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Covering Pride Month and the LGBTQIA community

June is Pride Month, a celebration of the queer community. Former President Barack Obama proclaimed June to be Pride Month in 2014, a year after the administration struck down key

Bride and groom wearing Converse sneakers

New wedding business trends

As newlyweds and their guests gear up for the spring and summer wedding season, wedding planners and related businesses are also looking for creative ways to tap into this lucrative

LGBT-owned business: Stats and facts

LGBT-owned businesses can be a valuable topic for business reporters. While employee diversity has made headlines for years, stories on businesses that self-identify as being lesbian-, gay-, bisexual- or transgender-owned

Doctor holding a newborn baby

The cost of fertility treatment

According to data published by the National Health Statistics Reports in 2014, 12 percent of women aged 15-44 or their husbands or partners have ever used infertility services. However, treatments

Same-sex marriage and the wedding industry

The wedding industry is huge. It generates $51 billion across the country and employs more than 800,000 people. Now, it’s getting even bigger. After last month’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling allowing for

Same-sex marriage and benefits

Last week’s historic Supreme Court ruling allowing gay marriage in all 50 states should have a significant impact on the wedding economy. The $51-billion industry could see a $2.6 billion

Same-sex marriage is legal

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 on Friday that same-sex marriage is legal in all 50 states. The court also said that same-sex marriages in the 36 states where they

Marketing Caitlyn Jenner

Olympian Bruce Jenner’s decision to transition from male and female, and become known as Caitlyn Jenner is a multi-faceted story. And one of the biggest aspects is Jenner’s new marketing

Indiana bill causes business uproar

Passage of Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act engulfed the state in controversy last week. Supporters on the right say it champions religious liberty, while detractors on the left say it would

Around the U.S., June means LGBT pride and profit

One of June’s most widespread observances is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month, which as this Library of Congress history page notes, commemorates the Stonewall riots in Manhattan

Wedding bells ring, vendors say cha-ching

It’s the peak of springtime and that ringing sound you hear is the peal of wedding bells – and the cha-ching of revenue echoing in the daydreams of wedding industry

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