LGBT Business Certification (LGBTBE®)

The Chamber conducts periodic education events on the benefits of LGBTBE certification.

​Become LGBTBE® Certified!

The Greater Houston LGBT Chamber of Commerce is proud to partner with the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) on the LGBT Business Enterprise certification program. Become a member of the Greater Houston LGBT Chamber and your application fee is waived.

The NGLCC is the nation's only third-party certification body that verifies that eligible businesses are majority-owned by LGBT individuals, and subsequently grants LGBT Business Enterprise® (LGBTBE®) designation to such businesses as part of its LGBT Supplier Diversity Initiative.

By becoming a certified LGBTBE, business owners are able to build relationships with America’s leading corporations, generate prospective business and clients, and collectively team with each other for contracting opportunities.

Certified LGBTBE's are routinely sought after by NGLCC Corporate Partners and Chamber Corporate Partners who are looking to increase their purchasing within diverse communities. Does your business meet the following criteria?

  • Majority owned (at least 51%), operated, managed, and controlled by an LGBT person or persons who are either U.S. citizens or lawful permanent residents
  • Exercises independence from any non-LGBT business enterprise
  • Has its principal place of business (headquarters) in the United States
  • Has been formed as a legal entity in the United States

Have questions about the LGBTBE® certification? Learn more at and visit the NGLCC’s Frequently Asked Questions page or contact the NGLCC at 202-234-9181.

As a member of the Greater Houston LGBT Chamber, your application fee is waived.  The Greater Houston LGBT Chamber is an affiliate chamber of the NGLCC.  As part of the Chamber's relationship with the NGLCC, your certification fee will be waived if you're a member of the Greater Houston LGBT Chamber.  Plus, you get all of the benefits of membership! Join TODAY!  Yet, another great benefit of being a member of the Greater Houston LGBT Chamber!

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