The existence of LGBTIQ+ Chambers of Commerce – or Business Chambers as they are called in some markets – has been proven a successful factor of support and development for the community. Starting in the USA with the NGLCC (est. 2002), there are meanwhile Chambers in more than 50 North American states and regions, in 7 South American countries, Canada, South Africa and Australia. In recent years, European chambers are being established.
In June 2018, the founding of the European LGBTI Chamber of Commerce (EGLCC) was announced at an international conference in Vienna. In addition to the Scandinavian and Italian representatives, the GLBBC belongs to the European network, and is a founding member of the EGLCC. The GGLBC sees it as a responsibility to share their values and experiences with the other already existing Chambers and to support the foundation of further Chambers.
In Germany the GGLBC collaborates with the Prout At Work Foundation, which works to “increase awareness of LGBTIQ+ in the workplace in ways that can be seen, felt and experienced”.