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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.

The iconic Little Gay Pub in D.C. expands to Philadelphia

The owners of the popular celebrity hotspot tell The Advocate that they’re excited to bring their business to the Philly LGBTQ+ community.

From Meta to X, most major social media companies are failing LGBTQ+ users: GLAAD

Most of the top social media companies got an 'F' grade on GLAAD’s 2024 Social Media Safety Index. Of the major platforms, TikTok was the only one to pass with a dismal D+ grade.

Mike Johnson supported right-wing Target boycott over LGBTQ+ merchandise

The far-right lawmaker was outraged about the ‘woke’ ideology of inclusivity during Pride Month last year.

Federal judges express doubts in appeal over transgender sorority member at University of Wyoming

The case, which asks the appeals court to rule against the sorority’s right to accept transgender members, was already dismissed by a lower court judge.

Target scales back on LGBTQ+ Pride Month merch after right-wing outrage damages sales

The retailer, which has almost 2,000 locations across the United States, will only stock Pride products in about half of their stores.

Transphobe Elon Musk calls out J.K. Rowling for posting transphobic content

Many of the tech billionaire’s fans wondered why the noted transphobe would ask a like-minded person to stop attacking transgender people online.

Lesbian Georgia welder cites sex discrimination in EEOC complaint against her employer

Megan McDaniel alleges pervasive anti-LGBTQ+ discrimination and retaliation at Republic Services.

North Carolina restaurant countersues anti-drag protesters over ‘groomer’ and ‘pedophile’ smears

In a heated legal battle, East Frank Superette & Kitchen is defending its drag events against false allegations of child grooming.

George Santos's latest money-making plot? Reviving his drag persona, Kitara Ravache

The lying gay former congressman from New York has a new way to make a buck by turning into the drag queen he previously denied being.

FBI responds to spate of bomb threats against Planet Fitness after right-wing transphobic campaign

Chaya Raichik, the right-wing extremist behind the account, has been targeting the gym chain over its inclusive stance on transgender members.

Elon Musk uses burner accounts on X, doesn’t fact-check: report

Since buying Twitter, the billionaire has acted eratically on his rebranded social media platform.

Hilton receives blowback for hosting Libs of TikTok event in California

The hotel chain is on the list of Equality 100 Awards recipients, but a Southern California property is scheduled to host anti-LGBTQ+ extremists.

Jynneos mpox vaccine now commercially available ahead of Pride Month

It’s now possible to get the previously scarce and complicated-to-access vaccine at one’s local pharmacy.

Pete Buttigieg explains to Fox News viewers how electric vehicle opposition is like cell phones and landlines

The transportation secretary said resistance to embracing EVs reminds him of people who clung to landlines over cell phones in the early 2000s.

Ron DeSantis and Disney reach settlement in suit over governing control

The Central Florida Tourism Oversight District approves a settlement over control of Walt Disney World’s governing district, signaling an end to the two-year-long clash between Ron DeSantis and Disney.

Meta is failing its LGBTQ+ users, says new GLAAD report

A new GLAAD study highlights Meta’s failure to moderate harmful content targeting transgender, nonbinary, and gender-nonconforming users despite clear policy violations.

79% of American workers say anti-LGBTQ+ laws impact where they move: report

As 4 out of 5 U.S. workers say anti-LGBTQ+ laws affects where they relocate, inclusion is just "smart business practice," according to a new study by nonprofit Out & Equal.

Ronna McDaniel out at NBC after Rachel Maddow and others call out hiring the ex-RNC chair

Joining a chorus of dissent, Maddow’s Monday monologue highlighted widespread concern at NBC and MSNBC over adding the former RNC chairwoman to the payroll. McDaniel has since been sacked.

After alleged neo-Nazi named, X updates doxxing policy; now many Libs of TikTok posts violate it

A quiet update to the company's prohibition on releasing people's private information without their permission appears to complicate things for the account that constantly targets people.

Elon Musk's X reinstates transgender Harvard lawyer's account after suspension

Libs of TikTok celebrated the suspension, but on Wednesday, Alejandra Caraballo’s X account had been reinstated but was locked.