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.
The Power Lunch is GGBA’s signature annual event, bringing together members, Partners, LGBT BE’s, supplier diversity leaders, public officials, and LGBTQ+ entrepreneurs from across the Bay Area and beyond. DIVERSITY: Power Lunch 2020’s theme of ‘Diversity’ showcases the diversity of the LGBTQ+ community including age, thought, gender, and experience to reaffirm what we all know: diverse […]
With the aid of rapid HIV tests, gay bars in New Orleans have become a crucial point of contact between the community and public health services. But what happens if the bars go out of business? By RHODES MURPHY NEW ORLEANS—On any given night in New Orleans, a diverse swath of LGBTQ patrons gathers at […]
GGBA Message from Leadership: Looking Back to Look Forward By Michael Gunther As another year comes to a close, I always find this to be a good time to reflect on the lessons learned and in order to begin charting the path for the coming year. As a member of the Board of Directors for […]
I recently had the pleasure of talking about the GGBA to the Log Cabin Republicans of San Francisco. The Log Cabin Republicans (LCR) are the largest Republican organization representing LGBT conservatives and allies, and the San Francisco chapter has been active since 1977. I’d been looking forward to this evening since Fred Schein, current president of the Marin County chapter, and three-time […]
Golden Gate Business Association presents Holidays in the Haight 2019 GGBA Holiday Make Contact Join us as we celebrate 2019 achievements and look forward to the exciting plans the GGBA has in place for 2020. The stylists of Bladerunner’s Hair Salon welcome the GGBA to the Haight for the Holidays. Celebrate with us as […]
Deadline: January 31st, 6:00 p.m. PST Introduction The Golden Gate Business Association is the world’s first LGBTQ Chamber of Commerce. Our mission is to champion opportunity, education, and advocacy for our LGBTQ & Allied business community. Project Overview The purpose of this RFP is to select a company to implement and manage the GGBA’s social […]
November Make Contact Mixer – Real Estate Spotlight Covo: 981 Mission St, November 12 from 6 – 8 PM Jumpstart your networking at GGBA’s November Insurance Make Contact Mixer Event. This month’s Make Contact Mixer showcases our members partners within the Real Estate Industry. Onsite will be those who specialize in Residential, Commercial, Short-term rentals, […]
The National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) has chosen Broward County as the host destination for its 2021 “International Business and Leadership Conference.” Organizers say the annual conference is “the world’s largest LGBT business event.” The 2021 incarnation is set to take place Aug. 8-14 at the Diplomat Beach Resort in Hollywood. “[Greater Fort Lauderdale] […]
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 ggbafoundation.org for more details.