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.

A Reimagined Harvey Milk Plaza – Community-based criteria for a Successful Design

By Neighborland — Solutions for Public Engagement San Francisco’s Harvey Milk Plaza, at the heart of the Castro District, is sacred ground for LGBT civil rights history. In 2017, the Friends of Harvey Milk Plaza [FHMP] launched an international design competition for idea around a reimagined Harvey Milk Plaza. Previously on Neighborland, FHMP reached out […]

LGBTQ Financial Planning Day

Join Horizons Foundation at their 2nd annual LGBTQ Financial Planning Day – a day where members of the LGBTQ community can enjoy informative financial education sessions and pro-bono consultations with some of the Bay Area’s top advisors including members of Horizons Foundation’s Professional Advisors Circle. Meet privately with financial planners Attend workshops and seminars on […]

GGBA Member Lance Dorsey to be awarded at WRMSDC Black Tie Awards & Fundraiser Gala

WRMSDC will be awarding GGBA Member Lance Dorsey with the McKesson Corporation Trailblazer Award at their annual Black Tie Awards & Fundraiser on Friday, May 18, 2018 – 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm at the Roundhouse Conference Center, 2600 Camino Ramon, San Ramon, CA 94583. Lance Dorsey is the Senior Manager of Supplier Diversity and Diversity Subject […]

Business of Pride: TOP 50 LGBTQ-Owned Businesses in the Bay Area 2018

NOMINATION DEADLINE: April 6, 2018  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 […]

NGLCC 2018 International Business & Leadership Conference

Looking to jump-start your business or build a stronger professional network? Interested in bringing more LGBT-owned businesses into your corporate supply chain? Aiming to strengthen your local LGBT chamber of commerce and network of B2B referrals? There is only one place to be: the 2018 NGLCC International Business & Leadership Conference, August 14-17 in Philadelphia! The […]

2018 AT&T Supplier Diversity Scholarships

AT&T proudly offers executive-level scholarships for diverse businesses as part of our commitment to provide continuing educational opportunities. Scholarships are offered to CEO’s of certified diverse owned businesses for the following programs: 1.      Dartmouth College (Tuck) – Hanover, New Hampshire Dates: June 17- 22, 2018 6 days, on-campus session Available to MBE/WBE/DVBE/LGBTE 1 Scholarship  Available AT&T APPLICATION DEADLINE:  April 13, […]

MEGA Make Contact at BMW of San Francisco

The MEGA Make Contact will bring together LGBTQ & Diverse professionals, business owners and entrepreneurs throughout San Francisco to celebrate the economic vitality of our diverse community during San Francisco Small Business Week. Hosts include the Golden Gate Business Association, StartOut, Silicon Valley Rainbow Chamber and more. Join us for this truly “MEGA” business development […]


Celebrate the contributions of San Francisco small businesses at San Francisco Small Business Week! Connect with more than 4,000 members of the small business community! 



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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