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The business of planning same-sex weddings

Tuesday, May 5, 2015
For Bernadette Smith, the business of planning weddings isn’t just about helping the happy couple deal with the stressful process of selecting a venue or cake. [...]

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Arkansas, Nebraska businesses sign pledge for LGBT equality

Thursday, March 5, 2015
Hundreds of businesses in Arkansas and Nebraska have signed an HRC pledge to advance workplace equality for members of the LGBT community. [...]

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Cleveland developing registry of LGBT businesses in time for Gay Games

Sunday, April 27, 2014
Cleveland, Ohio
CLEVELAND — A registry of businesses owned by members of the LGBT community is being developed in time for the 2014 Gay Games scheduled for the Cleveland area in August. [...]

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Grassroots business campaign to support LGBT community takes shape

Friday, April 25, 2014
Eddie Outlaw, a Jackson hair salon owner, displays the stickers he and some other business owners display and have distributed to others in a show of support for gay and lesbian customers, Tuesday, April 22, 2014, outside his business in Jackson, Miss. The group sees this as an effort to push back against a religious-practices bill recently signed by Republican Gov. Phil Bryant. The round, blue window stickers declare: “We don’t discriminate. If you’re buying, we’re selling."
JACKSON, Miss. — In conservative Mississippi, many business owners who support equal treatment for gays and lesbians are pushing back against a new law that bans government from limiting the free practice of religion. [...]

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Many gay business owners still face challenges, discrimination

Friday, April 25, 2014
Dave Greenbaum, who runs a computer repair business, walks to his vehicle outside his house in Lawrence, Kan. Despite increasing acceptance of homosexuality in the U.S., gay small business owners like Greenbaum say they still encounter discrimination from possible customers and investors.
It happens a few times a year: A customer refuses to work with Dave Greenbaum because he's gay. Greenbaum, who owns a computer repair business in Lawrence, Kan., often needs to go into customers' homes. Some people realized he is gay after he was quoted in a newspaper story about [...]

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Canadian couple closing restaurant due to anti-gay abuse by townsfolk

Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Pots N Hands
MORRIS, Manitoba, Canada -- A gay couple in Canada said they are closing their Manitoba restaurant after just four months because of ongoing anti-gay abuse leveled against them and their employees by local residents. [...]

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Lesbian teacher fired from Catholic school after launching ‘burn in hell’ website

Sunday, April 3, 2011
A lesbian teacher has been fired from her job at St. Francis Prep School in Fresh Meadows, Queens, after launching her website, "Burn and Rot in Hell!". [...]

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Indy’s only gay bookstore to close after Christmas

Saturday, November 28, 2009
Out Word Bound, Indianapolis’ only gay and lesbian bookstore, will close its doors after Christmas, reports the Indianapolis Star. “It has been a good run,” owners Mary Byrne and Tammara Tracy wrote in an e-mail to customers Wednesday. For more than a decade, the downtown store has served as a [...]

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New Yorkers Get Taste Of Big Gay Ice Cream Truck

Saturday, August 8, 2009
Even if you’re not in the mood for a vanilla cone, you can’t miss Doug Quint’s ice cream truck on the streets of New York City. Quint owns and operates the Big Gay Ice Cream Truck. And with that name emblazoned on the truck — along with a big, rainbow-colored [...]

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