […]

Take part in the 13th Annual LGBTQ Community Survey!

We invite Golden Gate Business Association Members to take part in the 13th Annual LGBTQ Community Survey. Participation in this survey gives important feedback to our LGBTQ community media and organizations, and provides valid data to companies interested in serving our community, sponsoring our charities, and supporting their LGBTQ employees. Last year’s survey yielded 45,000 respondents […]

Introducing the Google Tuck Digital Excellence Program

Google Supplier Diversity is delighted to partner with the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College to offer the Google Tuck Digital Excellence Program. As your business is a part of Google’s Supplier Diversity Program, you’re eligible to apply for a full-tuition scholarship. Please see below for more information about the Google Tuck Digital Excellence […]

Sonoma County Pride Parade and Vendor Online Registration is Now Open!

2019 SONOMA COUNTY THEME: YEAR OF LOVE LOVE (luhv) Verb: (1) to Hold Dear (2) Cherish, (3) to Have Compassion for (as in humanity) In 1967, reflecting generational change, thousands of young people from around the country descended on the bay area for the Summer of Love. Our world changed that summer. Today we live […]

San Francisco Business Times’ List of LGBTQ-Owned Businesses in the Bay Area 2019

Do you own or know of a successful LGBTQ-owned business in the Bay Area? If so, we’d love to recognize the company. This List will be part of a special Business of Pride edition of the San Francisco Business Times publishing in June. The San Francisco Business Times is compiling its fifth annual List of […]

GGBA’s Statement on Caltrans’ Historic Inclusion of LGBT Businesses

A 23 Year ‘Overnight Success’ – LGBT Businesses Poised to ‘Move California Forward’ On April 28, 2017 California Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 1 (SB1) which was entitled the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017. That established a $54 Billion fund over the next decade to improve and maintain California’s transportation infrastructure.  Many […]

Senate Bill (SB) 605 Small Business for the purpose of Public Works Certification

Small Business Eligibility Requirements New Certification! Coming Soon in January 2019! Small Business for the purpose of Public Works Certification Effective January 1, 2019, the Office of Small Business and DVBE Services (OSDS) will also administer the new Small Business for the purpose of Public Works (SB-PW) certification. The new certification type was created by Senate Bill […]


In 2018 the GGBA will launch the GGBA Foundation which will be a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that will allow us to give back to the LGBTQ community of San Francisco, the Bay Area and beyond in ways that our founders could have never imagined! The GGBA Foundation will be a separate entity from the GGBA which is a non-profit organization registered as a 501(c)(6) organization. Visit for more details.

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