Who We Are
Founded in 1991, Lambda Business Association is the LGBTQ Chamber of Commerce for Southern Nevada. While Lambda began as a networking club, it morphed into a full-fledged Chamber of Commerce shortly thereafter. Lambda is recognized by the IRS as a 501c6 corporation.
Our members include LGBTQ-owned or operated businesses and our allies. You don't have to be LGBTQ to join Lambda -- just be supportive and don't discriminate. We also include political (elected or not) leaders, charitable or social organizations. Everyone needs to follow our Code of Ethics and that makes you welcome.
Besides being good people, Lambda is a great business networking and education opportunity. As a group, Lambda does important community work, both with member volunteers' time and our financial support to other community organizations.
Lambda Business Association's premier event is a lunch which is always held the second Wednesday of every month. The event is open to the public and held at The (LGBTQ) Center, 401 S. Maryland Pkwy., Las Vegas, NV 89101. The lunch and meeting is $20 per person. While we don't require an RSVP, checking in through our Facebook Event page is appreciated. Pre-payment on our secure website makes the check-in process much faster. Use this secure link: https://lambdalv.wufoo.com/forms/m7x3z9/
The Lambda Monthly Business Luncheon
Membership is open to any business, person, organization or politician, subject to the Board of Directors' approval, based on our Code of Ethics.
Since 1996, Lambda has used various tag lines including "The Gay Chamber of Commerce", "The Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce", and to be more inclusive, we are currently known as "The LGBTQ Chamber of Commerce for Southern Nevada".
The Lambda Symbol
In the early 1970s, graphic designer Tom Doerr selected the Greek letter lambda to be the symbol of the New York chapter of the Gay Activists Alliance. The alliance's literature states that Doerr chose the symbol specifically for its denotative meaning in the context of chemistry and physics: "a complete exchange of energy–that moment or span of time witness to absolute activity". Within the STEM field, the lambda symbol is associated with the half-life parameter of exponential random variables, which describes the time it takes for a state to change.
In December 1974, the lambda was officially declared the international symbol for gay and lesbian rights by the International Gay Rights Congress in Edinburgh, Scotland. The gay rights organization Lambda Legal and the American Lambda Literary Foundation derive their names from this symbol.