SAN FRANCISCO — Leveraging huge technology fortunes made in recent years, gay entrepreneurs are pumping millions into gay and political causes.
The wave of giving, the first major one outside the AIDS crisis, is dramatically boosting the political clout of gay and lesbian business leaders and the causes they support. And it is another sign of how the newest generation of tech entrepreneurs is reshaping philanthropy and politics.
Donations to gay groups have grown to $100 million, the Gill Foundation in Denver — a major donor — found in a study this year. Prior-year figures aren't