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Oregon is the first state to offer a gender-neutral driver's license option
Oregon is the first state to offer a gender-neutral driver's license option

LGBT Pride month may be coming to a close, but the state of Oregon is giving queer activists a reason to celebrate all year long: a new, gender-neutral option on their driver's licenses. Though several other countries have provided a "third gender" or gender-neutral category on official documents...Read More»

LGBT-inclusive ad for the Chevrolet Traverse (debuted during the Sochi Winter Olympics)
Chevrolet Launches Two LGBT-Inclusive Ads During Winter Olympics Broadcast From Sochi, Russia

At noon Eastern, Chevrolet unveiled two commercials on YouTube: one for the all-new Chevy Traverse, the other for Chevrolet, the brand. "Why should that matter?", you ask. "Don't automakers post clips to the web on a daily basis?" They do, but these are special: they're intended for TV, and they...Read More»

Chevrolet ad in the 2012 Motor City Pride program
Chevrolet Volt 'Comes Out' For Detroit's LGBT Pride Weekend

On June 28, 1969, gays, lesbians, and their transgendered friends took to the streets of New York, protesting the harassment they'd experienced at the hands of the city's police force. The violence -- now known as the Stonewall Riots -- lasted for several days and altered the way that Americans...Read More»

LGBT equality license plate from Indiana, sponsored by the Indiana Youth Group
Indiana, South Carolina Offer License Plates For LGBT Equality: UPDATED

UPDATED: See below Specialty license plates can raise big bucks for schools and advocacy organizations, but they can also raise a good bit of controversy -- just think of the anti-abortion license plate recently proposed in North Carolina or the religious plate approved by Texas' Department of...Read More»

2011 Saab 9-5
LGBT License Plates, Saab, SOPA Effects MegaUpload Founder: Car News Headlines

Today at High Gear Media, companies are still interested in saving Saab, and Nissan sold a lot of Leafs. LGBT equality license plates are coming to some states, and we drive the 2012 Fisker Karma. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car Connection. SOPA may have stumbled, but...Read More»

LGBT rainbow flag
Chrysler, Ford, Toyota Score 100% On LGBT Workplace Equality (Updated)

UPDATED: One of our contacts at GM wrote in with a couple of important clarifications. See the note below. The Human Rights Campaign is America's largest advocacy group for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender rights, and for ten years, the organization has been ranking companies on their...Read More»

Comedian Adam Carolla complains about electric cars and energy policy on Gizmodo
Car Show Host Adam Carolla To Gays: 'Shut Up, You're Ruining My Life'

You might think that being the host of a high-profile TV show would cause a performer to watch his mouth. You'd be wrong. At least in the case of Adam Carolla, the comedian who is also one of the hosts of "The Car Show," which launched in July on Speed TV. In his most recent podcast, using the...Read More»

Gay Flag
Gay-Marriage Win: Sell Car To Same-Sex Spouse, Pay No Tax!

On Sunday, July 24, at 12:01 am, same-sex marriage became legal in New York state. New York is thus the most recent (and largest) state to join a growing list that includes Connecticut, Iowa, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont. Same-sex marriage is also legal in the District of Columbia and...Read More»

General Motors employee appearing in "It Gets Better" video against bullying of LGBT youth
GM Employees Make 'It Gets Better' Video For LGBTQ Youth

Last September, the suicides and vicious bullying of half a dozen gay teenagers made national headlines. It led columnist Dan Savage to found the It Gets Better Project, a series of videos aimed at convincing gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer teenagers that despite bullying and worse...Read More»

Honda seatbelt
Honda, Acura Offer Domestic Partner Benefits

Honda is one of the most popular auto brands among LGBT consumers, so it's slightly surprising that the company only recently began offering domestic-partner benefits to all of its employees. (Sales and marketing staff got the option in 2008, but manufacturing folks weren't brought on until this...Read More»

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