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.
Will Apple Follow Microsoft in Pulling Out of Christian Values Network
July 15 2011 3:25 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 2:05 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 6:30 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 10:10 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 5:55 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 5:10 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 3:00 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 7:30 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 8:20 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."

Wall Street Bullish on LGBT Opportunity
March 31 2011 12:55 PM ET

Wall Street Comes Out

Julie Bolcer

The inaugural Out on the Street summit brought together senior leaders of financial firms to discuss workplace conditions for LGBT people and the market value of diversity.

Gay Cure App Pulled by Apple
March 23 2011 6:50 AM ET

“Gay Cure” App Pulled by Apple Editors

Apple appears to have pulled the Exodus International app from the App Store following widespread outcry, but the company has not yet issued a statement.

Dream Gigs for Young Gays
March 21 2011 7:10 PM ET

Dream Gigs for Young Gays

Michelle Garcia

They're young, they have briefcases, and according to a survey of 10,000 U.S. job-seekers with less than eight years of work experience, most of the places they want to work do good by LGBT employees.

Safe as Houses
March 10 2011 4:00 AM ET

Safe as Houses

Advocate Contributors

Michael Corbett offers advice to LGBT homebuyers in his new book, Before You Buy! The Homebuyer’s Handbook for Today’s Market.