The future of America’s LGBT economy

By Bob Witeck Bob Witeck As the famous economist Cyndi Lauper once said, “Money changes everything.” Over two decades ago, I began consulting with business leaders and corporations about the potential for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender market. I felt a real need to help decode the everyday realities of gay America
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By |January 30th, 2015|Business Equality, Feature Stories, Featured Posts|0 Comments

Affinity Inc Magazine presents its 2015 Top Corporations for LGBT Economic Empowerment

LEAD STORY At Affinity Inc Magazine, we are dedicated to the growth and prosperity of LGBT businesses and employees. Our mission is also focused on the companies in corporate America that are fostering diverse and inclusive workplaces and supply chains. Once a year, we honor those companies that are cultivating economic stability in the LGBT
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Speaking up for Economic Empowerment – Winter 2014

I’ve heard it said, “Equality does not equal equity.” Equality is the state of being equal, especially in status, rights and opportunities. Equity is the security representing an ownership interest. In spite of all the gains with marriage equality, the fact remains that the LGBT community actually faces higher rates of poverty, homelessness and economic
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By |January 11th, 2015|Publisher’s Note|0 Comments

NGLCC Pursues Parity for LGBT Business Owners Around the World

In June, U.S. National Security Advisor Susan Rice announced a nearly $4 million partnership between the U.S. Agency for International Development and the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce to encourage and support gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender business owners and entrepreneurs in developing countries. This unprecedented agreement is the latest in a string of accomplishments
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USHCC’s Palomarez says, “We are our brother’s keepers”

By Melissa Lowery, Photos by Elizabeth Parker Photographie For the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, a commitment to advocating on behalf of the LGBT community is a commitment to bringing together two communities that are learning to embrace each other. USHCC’s efforts on behalf of LGBT business owners transcend emotional and social issues and
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