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.
Starbucks CEO Cancels on Church Linked to Conversion Therapy
August 11 2011 9:35 AM ET

Starbucks CEO Cancels on Church Linked to Conversion Therapy

Julie Bolcer

Starbucks CEO and founder Howard Schultz canceled an appearance at Willow Creek Community Church after an online petition brought attention to the church's association with conversion therapy.

A Financial Plus for Parents With College Bound Kids
August 11 2011 4:00 AM ET

A Financial Plus for Parents With College-Bound Kids 

Rose Greene

In a curious twist, being “single” may ease some of the pain of paying for college.

IRS Revokes Antigay Groups Tax Exempt Status
August 01 2011 10:25 AM ET

IRS Revokes Antigay Group's Tax Exempt Status  


The IRS revoked tax-exempt status for Americans for Truth About Homosexuality last year after it failed to file multiple required forms for three consecutive years, Ex-Gay Watch reports. (Pictured: AFTAH president Peter LaBarbera)

Apple Joins Microsoft Leaves Christian Values Group
July 27 2011 5:24 PM ET

Apple Joins Microsoft, Leaves Christian Values Network

Jeffrey Hartinger

Apple has removed its store from the Christian Values Network, an online shopping service that supports nonprofit groups, including anti-LGBT ones.

Will Apple Follow Microsoft in Pulling Out of Christian Values Network
July 15 2011 4:25 PM ET

Will Apple Follow Microsoft in Pulling Out of Christian Values Network?

Winston Gieseke

Hours after being named in a petition on, software giant Microsoft removed their online store from a referral service that funds alleged hate groups.

Stopping Discrimination is Bad for Business, Governor Says
July 14 2011 3:05 PM ET

Stopping Discrimination Is Bad for Business, Governor Says

Lucas Grindley

Stopping businesses from discriminating against gay people would be bad for the economy, or so says the governor of Tennessee.

Google Plus Goes Gender Neutral
July 13 2011 7:30 PM ET

Google+ Goes Gender Neutral

Michelle Garcia

As early adapters to Google+ are figuring out the best ways to utilize the social networking platform in addition to others like Facebook and LinkedIn, some users may find that Google+ will be helpful in keeping things gender-neutral.

Google Gay for Sign of Solidarity
June 20 2011 11:10 AM ET

Google "Gay" for Sign of Solidarity

Lucas Grindley

Google’s signal of its solidarity with gay people got a little more noticeable this Pride Month.

NY Siena Poll More Support for Tax Cap Over Gay Marriage
June 13 2011 6:55 PM ET

N.Y. Poll: More Support for Tax Cap Over Gay Marriage

Jeffrey Hartinger

The battle over gay marriage in New York State may be red-hot, but a new poll sheds insight on voter priorities.

Target CEO Says Company Will Be Neutral on Marriage Vote
June 08 2011 6:10 PM ET

Target CEO: Company Will Be Neutral on Marriage Vote

Michelle Garcia

The CEO of Target told shareholders Wednesday that the company would remain neutral on a proposed anti–marriage equality amendment in Minnesota, the state where Target is based.

Senior Management
May 18 2011 4:00 AM ET

Senior Management

Advocate Contributors

Gay-specific elder housing makes life easier — and may make it last longer.

Google It Gets Better Ad Airs During Glee
May 03 2011 8:30 PM ET

Google Airs It Gets Better Ad During Editors

Google Chrome's ad for the It Gets Better Project airs during Tuesday night's episode of Glee. Watch it here first.

City Council Email Mocks Gay Businessman
May 02 2011 9:20 AM ET

City Council E-mail Mocks Gay Businessman Editors

The executive assistant for St. Paul city council member David Thune sent an e-mail referring to his political opponent Bill Hosko as "that gay guy."