He concedes that supporting the LGBT community may lose him some future clients. On multiple occasions, however, those images drew the wrath of one customer on social media. Still, he says, "I believe fundamentally that it is so important for people to be able to be themselves. The issues do not apply only to queer business owners, or businesses that serve the LGBT community directly, as Hornet does. The former responded with a billboard of its own, that reads "homosexuality is a sin. Today, however, Kelly is among a growing number of entrepreneurs who see standing up for LGBT rights as a moral imperative, even as they recognize that it could hurt the bottom line.
Indeed, he knows dozens of gay or lesbian entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley who--like venture capitalist Peter Thiel--have preferred to keep their sexual orientation separate from their business dealings.
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Kelly, whose business generates revenue via advertising--and by taking a small commission on sales of financial products that it recommends--sees his company as an extension of his personality: While gay pride month--in the U. Despite identifying as a gay man, Cooper questioned whether coming out publicly was the right thing for his business. Throughout the summer, the company plans to put up posters that feature gay couples near the headquarters for organizations including the Westboro Baptist Church, in Topeka, Kansas, and Focus on the Family in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Alt-right religious organizations that condemn same-sex unions. But it misses out on the opportunity to think about the benefits you can give your staff, and the political dialogue that might be so hostile therein.
It also changed its logo on social media to a rainbow, in homage to the LGBT flag. Kelly, whose business generates revenue via advertising--and by taking a small commission on sales of financial products that it recommends--sees his company as an extension of his personality: To that end, Justworks rented its own float in the New York City pride parade this past weekend. The shop's owner, Jack Phillips, claims that doing so would have violated his religious principles, though a local Colorado court had ruled that he had gone against anti-discrimination law. There's also the argument that an entrepreneur can be out and proud in private life, and to their employees, but that it doesn't need to be known to the world.