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.
Tammy Baldwin Reacts With Rally Cry to Obama Executive Order Decision
April 16 2012 1:44 PM ET

Tammy Baldwin Reacts With Rally Call to Obama's Executive Order Decision

Lucas Grindley

The Wisconsin representative and candidate for Senate said more work must be done by activists and politicians if LGBT employees are going to get workplace protections.

Transcript What Is Prsesident Obama Excuse for Not Issuing Executive Order
April 13 2012 6:00 AM ET

TRANSCRIPT: Obama's Excuse for Skipping Executive Order

Lucas Grindley

Press Secretary Jay Carney was peppered with questions by reporters looking for an explanation for the president's decision not to ban discrimination with an executive order.

White House Official No on Employment Executive Order
April 11 2012 6:49 PM ET

White House Official: "No" on Employment Executive Order


President Barack Obama is unlikely to sign an executive order barring federal contractors from anti-LGBT discrimination "at this time," according to a senior administration official.

White House Easter Egg Surprise Gay Couple Wants ENDA
April 06 2012 7:04 PM ET

White House Easter Egg Surprise: Gay Couple Wants ENDA

Michelle Garcia

A New Mexico gay couple heading to the 134th annual White House Easter egg roll said they will have some questions for the president about employment discrimination.

Mexican Legal Group Urges President to Sign ENDA StopGap
April 06 2012 2:32 PM ET

Mexican Legal Group Urges President to Sign ENDA Stopgap

Michelle Garcia

The Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund became the first non-LGBT organization to join a movement urging President Obama to sign an executive order that would require federal contractors to have LGBT-inclusive non-discrimination policies.

NC Businessman Calls Out Large Donors
April 04 2012 3:12 PM ET

N.C. Businessman Calls Out Large Donors

Josh Hinkle

Bob Page, a business owner in Greensboro, N.C., has called on large donors to LGBT causes to speak out and fund the fight against North Carolina's Amendment One.

Bank of America Exec Opposes NC Gay Marriage Ban
March 26 2012 11:20 AM ET

Bank of America Exec Opposes N.C. Gay Marriage Ban

Julie Bolcer

Cathy Bessant, a Bank of America executive with a prominent reputation in Charlotte, said that a proposed constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage in North Carolina would harm businesses and economic development.

The Executive Order Gatekeepers
March 20 2012 9:45 AM ET

Gatekeepers of the Employment Executive Order


With ENDA languishing in Congress, the fate of an executive order that would protect millions of federal contractor employees from anti-LGBT discrimination may rest with a few top-level White House advisors.

HRC to Romney Ditch AntiLGBT Finance Chair
March 10 2012 6:00 PM ET

HRC to Romney: Ditch Anti-LGBT Finance Chair

Trudy Ring

The Human Rights Campaign and supporters are calling on Mitt Romney to fire his national finance chair, Frank VanderSloot, who has a record of antigay activities.

A Small Way to Change the World
February 16 2012 4:00 AM ET

A Small Way Gay People Are Changing the World

Michelle Garcia

LGBTs are learning that with Kiva, a tiny loan can change a life.

Last Minute Tax Saver
February 16 2012 4:00 AM ET

Last-Minute Tax Saver

Diane Anderson-Minshall

Got an IRA? This sneaky tax saving tip is perfectly legal, and there's still time to contribute for 2011.

Suze Says Sound Finances Fight Income Inequality
February 08 2012 4:00 AM ET

Suze Says Sound Finances Fight Income Inequality

Michelle Garcia

While we're still waiting for the nation to institute marriage equality, financial guru Suze Orman's arsenal of free or inexpensive advice has been her own way of sticking it to The Man.

Goldman Sachs CEO Makes Marriage Video for HRC
February 06 2012 11:45 AM ET

Goldman Sachs CEO Makes Marriage Video for HRC

Julie Bolcer

Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein has joined the Americans for Marriage Equality campaign, becoming the first business leader to participate in the public engagement project from the Human Rights Campaign.