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.
Trans Woman Gets Help in Fight Against Saks

Trans Woman Gets Help in Fight Against Saks

A transgender woman who says the retailer discriminated against her has responded to Saks's motion to dismiss her case and is getting support from two prominent LGBT rights groups.

Masculine and Pregnant? 'Alternity Wear' May Solve Your Fashion Dilemma

Masculine and Pregnant? Give 'Alternity Wear' a Try

Pregnancy clothing steps out of the realm of the ultrafeminine with a line of 'alternity wear' from new company Butchbaby & Co.

Op-ed: 6 Lessons a Straight Couple Learned From Owning a Gay Bar

Op-ed: 6 Lessons a Straight Couple Learned From Owning a Gay Bar

The owners of Flaming Saddles, a gay country-western bar opening a new location in West Hollywood, share a few life lessons learned from their queer patrons.

Bakery Battles: Colorado Cake Shop Refuses to Make Anti-LGBT Cake

Bakery Battles: Colorado Cake Shop Refuses to Make Anti-LGBT Cake

A bakery is facing a discrimination complaint after refusing to make a cake with anti-LGBT words and images.

Texas Ad Company Will Remove 'Ex-Gay' Billboard

Texas Ad Company Will Remove 'Ex-Gay' Billboard

A billboard in Dallas promoting so-called reparative therapy will be removed 'within a week,' the president of Impact Advertising says.

Former Lowe's Employee Sues for Antigay Discrimination

Former Lowe's Employee Sues for Antigay Discrimination

After more than a decade of work at a suburban New York Lowe's, Adam Haimowitz says he was fired in retaliation for testifying in a colleague's 'sex-based harassment' suit.

Tiffany Ad Features Gay Couple for First Time

Tiffany Campaign Features Gay Couple for First Time

They aren't models, either. They're a real couple.

HRC Challenges Saks' Defense of Antitrans Discrimination

HRC Challenges Saks' Defense of Antitrans Discrimination

As the company claims such discrimination is legal and that it isn't bound by its own antibias policies, the Human Rights Campaign suspends its Corporate Equality Index score.

Tim Cook and the Way Ahead

Tim Cook and the Way Ahead

Former BP CEO John Browne was the only out chief executive of a Fortune 500 company prior to Apple CEO Tim Cook’s announcement in October 2014. He writes for The Advocate on what that means for the future of business.

Texas Trans Woman Sues Saks Fifth Avenue Over Alleged Harassment
July 20 2015 5:58 PM ET

Texas Trans Woman Sues Saks Fifth Avenue Over Alleged Harassment

Weeks after Attorney General Holder announced that the Civil Rights Act of 1964 covers discrimination based on gender identity, the upscale retailer still claims its trans workers are not protected.

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