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A Mardi Gras Driving Guide To Help You Navigate The Streets Of New Orleans This Fat Tuesday

Note: Every year, I tweak and repost this article for those of you who can’t be with us in New Orleans for the joys and pains of Fat Tuesday. More sober posts tomorrow!  Across most of the U.S., today is…

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ExxonMobil Accused Of Anti-LGBT Discrimination In Hiring

Given ExxonMobil’s long, long history of anti-LGBT bias, it will probably surprise absolutely no one that the company has been accused of discriminating against LGBT job applicants. What may be surprising, though, is that the company could be forced to…

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After Years Of Bigotry, ExxonMobil Protects LGBT Workers From Discrimination

For 17 years, ExxonMobil shareholders refused to grant workplace rights and protections to the company’s LGBT employees. As a result, workers could be fired simply because of their sexual orientation or gender identity, and for much of that time they were denied the…

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Ford Fires Contractor For Homophobic Comments, Contractor Files Religious Discrimination Claim: Who’s In The Right?

A former Ford Motor Company contractor has filed a complaint with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The worker alleges that the automaker fired him after he made homophobic comments to Ford staff. According to WXYZ Detroit, Thomas Banks was an employee of Rapid…

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2015 Cadillac ATS Coupe Offers Big Luxury In A Pint-Sized Package

It was January of 2012, and I had just arrived in Detroit for the North American International Auto Show. At the hotel, I hung up my assortment of (mostly) wrinkle-free shirts, plugged in my ailing iPhone, and slapped some water…

Toyota North America Groundbreaking Ceremony

Homophobes Vow To Discriminate Against LGBT Texans As Toyota Breaks Ground On New Plano Headquarters

Yesterday, representatives from Toyota gathered in Plano, Texas to break ground on the automaker’s new U.S. headquarters. It was a beautiful day full of blue skies, prepared speeches, and hokey formalities. None of the speakers mentioned that, just down the…

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2015 Detroit Auto Show Recap: 5 Best Cars, 3 Running Themes

The media preview of the 2015 North American International Auto Show has come to an end, and most of us have returned home to reflect on what we saw. After a day of recuperation (including some much-needed cuddle time with…

Buick Avenir concept at the 2015 North American International Auto Show

2015 Detroit Auto Show: Highlights From Day 2

It’s funny how, when you’re away from home, time moves differently. You can take the briefest three-day beach trip, and on the way home, you’ll think, “It feels like we’ve been away forever”. The same is true at conventions like…

Maserati Gran Turismo at the 2015 North American International Auto Show

2015 Detroit Auto Show: Highlights From Day 1

Visiting the North American International Auto Show — or any auto show, for that matter — can be a challenge. The days are long. The crowds are dense. The elbows are sharp. And in Detroit, the winter weather can be…

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Gaywheels’ Top Posts Of 2014

Tomorrow is January 1, a day for looking ahead and pondering the promise of a new year. December 31, however, is reserved for retrospection, and like many other websites, we’re taking a moment to reflect on your favorite articles from 2014. We published more…