SBA restores website info for LGBT-owned businesses

By : Chris Johnson OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Following complaints from a leading LGBT business group and two House Democrats, the U.S. Small Business Administration has restored to its website material dedicated to LGBT-owned small businesses.

The new webpage on the SBA website, titled “LGBT-owned businesses,” is found on the business guide section and says, “The SBA is proud to support the LGBT business community.”

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House Dems demand answers on LGBT removal from SBA website

By : Chris Johnson of the Washington Blade, courtesy of the National LGBT Media Association
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ABOVE: Rep. Yvette Clarke (L) and Rep. Nydia Velázquez are concerned about the LGBT removal from the SBA website. (Photos public domain)

WASHINGTON | Two House Democrats are demanding answers from the U.S. Small Business Administration over the continued omission of LGBT material from the agency’s website more than a year after the pages were removed.

In a letter dated May 9, Reps. Nydia Velazquez and Yvette Clarke — lawmakers from New York who serve on the House Committee for Small Business — requested information from Administrator Linda McMahon on the “disconcerting change” of the LGBT omission at the start of the Trump administration.

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