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Apple co-founder Steve Jobs dies at 56

Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Steve Jobs, the iconic American CEO and innovative co-founder of Apple -- who many credit with transforming the personal use of technology with products such as the iPod, iPad, iPhone, iTunes, and thee Mac computers -- died Wednesday. He was 56. [ Read more → ]

Walmart adds gender identity, expression to non-discrimination policy

Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Walmart -- the world's biggest retailer and the largest private employer in the U.S. -- has added gender identity and expression to its non-discrimination policy. [ Read more → ]
Peter LaBarbera

Advocacy group petitions PayPal to shut down account of anti-gay LaBarbera

Friday, September 16, 2011
Anti-Gay activist Pete LaBarbera, President of the one-man anti-gay operation "Americans For Truth About Homosexuality" (AFTAH), who earned himself a place on the Southern Poverty Law Center's list of hate groups, is incensed that LGBTQ advocacy group is demanding PayPal sever its relationship with what it calls an anti-gay hate group. [ Read more → ]
'I Love My Boo' campaign.

‘Amplifier’ awards to honor fair, accurate portrayal of LGBT people in advertising

Saturday, September 3, 2011
The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) on Friday announced the award recipients for the 2011 GLAAD Amplifier Awards, an annual event honoring those that elevate and promote images in advertising that include fair and accurate representations of the LGBT community. [ Read more → ]

Detroit radio personality launches LGBT-friendly daily deals website ‘Gaypon’

Tuesday, August 30, 2011
A new daily deals website catering to the LGBT community launched on Tuesday, and offers subscribers with daily offers from local and regional businesses who are known to be gay-friendly. [ Read more → ]
Tim Cook

Apple’s new CEO, Tim Cook, could be the world’s most powerful gay executive

Thursday, August 25, 2011
The sudden resignation on Wednesday of Apple Chief Executive Steve Jobs paves the way for the ascension of Chief Operating Officer Tim Cook, who, upon being named Apple’s new CEO, was hailed by many in the LGBT community as possibly the world’s most powerful gay executive. [ Read more → ]

Gay activist calls for boycott of retailers supporting Christian Values Network

Wednesday, August 3, 2011
San Francisco based gay activist and blogger Roy Steele is organizing, and calling for a nationwide boycott of retailer’s enrolled in the Christian Values Network (CVN) shopping web portal, including Sears, Walmart, Sam's Club and Target. [ Read more → ]
Liza Friedlander

Lambda Legal files suit over homophobic attack at Sizzler restaurant in New York

Friday, July 29, 2011
Lambda Legal on Thursday filed a discrimination lawsuit against a Sizzler Restaurant in Forest Hills, Queens, New York, on behalf a woman who was targeted because "she did not conform to the stereotypes of how a woman should look," according to the complaint. [ Read more → ]

Apple pulls iTunes store from anti-gay ‘Christian Values Network’

Thursday, July 28, 2011
Apple has removed their iTunes store from the “Christan Values Network” (CVN) after more than 22,000 people signed a petition on asking the technology company to stop allowing the funding of anti-gay organizations such as Focus on the Family and the Family Research Council. [ Read more → ]
Wildflower Inn

ACLU, lesbian couple sue Vermont inn over its ‘no gay reception policy’

Tuesday, July 19, 2011
A Vermont inn violated the state's anti-discrimination law when it refused to host a wedding reception for a lesbian couple from New York City, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday. [ Read more → ]
James Taylor

Southwest Airlines pilot issues written apology: ‘I am forever changed’

Thursday, June 30, 2011
A Southwest Airlines pilot, whose profane rant against gays, the obese and the elderly was broadcast over an air-traffic control frequency, has issued a written apology to his co-workers. [ Read more → ]

Southwest Airlines reinstates suspended pilot following profane rant at 30,000 feet

Monday, June 27, 2011
Southwest Airlines has reinstated a tenured pilot after being disciplined for making disparaging comments about gays and older flight attendants over an air-traffic control frequency. [ Read more → ]
Jarrett Barrios

GLAAD President Jarrett Barrios resigns under scrutiny of AT&T endorsement

Saturday, June 18, 2011
Jarrett Barrios, the president of the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) has resigned under increasing scrutiny of GLAAD's recent endorsement of AT&T's merger with T-Mobile, and conflicting statements related to net neutrality rules. [ Read more → ]

Safeway cashier fired after directing anti-gay slur at same-sex couple

Friday, June 17, 2011
A grocery store employee at a Washington D.C.-area Safeway has been fired after directing an anti-gay slur at a same-sex couple last weekend. [ Read more → ]

LUSH Cosmetics plans ‘Kiss & Tell,’ shops will become gay marriage ‘campaign centers’

Monday, June 13, 2011
LUSH Cosmetics has partnered with Freedom to Marry on a new campaign to support marriage equality, and will transform its North America shops into marriage equality “campaign centers." [ Read more → ]

Christian hate groups call for boycott of Old Navy over pride shirts

Thursday, June 9, 2011
Christian hate groups are taking aim at Old Navy over the retailer's decision to sell a line of gay pride t-shirts in a handful of stores during June LGBT pride month, suggesting that God-fearing homophobes take their business elsewhere. [ Read more → ]

American Airlines’ GLEAM employees join ‘It Gets Better’ project (Video)

Thursday, June 9, 2011
The Gay, Lesbian, Bi, Trans and Allied Employees of American Airlines (GLEAM) Employee Resource Group joins the It Gets Better Project to offer encouragement to teens who are struggling with the challenges of growing up, especially if dealing with the extra pressures that can come with being gay. [ Read more → ]

Target shareholders pepper CEO over donations to anti-gay politicians

Thursday, June 9, 2011
Target Corp. Chairman Gregg Steinhafel on Wednesday faced some unexpected questions at the company’s annual meeting from shareholders who wanted answers about the company’s funding of anti-gay politicians. [ Read more → ]

Macy’s celebrates ‘pride + joy’ — will participate in LGBT events nationwide

Friday, June 3, 2011
Retailing giant Macy's on Thursday announced plans to join millions in celebration of LGBT Pride Month. [ Read more → ]

Home Depot tells anti-gay hate group AFA what they can do with their petition

Friday, June 3, 2011
Executives at The Home Depot gave a cool reception to representatives of the anti-gay hate group American Family Association at the company’s annual shareholder's meeting in Atlanta this week. [ Read more → ]

Safe sex ads to return in Australia after backlash by LGBT community

Wednesday, June 1, 2011
One of Australia’s biggest outdoor advertising companies reversed its decision to ban billboards promoting safe homosexual sex, just one day after ordering their removal from Brisbane-area bus shelters. [ Read more → ]

National clothing retailer Old Navy launches line of gay pride t-shirts

Sunday, May 29, 2011
Starting Monday, Old Navy -- owned by Gap, Inc. -- is launching a line of gay pride-themed T-shirts sized for men, women, and babies, with 10% of the proceeds going to the It Gets Better Project. [ Read more → ]
Bill Haslam

TN governor signs anti-gay bill that 13 major corporations lobbied in support of

Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam on Monday signed into law a bill that would prohibit local governments from creating anti-discrimination laws that are stricter than protections laid out by the state government. [ Read more → ]

Home Depot promoting the ‘gay agenda’ — hate group AFA launches boycott

Sunday, May 1, 2011
The anti-gay hate group American Family Association is calling for a nationwide boycott against the Home Depot because it says the home improvement retailer continues to " promote the homosexual agenda." [ Read more → ]

RIP: Veteran gay news, gossip blog ‘’ shuts down

Monday, April 18, 2011
After spending the last week offline due to "technical difficulties," the veteran gay news and gossip blog officially shuttered today. [ Read more → ]
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