Some year, it may be possible to produce our annual “Business of Pride” edition without having to write about new threats to roll back LGBTQ rights. It won’t be this year. Indeed, if there’s a thread that runs through the stories in this year's edition, it’s trepidation the length and breadth of the LGBTQ community about a new federal administration that’s already put LGBTQ protections in its crosshairs. Is some accommodation feasible, or is open resistance the best option?
Like justice, LGBT equality is not just a result. It’s a process. That’s become ever clearer in the year since we published our first Business of Pride edition last June. The 12 months since have seen big steps forward in this process, most notably the Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage that came a few days after that inaugural issue.
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