Someone at the company’s Seattle headquarters defaced Pride posters, leaving LGBT Amazon employees feeling unwelcome and unsupported
The LGBTQ coffee shop in East Hollywood could close soon, leaving the community with one less queer space in the city
Businesses with LGBTQ people in top spots had better overall performance, and scored better in HR practices, corporate social responsibility and workforce quality.
This is at least the second time in a year that Santander Bank has blocked a transgender customer’s account.
Conservatives have decided to protest Nike’s ads featuring Colin Kaepernick in a #BoycottNike campaign that involves them destroying their Nike products.
The owners say the employee “was no longer fit to give any type of customer service.”
The Village Voice closing was announced today by the publication’s owner, effectively ending the paper’s 63-year run as NYC’s alternative weekly paper
Not surprisingly, such complaints have been on the rise for several years.
Tim Gill is the man behind the popular Quark software, and used his fortune to launch The Gill Foundation which supports queer organizations
Restaurant Gets One-Star Yelp Review for Hanging Rainbow Flag Outside: ‘I’ve Had it with This Place’
“It’s clearly geared and catered ONLY to those who rally behind the rainbow flag.”
Coca-Cola took a homophobic Brazilian expression often used to call people gay — “That Coke is a Fanta” — and turned it into an empowering symbol of Pride
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Business (aka money) makes the world go round. Just about everyone in the world has a job unless they’re retired or under the age of 15, which usually means that they work for some kind of business. In order to survive in the modern world, everyone needs to make money one way or another.
LGBT business in its most general outlook can be a tricky subject. In today’s culture, the most powerful forms of protest seem to be the ones that revolve around financial decisions, such as where you decide to spend your money. When Republican legislatures in the state of North Carolina tried to pass a bill that told members of the trans community that they had to use the bathroom that corresponded with the gender that they were assigned at birth, dozens of corporations decided to pull their operations out of the state. The digital money sharing app known as PayPal decided not to build a new customer service facility in NC, costing the state thousands of new jobs. Well-known celebrities and musicians canceled events and concerts to protest the bill. All of this amounted to billions in lost profits for the state as a whole, including local businesses.
The same was true for the state of Indiana when then-Governor Mike Pence signed a religious freedom bill that allowed business owners to deny their goods and services to LGBT individuals if the transaction went against their religious beliefs.
Individuals in the LGBT community also face plenty of discrimination in the workplace, especially in certain heterosexual male-driven industries such as technology, manufacturing, and even in the entertainment business. While our world is far from perfect, certain key business decisions can balance the scale, whether it’s consumers punishing Chick-fil-A for its owner’s homophobic policies or Bruce Springsteen canceling a concert in North Carolina. Catch up on all of Hornet’s latest LGBT business news.