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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.
Colo. Bakery Did Discriminate Against Gay Couple
June 02 2014 3:53 PM ET June 03 2014 10:14 AM ET

Colo. Bakery Did Discriminate Against Gay Couple

Sunnivie Brydum

Despite two rulings affirming that Masterpiece Cakeshop in Lakewood, Colo., violated state law by refusing to serve a same-sex couple, LGBT advocates caution that similar attempts to subvert antidiscrimination laws are likely.

Op-ed: LGBTs, Know Your Worth
June 02 2014 7:00 AM ET

Op-ed: LGBTs, Know Your Worth

Chris Classen

LGBT Americans are estimated to spend at least $860 billion in 2014, so why aren't more businesses actively courting consumers?

Joshua Dziabiak: To Be Young, Gifted, and Gay
May 31 2014 4:00 AM ET

Joshua Dziabiak: To Be Young, Gifted, and Gay

Adam Sandel

In our partnership with StartOut, we regularly invite the group to highlight an LGBT entrepreneur. Here’s a case for never letting age be an obstacle to achieving success.

May 30 2014 1:53 PM ET

Gay Publisher of Spartacus Guide, Bruno Gmünder, Out of Business?

The largest German gay publishing house, known for Spartacus and sexy art books, faces an uncertain future

 Gay Ex-CNN Employee Sues Network After Termination for 'Flamboyant' Attire
May 23 2014 1:06 PM ET

Gay Ex-CNN Employee Sues Network After Termination for 'Flamboyant' Attire

Daniel Reynolds

Was it a violation of dress code or discrimination that led to the termination of the colorfully dressed William Kane from CNN?

Chipotle Courts Controversy With Pro-Gay and Antigun Stances
May 20 2014 11:47 AM ET

Chipotle Courts Controversy With Pro-Gay and Antigun Stances

Jase Peeples

Gun toting right-wingers are boycotting the restaurant chain for supporting LGBT equality and requesting customers leave their firearms at home.

WATCH: Taiwanese Phone Commercial Tells Gay Love Story
May 18 2014 3:34 PM ET

WATCH: Taiwanese Phone Commercial Tells Gay Love Story

Lucas Grindley

The Asus phone company in Taiwan releases a gay-inclusive new ad.

PHOTOS: Stars Join Lisa Vanderpump in Boycott of Beverly Hills Hotel
May 16 2014 5:00 AM ET

PHOTOS: Stars Join Beverly Hills Hotel Boycott

Daniel Reynolds

The red carpet at the opening for Lisa Vanderpump's new WeHo lounge, Pump, was abuzz about another property currently in hot water — The Beverly Hills Hotel, owned by the sultan of Brunei, who recently implemented Sharia law in his Asian nation. 

Study: Majority of LGBT Workers Closeted on the Job
May 08 2014 5:52 PM ET

Study: Majority of LGBT Workers Closeted on the Job

Trudy Ring

Some 53 percent feel they have to hide their identity, says a new Human Rights Campaign Foundation study, which reports on other workplace problems as well.

Op-ed: What the Internet and 'Ghostbusters II' Have in Common
May 07 2014 7:30 AM ET

Op-ed: What Ghostbusters And The Internet Both Share

Michelle Garcia

Anger is one hell of a beast.

PHOTOS: Protest Against Sultan-Owned Beverly Hills Hotel
May 05 2014 7:41 PM ET

PHOTOS: Protest Against Sultan-Owned Beverly Hills Hotel

Neal Broverman

Dozens demonstrated on Monday in front of the "Pink Palace" to voice anger at the owner, the Sultan of Brunei, who's ready to stone people for gay sex and adultery.

Ky. Print Shop Clarifies Antigay Policy by Replacing Sticker With Sign
April 30 2014 12:04 PM ET

Ky. Print Shop Clarifies Antigay Policy With New Sign

Daniel Reynolds

To avoid 'public confusion' over the image of a crossed-out rainbow flag on the Herald Embroidery storefront, the owner has replaced the graphic with a sign detailing its antigay policy.

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