The world's first
LGBTQ chamber of commerce

The world's first LGBTQ chamber of commerce

Building Businesses and Changing Lives since 1974

OUR MISSION

OPPORTUNITY

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.

EDUCATION

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.

ADVOCACY

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.

BART LGBT Business Connect

BART invites you to a historic outreach event for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Business Enterprises (LGBTBEs). In September 2017 the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART) Board of Directors approved the inclusion of LGBT-certified businesses in its competitive bidding programs. In the next ten to fifteen years BART will spend over $3.5 Billion […]

GGBA extremely concerned by removal of LGBT Business Resource Information by US SBA

In January 2017 the United States Small Business Administration (timed with the inauguration of President Donald Trump) took down business resource information for LGBT-owned businesses from its website.  While this could have been ‘explained away’ as standard operating procedure during a time of transition we are now 17 months past that point and information supporting […]

GGBA MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: Perform For Life

Perform For Life: A Boutique Personal Training Studio in The Castro and Hayes Valley   Perform for Life is a boutique personal training studio in San Francisco conveniently located in the Mission / Castro and recently opening in Hayes Valley. Perform for Life’s foundations were built upon principles of building trust and creating a community where clients feel appreciated […]

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 […]

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 […]

SAN FRANCISCO SMALL BUSINESS WEEK 2018

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! 

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FOUNDATION

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.

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