If you are an LGBT business owner, you may have considered becoming a certified LGBT-owned business through the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce’s LGBT Business Enterprise (LGBTBE) certification or another certifying organization. These certifications are proof that your business is majority owned and controlled by one or more LGBT individuals.
You may think, how do I prove my LGBT status? The National LGBT Chamber of Commerce provides a very detailed list of ways an individual may be able to prove LGBT status: https://www.nglcc.org/sites/default/files/LGBT%20Status%20Qualifiers.pdf .
Just a few examples of potential evidence of LGBT status are:
Of course, even if you meet the LGBT requirements of this certification, you must also show that the LGBT owner(s) actually own and control the business. This topic will be covered in a future blog.
If your company needs advice regarding diversity certifications, including LGBT certification, please contact Danielle Dietrich at 412-227-0284 or firstname.lastname@example.org.