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Chamber president urges Nevada’s LGBT businesses to seek certification

Dina Proto By Melissa Lowery In 2011, when Dina Proto founded Teazled LLC to create greeting cards and became certified as a LGBT business enterprise through the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce that same year, she was surprised to learn that only three other businesses in Nevada were certified. After realizing
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Stars align for Atlanta small business owner

Tasha Reid Tasha Reid is not one to back down from a challenge. After playing basketball at a Division I college, she went on to play professionally for a team in Barcelona, Spain. After earning an MBA degree, she worked as a real estate agent and radio talk-show host. Today, Reid is the
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The Inman Co. coordinates interior design, mixing in a pop of good will

Shane Inman, president and senior principal designer of The Inman Co., subscribes to the motto that life is about being a part of something larger than one’s self. “What I do needs to make a difference,” he said. “Being a corporate member of the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce is the perfect platform
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Friendfactor throws down the gauntlet to change culture

Southern California Edison president Ron Litzinger, second from left, joined Ross Boomer, third from left, president of SCE’s Lighthouse Employee Resource Group, and others in presenting a $2,000 check to Bienestar, a local nonprofit dedicated to the well-being of the LGBT community. By Genny Hom-Franzen Joanne Sprague envisions a culture where everyone —
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Human Rights Campaign

Releases report on status of LGBT workers Companies have made solid strides in establishing equal protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees, according to “The Cost of the Closet and the Rewards of Inclusion,” a study conducted by the Human Rights Foundation,the educational arm of the nation’s largest civil rights organizations. In fact, more
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PFLAG National advances business equality through ally engagement

By Melissa Lowery When PFLAG National was founded in 1972, it was simply a mother publicly supporting her gay son. Since then, PFLAG has grown into the nation’s largest family and ally organization. Made up of parents, families, friends and allies united with people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender, PFLAG is committed to
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StartOut Boosts LGBT Startups

By Suzanne Squyres It was optimism and concern that inspired a cadre of friends in New York City to organize a nonprofit networking group for lesbian, gay,bisexual and transgender entrepreneurs back in 2009. That year, the nation experienced the worst economic slump since the Great Depression — yet another setback for lesbian, gay, bisexual and
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NGLCC names top financial services firms for diversity practices

Photos by Amy Mayes Photography During its 2014 Financial Services Diversity Leadership Awards at the New York Stock Exchange, the National Business Inclusion Consortium honored Bank of New York Mellon Corp., Fidelity Investments and Bank of America Corp. for their significant steps toward sustaining best practices in diversity. The NBIC is a collaborative group comprised
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Out & Equal seeks to advance LGBT rights in India

As Selisse Berry will attest, the pursuit of equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals is not strictly an American quest. Earlier this year, the founder and CEO of Out & Equal Workplace Advocates traveled to Bangalore, India, to discuss equality in the workplace with LGBT community leaders and corporate officials. A major focus
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James Nowlin of Excel Global Partners discusses challenges, perseverance and NGLCC

James Nowlin, Excel Global Partners For James Nowlin III, founder and CEO of consulting firm Excel Global Partners, business is about much more than the bottom line. "If you are not in business to create wealth and opportunities for your community and for the next generation, then you should not be in business,”
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