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Over the weekend, Sabrina Kent and @ashleytbrundage presented at the TransNewYork Coming Out Conference on behalf of the NGLCC Trans Inclusion Task Force, focusing on how we aim to empower entrepreneurship in the trans community. We are so honored to have presented at this event!
Congratulations to our friends at the @WashBlade for 50 Years as the LGBT paper of record and the only LGBT news outlet in the White House Press Corps. We're so proud to have you certified as an LGBT Business Enterprise! Here's to the next 50!
Even though it has been nearly two months since #NGLCC19 made a splash in Tampa Bay, we are still so proud of the networking, connections, and opportunities that took place. Read about our Biz Pitch competition here: http://nglcc.org/blog/biz-pitch-nglcc19
Tomorrow, October 8, 2019, @NGLCC joins the @ACLU and thousands of advocates on the steps of the United States Supreme Court for one of the toughest fights of our lives. The Court will soon decide if it is legal to fire/deny services/evict LGBTQ Americans in all 50 states, as they currently can in 28 of them. For our LGBTBEs this is particularly important: currently only 12 out of 50 states have protections for LGBT business owners seeking access to credit and bank loans — if SCOTUS allows nationwide discrimination, small business funding in these anti-LGBTQ states could plummet for good. NGLCC's platform at the Court is simple: LGBT AMERICANS POWER OUR ECONOMY LGBT consumers spend $917 BILLION annually on goods and services, but may soon have to do so with an even greater sense of looking over their shoulder as they do as states become less welcoming of our economic strength. RED-BLOODED, TAX PAYING LGBT AMERICANS DESERVE EQUALITY The success of America’s society and economy depend on us upholding the social contract of mutual accountability and respect, yet the Supreme Court may soon give a path toward state-sanctioned licenses to discriminate in this country. DISCRIMINATION IS BAD FOR BUSINESS. PERIOD. LGBT inclusion is associated with higher levels of entrepreneurship and is linked to GDP growth, whereas LGBT discrimination goes hand-in-hand with a decline in productivity and success.
Thank you to all who joined NGLCC over the weekend at the first annual National Trans Visibility March! NGLCC Trans Inclusion Task Force was proud to be a leading organizer and to rally in support of transgender rights. Photo: @PersianTransDude
NGLCC was proud to attend last week’s Trans & Allies Community Networking Reception. What a fantastic evening! @ashleytbrundage