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Houston's LGBT Chamber connects customers with inclusive businesses, organizations

The Chamber has grown every year and now boasts more than 230 members, all businesses owned by members of the LGBTQ+ community and allies.

Brandi Smith

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Published: 3:26 PM EDT June 8, 2022
Updated: 2:31 PM EDT June 9, 2022

So many new people move to Houston every single day. Some of them are members of the LGBTQ+ community, who may be surprised to learn just how inclusive the largest city in Texas is. 

"We’re not always seen that way by people outside of the state," says Tammi Wallace, president and CEO of the Greater Houston LGBT Chamber of Commerce

She helped launch the Chamber in 2016 after seeing that the LGBTQ+ business community of Houston lacked a voice and a seat at the table when it came to economic development.

"Our community is woefully behind when it comes to economic inclusion. We have a lot of work to do," Wallace says. "We’re going to keep doing it."

The Chamber has grown every year and now boasts more than 230 members, all businesses owned by members of the LGBTQ+ community and allies.

"These days, people are really, really thinking about where they spend their dollars," says Wallace. "We want to spend our dollars where we know these companies value us, appreciate us and support us."

Customers can check out the Chamber's directory, which includes categories ranging from advertising to health care to real estate to religious organizations.

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