Texas LGBTQ+ Chambers of Commerce Members Visit Lawmakers at Capitol for Valentine’s Day

Close to 50 members of the Texas LGBTQ+ Chambers of Commerce, a joint effort by the Austin, Houston, North Texas, and San Antonio LGBTQ+ Chambers of Commerce, visited the Texas Capitol on Valentine’s Day to remind Texas lawmakers that Business is Business in the Lone Star State. 

Chamber members met with their representatives and delivered a Valentine that outlined their support for a legislative session that focuses on business issues and keeping Texas open and competitive for all business.

Chamber Members also voiced support of House Bill 2182, a bill filed by Representative Jessica González that will add LGBTQIA+ owned businesses to the “historically underutilized business” category and create more opportunity for LGBTQIA+ owned business to bid on and receive government contracts. 

“Houston, Austin, and San Antonio have already enacted policies that consider LGBTQIA+ owned business in city projects,” said Representative Jessica González, Vice Chair of the Texas House LGBTQ Caucus. “We have existing statute that already considers minority owned businesses in state contracts and adding the LGBTQIA+ community to that list is common sense.”

Thank you so much to all of our members, sponsors, and partners for joining us in person at the Capitol and online using our Digital Advocacy Toolkit.

The Texas LGBTQ+ Chambers will continue to monitor legislation as the session progresses and providing opportunities for their members to engage. To learn more visit www.texaslgbtqchambers.com. More photos from the Day at the Capitol will be published soon.