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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.
Kinky Boots Stars Shop at Macy's to Fight Haters
December 01 2013 7:59 PM ET

Kinky Boots Stars Shop at Macy's to Fight Haters

Lucas Grindley

The Thanksgiving Day performance by drag stars of Kinky Boots put Macy's in hot water.

Jared Polis: From Flowers and E-Cards to Congress
November 29 2013 7:00 AM ET

Jared Polis: From Flowers and E-Cards to Congress

Adam Sandel

In our partnership with StartOut, we regularly invite the group to highlight an LGBT entrepreneur. Here’s a case for extending yourself beyond a single professional niche.

Salvation Army 'Does Not Consider Homosexual Orientation a Sin'
November 27 2013 2:01 PM ET

Salvation Army Doesn't Consider Homosexuality a Sin

Sunnivie Brydum

The bell-ringing charity removed two links to 'ex-gay' therapy groups from its website's resource collection for dealing with 'sexual addiction.'

Vivienne Ming: The Transformative Power of Being Yourself
November 26 2013 5:00 AM ET

Vivienne Ming: The Transformative Power of Being Yourself

Adam Sandel

In our partnership with StartOut, we regularly invite the group to highlight an LGBT entrepreneur. Here’s a case for being yourself at work.

Lesbian Appalled by Homophobic Anniversary Cake
November 22 2013 5:59 PM ET November 22 2013 8:34 PM ET

Lesbian Appalled by Homophobic Anniversary Cake

Sunnivie Brydum

A lesbian in Washington, D.C., found a distasteful surprise when she opened a cake from a local bakery she'd ordered to celebrate her and her partner's anniversary.

Nike Kicks Off Marriage Campaign With $280K
November 20 2013 5:57 PM ET

Nike Kicks Off Marriage Campaign With $280K

Michelle Garcia

One of Oregon's biggest companies has announced the formation of a new political action committee.

Civil Rights Group Honors Chick-fil-A CEO, Draws Ire
November 17 2013 1:38 PM ET

Civil Rights Group Honors Chick-fil-A CEO, Draws Ire

Trudy Ring

Dan Cathy, with his history of antigay statements and donations, was a controversial choice for the Urban League of Greater Atlanta's Community Empowerment Award.

The Financial Effects of DOMA: Newlywed Financial Decisions
November 06 2013 5:06 PM ET

The Financial Effects of DOMA: Newlywed Financial Decisions

Advocate.com Editors

With the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn DOMA and Prop 8, in this episode we want to examine how this affects newlywed same sex couples in terms of their rights and financial decisions.

The Financial Effects of DOMA: State Versus Federal Law
November 06 2013 5:00 PM ET

The Financial Effects of DOMA: State Versus Federal Law

Advocate.com Editors

Prior to the Supreme Court's overturning of DOMA and Prop 8, LGBT couples’ unions were not considered equal to “marriage” in the eyes of the federal government. But now some same sex couples can enjoy the benefits as heterosexual married couples.

Barilla Pasta Announces New Company 'Diversity and Inclusion' Initiative
November 04 2013 3:23 PM ET

Barilla Pasta Announces New Company 'Diversity and Inclusion' Initiative

Jase Peeples

The pasta company is making a corporate commitment to diversity with a new leadership initiative in response to earlier antigay comments made by company chairman Guido Barilla.

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