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Chick-fil-A’s anti-LGBTQ donations continue despite years-old claims the company would cease all such giving
Boycott attempts have been taking place throughout North America, and some Chick-fil-A protests have actually prevented franchises from opening
An American foreign investment committee has told Chinese company Kunlun that its Grindr ownership is a national security risk
Four Asian innovators made the list, including Jay Lin, an LGBTQ rights activist from Taiwan and founder of GagaOOLala
The gay internet was shocked to see Scott Chen fess up to believing marriage should be between a man and a woman
A founder of the Taiwan-based smartphone maker HTC, Cher Wang, has been revealed as a supporter of anti-gay causes in Asia
The franchise, which has donated millions of dollars to anti-LGBTQ groups and has opposed gay marriage, now says claims it’s anti-gay are “misperceptions”
Defaced Pride Posters at Amazon’s Seattle HQ Have Raised Questions About the Company’s LGBTQ Support
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.
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.