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.
Denver Cake Shop Refuses to Make Gay Couple's Wedding Cake
July 22 2012 1:01 PM ET

Denver Cake Shop Refuses to Make Gay Couple's Wedding Cake

Michelle Garcia

A cake shop in Denver told a gay couple last week that they are refusing to make them a rainbow-layered wedding cake this fall. 

Gaming Company Says DOMA is Bad for Businesses
July 21 2012 12:53 PM ET

Gamers Say DOMA is Bad for Business

Michelle Garcia


Chick fil A May Be Banned in Boston
July 20 2012 2:03 PM ET

Chick-fil-A May Be Banned in Boston

Trudy Ring

The fast-food chain doesn't belong in Boston because of its antigay stances, says Mayor Thomas Menino.

Foods That Tony Perkins Cannot Eat
July 20 2012 5:00 AM ET

Foods That Tony Perkins Can't Eat

Charles Hicks

Antigay activists would only be eating their words if they attempted to boycott every pro-LGBT food and beverage company.

Idaho Bar Boycotts PepsiCo, MillerCoors For Supporting LGBT Group
July 19 2012 6:09 PM ET

Idaho Bar Boycotts Pepsi, MillerCoors For Being Pro-Gay

Charles Hicks

The business' owners say these companies' participation in the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce promotes a "political stance" it doesn't like.

Chick-fil-A Touts Bible and Antigay Donations in Statement
July 19 2012 1:21 PM ET

Chick-fil-A Touts Bible, Antigay Donations in Official Statement

Lucas Grindley

While trying to downplay its president's proud opposition to marriage equality, the restaurant chain is careful not to contradict anything he said.

LGBT Friendly Alternatives to ExxonMobil
July 19 2012 5:00 AM ET

Fed Up With Exxon? Pump Here

Camille Beredjick

ExxonMobil is a notoriously poor place for LGBT people to work if they want equal benefits. Bring your business to a more equality-minded company, as ranked by HRC's Corporate Equality Index.

Ed Helms Star of The Hangover and The Office Joins Chick fil A Boycott
July 18 2012 3:14 PM ET

Chick-fil-A Boycott: Actor Ed Helms Is In

Jeremy Kinser

The star of The Hangover and The Office calls the fast food franchise's stance on marriage equality "lame" and says it has lost a loyal customer.

Chick fil A COO Dan Cathy Officially Comes Out as Antigay
July 17 2012 2:57 PM ET

Chick-fil-A Antigay? 'Guilty as Charged'

Michelle Garcia

In a new interview, the restaurant chain's chief operating officer has it coming out as anti-marriage equality.

Target Offers Customers Same Sex Themed Greeting Cards
July 16 2012 5:11 PM ET

Target Expands Gay-Themed Products With Greeting Cards

Neal Broverman

Following up on its recent decision to sell equality-minded T-shirts that benefit a gay rights group, Target is now selling cards for same-sex weddings.