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.
What Out CEO Ramona Pierson Says Can Only Be Learned From Experience
July 05 2012 10:11 AM ET

Venture Out: What This CEO Says Can Only Be Learned From Experience

David Duran

In our partnership with StartOut, we regularly invite them to highlight an LGBT entrepreneur. Meet the founder of Pierson Labs, who just won’t give up.

Chick-Fil-A Donates $2 Mil to Antigay Groups
July 02 2012 12:01 PM ET

Chick-Fil-A Donates $2 Mil to Antigay Groups in One Year

Michelle Garcia

An analysis of charitable donations by Chick-Fil-A shows the fast-food chain gave nearly $2 million to antigay groups in 2010.

Sears Shows Its Support for Gay Pride
June 29 2012 3:18 PM ET

Sears Shows Its Support for Gay Pride

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Trans Workplace Rights Still Murky
June 22 2012 2:19 PM ET

Trans Workplace Rights Still Murky

Diane Anderson-Minshall

Nine out of 10 Americans mistakenly believe that there is a federal law that prohibits employers from firing someone because the individual is gay or transgender, according to

The Trulia List of 20 Affordable Gayborhoods
June 22 2012 4:00 AM ET

20 Affordable Gayborhoods Editors

Living in a gayborhood doesn't have to be expensive.

Study Finds Gayborhoods for Variety of Budgets
June 16 2012 6:20 PM ET

Study: Gayborhoods for Many Budgets

Trudy Ring

San Francisco's Castro still claims a huge concentration of gay residents, but there are LGBT-friendly areas with lower housing prices, according to a real estate analysis.

Send a Little Gay Couple With Your Text
June 15 2012 7:05 PM ET

Send a Little Gay Couple With Your Text

Trudy Ring

Apple will have gay-couple icons in its new iPad and iPhone software.

General Mills Execs Take Stand Against Minnesota Marriage Ban
June 14 2012 12:50 PM ET

General Mills For Marriage Equality

Michelle Garcia

The corporate leaders of General Mills are going to bat for gay rights, as proponents of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, as well as condemning a proposed ballot initiative to ban marriage eq

What Mitt Romney Could Learn About Equality From the Marriott
June 13 2012 2:48 PM ET

What Marriott Could Teach Mitt Romney About Equality

Lucas Grindley

Mitt Romney could learn a few things from Marriott — where he was once a member of the board.

Columnist Blames Slowing Sales at JCPenney on Gay Inclusiveness
June 10 2012 11:41 AM ET

Is Being Pro-Gay Hurting JCPenney's Sales?

Lucas Grindley

A nationally-syndicated columnist is blaming JCPenney's new CEO Ron Johnson for his publicly inclusive attitude toward LGBT people as part of the reason for slowing sales.

Chevy Volt Comes Out as Electric in New Ad
June 06 2012 3:31 PM ET

Chevy Volt Comes Out