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.
Gay Controversy May Have Benefited Chick fil A
October 26 2012 6:49 PM ET

Gay Controversy May Have Benefited Chick-fil-A

Trudy Ring

The fast-food chain saw an increase in patronage in the third quarter, when the uproar over its antigay donations was at its height, a market research firm reports.

Watch Out for the Gay Divorce Tax
October 24 2012 11:47 PM ET

Op-ed: Watch Out for the Gay Divorce Tax

David Rae

No matter your sexual orientation, getting divorced is expensive. But it’s actually much worse for same-sex couples that aren’t prepared.

October 21 2012 11:28 AM ET

Transgender Airline Shuts Down

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Out Entrepreneur Says We Are More Than a Bubble Test
October 19 2012 3:00 AM ET

Out Entrepreneur Says We Are More Than a Bubble Test

David Duran

In our partnership with StartOut, we regularly invite the group to highlight an LGBT entrepreneur. The founder of Pathbrite wants to remake the way applicants are hired by employers and accepted to universities.

Mario Lopez Has Unexplained Chick-fil-A Cravings That Get Shamed on Twitter
October 17 2012 4:06 PM ET

Mario Lopez's Chick-fil-A Cravings Get Shamed on Twitter

Sunnivie Brydum

Mario Lopez caught the ire of gay activists when he tweeted about his craving for Chick-fil-A, which recently came under fire for its $5 million in donations to antigay groups.

Chick-fil-A Says 'Fruitcake' Remark Was Not a Gay Slur
October 16 2012 4:37 PM ET

Chick-fil-A Says 'Fruitcake' Remark Was Not a Gay Slur

Michelle Garcia

A company spokesman said earlier today that the advertisment was being investigated and later returned with an explanation.

New Chick-fil-A Flier Mocks 'Fruitcakes'
October 16 2012 1:11 PM ET October 16 2012 4:58 PM ET

New Chick-fil-A Flier Mocks 'Fruitcakes'

Michelle Garcia


See Why Jane Lynch Is Boycotting Amway
October 11 2012 12:42 PM ET

See Why Jane Lynch Is Boycotting Amway

Lucas Grindley

Out actress and comedian Jane Lynch is boycotting Amway in response to the company president's antigay donations.

READ Why a CEO Refuses to Do Business in Antigay Jacksonville
October 04 2012 2:40 PM ET

READ: Why a CEO Won't Do Business in Jacksonville

Neal Broverman

It was in August when the Jacksonville City Council shot down an antidiscrimination ordinance protecting LGBT residents.

Watch the Expedia Commercial That Will Explain Fatherhood and Make You Sob
October 03 2012 10:58 AM ET

WATCH: The Expedia Commercial That Will Explain Fatherhood, Make You Sob

Lucas Grindley

The tough moment when a father must decide, does he embrace a new relationship with his daughter who wants to marry another woman, is portrayed beautifully in a new Web advertisement from Expedia.<

Even the Last Oreo in Special Ad Campaign Has a Gay Twist
October 02 2012 4:35 PM ET

Even the 100th Oreo Includes a Gay Twist

Lucas Grindley

It turns out that even the final Oreo in its campaign of 100 clever designs includes a gay reference.