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.
September 20 2011 3:00 AM ET


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September 20 2011 3:00 AM ET

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September 20 2011 3:00 AM ET


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Minn Reps Urge IRS to Assist Same Sex Couples with Tax Issues
September 19 2011 6:50 PM ET

Minn. Reps Urge IRS to Assist Same-Sex Couples with Tax Issues

Winston Gieseke

Two U.S. reps from Minnesota are asking the IRS to provide information that assists same-sex couples in filing their federal taxes.

Too Little Too Late on Gender Identity Protections
September 13 2011 7:00 AM ET

Too Little, Too Late on Gender Identity Protections? 


As the political frenzy over job creation and unemployment heightens, comprehensive gender identity employment protections remain elusive.

Going Corporate It Gets Better
September 13 2011 3:40 AM ET

Going Corporate: It Gets Better

Michelle Garcia

Some companies not only assure that their employees safe and welcome at work, they also want to let young people know that life does indeed get better after high school. 

Keisling Obama Plan Good for Trans People
September 09 2011 7:35 PM ET

Keisling: Obama Plan Good for Trans People

Trudy Ring

The jobs proposal announced by President Obama Thursday may be particularly helpful to transgender Americans, who are “disproportionately likely to be among the long-term unemployed,” says Mara Keisling, executive director of the National Center for Transgender Equality.

Phoenix Suns CEO Quits Lets Job Offers Roll in After Coming Out
September 09 2011 2:56 PM ET

Phoenix Suns CEO Tells About Loads of Job Offers, Then Quits

Lucas Grindley

Phoenix Suns president and CEO Rick Welts had been the first and only openly gay senior executive of a men’s professional sports team.

With Steve Jobs Resignation, Apple Picks Gay CEO
August 24 2011 6:54 PM ET

With Steve Jobs's Resignation, Apple Picks Tim Cook

Lucas Grindley

The new CEO of Apple is Tim Cook, a man outed as gay who many expected would take over the job if Steve Jobs ever had to resign, as he did today.

Starbucks CEO Cancels on Church Linked to Conversion Therapy
August 11 2011 8:35 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 3:00 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 9:25 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 4:24 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.