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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.
Op-ed: Transitioning at Work Without Making History
October 08 2014 4:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Transitioning at Work Without Making History

Dawn Ennis

The act of transitioning should not be a fireable offense.

WATCH: Is This Inclusive Cheerios Commercial a Glimpse of the Future for United States?
October 04 2014 2:30 PM ET

Is This The Future of Advertising in the United States?

Lucas Grindley

Cheerios features the touching story of a gay couple adopting their daughter in a new ad in Canada.

Facebook Apologizes for 'Real Name' Policy
October 01 2014 3:10 PM ET October 02 2014 10:20 AM ET

Facebook Apologizes for 'Real Name' Policy

Sunnivie Brydum

The social media giant clarified its policy today, saying it has always intended to encourage users to appear under their 'authentic name.'

Op-ed: Tech's Wake-Up Call From Your Transgender Coworker
September 29 2014 4:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Tech's Wake-Up Call From Your Transgender Coworker

Jessica Lachenal

I thought tech would be a progressive place to work as a trans woman. It isn't — but it doesn't have to stay this way.

Couple Denied Health Insurance For 6 Years Files Complaint Against Walmart
September 27 2014 1:17 PM ET

Couple Denied Health Insurance For 6 Years Files Complaint Against Walmart

Michelle Garcia

A married couple dealing with cancer must also battle Walmart for health insurance benefits.

Teen Forced to Wear Insulting Taco John's Name Tag Files Complaint
September 25 2014 1:45 PM ET September 25 2014 3:41 PM ET

Teen Forced to Wear 'Gaytard' Tag at Taco John's Files Complaint

Sunnivie Brydum

A South Dakota teenager has filed a federal discrimination complaint after he says he was forced to wear a name tag reading 'Gaytard' to work at a Taco John's.

Op-ed: The Long, Powerful History Between Labor and LGBT Activists
September 22 2014 5:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Labor Rights Are LGBT Rights

Jerame Davis

It is time to renew the historical (and oft-forgotten) relationship between the LGBT and labor movements.

Op-ed: Are Gays Better With Money?
September 20 2014 9:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Are Gays Better With Money?

David Rae

It’s been reported that LGBT people earn more and have less debt than the general population, but does that mean we are actually better with money?

Op-ed: Gay Voice Is Ruining Lives
September 19 2014 6:15 AM ET

Op-ed: Gay Voice Is Ruining Lives

Neal Broverman

Does the world despise our voices, or is it just us?

WATCH: Target Says Gays Are 'Made to Matter'
September 18 2014 12:12 PM ET

WATCH: Target Says Gays Are 'Made to Matter'

Daniel Reynolds

The major retailer has launched an ad campaign that features two dads with their son.

Facebook Clashes With Drag Performers Over 'Real Name' Policy
September 16 2014 2:54 PM ET

Facebook Clashes With Drag Performers Over 'Real Name' Policy

Daniel Reynolds

The social media platform requires users to use a legal name, which has generated controversy among those who identify by drag or performer names.

Op-ed: Has the LGBT Glass Ceiling Been Shattered in the Communications Field?
September 16 2014 6:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Has the LGBT Glass Ceiling Been Shattered in PR?

David Landis

Does being LGBT hold communications professionals back from big success?

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