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Lgbt Discrimination

The Lesbian Employment Gap: Why It's Still Hard to Be Queer in the Workplace

Nico Lang | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Nico Lang

Queer women continue to be disadvantaged in an environment that often doesn't even let them in the door.

Washington, D.C., Police Unit Changes Name To Be More Inclusive Of LGBT Community

The Huffington Post | Blair Guild | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

WASHINGTON -- The Washington, D.C., police department is changing the name of its Gay and Lesbian Liaison Unit to include the words "bisexual" and "t...

Shameful U.S. History Repeating Itself

Mark Baer | Posted 12.15.2015 | Politics
Mark Baer

On November 28, 2015, my spouse and I went to see Trumbo, which is based upon the life of Dalton Trumbo and how it was impacted during one of the most shameful times in U.S. history -- the McCarthy era. The film interested me because of many comparable similarities today and because the father of close childhood friends of mine had been included on the Hollywood-blacklist.

Trans Woman Asks: 'You Really Want Me In The Same Bathroom As Your Husband?'

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

One trans woman in Chicago, Illinois, is making a bold, tongue-in-cheek statement in response to Houston, Texas, voters striking down propos...

Hillary Clinton Endorses LGBT Nondiscrimination Bill

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 07.23.2015 | Politics

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Here's The Next Major Fight For The LGBT Community

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 07.23.2015 | Politics

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Let's Talk About (Gay) Sex

Janson Wu | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Janson Wu

One of the fundamental reasons why people are prejudiced against gay people is because they are uncomfortable with the idea of two people of the same sex having sex. Psychological studies have shown for decades that we as a society are deeply uncomfortable, and at times disgusted, by same-sex sexuality, and in particular gay male sexuality.

Sexual Orientation Discrimination Is Barred By Existing Law, Federal Commission Rules

BuzzFeed | Marina Fang | Posted 07.16.2015 | Politics

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has ruled that existing civil rights law bars sexual orientation-based employment discrimination — a...

B*got vs. F@ggot

Domenick Scudera | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Domenick Scudera

Catholic Vote has created a video, "Not Alone," in opposition to last week's Supreme Court ruling granting same-sex couples the right to marry. On their website, they tell us that the video is about "6 courageous young people" who want to "tell the world" that they are not afraid to express their views against same-sex marriage. This video is offensive. Here's why.

Ugandan Priest: LGBT People Are Fleeing The Country To Escape Violence

Religion News Service | Renee K. Gadoua | Posted 06.06.2015 | Religion

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (RNS) A growing number of LGBT Ugandans are fleeing to neighboring Kenya to escape violence and persecution, a Ugandan Catholic priest ...

Mike Huckabee Belittled Transgender People In February Speech

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 06.02.2015 | Politics

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) belittled efforts to make public facilities more accessible to transgender individuals in a speech earlier this...

Marina Fang

Jeb Bush Says Christian Business Owners Can Refuse To Serve Gay Weddings

HuffingtonPost.com | Marina Fang | Posted 05.18.2015 | Politics

Likely Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush said that Christian business owners should not have to provide services for gay weddings if it goes ...

Obama: Regardless Of Who They Love, All People Deserve To Live Free Of Discrimination

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 05.18.2015 | Politics

President Barack Obama said that LGBT rights "are human rights" in a statement released Saturday to commemorate the International Day Against Homophob...

Michigan Bill Aims To Wipe Out Local LGBT Anti-Discrimination Laws

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 05.13.2015 | Politics

The Michigan House of Representatives is considering a bill that would bar local governments from enacting worker protections that are stronger than s...

Tyler Kingkade

Education Department Reminds Schools They Can't Ignore LGBT Harassment

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 04.24.2015 | College

The U.S. Department of Education released guidance on Friday to remind schools that they must respond to reports of harassment based on gender identit...

New Campaign Is Turning Anti-LGBT Pizza Bigotry Into Something Amazing

The Huffington Post | JamesMichael Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

In an inspiring example of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community uniting against discrimination, one man has helped to raise alm...

Bill Maher On Anti-Gay Christian Views: 'They Literally Believe This Stuff'

The Huffington Post | Lily Karlin | Posted 04.11.2015 | Comedy

Bill Maher slammed fundamentalists for their anti-gay views and adherence to Scripture on Friday night. During "Real Time With Bill Maher," the ho...

Social Security Continues Discriminating Against Same Sex Married Couples By Making Them Pay Thousands of Dollars for Agency Mistake

Kevin Prindiville | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Kevin Prindiville

It's really pretty simple: "The victims of that discrimination should not be the ones to pay for the agency's mistake," said Gerald McIntyre, one of the Justice in Aging attorneys on the case.

Can Religious Freedom Be Used to Discriminate?

Stephen Seufert | Posted 06.06.2015 | Religion
Stephen Seufert

Individuals and groups discriminating based off perceived threats to their religious freedoms due to the lifestyle and beliefs of others signal a return to a period in human history where prejudice, hatred and violence reigned supreme.

The Texas Wins Campaign Is a Winner

Michael Cade Hughes | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Michael Cade Hughes

Like the RFRA situation in Indiana, these bills in Texas would allow LGBT people to be discriminated against by anyone claiming a religious objection.

Connecticut Governor: Mike Pence Was 'Incredibly Stupid' To Sign Indiana Religious Freedom Bill

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 03.31.2015 | Politics

Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy (D), whose state was the first to boycott Indiana over a law many say allows businesses to discriminate against the LGBT c...

Dana Liebelson

Indiana Governor Either Confused Or Misleading Everyone About His Controversial Law

HuffingtonPost.com | Dana Liebelson | Posted 03.31.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On Tuesday, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence (R) repeatedly compared the controversial religious freedom law he signed last week to an existing f...

Igor Bobic

GOP Presidential Hopefuls Rise To Defend Indiana Law That Many See As Anti-Gay

HuffingtonPost.com | Igor Bobic | Posted 03.31.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican presidential hopefuls are lining up in defense of Indiana’s controversial “religious freedom” law, which critics warn w...

Lila Shapiro

Good Things Are Happening In The Wake Of Indiana's 'Religious Freedom' Law

HuffingtonPost.com | Lila Shapiro | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Apple CEO Tim Cook has called it "dangerous." Ashton Kutcher has tweeted his outrage. The Indiana Chamber of Commerce deemed it "entirely unnecessary....

San Francisco Is First Major City To Boycott Indiana Over LGBT Discrimination Law

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 03.27.2015 | Politics

San Francisco will not use taxpayer money to fund any city employees' trips to Indiana in light of the state's new law allowing discrimination against...