Business

In Business, The Advocate brings readers the latest news regarding developments in the LGBT business world. Find out the happenings of gay business leaders that are moving the Invisible Hand in the United States and around the world like Apple's Tim Cook, American Eagle's Robert Hanson, and 3M Unitek's Mary Jo Abler. Learn tips from the pros about managing the business affairs of day-to-day life for the present and future. Prepare for retirement and learn how changing laws regarding same-sex marriage, partnership, and adoption affects financial planning.
Op-ed: Dear Walmart, Do the Right Thing — Give Married Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual Workers Equal Benefits

Op-ed: Dear Walmart, Do the Right Thing

Several major LGBT and workplace equality organizations are urging Walmart CEO Douglas McMillon to reimburse employees denied health care benefits for their same-sex spouses.

Op-ed: The Equality Act Is Necessary for LGBTs — and All Women

Op-ed: The Equality Act Is Necessary for LGBTs — and All Women

James Esseks of the ACLU says the proposed Equality Act will usher in sweeping changes for almost all minorities.

Black Trans Woman Meagan Taylor Released from Iowa Jail
July 23 2015 1:03 PM ET

Meagan Taylor Has Been Freed

After spending two weeks in a segregated medical cell in Iowa, the Illinois trans woman was released from Polk County Jail today.

New York Gay Bar Accused of Discriminating Against Trans Woman Over Bathroom Use

N.Y. Gay Bar Accused of Transphobia After Ejecting Trans Woman

Billie Matthews says it was particularly disheartening to face alleged bias in an LGBT space, and was joined Monday by protesters calling for a boycott.

WATCH: Gay Pastry Chef Defends Antigay Bakers, Calls Protesters 'Nazis'

Gay Pastry Chef Asks Bakery Protesters 'Are You Stupid?'

One pastry chef denounces 'my fellow gay and lesbian community' for 'bullying' Christian bakers who refuse orders for same-sex wedding cakes.

Black Trans Woman 'Profiled' as Sex Worker Gains Online Following, But May Remain Jailed

#FreeMeaganTaylor Movement Grows for Jailed Trans Woman

As the #FreeMeaganTaylor movement takes off, activists say the prison system has thrown up roadblocks in bailing the 22-year-old out of a segregated Iowa jail cell.

Gawker's Nick Denton Regrets, Removes Controversial Post Outing Executive

Gawker's Nick Denton Regrets, Removes Controversial Post

Gawker CEO Nick Denton has removed a post on the site that outed an executive at a publishing company.

Black Woman Who Claims Iowa Police Arrested Her for Being Trans, Now Placed in Isolation

Black Woman Claims Iowa Police Arrested Her for Being Trans

Meagan Taylor, 22, was arrested Monday after hotel staff wrongly accused her of prostitution. Now the county jail doesn't know where to house her.

Antigay Bakers Set Crowdfunding Record

Antigay Bakers Set Crowdfunding Record

The owners of Sweet Cakes by Melissa, ordered to pay damages for denying service to a lesbian couple, have raised a record amount online.

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