The National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce

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The National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce also known by the acronym NGLCC, the organization was founded in 2002. Per their website the NGLCC "is the only national not-for-profit advocacy organization specifically dedicated to expanding the economic opportunities and advancements of the LGBT business community. The NGLCC is the direct link between Corporate America and LGBT businesses and entrepreneurs." The NGLCC is an advocate for gay businesses, for students in business and works with local and state chambers of commerce, making it a particularly worrying element of the gay agenda. The organization has grown to be the largest LGBT economic advocacy and business development organization in the world.

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Major Public Relations Setback for the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce

Recently, the NGLCC had a major public relations setback as McDonald’s Vice President Richard Ellis has resigned his position on the board of NGLCC and Mc Donald's has stated that his seat on the board will not be replaced.[1] McDonald’s has also stated that their company has no plans to renew their membership in NGLCC when it expires in December.[2] The resignation was due to the fact that in mid-2008, a McDonalds executive joined the NGLCC, immediately triggering a boycott by conservative Christians, led by the American Family Association.[3] After the executive resigned, citing the boycott, the AFA called it off and declared victory for American families.[4] The AFA, since this victory, has become even more of a watchdog organization for corporate pushing of the gay agenda, listing companies that actively donate to the cause of gay "marriage",[5] and even noting combatants in the War on Christmas.[6]

Peter LaBarbera who is President of Americans for Truth, which is an organization which solely focuses its efforts on opposing the homosexual agenda in the United States, stated regarding the McDonald's boycott the following:

The people involved in this boycott of McDonald’s are good family people — not vegans, America-hating leftists, or some other fringe group. And the idea really seems to be catching on. As I said yesterday, millions and millions of Americans have had it with the elite media’s and pop culture’s promotion of homosexuality, but they don’t know what to do about it. Boycotting McDonald’s, an easy target but admittedly not the worst corporate offender — PepsiCo Foundation recently gave $500,000 to the homosexual group Human Rights Campaign Foundation, compared to McDonald’s $20,000 to the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce — is something simple to do to stand up for marriage and the natural family.[7]

Co-founders

Justin G. Nelson

Before NGLCC, Justin was a lobbyist of Congress and the White House. Also, he spent four years as an aide in the United States Senate.

Chance Mitchell

Before NGLCC, Chance worked information systems for law firms. He provides activism through economics in his quest for equal rights for the gay community.

Sponsors

The sponsors are highly visible corporations in America

Founding Sponsors

IBM, Wells Fargo, JP Morgan Chase, Motorola, Intel, American Airlines, Aetna, Windham Hotels, American Express, Travelport, Ernst & Young.

Corporate Partners

Kodak, Marriott, Citi, SuperValue, Accenture, UPS, AT&T, KPMG, Pepsico, Burger King, Intuit, Merck, Cisco, ING, Morgan Stanley, Hilton, Coors Brewing, OfficeMax, Continental Airlines, Southwest Airlines, Chubb, Bank of America, Capital One, Comcast, Deutsche Bank, Cigna, Fannie Mae, Hyatt, Sotheby's, Johnson & Johnson, UBS, Goldman Sachs, Wachovia, Freddie Mac, Century 21 Realty, Coldwell Banker, Xerox, Ramada, Avis, Pfizer, ERA Real Estate, Bristol Farms, Sodexo, ACME and more.

External Links

References

  1. http://americansfortruth.com/news/mcdonalds-promises-neutrality-afa-ends-boycott.html
  2. http://americansfortruth.com/news/mcdonalds-promises-neutrality-afa-ends-boycott.html
  3. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/07/03/AR2008070303769.html
  4. http://archives.chicagotribune.com/2008/oct/10/business/chi-fri-mcdonalds-boycott-oct10
  5. http://www.afa.net/Petitions/Issuedetail.asp?id=333
  6. http://www.afa.net/christmaslist.asp
  7. http://americansfortruth.com/news/chicago-media-blacks-out-mcdonalds-boycott-press-conference.html
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