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'I Lost Everything Within A Day' Of Disclosing HIV Status

Nathan Manske | Posted 10.09.2015 | Gay Voices
Nathan Manske

Cody Walker was in a relationship and had a great new job. But then he got his diagnosis that he was HIV positive and he lost everything.

This Is How You Deal With Homophobia In the Classroom

Nathan Manske | Posted 10.02.2015 | Gay Voices
Nathan Manske

Alexa Espinal is 23 years old and had been teaching for only two weeks. But that's all the time needed for Alexa to experience homophobic words from her middle school students.

Sitting Pretty: Good-Looking People Make More Money, But It's Not All Roses

Martha T.S. Laham | Posted 09.29.2015 | Fifty
Martha T.S. Laham

To put it plainly, pretty people get paid more, and not just in occupations like modeling, entertainment, sales and marketing, and prostitution. To what extent do good looks matter in the workplace? What physical characteristics are most rewarded? You might be amazed by the answers.

This Catholic High School Is Standing Up To The Church

The Huffington Post | Lila Shapiro | Posted 08.31.2015 | Gay Voices

A Catholic high school in Portland, Oregon, made history this week by instituting a policy that forbids employment discrimination against gays and l...

The Constant Struggle for Equality: 5 Ways to Be a Better Ally

Sean O'Toole | Posted 08.19.2015 | Gay Voices
Sean O'Toole

I'd like to focus on the bigger picture and examine why, regardless of anti-discrimination legislative changes, LGBTQ employment discrimination will remain economically divisive, socially permissible and unfortunately commonplace. I'd also like to point out how vital it is to get allies to recognize this issue as a valid and ongoing struggle.

Women And Minorities More Likely Than Ever To Be Your Boss

The Huffington Post | Christina Wilkie | Posted 08.03.2015 | Politics

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Told She Was Too Attractive For The Salvation Army, Lawsuit Says

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 06.12.2015 | Business

The Salvation Army's charitable image is being challenged in a big way. A woman in Roanoke, Virginia, is suing the organization in federal court fo...

Why the Supreme Court's Abercrombie Decision Is a Game Changer for Sikh-Americans

Gurjot Kaur | Posted 06.03.2015 | Religion
Gurjot Kaur

On Monday, Abercrombie & Fitch faced a major defeat in its interpretation of religious discrimination law and employees of faith, especially visibly religious minorities, breathed a collective sigh of relief.

One City Takes a Giant Step for Equal Pay

Martha Burk | Posted 05.15.2015 | Politics
Martha Burk

Too often when Albuquerque, New Mexico, makes headlines, it's bad news -- a police department under scrutiny by the Justice Department, or a seemingly unsolvable homeless problem. But recently the city made news for something good -- especially good for women.

Pregnancy Discrimination, Immigrant Women and Low-Wage Work

Natasha Lycia Ora Bannan | Posted 06.09.2015 | Women
Natasha Lycia Ora Bannan

In the struggle for equal rights at work, much remains to be done. Advocates recognize that despite existing federal and state protections, pregnant workers in this country still face discrimination when denied reasonable accommodations that would otherwise enable them to continue working and support their families.

Ghosts in the Courtroom

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 05.26.2015 | Gay Voices
Richard J. Rosendall

The Mattachine brief, and the archival rescue that went into it, is in partial payment of an historic debt. But victory in the marriage cases will not complete that debt.

Beware: 'Wellness' May Be Hazardous to Your Health

Judith Feder | Posted 05.11.2015 | Business
Judith Feder

For years employers have offered worksite wellness programs, ranging from newsletters or gym memberships to high stakes incentive programs that change your insurance premiums by thousands of dollars if you lose weight, reduce your blood pressure or blood sugar levels, quit smoking or achieve some other health outcome.

Abercrombie Religious Discrimination Case Less Than Cool For Supreme Court, Sikh Americans

Gurjot Kaur | Posted 05.02.2015 | Religion
Gurjot Kaur

If the Supreme Court imposes stringent notice requirements on job applicants and employees, it will set the clock back on religious rights in the workplace by decades. Employers will be able to duck their heads into the sand any time a visibly religious Sikh, Muslim or Jew walks in.

Do You Know Where Your Health Data Is?

Ifeoma Ajunwa | Posted 04.15.2015 | Impact
Ifeoma Ajunwa

The data we generate in our digital lives can reveal important information, particularly about our health. For one, our social networks can be predictive of health outcomes and conditions, in part because of shared attitudes amongst social groups.

A Shameful Perception Will Beget a Difficult Reality for Kansas

Joseph P. Mastrosimone | Posted 04.14.2015 | Politics
Joseph P. Mastrosimone

The shameful decision by Kansas Governor Sam Brownback, both a lawyer and a politician, to rescind a longstanding executive order outlawing employment discrimination against executive branch state employees on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity is particularly troubling.

Sam Levine

Kansas Governor Tosses Protections For LGBT State Employees | Sam Levine | Posted 02.10.2015 | Politics

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback (R) on Tuesday unilaterally rescinded rules that had protected state workers from discrimination based on gender identity an...

A Tale of Two Employment Discrimination Lawsuits: Revlon and Saks Fifth Avenue

Stacy Slotnick | Posted 03.31.2015 | Business
Stacy Slotnick

Both fashion tales will sink or swim depending on the disclosures made during pre-trial discovery. It will be either the spring of hope, or the winter of despair, for this pair of voguish glamour companies.

How Abercrombie & Fitch Brought American Muslims And Jews Together

The Daily Beast | Dean Obeidallah | Posted 12.18.2014 | Religion

Say what you want about Abercrombie & Fitch (A&F), the chain has done something special. No, I’m not talking some dazzling new clothing line for ult...

EEOC Champion of Vulnerable Workers Deserves Reconfirmation

Sharon M. Dietrich | Posted 01.31.2015 | Politics
Sharon M. Dietrich

P. David Lopez has served as the general counsel of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission since 2010. Along with several other more high profile Obama administration appointees, General Counsel Lopez faces a confirmation before the U.S. Senate, with a critical vote to take place early this week.

Why We Shouldn't Lose Sight of Full Equality

Patrick McNeil | Posted 12.27.2014 | Gay Voices
Patrick McNeil

Whether at school or in public spaces, many LGBT youth don't feel safe and continue to face disgraceful levels of discrimination (and some don't feel safe at home, either). But when they enter the workforce, disadvantages persist.

Supreme Court To Hear Cases Over Employment, Housing Bias

AP | SAM HANANEL | Posted 12.02.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Did retailer Abercrombie & Fitch discriminate against a Muslim woman who was denied a job because her headscarf clashed with the c...

The Other Marriage Discrimination

Nancy Leong | Posted 10.30.2014 | Politics
Nancy Leong

The move toward equality for everyone who wishes to marry is cause for celebration. It also provides an opportunity to reflect on marital status more generally, and to look for ways to equalize those who wish to marry and those who don't.

It Shoulda Been a Giant Step for Womankind Too

Martha Burk | Posted 09.22.2014 | Politics
Martha Burk

So while we're reminiscing about the glory days of the U.S. space program, remember the women who were left behind -- that giant step should have been for womankind too.

50 Years After the Civil Rights Act, Is the Joke on Women?

Martha Burk | Posted 08.30.2014 | Politics
Martha Burk

History is divided on whether adding sex discrimination to the list of no-nos in the 1964 Civil Rights Act was meant to be a joke or a death knell for the bill. Either way, with women still making 77 cents on the dollar compared to men and the courts now firmly on the side of corporations, the joke is on women now.

Fox, Feminism and the Boy Crisis: In the Beginning There Was Darkness

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 07.02.2014 | Education
Soraya Chemaly

In an effort to spare everyone the hard work of recreating the wheel next time round, I thought it would be easier to create the Fox News Boy Crisis Cheat Sheet