Welcome to GSBA
GSBA is Washington State's LGBTQ+ and allied chamber of commerce, and the largest in North America. We represent small business, corporate, and nonprofit members who share the values of promoting equality and diversity in the workplace. GSBA proudly serves as a connector across the state, bringing the community together through business including complimentary business consulting and class, while advocating for civil rights and small business in Olympia, promoting LGBTQ+ tourism through Travel Out, and investing in the next generation of leaders through The GSBA Scholarship & Education Fund.
"GSBA has always supported me, my community, and my business, but when the pandemic struck I realized the true value of the organization. GSBA helped me navigate supportive small business programs when I needed them and helped me launch my pandemic pivot: Bite Society. Through connections with major customers and venues, Bite Society took off and rolling with the support of GSBA. They are always my first call when I need help with my business."
Lendy Hensley, Owner, Bite Society
businesses supported through consulting on labor standards, LGBTQ+ cultural competency, and financial relief
small businesses assisted with cash grants and loan/grant applications
people reached about the importance of LGBTQ+ people and small businesses participating in the U.S. Census