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Gym-Pact Charges You For NOT Going To Gym

What would you say about your gym charging you only for days that you fail to actually show up and work out? That’s the premise behind Gym-Pact, a fitness program developed by Harvard University business graduates, that’s expanding across gyms nationwide. The business model is based on motivational economics, basically[…]

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The New GoDaddy Mystery Sexpot Is…?!

Our Super Bowl coverage of anything but the game itself continues with GoDaddy’s hilarious unveiling of their new bombshell by outgoing spokesbabe, Danica Patrick. If you didn’t catch it during the big game, we won’t spoil the jocular surprise. Check it out below! “Is it hot in here? Or is[…]

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What Does Your Cell Phone Say About You?

Let’s face it, you can really size a man up by his phone. Fellas rocking old-timey bricks that don’t even have Snake on them, let alone apps can just keep on walking. It’s just not going to work out between us. That’s why we’re stoked that Amazon Wireless is showing[…]

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United States of $#&@!!

You kiss your mother with that mouth?! Gizmodo’s Daniel Huffman has shared this map of the mouth foul-mouthed places in the country. Huffman used geotagged tweets to compile his data, and the results cuss speak for themselves. The Dirty South is full of dirty mouths, Oregonians are polite and proper, and[…]

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McDonald’s Can’t Have It Both Ways

Surely you remember the swoon inducing McDonalds commercial that featured a gay son and his father about to snack down on some McNuggets. Our gay blog was all over that business. The commercial, which aired in France, bore the tagline “Venez comme vous etes” or “Come as you are”. While[…]

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.