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.
'Ex-Gay' Writer and Advocate on Grindr
February 05 2013 2:00 PM ET

'Ex-Gay' Writer and Advocate Caught on Grindr

Michelle Garcia

A so-called ex-gay advocate was discovered to be using Grindr.

Baker Under Investigation for Denying Wedding Cake to Lesbian Couple
February 04 2013 1:28 PM ET

Baker Investigated for Denying Wedding Cake to Lesbians

Neal Broverman

Did a baker owner break the law in Oregon?

Want to Live in Grey Gardens? You Can Now
February 02 2013 12:00 PM ET

Want to Live in Grey Gardens? You Can Now

Neal Broverman

Big and Little Edie wouldn't recognize their former home anymore.

Reachably: The Next Level of Social Sharing
January 30 2013 5:00 AM ET

Reachably: The Next Level of Social Sharing

David Duran

In our partnership with StartOut, we regularly invite the group to highlight an LGBT entrepreneur. Here’s a way to get more out of social media.

Not So Fast: Chick-fil-A Hasn't Ended All Questionable Giving
January 28 2013 6:18 PM ET

Not So Fast: Chick-fil-A's Questionable Giving Isn't Over

Lucas Grindley

The fast food chain is highlighting the fact it stopped giving to a host of antigay groups. But some organizations remain that were considered questionable in the past.

Boeing Reverses Course, Will Offer Gay Spouses Survivor Benefits
January 18 2013 2:30 PM ET

Reversal: Boeing Agrees to Add Benefit for Gay Spouses

Trudy Ring

The aircraft giant, with extensive operations in Washington State, had resisted granting the benefits despite the state's new marriage equality law.

What Makes Tacoma Rock
January 09 2013 9:00 AM ET

What Makes Tacoma the Nation's Gayest City

Neal Broverman

The out executive chef of one of Tacoma's best restaurants tells us why his city is indeed the gayest in the nation.

Bank Executive Questions Discrimination and Gets Fired
January 08 2013 3:31 PM ET

Bank Executive Questions Discrimination, Gets Fired

Michelle Garcia

A gay bank employee in Texas is suing his local branch after years of unequal treatment and eventually being fired based on his sexual orientation.

Bank of America Settles Antigay Discrimination Claim With HUD
January 02 2013 4:43 PM ET

Bank of America Settles Antigay Discrimination Claim With HUD

Neal Broverman

The nation's department of Housing and Urban Development has taken its first action against a lender for denying a lesbian couple a mortgage.

Tips for a Winning Credit Score
December 24 2012 11:18 AM ET

Tips for a Winning Credit Score Editors

Financial adviser Patricia Izzo explains why it's important to know your number — and how to improve it.

Transforming LGBT Purchasing
December 18 2012 9:43 AM ET

Transforming LGBT Purchasing

Neal Broverman

A new business initiative called OSL Holdings has grand ambitions to change spending habits among African-Americans, Latinos, women, and gays. OSL wants to connect the dots between minority shoppers and the companies that support them; their hope is to also communicate to major companies that marketing to these groups is profitable, and to provide tools to corporations to see if they're reaching such people.

How to Quit Your Job And Follow Your Dreams
December 07 2012 12:33 PM ET

How to Quit Your Job (And Follow Your Dreams) Editors

Jennifer Brown works with the Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce and offers tips to creating a business of your own.