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The Other Gay Oreos
October 02 2012 4:00 AM ET

The Other Gay Oreos Editors

It was a simple idea, but Oreo still made headlines when during Pride month it released a rainbow version.

Will UPS Stop Funding the Boy Scouts for Antigay Policy
October 01 2012 6:25 PM ET

Will UPS Stop Funding Boy Scouts Over Antigay Policy?

Michelle Garcia

After Intel announced it they would no longer donate money to the Boy Scouts of America over its antigay policies, activist Zach Wahls has another target: UPS.

Angry Alderman Again Threatens to Stop Chick-fil-A from Expanding to Chicago Neighborhood
September 23 2012 6:06 PM ET

Angry Alderman: Dan Cathy, You Can Forget About That Expansion

Lucas Grindley

The Chicago alderman who claims Chick-fil-A executives promised him the company was changing its antigay ways is now demanding an explanation for President Dan Cathy's recent behavior.

Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy Assures Mike Huckabee That Nothing Has Changed
September 22 2012 12:25 AM ET

Chick-fil-A President Assures Huckabee: Nothing Has Changed

Lucas Grindley

Cathy spoke Huckabee on Friday to assure him that nothing has changed about his restaurant chain's antigay ways.

Intel Ends Donations to Boy Scouts Due to Discriminatory Policies
September 21 2012 6:13 PM ET

Intel Ends Donations to Boy Scouts Because of Antigay Policy

Lucas Grindley

The Intel Foundation had been the largest corporate donor for the Boy Scouts.

Gyms Drop The Golds Brand in Response to Donations by CEO
September 21 2012 3:00 PM ET

Pro-Gay Gyms Drop Gold's Brand After CEO's Donations

Daniel Reynolds

Four San Francisco area Gold’s Gym franchises have officially broken ties with its parent company after its CEO donated money to American Crossroads, an organization founded by Karl Rove and other

Chick-fil-A Releases Internal Memo But Might Have Dug Deeper Hole
September 20 2012 5:12 PM ET

Chick-fil-A Releases Internal Memo; Did It Make Things Worse?

Lucas Grindley

The company is being ripped by disappointed customers who say it abandoned its beliefs, while also hearing it from LGBT activists who say all it offers in the memo are empty words.

Zach Wahls Asks Intel To Stop Funding Discriminatory Boy Scouts
September 20 2012 4:10 PM ET

Zach Wahls: Intel Should Not Give $700K to Boy Scouts

Sunnivie Brydum

The LGBT equality activist has launched a petition on calling on Intel to cease its financial support of the Boy Scouts of America until the group removes its ban on gay scouts.

Chick-fil-A Is Raising Money This Very Week for an Anti-Marriage Equality Group
September 20 2012 11:00 AM ET

Big Loophole? Chick-fil-A Is Already Raising Questionable Cash

Lucas Grindley

President Dan Cathy tweeted a photo this week from a Chick-fil-A backed fundraiser for a group once described as antigay by an investigation of the company's giving.

A Look at Whether Money Worries Make You Fat
September 20 2012 3:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Are Money Worries Making You Fat?

David Rae

Science has actually discovered that worrying about your finances could add on the pounds.

Has Chick-fil-A Abandoned Antigay Ways?
September 19 2012 10:29 AM ET

Has Chick-fil-A Abandoned Antigay Ways?


“We have no agenda, policy or position against anyone,” said an executive for the embattled fast food chain, which also has no corporate antidiscrimination policy.

Corporations Giving Big Money to Boy Scouts Despite Antigay Policy
September 18 2012 2:27 PM ET

Corporations Giving Big Money to Boy Scouts Despite Antigay Policy

Andy Birkey of The American Independent

The list of corporate donors to the Boy Scouts of America includes several that support anti-discrimination policies being inclusive of LGBT people.

Meet The Out Developer Who Built a Website to Save You Money
September 18 2012 2:00 AM ET

The Out Developer Who Built a Website to Save You Money

David Duran

In our partnership with StartOut, we regularly invite the group to highlight an LGBT entrepreneur. Meet the software developer who thinks he can save you money.