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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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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…

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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…

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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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Ten Hard and Fast Rules for Picking the Color Combination for your next New Car

Now, before you start writing letters about us stereotyping ourselves in the LBGT community as always being more color, style and fashion conscious understand that this is not why we feel qualified to offer up these admonishments to people looking…

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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…

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Happy Holidays From Gaywheels

From our devoted team of writers, auto wranglers, and greasemonkeys, we hope you have a safe, warm, wonderful holiday surrounded by friends and loved ones. (Even family, if you’re so inclined.) We’re taking a short break for a couple of…

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Homophobes In Toyota’s New Hometown Attack Proposed LGBT Protections

Texas is like a whole other country — especially for Toyota’s LGBT employees planning to relocate to the automaker’s new HQ in Plano. When Toyota announced its consolidation/relocation plans in May, the company sent Gaywheels the following statement: “We have…