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.
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

JC Penney Includes Gay Dads in June Mailer
June 01 2012 6:21 PM ET

JC Penney Includes Gay Dads for Father's Day

Trudy Ring

The JC Penney June advertising booklet features a real-life gay couple and their children.

Exxon Mobil Votes Overwhelmingly Against Protecting LGBT Employees
May 30 2012 7:01 PM ET

ExxonMobil Has a Resounding No for Its LGBT Employees

Lucas Grindley

Some 80% of shareholders voted against adding sexual orientation and gender identity to the company's anti-discrimination policy.

LA Gay Piano Bar Closes to Make Room for Sports Bar
May 29 2012 2:21 PM ET

Trading Elton for Kobe

Michelle Garcia

Owners of a long-standing gay piano bar in Silver Lake, an east-side neighborhood in Los Angeles, announced that their establishment will close at the end of June, and that the location will be tur

Dallas Morning News Editors Want ExxonMobil to Protect LGBT Workers
May 24 2012 6:54 PM ET

Dallas's Largest Newspaper Urges ExxonMobil to Protect LGBT Employees

Neal Broverman

Evolve, the Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper says to ExxonMobil.

Will ExxonMobil Finally Protect its LGBT Workers?
May 22 2012 2:16 PM ET

Will ExxonMobil Finally Protect its LGBT Workers?

Michelle Garcia

Shareholders and leaders of ExxonMobil, recently named to the top position on the Fortune 500, has continuously voted against introducing LGBT-inclusive antidiscrimination policies. Will that finally change this May?

Antigay Corporation Exxon Mobil Tops Fortune 500
May 08 2012 11:08 AM ET

Antigay Exxon Mobil Tops Fortune 500

Michelle Garcia

One of the least gay-friendly workplaces in the U.S. ranks as the largest corporation. ----