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 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 […]


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 […]

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

WRMSDC will be awarding GGBA Member Lance Dorsey, from McKesson Corporation, with the 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 […]

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 […]


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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