During the pandemic, we continue to meet every third Thursday for a virtual version of our monthly breakfast gathering to network, connect, and engage with local speakers. April will see the return of our monthly Out & About in virtual form!
You can also join us at the monthly Pose yoga class (virtual or in the park) to benefit the Tucson LGBT Chamber of Commerce Foundation or at one of our monthly special events.
And you can always connect virtually with other Chamber members on the Chamber’s Facebook 411 group.
Networking Like a Pro!
Chrisie Ballard of BNI SoZona joined us at our February breakfast meeting to talk about networking like a pro. Check her presentation out for great insights on how to make the most of your connections and build relationships that bear fruit for your business
Our Foundation provides scholarships and mentors for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students at the University of Arizona. We advocate for education for the LGBT community. And we are committed to helping educate the public on LGBT community issues.
One of the primary initiatives of the Tucson LGBT Chamber of Commerce Foundation is to grant scholarships to LGBT students attending the University of Arizona. Scholarships are funded through the generosity of residents and business owners in the community.
We are entering a major season of change in our community, our nation, and our world. The Tucson LGBT Chamber of Commerce stands in support of Black Lives Matter and the BIPOC community in Tucson and Southern Arizona. Read more…
The Equality Act & Allyship
Being an ally means amplifying LGBTQI+ life experiences across the diverse spectrum of our communities. This requires taking the time to listen, learn, and lend support to queer voices, especially to BIPOC queer voices who are the most marginalized. It also means listening and supporting within our community–cisgender lesbians listening to trans folks, white gay men supporting bisexual BIPOC women, etc.
One concrete step you can take in your allyship is to speak out in support of the Equality Act, which recently made historic passage through the United States House of Representatives! Read more…
Standing With Our Asian Community
The Tucson LGBT Chamber of Commerce stands in solidarity with the Asian and Pacific Islander communities surrounding the recent surge hate crimes and violence in the San Francisco Bay Area.
The Chamber condemns acts of violence and racism and recognizes that showing solidarity is important to create a just, equitable, and safe society.
Since the beginning of the pandemic there has been an increase of violent attacks on the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities. Recent incidents on the West Coast show elders being violently attacked and/or robbed on the streets. Read more…