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Phoenix Business Journal Speaks to Gabe Hagen About LGBTQ+ Businesses Challenges and Changes in AZ

We were happy to provide our response to Dale Brown, Research Director at the Phoenix Business Journal about the challenges and changes we see in our community as LGBTQ+ Business Owners.

Phoenix Business Journal:

The number of Phoenix-area LGBTQ-owned businesses may not have increased at a stratospheric pace in the past few years but their visibility has certainly grown immensely.

PBJ: Over the past 10 years, what do you think has been the biggest change in the LGBTQ business community?

"Over the last 10 years, the LGBTQ business community has seen significant progress and growth, but it has also faced new challenges. One of the biggest changes has been the increase in anti-LGBTQ sentiment and discrimination in some parts of the country. This has created an atmosphere of uncertainty and fear for many LGBTQ-owned businesses, who worry about the impact of such discrimination on their operations and bottom line." – Gabe Hagen, co-founder, Brick Road Coffee

Read the full article with fellow LGBTQ+ Business Owners' responses.

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