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The Makers of SMIRNOFF™ Vodka Take PRIDE in Continued Support of LGBTQ Community with New “Love Wins” Bottles

The Makers of SMIRNOFF™ Vodka Take PRIDE in Continued Support of LGBTQ Community with New “Love Wins” Bottles | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
Limited-Edition No. 21 Packaging Further Celebrates Love and Acceptance by Donating $1 from Every Bottle Made to the Human Rights Campaign
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How Target Botched Its Response to the North Carolina Bathroom Law

How Target Botched Its Response to the North Carolina Bathroom Law | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
The retailer published a transgender-friendly blog post, without the CEO’s approval. That sparked a customer backlash that hurt foot traffic and exposed problems in stores the company is now spending billions to fix.
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Israeli TV Bans Public Service Ad Supporting Same Sex Marriage

Israeli TV Bans Public Service Ad Supporting Same Sex Marriage | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
A public service announcement in Israel has been banned from television because of its message in support of same-sex marriage
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The message from the Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI), titled “Human Rights: Because without I’m not Equal,” was banned by the Second Authority for Television and Radio, the public body that supervises Israel’s commercial television and radio station.

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BofA, AA among Charlotte's largest employers to get perfect score on HRC Corporate Equality Index

Praising corporate leaders for standing up this year to discriminatory legislation, such as North Carolina's House Bill 2, the Human Rights Campaign released Monday its annual Corporate Equality Index.
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We're the Debt Free Guys and this is Queer Money.

We're the Debt Free Guys and this is Queer Money. | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

We’re the Debt Free Guys and this is The Queer Money Show, the only show talking about the financial nuances of the LGBTQ community. Who are we?  Why are we here? What is Queer Money?

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We’re a gay couple who’s been together for over 12 years. Despite having a combined tenure in financial services of over 30 years, at one point we had $51,000 in credit card debt. We were more concerned about seeing and being seen than saving.

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Companies come out in support of the LGBT community in India

Companies come out in support of the LGBT community in India | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

At least four multinationals said they follow clear diversity hiring guidelines in home markets in the US and Europe but they were hesitant to come on record.

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Congressman to keynote inaugural LGBT Housing Policy Summit

Congressman to keynote inaugural LGBT Housing Policy Summit | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

On March 14, the National Association of Gay and Lesbian Real Estate Professionals will be hosting its first-ever LGBT Housing Policy Summit at the Human Rights Campaign headquarters in Washington, DC.

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The full day-event will feature well-known LGBT and allied housing leaders from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the National Association of Realtors (NAR), HRC and the LGBTQ Task Force.

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Record number of companies earn perfect score for LGBT-friendly policies

Record number of companies earn perfect score for LGBT-friendly policies | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
517 companies earned a perfect score in the 2017 Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index, marking a record high for the annual list.
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TX Association of Business: Anti-LGBT Laws May Cost Texas $8.5 Billion

TX Association of Business: Anti-LGBT Laws May Cost Texas $8.5 Billion | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
TAB determined that anti-LGBT legislation would cost Texas roughly 0.5 percent of its gross domestic product, mostly from decreased travel and tourism.
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The Texas economy stands to lose $8.5 billion and 185,000 jobs if anti-LGBT legislation passes in next year’s session, according to an analysis from the Texas Association of Business, the state’s chamber of commerce.

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Uber and Alaska Airlines join forces to raise money for LGBT project

Uber and Alaska Airlines join forces to raise money for LGBT project | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
Uber and Alaska Airlines are teaming up to celebrate Pride Month by raising funds for the It Gets Better Project.
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As of June 6 and throughout Pride season, both Alaska Airlines and Uber will donate $1 each to the project for every tweet, Facebook post or Instagram post tagged with #LoveMovesUs – up to a total of $28,000.

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