TFG Unbuttoned: The Boy Scout pledge of being “friendly and courteous” is put to the test by a homophobic store clerk
05.29.18 | Sephora is giving free makeup classes to trans and non-binary people, as part of the makeup chain’s Classes for Confidence series, which aims to help those experiencing major life transitions of all calibers. An Oregon principal has been ousted for making LGBTQ students read the Bible as punishment, and a hardware store worker tells a Boy Scout: ‘Get out! We don’t support homos! They allow homos now!’
05.23.18 | Tim and John welcome Alicia Case, Global Communications Manager and Global Co-Chair of Publicis Health’s Égalité, their LGBT business resource group. She shares insights on being an LGBT ally and plans for the continued success and growth of the group. The 96-year-old secretary who quietly amassed an $8.2 million fortune which she donated to social service groups and schools caught John’s eye.
05.22.18 | Apple is getting pushback for looking to site a new facility in Research Triangle, an 85-year-old UK photographer comes out and wishes he’d done it sooner, and Connecticut encourages LGBT adoptions.
05.16.18 | Maryland officially bans conversion therapy for LGBT minors and drag queens in the UK prepare a special welcome for the President. The Business Birthday profiles Liberace, who at the height of his fame was the highest-paid entertainer in the world. And Stoli unveils a commemorative bottle honoring Harvey Milk.
05.15.18 | Four men are charged with hate crimes after assualting a gay couple who were holding hands after Miami Beach Pride. A witness who intervened to help was knocked unconscious. Senior centers are the surprising new battleground for bullying, and the Small Business Administration scrubbed its site of LGBT outreach pages.
05.09.18 | In her new book, customer experience pioneer Jeanne Bliss saves companies from their worst behaviors and brings out their best with one simple test for everything they do: Would You Do That to Your Mother? The mystery of the ‘Dog Suicide’ bridge in Scotland, and schools removing analog clocks because kids can’t tell time by them caught our eye.
05.08.18 | State lawmakers in Oklahoma and Kansas approved legislation to grant legal protections to faith-based adoption agencies that cite their religious beliefs for not placing children in LGBT homes, similar to laws in at least five other states. Interestungly, backers of the Kansas bill acknowledged that faith-based agencies have been operating in Kansas for decades without issue. Amazon puts the brakes on fundraising for a known hate group, and Disney releases Mickey pride ears.
05.02.18 | Two excuses to celebrate this Saturday if a beverage involving alcohol is in your plans. The Focus Group welcomes Nectar Girl, Dulce Vida Tequila, and Litchfield Bourbon to help you plan either your Cinco de Mayo lo-cal beverage party, or the perfect mint julep for the Derby. But first, Tim identifies James Dyson as his least favorite Business Birthday to date and John shares his wish to have taken rides on the Hindenburg and Titanic had they not had such a tragic demise.
05.01.18 | The “gay panic” defense continues to be legal in 48 states, and cleared one man of murder recently. Tim and John then explore the Top 10 professions with the highest divorce rates according to The Ladders. Listen and see if you agree.
04.25.18 | LGBT Conversion Therapy is dying a quick death in America. Tim and John think it can’t happen fast enough, and discuss the dramatic shift in thinking, and how the U.S. is actually ahead of the rest of the world in moving away from the harmful practice. Gorton’s sells fish sticks with hunky Mer-Bros, and soon you’ll be able to sleep in the cargo hold of some long-haul flights.