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.
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.

Cop Punches HIV-Positive Wall Street Protester
October 14 2011 5:56 PM ET

HIV-Positive Occupy Protester Who Got Punched: "That Cop Should Get Tested"

Michelle Garcia

A police officer was caught on camera assaulting an HIV-positive protester involved in the Occupy Wall Street movement Friday.

Online Security and Protecting Your Identity
October 11 2011 4:00 AM ET

Online Security and Protecting Your Identity 

Advocate Contributors

In our always-connected world, hackers have more options that you should know about.

Occupy Wall Street Protests Go Global
October 06 2011 6:20 PM ET

Occupy Wall Street Protests Go Global 

Diane Anderson-Minshall

The Occupy Wall Street protest gained more strength today as protesters across the nation attracted media attention while marching in their own cities.

Steve Jobs Visionary of Apple Has Died Share Your Memories
October 05 2011 9:58 PM ET

Steve Jobs, Visionary of Apple, Has Died; Share Your Memories

Lucas Grindley

Steve Jobs and his creation, Apple, transcended borders both real and political with the power of invention. So it is no wonder that condolences are coming in from the LGBT community. Share yours here.

Basics of Online and Mobile Banking Whats New and Available
September 27 2011 4:00 AM ET

Basics of Online and Mobile Banking: What’s New and Available?

Advocate Contributors

You could be banking right now. These days, there are more ways than you think to avoid a trip to the bank.

Alaska Judge Rules in Favor of Same Sex Tax Exemptions
September 21 2011 7:45 PM ET

Alaska Judge Rules in Favor of Same-Sex Tax Exemptions

Winston Gieseke

An Alaska state judge has ruled that same-sex couples are legally entitled to the same senior citizen and disabled veteran property tax exemptions as opposite-sex couples.

September 20 2011 4:00 AM ET


Advocate Contributors

100 years of improving life in the home. Whirlpool Corporation has a long history of support for the LGBT community as the first and only appliance manufacturer to receive a 100 score from the Human Rights Campaign.