The Sacramento Rainbow Chamber of Commerce was founded at a time when it wasn’t as easy to be out and proud as it is today. Many LGBT business owners and professionals were forced to remain closeted or face discrimination or loss of business due to their sexual orientation. One of the Chamber’s founding principles is to support diversity, inclusion and equality for all people. Whether you are a business owner or not, LGBT or straight, here are six ways you can support those values.
At the Sacramento Rainbow Chamber of Commerce, we know that a healthy, thriving community is the basis of a healthy, thriving business environment, and the Chamber supports local non-profit organizations in numerous ways. Our non-profit Rainbow Chamber Foundation, funded entirely by private donations and sponsors, provides academic scholarships to LGBTQ and allied students of all ages, in addition to supporting youth programs and services through Gender Health Center, Sacramento LGBT Community Center and other organizations. On first Thursdays, the Chamber produces Drag Queen Bingo, with proceeds benefiting a different local non-profit each month. The Chamber provides leadership and fundraising support for other community projects and causes, such as the Lavender Heights Rainbow Crosswalks, 2008 No On 8 Campaign, and our partnerships with Downtown Partnership, Sacramento Kings and other diversity chambers. And we help our members grow and connect with the community, providing them free online job postings and Hot Deal offers.
The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago ruled the 1964 Civil Rights Act protects LGBT employees from workplace discrimination. Equality under the law allows LGBT parents and heads of households to provide for their families, contribute to their communities, and pay taxes.read more
March comes roaring in with a full schedule of Rainbow Chamber events, beginning with Drag Queen Bingo benefiting West Sacramento Historical Society on Thursday, March 2, at Mango's, with some extra special prizes! Congratulations to our Chamber corporate sponsor,...read more
Sacramento Rainbow Chamber of Commerce opposes recent actions by President Donald Trump and his administration to strike down protections for transgender students implemented in 2016 guaranteeing all students access to gender-segregated facilities such as restrooms and locker rooms in federally funded schools.read more