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.
Two Ways to Start the Year Off Right
January 13 2012 5:00 AM ET

 Two Ways to Start the Year Off Right

Eric Mueller

Make 2012 your best year yet with this pair of websites.

Best Bang for Your Buck February 2012
January 09 2012 6:00 PM ET

Best Bang for Your Buck

Jeff Yarbrough

Looking for a half-million-dollar home in an LGBT mecca that's not San Francisco or New York? We have two fantastic options.

Same Sex Couples Pay More Taxes
December 27 2011 4:35 PM ET

Same-Sex Couples Pay More Taxes

Winston Gieseke

CNNMoney reports that the federal government’s lack of recognition of same-sex marriages, which forces legally married couples to file separately on their federal returns, results in as much as $6,000 per year in extra taxes.

Let Your Money Talk to Help LGBT Organizations
December 26 2011 12:15 PM ET

Op-ed: Let Your Money Talk to Help LGBT Organizations

Jimmy Nguyen

A new report shows that less than 3% of LGBT adults in the U.S. gave money to any national LGBT organization, but that hasn’t stopped those who don’t donate from criticizing.

IRS Admits It Shouldnt Have Disqualified Gay Couples from Tax Credit
December 14 2011 3:37 PM ET

IRS Admits It Shouldn't Have Disqualified Gay Couples From Tax Credit

Lucas Grindley

Parents who adopt normally qualify for a one-time credit of more than $13,000. But the IRS sometimes refused applications from same-sex couples when one partner is adopting the other's biological child.

amfARs CEO on Bankrolling A Cure for HIV
December 01 2011 5:00 AM ET

amfAR's CEO on Bankrolling a Cure for HIV

Michelle Garcia

As the world marks 30 years of HIV devastating lives, homes, and nations, the CEO of amfAR looks to make sure the virus doesn't reach age 40.

At Google a Transgender Gold Standard
November 22 2011 9:00 AM ET

At Google, a Transgender "Gold Standard"


The search engine giant has significantly increased its coverage of transgender health care for its U.S. employees — and other companies are soon expected to follow suit.

Occupy Wall Street Hosts Gay Wedding
November 21 2011 12:00 PM ET

Occupy Wall Street Hosts First Gay Wedding

Julie Bolcer

Activists Jonathan Lopez and Ivan Cabrera married in Zuccotti Park in Lower Manhattan Saturday.

Marriage Whats It Worth
November 17 2011 5:00 AM ET

Marriage: What's It Worth?

Rachel J. Robasciotti

Sometimes it’s more lucrative to stay single.

Some Transgender Protesters Leave Occupy Wall Street Over Safety Concerns
November 09 2011 4:25 PM ET

 Some Transgender Protesters Leave Occupy Wall Street Over Safety Concerns

Diane Anderson-Minshall

At least 28 LGBT protesters have left Occupy Wall Street over safety concerns.

Google Microsoft Starbucks Say DOMA Hurts Their Businesses
November 04 2011 3:01 PM ET

Google, Microsoft, Starbucks Say DOMA Hurts Business

Lucas Grindley

Top U.S. companies including Google, Microsoft, and Starbucks took the unusual step on Thursday of legally documenting their opposition to the Defense of Marriage Act.

Minnesotas Big Businesses Quiet on Marriage Ban
October 25 2011 7:14 PM ET

Minnesota's Big Businesses Quiet on Marriage Ban

Michelle Garcia

Minnesota's top companies are keeping mum on where they stand in the gay marriage fight.

Apples Newest Product Gay iCon
October 19 2011 4:00 AM ET

 Apple’s Newest Product: Gay iCon?

Lucas Grindley

Apple might have made history, if its CEO chooses to confirm it.