Abstract: The Greater Gotham Business Council and ''The Gay Market'': Entrepreneurial Strategies and the Political Economy of Queer Life in New York City, 1976-1980

Christopher Mitchell


My paper explores the Greater Gotham Business Council (GGBC), the first gay business organization established in New York City and the largest membership of any pre-AIDS LGBT organization in New York City. This paper explores the activities of the GGBC in promoting local LGBT businesses, establishing relationships with local politicians, and advocating on behalf of gay freelancers, entrepreneurs, and workers.