06.06.18 | Fresh off her 30th book, Focus Group favorite Erin McHugh joins Tim Bennett and John T. Nash for a freewheeling chat. Cake decorators that need to have their work proofread, and Vermont offers a financial incentive for workers to relocate to the state caught our eye.
TFG Unbuttoned: Let then eat cake! A special report on the Masterpiece Cakeshop Supreme Court ruling
06.05.18 | We kick the show off with the recent SCOTUS ruling in favor of treats over rights. Staunchly anti-gay lawyer and Donald Trump appointee Kyle Duncan has been confirmed as a federal judge in New Orleans’s 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo—known for his anti-LGBT views—issued a supportive statement for Pride Month and even tweeted about it, and California bans travel to Oklahoma based on its recent ‘discriminatory’ LGBT adoption law.
05.30.18 | Metrosource Magazine Editor-in-Chief Paul Hagen returns with recommendations for summer movies, books, TV and theater. He puts the “pop” back in pop culture. A man in the UK who spent 23 years in the closet is now a male escort, and a California Republican who thinks it’s just fine to discriminate against LGBT home buyers caught our eye.
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.