As a non-profit community organisation, the Pride Business Network was founded in the early 1980's by a group of people committed to networking LGBTIQ+ businesses in Brisbane. The socio-political factors that affected G&L business operators has changed significantly since the incorporation of the Free Business Association (later renamed The Gay and Lesbian Business Network, and more recently the Pride Business Network), however its intents and purposes have not.
|LGBITQ+ Professionals||LGBTIQ+ individuals working in any profession or trade seeking to associate with like minded people.|
|LGBTIQ+ Businesses||Businesses that are owned and operated by members of the LGBTIQ+ community.|
|"LGBTIQ+ Friendly" Businesses||Businesses where LGBTIQ+ professionals hold senior positions and/or where management identify the community as a strong core market.|
|LGBTIQ+ Tertiary Students||LGBTIQ+ individuals looking for support and links into the business community.|
|Community Groups||Community groups who provide support or services to the LGBTIQ+ and broader Community.|
To be a respected model of a networking organisation, which creates success for our members, as professionals and business owners in our community.
We strive to provide a relevant and value driven service, in order to best meet our vision, via education, mentoring, support and social opportunities.
The Pride Business Network has 5 key values that makeup the core ideology of our organisation
|Collaboration||working in partnership with our community.|
|Contribution||providing tangible benefits for our community.|
|Celebration||ensuring innovation and optimism are acknowledged by our community.|
|Integrity||increasing respect for members within our community.|
|Inclusiveness||providing opportunities for all in our community.|