The State of LGBT-Owned Business with Jonathan Lovitz of the NGLCC - 5:18
"There are definitely more than 1.4 million (LGBT business owners). But they're not going to, for lack of a better word, come out until there's that equal seat at the table for them to succeed."
Posted Jun 10, 2016
There are an estimated?1.4 million?LGBT businesses owners in the United States today. And while the Federal Government currently does not recognize LGBT as a minority for the purposes of contracting, there has been some movement on the state side with New York's Supplier Diversity Act. A conversation on the?state of the LGBT owned business with Jonathan Lovitz, Vice President for External Affairs at the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce. Lovitz stated, "There are definitely more?than 1.4 million (LGBT business owners). But they're not going to, for?lack of a better word, come out?until there's that equal seat at?the table for them to succeed." Visit the?National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce on the web, on Facebook or follow on Twitter.
Produced by: National Newsmakers Team
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