Stuart DiNenno, owner of Botanica Atlanta Landscape Design, refused to do business with a couple just because they were gay. What a homophobic jerk
A Dr Pepper gay ad allegedly found in a Swedish gay magazine suggests that the soda is sexually versatile, which has us scratching our heads
A few trans Uber drivers have found their accounts deactivated when the app pinged them for looking different than their driver license photos
Bill Shine is also accused of helping to cover up sexual harassment claims against Roger Ailes.
After being banned from iTunes, Facebook and YouTube, the Infowars app has become one of the most popular apps on iOS and Google. And it gets worse….
Shonda Rhimes, Ryan Murphy and other big names in Hollywood TV and film just signed a GLAAD letter pushing for greater trans representation
What got InfoWars banned from Facebook and Apple music? Alex Jones, the host of the far-right conspiracy theory show, violated their hate speech policies
A Transphobic Store Manager at Starbucks Pressured His Talented Employee to Quit, So Now She’s Suing
A new lawsuit alleges a transphobic manager at a Starbucks refused to treat an employee with respect due to his religious beliefs; Jesus would be thrilled
In a recent court filing, the National Rifle Association says the NRA may ‘be unable to exist’ if insurers and banks don’t resume business with it. Boo-hoo
Dan Cathy, CEO of the anti-LGBTQ fast food restaurant Chick-fil-A, is set to speak at an annual conference focused on equality and being inclusive. Blech
The LGBTQ community, including the young identity-fluid and queer people previously not catered to by marketers, is “the $1 trillion blind spot”
In the wake of the Masterpiece Cake SCOTUS ruling, the review app has added a new feature letting customers know where businesses stand.
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.