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Sydney Gay & Lesbian Business Association Inc.

Established in 1981 as the Gay Business Association, The Sydney Gay & Lesbian Business Association Inc. (SGLBA) was the first LGBTIQ Business Association in Australia.  It evolved from the need for a safe place for LGBTI business people to meet like-minded professionals during a time when being LGBTIQ was still a criminal offence in New South Wales. 

The SGLBA facilitates opportunities for members to grow their business beyond the LGBTIQ community and welcomes engagement from across the business community.  We believe there is one business community – not a ‘straight’ one or an ‘LGBTIQ’ one.

Membership is open to professionals of any orientation who support the SGLBA and value the opportunities that membership presents. The SGLBA provides members and guests from both the LGBTIQ community and its allies, opportunities to gain knowledge, promote their business, increase their network, and be inspired.  We do this by delivering our members a diversity of complimentary or subsidised events, services, opportunities, and partnerships – either directly, or by partnering with other organisations.

Contact us at to enquire about sponsorships, partnerships, or volunteering.

SGLBA is a registered not-for-profit organisation run entirely by volunteers.  

IMPORTANT: Obtaining a ticket to an SGLBA event also opts you into future communications for similar events. You can manage your subscription or unsubscribe at any time from the link in all of our emails.