NYS Senator Introduces Bill to Include LGBT, Disability, and Verteran-owned Businesses in State Procurement

National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce

The National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC), the business voice of the LGBT community, is excited to announce that New York State Senator Brad Hoylman (D-Manhattan) has introduced legislation to bring contracting and procurement opportunities to the estimated 86,000 LGBT-owned businesses in the state. When passed, the New York State Supplier Diversity Act will also include businesses owned by veterans and those with disabilities in the state’s nearly $250 Billion dollars spent on contracted goods and services.

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Hetrick-Martin Institute

Hetrick-Martin Institute believes all young people, regardless of sexual orientation or identity, deserve a safe and supportive environment in which to achieve their full potential. 

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Kevin Uhrin and William Self

Kevin Uhrin and William Self are a fine example of two LGBT activist in NYC. Never did they imagine that a chance meeting at Saks Fifth Avenue would turn into a love story of a life time. They have since filled their lives with many firsts, ups and downs and live a life full of adventure. One inspiring action about this couple is the readiness of lending a hand and helping out the community. Kevin attributes their success as a couple to the 50/50 split on communication. He believes they have struck the right balance of complimenting each other at every turn.

LGBT Business Builder


The LGBT Business Builder is an historic national initiative in partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration. The purpose of this initiative is to remove barriers and increase access to strategic growth opportunities for America’s LGBT business owners. Join NGLCC and the SBA for the LGBT Business Builder event in Washington, DC.


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