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Ship your breast milk, stick yourself with pins: The new world of worker perks

One company ponies up so that traveling moms can ship their breast milk, another provides on-site acupuncture. A look at the latest enticements from a range of employers.

By February 3, 2016


Facebook to change real-name policy after drag queens protest

After recently deactivating the profiles of several well-known San Francisco drag queens, Facebook met with members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community to discuss its requirement that users provide legal names. CNET's Sumi Das has details on the agreement reached between the two groups.

By October 1, 2014


CBS employees join the It Gets Better Project

CBS employees contribute to the It Gets Better Project, a video series to bring awareness to the bullying of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender youth and help prevent teen suicide.

By June 20, 2011


Cyberbullying hits LGBT youth especially hard

One in two lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender youth report being cyberbullied about their sexual identities, according to a new Iowa State survey of 444 youths.

By March 9, 2010


LGBT researcher calls for action to combat cyberbullying (podcast)

The co-author of a study on cyberbullying of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth says more than half of LGBT youth had experienced cyberbulling within the past 30 days.

By March 10, 2010


PlanetOut gets new investors

Bill Gates' investment arm is among those investing $26 million to help prop up the struggling publisher for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender market.

By July 3, 2007


AOL Music courts LGBT audience

Says "G-Sides" features music that has a strong lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender fan base.

January 24, 2006


PlanetOut postpones IPO

Web site targeting gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender audience postpones until undisclosed date.

By August 11, 2004


The Advocate, PlanetOut drop merger

Portal site PlanetOut and Liberation Publications, home to The Advocate and Out magazines, said they have terminated their merger plans. The companies, which target the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities cited PlanetOut's merger with Gay.com's parent company, Online Partners, and market changes as factors for ending merger discussions. The companies said, however, that they will continue to work together on other initiatives. Liberation Publications, for instance, will provide PlanetOut with news from The Advocate.

March 9, 2001


Gay portals cut staff before merger

PlanetOut and Gay.com's parent company, Online Partners, say they have laid off 29 employees as a result of the merger the two companies expect to close this month. The union was announced in November; the combined San Francisco-based company will be known as PlanetOut Partners. Spokesman Bryce Eberhart said the layoffs were necessary to eliminate redundancies and are part of the combined company's effort to become profitable this year. Eberthart said the head count was reduced to 97 employees from 126 employees and that the layoffs were across the board. The PlanetOut and Gay.com provide content and services for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.

March 7, 2001