Mayor Pugh Makes Baltimore Largest City in the Nation to Recognize LGBTQ Suppliers

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BALTIMORE, MD.  — Mayor Catherine E. Pugh has signed an Executive Order recognizing LGBTQ-owned business enterprises (LGBTBEs), in addition to minority- and women-owned business enterprises (MWBEs).

This executive order is a significant step towards inclusion of LGBTBEs in supplier diversity programs enjoyed by MWBEs and reflects the Mayor’s commitment to diversity and inclusion in all areas of Baltimore City, including the marketplace.

“Baltimore is an inclusive City and is made more vibrant by the diversity of our residents,” said Mayor Catherine E. Pugh. “By including the LGBTQ community in our supplier diversity programs, the City and the broader community are the real beneficiaries of their tremendous skills, talents, innovations and expertise. This is what a 21st Century city should be about – encouraging the best ideas, approaches and capabilities and allowing them to succeed for the benefit of us all.”

The inclusion of LGBTQ-owned businesses in the City’s supplier diversity programs makes Baltimore the largest city in the Nation to do so. 

To view the Executive Order, click here.


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