Our Support of Black Lives Matter and Commitment to Condemning Racism and Racial Violence.
The movement for Black rights and the movements for LGBTQ+ rights are inseparable. We share in the collective experience of heartbreak by the unjust deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, Ahmaud Arbery, Elijah McClain, Riah Milton, Merci Mack, and the countless other Black and Black Trans lives lost. Without the Black Trans community, and by extension the Black community as a whole, the LGBTQ+ civil rights movement and our organization would not have made the strides for equality and acceptance that we have in the past 50 years. The Colorado LGBTQ Chamber of Commerce is committed to supporting Black Lives Matter, LGBTQ+ rights, and will stand and fight against racial injustice within our communities.
While we have always been committed to being a diverse and inclusive organization, we know we must revisit the unconscious and conscious bias’s around racial discrimination and inequality within our organization. We have begun to review and initiate changes within the Chamber based upon what is best for our members, our society, and our organization as a whole.
Our initiatives include: