We can do it (women)

Where are the women at Honda, Kia, Nissan, Toyota?

Yesterday at TheCarConnection, I wrote about a new website that ranks companies according to their gender diversity–specifically, by the number of women who sit on their executive teams and boards of directors. Here’s an excerpt: Today, it’s generally agreed that diversity is beneficial…

Don Mealey Sport Subaru responds to the shootings in Orlando

Quick read: Florida dealerships respond to Orlando tragedy

From Auto News, a brief piece about Florida dealers’ responses to the Pulse nightclub shootings. I found this excerpt particularly interesting, since AutoNation is ranked #162 on the Fortune 1000, yet earned a mere 10 points on HRC’s 2016 Corporate Equality…

Subaru Forester commercial screencap

Lesbians and Subaru: A brief history

When we think of stereotypical “gay cars”, we often think of the Mazda Miata, the Volkswagen Beetle, the Fiat 500–small, flashy rides that stand in flamboyant contrast to the sober, “manly” pickups and sedans that our fathers might love. (Which is ironic,…

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Orlando

As an LGBT website with an LGBT staff of writers, it would be impossible to let the events of yesterday pass without mention. But as often happens, others expressed our sentiments — namely sadness, frustration, and hope — far better…

North Carolina in LGBT rainbow colors

Honda issues third attack on HB2, but defends doing business in North Carolina

Honda has just issued a third statement about North Carolina’s HB2, the hateful, transphobic, homophobic, so-called “bathroom bill” that was signed into law by GOP Governor Pat McCrory to address a problem that doesn’t exist. As you’ll see below, the…

Nick Jonas & Demi Lovato at the 2016 GLAAD Media Awards

Honda issues another statement against North Carolina’s HB2 after Jonas & Lovato cancel concerts

Last week, Honda issued a brief statement about North Carolina’s homophobic HB2. Yesterday, the company published another one — this time, in support of Nick Jonas and Demi Lovato, who’ve cancelled concert appearances in Charlotte and Raleigh over the hateful new…

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Even NASCAR hates HB2 (well, kinda)

If you were asked to talk about LGBT-friendly sports, NASCAR might not be the first to come to mind. The stereotypical NASCAR fan is, after all, conservative, Christian, and straight. But rest assured, there are thousands of LGBT NASCAR fans across…

North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory

Honda issues short statement on North Carolina’s homophobic HB2

Honda North America has published a brief, two-sentence statement about North Carolina’s HB2. On the off-chance that you’ve been too busy to notice HB2, it’s a hateful, homophobic law that prohibits North Carolina cities from enacting stricter non-discrimination protections than those…

2016 GMC Terrain Denali full front

2016 GMC Terrain Denali offers high-tech, midsize luxury

People who analyze trends in the auto industry often focus on overall sales, specific model sales, and the best-performing brands. But if you really want to take the temperature of the U.S. auto market, I suggest you take look at…

Members of HRC’s Business Coalition for the Equality Act

60 major companies support the Equality Act, but none are automakers

Only 18 states protect LGBT Americans from discrimination. That means 32 states have no such laws on the books. That could change if the U.S. Congress passes a bipartisan bill known as the Equality Act. This very important piece of…