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queerty

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

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

Court rules Walmart was justified in firing anti-gay employee for harassment

Tuesday, April 5, 2011
A federal appeals court in Illinois has ruled that Walmart Stores did not violate an employee's civil rights when it fired her for making anti-gay comments towards a lesbian co-worker at a store in Joliet, Ill. [ Read more → ]
target

Target sues marriage equality group for canvassing supporters outside stores

Friday, March 25, 2011
In San Diego today, a court case is set to begin in which Target Corporation is suing the marriage equality activist organization, "Canvass For A Cause" for canvassing supporters outside its stores. [ Read more → ]
burger-king

Jury awards $3.15 million to gay couple bashed at Burger King

Sunday, February 27, 2011
UNION CITY, N.J. -- A jury has awarded a gay couple in Union City $3.15 million after they were chased and beaten following a dispute over their order at a local Burger King restaurant. [ Read more → ]
target-store

Target revises policy on political donations, but little has changed

Saturday, February 19, 2011
Target has revised its policy on political contributions, following a furor that arose last year when it was revealed the retailer had donated money to a political action group that supported an anti-gay candidate for for Minnesota governor. [ Read more → ]
living-social-ad

‘Living Social’ commercial: Were transgenders the butt of the joke?

Monday, February 7, 2011
My Facebook page blew up last night after I posted about a Superbowl commercial by “Living Social” which used Transgender people as a punchline. Watch the video and discuss! Did you find it offensive, why or why not? [ Read more → ]
apple

Apple rejects anti-gay ‘Manhattan Declaration’ from App Store — again

Saturday, January 1, 2011
Apple has once again rejected the anti-gay iPhone application, Manhattan Declaration, from its App Store even after its creators submitted a revision. [ Read more → ]
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Report: Target continued to fund anti-gay candidates even after CEO apology

Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Earlier this year, Target Corporation came under fire from LGBT activist groups when it was revealed they had donated money to a political action group that supported Tom Emmer's bid for Minnesota governor, prompting an apology from Target CEO Gregg Steinhafel. Emmer, you might recall,... [ Read more → ]
ManhattanDeclaration

Apple removes anti-gay ‘Manhattan Declaration’ application from App Store

Thursday, December 2, 2010
Over the Thanksgiving weekend, Apple removed the new “Manhattan Declaration” application from it’s App store after a petition of over 8,000 signatures was sent to them decrying the anti-gay marriage messaging it carried. Pro-Hate groups are flipping out of course. The application, dubbed Manhattan Declaration... [ Read more → ]
cei

HRC penalizes Target, Best Buy in latest Corporate Equality Index rating

Monday, October 4, 2010
Retailers Target and Best Buy, along with 3M Corporation, all based in Minnesota, have been stripped of their perfect scores in the Human Rights Campaign's (HRC) 2011 Corporate Equality Index. Now in its ninth year, the HRC assesses more than 30 specific policies and practices... [ Read more → ]
Target_Best-Buy

Target, Best Buy feel investor backlash over political donation

Friday, August 20, 2010
After weeks of public protest over its financial support of an organization that backed a GOP gubernatorial candidate opposed to gay rights, Target Corp. now faces a new form of pressure: shareholder demands that it revamp its donation process to avoid the chance of additional backfires. [ Read more → ]
target

Target rejects HRC call for ‘make it right’ donation to gay causes

Monday, August 16, 2010
Target Corp. said Monday it has no plans to donate money to gay-friendly causes to quiet the protests over a $150,000 donation that helped support a Minnesota governor candidate who opposes gay marriage. [ Read more → ]
target

‘Target’ political donation helps fund anti-gay candidate for Governor

Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Target Corporation has come under fire from gay rights advocates and LGBT activists for contributing to Minnesota Forward, a political action group that has come out in support of anti-gay gubernatorial candidate Tom Emmer. [ Read more → ]
Google

Google to compensate gay and lesbian employees for unequal tax treatment

Thursday, July 1, 2010
Google announced on Thursday that it will begin compensating gay and lesbian employees for an extra tax they must pay when their partners receive domestic partner health benefits -- a tax that married straight couples are not required to pay. [ Read more → ]
mcdonalds

McDonald’s airing gay-themed ad in France: ‘Come as you are’

Tuesday, June 1, 2010
McDonald’s is running a new ad on French TV that features a gay teen and his father, who is unaware of his son’s orientation. The ad shows a gay teen seated at a McDonald's table, talking to his boyfriend on his cell phone. He hangs up when he sees his father coming. The father, unaware of his son's sexual... [ Read more → ]
fedex

FedEx to expand health coverage to include same-sex partners

Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Shipping giant FedEx announced Tuesday it will begin offering health insurance to same-sex domestic partners. The benefit won't become available until January 1, 2012, and while the company has yet to finalize many of the details, it has announced the expansion of its benefits program... [ Read more → ]
manchrunch

CBS rejects gay-themed Super Bowl ads; GLAAD calls for explanation

Friday, January 29, 2010
The gay dating website Mancrunch.com is crying foul on CBS for rejecting a commercial that it had hoped would run during the Super Bowl on February 7. In a letter to ManCrunch.com, CBS Standards and Practices said it had reviewed the proposed ad, which would... [ Read more → ]

Number of top rated businesses for LGBT workers jumps in latest HRC report

Monday, September 14, 2009
The number of businesses with perfect ratings based on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender workplace policies and benefits rose by twenty percent in the past twelve months — despite the serious economic downturn — according to a new report released Monday by the Human Rights... [ Read more → ]
IGLCC equality index

IGLCC reports BT Group, IBM, Dow Chemical among most gay-friendly corporations

Tuesday, July 28, 2009
The International Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (IGLCC) unveiled the results of the first edition of the International Business Equality Index today, announcing BT Group, followed by IBM and The Dow Chemical Company, as the most gay-friendly corporations world-wide. The Index is a measurement... [ Read more → ]
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