This July, nglccNY is proud to spotlight New Queer Order Enterprises as our next featured Biz of the Month! We spoke with founders Aaron Musgrove-Lecours, Bee Jordan, Felicia Misale, Gerson Leon, and Kamryn Jerrel to learn more about their entrepreneurial journeys and experiences running a queer-owned business:
What is your business?
We are a queer-owned and run cooperative that offers media platforms such as podcasting, internet radio and other vehicles for the least represented voices of the queer community. We seek to create economic opportunities through creativity and employment. We are a diverse organization representing disenfranchised parts of the queer community. We are looking to create real change in the community with the least amount of privilege through economic advancement and media representation.
What is unique about your business?
We are a queer cooperative that concentrates on business opportunities in creative platforms and artistic projects that looks to create job opportunities to strengthen economic and political power amongst the least represented parts of the queer community. We focus on creating an atmosphere for the under-served voices that need structural power to enhance their health and stability.
What does it mean to you to be an LGBTQ+ entrepreneur?
That we are here to serve the community and create opportunities for advancement in the mind, body and health of the queer community.
How has being a Certified LGBTBE® impacted your business? Why did you join nglccNY?
It has helped connect us to a network of other queer business owners, who have offered mentorship, advice and business connections.