The National LGBT Chamber of Commerce, also known as the NGLCC, endorsed Joe Biden for president Monday, saying the former vice president’s commitment to signing the Equality Act would empower and protect LGBTQ entrepreneurs and business owners.
The Democratic candidate would guarantee nondiscrimination protections that ensure equitable access to capital, particularly during the post-pandemic economic recovery, the chamber said.
“Joe Biden proudly affirms an essential core value of the NGLCC: that we all deserve our shot at the American Dream, and that our economy only succeeds when it is available to all LGBT and allied Americans,” Justin G. Nelson, the organization’s president, said in a written statement announcing the endorsement.
In a subsequent interview with NBC News, Nelson said the “number one issue” for LGBTQ-owned businesses across the U.S. “is access to capital, especially during the pandemic.”
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