About Us

Who We Are


Established in 1981, GSBA is Washington State's LGBTQ+ and allied chamber of commerce and is the largest of its kind in North America. We represent over 1,300 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 region, bringing the community together through business while advocating for civil rights and small business, promoting LGBTQ+ tourism through Travel Out Seattle, and investing in the next generation of leaders through the GSBA Scholarship Fund.

What We Do



  • Position your business as supporting equality, diversity and inclusion Connect LGBT Certified Businesses to corporate and government contracting opportunities
  • Promote progressive business policies
  • Provide business development programming


  • Connect small businesses, large corporations, nonprofits and government entities
  • Engage your employees through networking and volunteer opportunities
  • Provide visibility for your business through print and digital media
  • Market your business to a loyal LGBTQ+ and allied community
  • Connect to LGBTQ+ nonprofits


  • Advocate for small business at the city, state and federal levels
  • Represent your business voice before elected officials
  • Convene forums to explore important business and civil rights issues
  • Advance equality and civil rights through business


  • Provide access to higher education to LGBTQ+ and allied students
  • Award financial scholarships
  • Increase the pipeline of a skilled workforce by investing in higher education
  • Sponsor leadership development for students and young entrepreneurs

The GSBA Impact Report

GSBA is a 501(c)(6) organization. Tax ID 91-1171171.
The GSBA Scholarship Fund is a 501(c)(3). Tax ID 94-3138514.


To combine business development, leadership and social action to expand economic opportunities for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer community and those who support equality for all.


A vibrant global economy strengthened through the full participation of diverse local communities.


Exchange Ideas
Increase Visibility
Work Collaboratively
Celebrate Diversity
Promote Inclusiveness
Invest in Future Leaders

Membership Standards & Ethics

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Contact Us

400 E Pine St
Ste 322
Seattle, WA 98122


Greater Seattle Business Association is a proud

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