All were founded or co-founded by someone from the LGBT community. With about 1. While government support for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender entrepreneurs lags behind that for women and minorities, a few private organizations backed by more than a few Fortune companies have become very useful resources to the community. Some of these organizations have been dedicated to LGBT advocacy, networking, or publishing for decades, creating communities and partnerships among LGBT business owners and their allies. Others have sprung up to fill in the gaps.
National Resources for LGBT Entrepreneurs
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LGBT-owned businesses are a valuable topic for business journalists to cover locally. LGBT-owned businesses can be a valuable topic for business reporters. While employee diversity has made headlines for years, stories on businesses that self-identify as being lesbian-, gay-, bisexual- or transgender-owned are a more recent development. In , the report stated that 66 percent of CEI-related businesses made at least three different efforts to help the LGBTQ community, such as philanthropic contributions, diverse supplier initiatives and public policy.