We Empower Connections

Our organization helps Connecticut LGBTQ+ and allied business thrive by providing meaningful network opportunities & resources.

Our Mission

The Connecticut Gay & Lesbian Chamber (CTGLC) provides valuable business development opportunities, financial access and educational resources to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning and others (LGBTQ+) and allied business community in the greater Connecticut area. As an official affiliate chamber of the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC), CTGLC is the voice of hundreds of LGBTQ+ owned businesses and actively promotes and creates supplier diversity and procurement opportunities for its growing base of corporate partners and business members.

Our Roots

The Connecticut Gay and Lesbian Chamber is the voice of the LGBTQ+ business community in Connecticut. Members also include allied business professionals — those supportive of LGBTQ+ causes, including diversity and inclusion in and outside of the workplace. Since the group’s founding in 2007 as the Connecticut Alliance for Business Opportunities(CABO), it has become and remains an important member of the LGBTQAI+ community. In fact, one can safely say that it’s now an integral part of the state’s small-business engine.

The CTGLC is an affiliate of the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce. The CTGLC is non-partisan but will always remain politically concerned, especially regarding health, equality, justice, fairness, and the many civil rights issues that impact the LGBTQ+ community.

It is because of the strong vision and leadership of our founding Board Members, our Executive Director, along with the unwavering support of the members and allies in our wonderful state, that we are ready to take the next big step in our evolution. We are incredibly grateful for our roots as a business resource for the LGBTQ+ community of Connecticut.

We are additionally grateful for our current Board of Directors for their service and commitment to the direction of our organization. A special thank you to Board member Todd LeMieux for creating the CTGLC logo and Board member Daniel Craign and his company Boldy Forge for designing the CTGLC website.

CTGLC continues to promote business networking among its members and within our community at large. This network fosters a sharing of information, ideas, contacts, and products and services. In the end, it strengthens and expands our businesses, careers and our community. Today, there are few other LGBTQ+ organizations, with the breadth of experience, in the Connecticut LGBTQ+ market than the membership of the CTGLC.