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Affirmative Action v. DEI

Supreme Court Decision Brings Up Business QuestionsBy Diane SearsCover Spotlight When the U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling in June outlawing affirmative action in admissions at universities, business leaders wondered whether it would have a
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Affinity Inc Magazine Chats with Prominent LGBTQ+ Entrepreneurs

A New Start with StartOut

Teach for America high school teacher. Press secretary on Capitol Hill. Communications manager at Google. Deputy commissioner of the Chicago Department of Health. Midwest director at Lambda Legal. The list reads like a Justice-League-level lineup of some of the most influential roles in the country. But this isn’t a list of people — it’s a list of positions held by just one person: Brian Richardson. Read More ›

A Hero’s Welcome

During the era of “Don’t ask, don’t tell” in the U.S. military, and before that tumultuous time spanning from 1980 to 2011, LGBTQ+ service members were routinely kicked out of their jobs for being themselves. Many are still feeling the repercussions, being denied full access to benefits their straight counterparts have received as a matter of course, including healthcare, VA loan programs, tuition assistance and some jobs. Read More ›

A Transformer Cart, a Calling and a Love Story

When people pull a Wanderr gear hauler across a dune or a dock toward a day of fun, it’s likely they don’t realize the long journey the transforming utility cart has taken to get there. But entrepreneurs Julie “Jules” Weldon and Stacey “Stace” Pierce know. They’ve lived it. Read More ›


From an early age, Soulo Founder Brian Lamy had the mindset of a creative entrepreneur. At the same time, he was trying to figure out what it meant to be gay. Every night when he took a bath, the one thing he kept coming back to were feelings—how to feel, the lack of feelings, what they’re trying to tell him and what to do with them. Read More ›

Pink House Alchemy

Emily Lawson founded Pink House Alchemy through the love of food and flavor. Developed in a 100+ year old pink house, the LGBTQ+ women owned and run company produces farm to bottle simple syrups, bitters and shrubs that are used to sip, mix, and cook. Read More ›

NGLCC Certifies 2,000th LGBTQ-Owned Business

The National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC), the national business voice of the LGBTQ community, has surpassed a landmark milestone of 2,000 Certified LGBT Business Enterprise® (Certified LGBTBE®) suppliers nationwide. Read More ›

President Biden Appoints Former NGLCC SVP Jonathan Lovitz to the US Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration

The National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC), the business voice of the LGBTQ community, is proud to announce that President Biden has appointed Jonathan D. Lovitz Read More ›

Think Quick Events finds niche in corporate team building

Jayson Mamaclay found himself in an unexpected position in the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic: opening a successful business that addressed a need for companies and organizations forced into remote work. Read More ›