The mission of the Tucson Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Chamber of Commerce (TLGBTCC) is to promote the success and growth of the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and allied business community in Southern Arizona through education, networking, and advocacy.
We envision economic and social equity for all Southern Arizonans.
Our values are
- Economic empowerment
- Intersectional diversity
The TLGBTCC was started in the early 1990s as the Community Business Association, a private group to provide a place for LGBT business people to gather and find mutual support through networking. Over the years we have grown our mission to include advocacy, education and increased visibility for LGBT business issues within the larger community. In order to reflect this expansion of its mission, the organization changed our name to the Tucson GLBT Chamber of Commerce in 2005 and opened our doors to straight allies.
In 2019, we launched the Tucson LGBT Chamber of Commerce Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to supporting the educational goals of LGBT people through scholarships, mentorships, and programming. At the same time, we changed our name to the Tucson LGBT Chamber of Commerce.
We are one of the Tucson metropolitan area’s fastest growing chambers–and the only chamber dedicated to the LGBT business community and its allies. We are proud members of the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce and the Arizona Small Business Association.
Membership within the chamber provides powerful networking possibilities, one of the most loyal and dedicated consumer niches, marketing and advertising opportunities, and empowerment found through interaction within Tucson’s LGBT and straight allied community.
Our 200 members gather every month for breakfast and an Out & About Mixer and have ample opportunities to connect with other members and potential customers both in person and electronically through our private members-only Chamber 411 Facebook group. Guests are always welcome at our breakfast and Mixer, so don’t be shy! We are known as the friendliest Chamber, and we look forward to getting to know you.