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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.
Here Media Executive to Launch New Firm
September 04 2012 3:30 PM ET

Here Media's Macias Founds Marketing, PR Firm

Trudy Ring

Stephen Macias is forming Macias Media Group LLC, which will serve as Here's marketing and PR agency of record and help other clients connect with LGBT consumers.

Dear Abby Advises Gay Man to Pursue Harassment Claim
September 04 2012 2:33 PM ET

Dear Abby: Pressure on Gay Man to Date Coworker Is Harassment

Trudy Ring

A writer to Dear Abby has a complaint that he's under pressure to date a female coworker, and he can't tell his colleagues he's gay.

Gay Owned Apt2B Wins DailyCandy Small Business Contest
September 04 2012 12:59 PM ET

Gay-Owned Apt2B Wins Small Business Contest

Camille Beredjick

Apt2B, a gay-owned home furnishings business, won DailyCandy's third annual Start Small, Go Big contest.

Labor Day Tribute Mary Kay Henry
September 01 2012 1:22 PM ET

Meet The Country's Most Powerful Lesbian

Sunnivie Brydum

Meet Mary Kay Henry, President of Service Employees International Union, and arguably the most powerful lesbian in the United States.

California Latino LGBT and HIV Service Center Evicted 48 Hours After Opening
September 01 2012 11:42 AM ET

California LGBT, HIV Center Unlawfully Evicted

Sunnivie Brydum

Bienestar, an organization serving Southern California's Latino LGBT, HIV-positive and at-risk communities, was evicted from its new Van Nuys offices two days after opening. The landlord allegedly told the organization they were "bringing disease" to the building.

Chick fil A CEO Meets With Campus Leaders to Discuss LGBT Issues
August 31 2012 1:30 PM ET

Chick-fil-A President Meets With College Leaders on LGBT Issues

Neal Broverman

Is Chick-fil-A changing its ways?

Chick fil A Vandal Will Not Be Charged
August 30 2012 12:48 PM ET

Chick-Fil-A Vandal Won't Face Criminal Charges

Sunnivie Brydum

A gay artist who admitted to vandalizing a Torrance, Calif., Chick-fil-A with the words "Tastes Like Hate" will not face criminal charges, the Los Angeles County D.A. announced.

August 29 2012 6:49 PM ET

San Franciscans Will Get to Keep The Eagle

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Expect a Chick fil A Showdown This Weekend in Atlanta
August 27 2012 3:26 PM ET

Expect a Chick-fil-A Showdown This Weekend in Atlanta

Neal Broverman

Protesters plan to descend on Atlanta's Georgia Dome at the end of the week to greet revelers at the Chick-fil-A kickoff game and voice their disapproval with the corporate sponsor's homophobia.

Chick fil A Expands in Bay Area
August 25 2012 2:05 PM ET

Chick-fil-A Expands in Bay Area

Trudy Ring

The opening of a restaurant in San Jose was met with protests of the chain's antigay donations and its executives' antigay stances.

WeHo Makes Rainbow Crosswalks Permanent
August 22 2012 12:35 PM ET

WeHo Makes Rainbow Crosswalks Permanent

Camille Beredjick

In West Hollywood, the gay center of greater Los Angeles, a decoration meant to celebrate Pride month will now become a permanent fixture,

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