Welcoming Workplaces and Communities Drive a Strong Economy

Our employees, their families and our communities thrive when each member can be their true self, making their own decisions about personal well-being. That’s the New Hampshire way. Laws that attack our LGBTQ+ friends, neighbors and families send the wrong message about what we all value, freedom for all.

An Open Letter Addressing the Slate of Anti-LGBTQ+ Bills To:

State Senators
State Representatives
Governor Chris Sununu

Given the extensive slate of anti-LGBTQ+ bills in the 2024 session, we as business and workplaces in New Hampshire, feel it is important to stand together in support of the LGBTQ community. Our companies and organizations operate state wide, contributing to job creation and providing products, services and support for New Hampshire’s communities and beyond. We strongly believe that we excel when our people can bring their authentic selves to their work and their communities. For that reason, we prioritize creating environments fostering fairness, belonging, and opportunity.

As we work together to strengthen our state’s economy, we need our leaders in Concord laser focused on solutions that address limitations in our workforce development, like the housing and child care crises, both of which affect our abilities to recruit and retain workers. Without more housing, especially workforce housing and sufficient child care options during the workday, our ability to recruit the necessary workers for our workplaces becomes very difficult. Spending time on legislation to limit freedoms is counter-productive and better spent on barriers to achieving prosperity for all.

We hope to continue to grow and thrive as companies in this state but are troubled by the drumbeat of proposed legislation in the State House that unfairly targets LGBTQ individuals, particularly transgender youth. These bills aim to limit access to essential services and restrict participation in activities such as sports and the use of public facilities. Such discriminatory measures not only harm marginalized groups, but also undermine the principles of fairness and respect, and tarnish our state’s reputation.

These laws would negatively impact our employees and their families, creating unwelcome and unsafe environments in their communities. Discriminatory policies would affect our businesses, influencing our decisions on investment and growth. They also go against the fabric of our great state and in turn make it harder for us to recruit the people we need to run our businesses and organizations.

We have found that our workers are proud to live in New Hampshire because we treat each other with respect. We appreciate the leadership Governor Sununu and the 2018 legislature demonstrated in HB 1319, protecting the rights of transgender people. Discriminatory LGBTQ policies will chip away individual rights and be yet another thing that makes it hard for businesses in this state to get the workforce we need to keep our doors open.

As signatories of this letter, we remain committed to fostering safe and inclusive environments for our employees, their families, and our communities. We call on policymakers to prioritize fairness and freedom for all Granite Staters, ensuring that everyone feels welcome and respected wherever they live and work. In order to ensure our workplaces can continue to grow and innovate, we ask that you stop advancing anti-LGBTQ policies and focus on helping all people achieve their full potential.


350 New Hampshire

HR Synergy, LLC

Pride Toolbox


Human Being Human, LLC

Prime Buchholz*

900 Degrees Neapolitan Pizzeria

Hypertherm Associates*

Prime Roast Coffee

Alchemy & Herbs

iOffice Technologies

Proximity Lab

Allgood Strategies LLC

Impax Asset Management*

Racial Unity Team

Ammonoosuc Community Health Services, Inc., (ACHS)*


Reis & Kirkland

Ammonoosuc Conservation Trust

JP Judy Johnson

Rejuvenations Professional Massage

Antioch University*

Just Calm Down Skin & Nail Studio

Reproductive Equity Now

Apotheca Flowers

Karen Lacharite, LLC

Resilient Buildings Group, Inc

Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music

Keene Family YMCA*

Resolve New England


Keene Housing

ReVision Energy*

Arts in Reach

Keene Housing Kids Collaborative

Rights & Democracy

Avalon North

Keene Pride

Richardson Media Group

Beeze Tees

Kelly Smith, LICSW

Ripple Effect Studio

Bell & Goose Cheese Co.

Kimberly Knowlton-Young, LICSW

Riverbend Community Mental Health*

Bi-State Primary Care Association


River's Edge salon LLC

Bill Maddocks Consulting LLC

Lamprey Health Care*



LISTEN Community Services

Roots Cafe & Juice Bar

Brantwood Camp

Little River Farmstead

Saltwater Collective

Brown & Company Design

Littleton Food Co-op*

Sanborn Diversity Solutions

Brown Computer Solutions

Little Village Toy & Book Shop

Savings Bank of Walpole

Building Community in New Hampshire

Loftware, Inc*

Scrapp Inc

Brewbakers Cafe & Terra Nova Coffee

Lovebirds Donuts

Seacoast Eat Local

Bruss Project Management

Lovering Health Center

Seacoast Cryotherapy and Recovery LLC

Camp Mowglis

Making Space Consulting

Seacoast Mental Health Center, Inc.*


Mariposa Museum & World Culture Center

Seacoast Outright

Center for Life Management*

Mascoma Bank*

SHARA Vineyards

Center for School Climate & Learning

MAYO Designs Inc.

Shire's Naturals

Chewlin Group


Social Design Strategies

ChopShop MediaWorks

Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester*

Southwestern Community Services, Inc.*

Clay Culture Studios

MVSB (Meredith Village Savings Bank)*

Spearpoint Strategies

Communicators Group

Mill + Co.

St. John's Episcopal Church

Community Partners of Stafford County*

Monadnock Center for Violence Prevention


Contoocook Stoneworks, LLC

Monadnock Conservancy

Stout Heart


Monadnock Food Co-op*

Stout Oak Farm

Coppertoppe Inn and Retreat

Monadnock Humane Society

Summit Workplace Solutions

Cornerstone Financial Planning

Monadnock International Film Festival

Sunrise Labs

Deep Roots Massage

Moon Pool Studios

Sustainable Futures Consulting

Diversity Workforce Coalition

Morneau Law

Sweaty Turtle Entertainment

Eight Legged Octopus

MudCity Clay


Electronic Imaging Materials Inc

NAMI New Hampshire

Terra Basics

Elm City Coaching

Neighborhood Access

The Browne Center for Innovative Learning

Emerson St. Pottery

NEMO Equipment, Inc.

The Center for Women and Enterprise

Enna Chocolate

New Directions Collaborative

The Chamber Collaborative of Greater Portsmouth

Equality Health Center

New Hampshire Harm Reduction Coalition

The Community Kitchen

Full Spectrum Wellness/re-Sourced

New Hampshire Mutual Bancorp*

The Flower Room

Garland Mill

New Hampshire Youth Movement

The Making of Self

Get Tech Smart

New Futures

The Nest Vintage Home

Gibson's Bookstore & Café

New Perspective Consulting LLC

The Northern Forest Center

Girls at Work, Inc.

Next Level Partnership, LLC

The Notchland Inn

Green Lightning Energy

NH Alliance for Immigrants and Refugees

The ReFill Station

Grim North LLC

NH Businesses for Social Responsibility

The Richards Group*

Good Earth Farm

NH Charitable Foundation 

The Toadstool Bookshops


NH Teen Institute

The Waysmeet Center and Cornucopia Food Pantry

Granite United Way

Northeast Organic Farming Association of New Hampshire (NOFA-NH)

Tristate Chimney Sweepe

Greater Monadnock Collaborative

Northern Pictures

Thorne's of Concord

Greater Seacoast Community Health*

One Earth Body Care

Turnage Barbershop

Green Wave Electric Vehicles

PMAC - Portsmouth Music and Arts Center

Upper Valley Haven

Grim North LLC

Paragon Digital Marketing


Hair By Monica


Urban Soul Boutique

Hannah Grimes Center, Inc.

Persimmon Consulting, LLC

Vital Communities

Hanover Co-op Food Stores & Auto Service Centers of NH & VT*


W.S. Badger Company, Inc

Harbor Care*

Pete and Gerry's Organics, LLC*

Water Street Bookstore, Inc.

Harm Reduction Circle



HELM Construction Solutions

Planned Parenthood of Northern New England*

YouthWell New Hampshire

Home Healthcare, Hospice and Community Services*

Positive Tracks

* Companies with over 100 employees.

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