Houston is the fourth largest city in the United States, but sadly it did not have a chambers of commerce directly dealing with LGBT+ businesses until now. Beginning this spring, the LGBT+ community will have one as well.

According to the Houston Business Journal “Roughly 3.3 percent of the Greater Houston area identifies as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender, according to a recent Gallup poll, but there is no chamber of commerce that represents and promotes LGBT-owned businesses, said Tammi Wallace, co-chair of the steering committee.”

“There’s an LGBT chamber of commerce in Austin, San Antonio and Dallas,” Wallace said. “Yet we don’t have one in Houston. Being one of the largest cities in the country, we need a chamber.”

A soft launch is planed for February Feb. 24, as part of a joint event with the U.S. Small Business Administration and the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce.

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