The Texas LGBTQ Chambers of Commerce Announce State Representative Jessica Gonzalez as Special Guest Speaker at Pride Across Texas Virtual Networking Event
The Texas LGBTQ Chambers of Commerce is holding their final event for 2020, on November 12th, and look forward to hosting State Representative Jessica Gonzalez from House District 104.
During her first term, Representative González served as the Vice-Chair of the Texas House LGBTQ Caucus and the Vice-Chair of NHCSL’s Human and Civil Rights Task Force. She has dedicated her time in the Texas House of Representatives to reforming our criminal justice system, expanding voting rights, and fighting for affordable housing.
Representative Gonzalez was just re-elected to office and is expected to sponsor a comprehensive non-discrimination bill, in the 2021 session, that will protect LGBTQ people and their families in employment, housing, and access to public accommodations across the state of Texas.
Event attendees will hear effective strategies for individuals, businesses, and organizations to advocate for the passage of this much-needed legislation. Representative Gonzalez will also share more of her expectations for the 2021 Texas legislative session.
Pride Across Texas is a quarterly virtual networking event for the LGBTQ & Allied Business Community. The event launched in June 2020 by the Texas LGBTQ Chambers of Commerce, a coalition of the Austin LGBT Chamber, Greater Houston LGBT Chamber, North Texas LGBT Chamber and San Antonio LGBT Chamber.
Combined, Texas LGBTQ Chambers of Commerce have more than 1000 members. This event gives LGBT Chamber members and their guests a chance to reach beyond their city, county, and region to create new business networks!
Pride Across Texas will take place on November 12, 2020 | 4:30-6:00pm. The agenda includes:
- Introduction and mission of Texas LGBTQ Chambers of Commerce
- Special guest speaker: Representative Jessica Gonzalez will talk about the upcoming 2021 legislative session and the comprehensive non-discrimination bill she is sponsoring
- Speed networking for attendees to meet one on one
- Texas LGBTQ Chambers of Commerce announcement of future events
Registration is still open here. Dallas Voice is this month’s media partner.
For Pride Across Texas sponsorship information in 2021, click here to find benefits.
About the Texas LGBTQ Chambers of Commerce: The Texas Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Queer (LGBTQ) Chambers of Commerce is a coalition of the Austin LGBT Chamber of Commerce, Greater Houston LGBT Chamber of Commerce, North Texas GLBT Chamber of Commerce, and San Antonio LGBT Chamber of Commerce. We work to achieve equality and inclusion by promoting economic vitality in our communities and strengthening LGBTQ and Ally businesses.
The 1,000+ LGBTQ and Allied businesses of the Chambers speak with one voice. We call upon our local elected representatives to introduce or support legislation that supports diversity in the workplace and opposes discrimination. We know, in Texas, when business thrives, people prosper. For this to happen, all Texans must be included and respected.