Former Vice President Joe Biden’s 2020 president has gotten another endorsement, this time from the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC).
“The NGLCC is proud to endorse a champion for inclusion,” said NGLCC President Justin Nelson in a statement. “We need to elect a president with a commitment to LGBTQ equality, ending racism and racial violence, promoting small businesses and entrepreneurship, and ensuring a safe and equitable society for every American. Joe Biden is that candidate.”
The NGLCC describes itself as the “only national advocacy organization dedicated to expanding economic opportunities for the LGBT business community.”
In their release, the organization said that it supports Biden because of his support for economic stimulus in the face of the coronavirus pandemic, his support for using executive orders and other presidential instruments to fight discrimination against LGBTQ people.
The NGLCC also highlighted Biden’s past support for the Equality Act, which would add sexual orientation and gender identity to existing civil rights legislation, and his support for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, a program from the Obama administration that allowed some undocumented immigrants to avoid deportation.
“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,” Nelson said.
“Our campaign is deeply honored to receive the endorsement of the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce,” the Biden campaign said in a statement responding to the endorsement.
The NGLCC certifies LGBTQ-owned businesses, which the organization said added $1.15 billion to the economy in 2015. Q.Digital, the company that owns LGBTQ Nation, is an NGLCC Certified LGBT Business Enterprise (LGBTBE).