LAMBDA NextGen Membership & Benefits
LAMBDA NextGen is the Chamber’s Young Professionals Group. It is Houston's first young professionals networking group, ages 21-35, focused on bringing LGBTQ+ professionals together to build a strong connection in an ever-changing community.
The LAMBDA NextGen program hosts regular events and programming around the city and region throughout the year to build and connect a thriving LGBTQ+ Young Professional’s network.
In 2023, LAMBDA NextGen officially became a program of the Greater Houston LGBT Chamber of Commerce, which gives LGBTQ+ Young Professionals access to a host of events, programming, networking and growth opportunities.
As an organization committed to LGBTQ+ economic empowerment and economic inclusion, the Chamber is committed to helping LGBTQ+ young professionals in the greater Houston region thrive and succeed. The goals for the Lambda NextGen program include:
- Supporting a thriving LGBTQ+ Young Professionals network in the greater Houston region
- Providing a safe space for LGBTQ+ Young Professionals to connect with each other and the larger community
- Connecting LGBTQ+ Young Professionals for social networking to foster networking and community
- Offering programming and events to support LGBTQ+ Young Professionals and foster personal and professional growth and career opportunities through professional development events
- Engaging LGBTQ+ Young Professionals to connect with the community and LGBTQ+ member nonprofits to make a positive impact through service and collaborative events
Get Involved with LAMBDA NextGen!
As the Chamber’s Young Professionals’ group, individuals in the community can join LAMBDA NextGen and access dedicated events and programming for LGBTQ+ Young Professionals and general Chamber events throughout the year. The Chamber is active twelve months out of the year, which gives young professionals plenty of opportunities to engage!
From LAMBDA NextGen specific focused events, to the Chamber’s signature event, Pride In Business, to the 3rd Thursday Community Breakfast and much more… LGBTQ+ Young Professionals can connect with each other and community!
Join LAMBDA NextGen today!
The LAMBDA NextGen Committee supports the program through:
- Helping to create an annual calendar of events
- Participating in planning and implementation of events and programming
- Engaging LGBTQ+ Young Professionals in the greater Houston area
- Serving as Chamber ambassadors in the community
Events & Programming
LAMBDA NextGen is THE place to connect with other LGBTQ+ Young Professionals. Events include happy hours, professional development opportunities, sports Pride Nights, days of service and other opportunities.
Check the events calendar here for upcoming events and programming.
LAMBDA NextGen members can participate in general Chamber events at a discounted rate.
LAMBDA NextGen History
LAMBDA NextGen launched in 2013 as a social networking group in Houston to bring LGBTQ+ Young Professionals together to connect, mingle, and strengthen roots within the local community. The initial event grew from 35 people to over 300+ and events pre-pandemic.
At the time, the leadership of LAMBDA NextGen saw a gap for LGBTQ+ Young Professionals seeking ways to meet other LGBTQ+ Houstonians that promoted community and connection outside of the traditional means such as bars, sports groups and online. While these were regular convening spaces for the LGBTQ+ community as a whole, there were challenges to truly connect LGBTQ+ Young Professionals with community and each other.
LAMBDA NextGen realized that there was an opportunity to create a vibrant organization to connect LGBTQ+ Young Professionals across the city. The organization continued to grow until the COVID pandemic impacted activities.
In 2023, LAMBDA NextGen officially became a program of the Greater Houston LGBT Chamber of Commerce, opening up even more opportunities to continue building on the important work of the former organization to continue helping LGBTQ+ Young Professionals in the greater Houston region thrive and succeed.
In December 1974, the lambda was officially declared the international symbol for gay and lesbian rights by the International Gay Rights Congress in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Since, it has become a sign within the LGBTQ+ community and included in various organization titles like LGBTQ+ fraternities, Lambda Legal, and LAMBDA NextGen.
The current logo created was created by Eric Stone. It is a Lambda sign composed of a modern, rainbow depiction of networking.
LAMBDA NextGen Membership
$5 One-Time New Member Administrative Fee
Complimentary Happy Hours* (*LAMBDA NextGen events only)
Access to professional development events and classes
Other programming and events throughout the year
Discounted event registration for general Chamber events
Leadership opportunities in Chamber through LAMBDA NextGen Committee
Various volunteer opportunities throughout the year with Chamber nonprofit members
Member to Member discounts
Exclusive savings through Chamber partners
The LAMBDA NextGen Membership is a great way for young LGBTQ+ professionals to show support of the LGBTQ+ and Allied businesses and to promote equality in the city and region. This level is ideal for non-business owners and young business professionals, who are interested in community, networking and meeting like-minded people. Plus, we have a great time at the Chamber! Be part of it!
Join TODAY and get connected to community!
LAMBDA NextGen Members may not promote any business. LAMBDA NextGen Members cannot advertise a business through any Chamber advertising platforms or events.
This level does not qualify for the waiver of the LGBTBE® Certification fee.