Close Up: A Celebration Of Black LGBT Business

All about Bid’ness

In honor of Black History Month, the Illinois LGBT Chamber of Commerce and Chicago Black Gay Men’s Caucus celebrated our spirit of entrepreneurship in our community. We brought together Black LGBT business owners from all over Chicago to share lessons learned and network.

Our panelists were a mix of go-getters from fashion, non-profit administration, and finance:

  • Reformed School’s Peter Gaona
  • Pride Action Tank’s Kim Hunt
  • Taylor Mason of Taylor’s Tacos
  • Brian D. Johnson from the Commonwealth Initiative

Celebrating their achievements and listening to their experiences helps us build a strong and vibrant community.