Office of Equal Opportunity Develops LGBTBE Registry

The City of Cleveland’s Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO) in collaboration  with Plexus, the Cleveland LGBT Chamber of Commerce, has developed a Lesbian, Gay,  Bisexual and Transgender Business Enterprises (LGBTBE) registry.


Chief of Public Affairs and Interim Director of the Office of Equal Opportunity Natoya Walker Minor

“We believe that the LGBTBE Registry is both a historic and monumental step forward that will  contribute towards a stronger business environment and that aligns with the mission of the  Office of Equal Opportunity, “to advance economic opportunity for Clevelanders,” said Natoya  Walker Minor, Interim Director of the Office of Equal Opportunity.

To apply for the registration, businesses must demonstrate that they are at least 51% owned  and operated by an LGBT individual and located and doing business in the Cleveland  Contracting Market. LGBTBEs that are registered with the City will be placed on OEO’s online registry. The application for the LGBTBE registration can be found at

“We applaud the City of Cleveland on the launch of its LGBTBE registry,” said Michelle  Tomallo, board president of Plexus, the LGBT and allied chamber of commerce in Northeast Ohio. “This historic step shows the City’s commitment to advancing the economic well-being of all Clevelanders. Plexus is proud to help the City in these efforts and we look forward to our continued work together to build a stronger business environment.”

Office of Equal Opportunity Develops LGBTBE Registry