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Lgbt Workplace Discrimination

Should You Come Out At Work?

John R. Schneider, III | Posted 07.27.2016 | Queer Voices
John R. Schneider, III

Is it wise to come out at work when a majority of the states in the U.S. still don't have sexual orientation protections for queer employees?

Workplace Discrimination: The LGBT Workforce

Kurina Baksh | Posted 06.22.2016 | Business
Kurina Baksh

The LGBT community is statistically one of the most discriminated against demographics in the world today. According to surveys done by UCLA's William...

Republicans Kill Spending Bill Over Its LGBT Protections

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 05.26.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans unexpectedly sunk their own $37.4 billion water and energy spending bill on Thursday because it included a provision e...

GOP Votes To Block Obama's Action On LGBT Job Discrimination

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 05.01.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans quietly voted Thursday to gut President Barack Obama's executive order barring workplace discrimination against lesbian, gay...

Diversity Pictures Won't Fix Hollywood's Diversity Problem

Matt Kidd | Posted 01.28.2016 | Entertainment
Matt Kidd

Films like Straight Out of Compton, 12 Years a Slave, Selma, Milk, Letters from Iwo Jima are important stories to tell and do fantastic jobs of highlighting minorities. Yet these films that focus on minorities have a tendency to ghettoize and stereotype diverse actors.

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.

Equal Employment in Michigan: The Time Is Now

Brian Stone | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Brian Stone

The average LGBT person in Michigan is sick and tired of waiting for the legislature to do something. Unlike the folks working at Equality Michigan, not all of us have the luxury of waiting years and years for a solution, because many of us are in hostile workplaces right now.

Boss Who Asked Transgender Woman 'What Are You?' Agrees To Significant Settlement

The Huffington Post | Lila Shapiro | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Last November, Jessi Dye showed up at Summerford Nursing Home for what would turn out to be both her first and last day of work. The morning started w...

Are LGBTQ People in Your Diversity Plan?

Matt Kidd | Posted 07.16.2016 | Queer Voices
Matt Kidd

By excluding LGBTQ people from broader inclusion initiatives, firms may unintentionally signal that the thought diversity out LGBTQ people bring to the workplace is less valuable than that of other underrepresented minorities.

Jennifer Bendery

It Is Now Illegal For A Federal Contractor To Fire Someone For Being LGBT

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 04.09.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- For the first time, companies that have contracts with the federal government are now prohibited from firing or discriminating against e...

Another Step Toward Equality for LGBT Workers

Thomas E. Perez | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Thomas E. Perez

Today, President Obama's Executive Order on LGBT Workplace Discrimination goes into effect. It prohibits federal contractors and subcontractors from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.

All Women, Including LGBT Women, Need Economic Security and Equal Opportunity Now

Linda Meric | Posted 05.12.2015 | Politics
Linda Meric

Change is needed to improve economic security and equal opportunity for all women -- including LGBT women. Laws prohibiting discrimination against women need to be strengthened and expanded to include LGBT people.

Amanda Terkel

Does Your Member Of Congress Have Policies Protecting LGBT Staffers From Discrimination?

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 02.06.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It's still legal for members of Congress to fire their employees based on their sexual orientation or gender identity. That's because th...

Billie Jean King - Rallying for a New Equality

Lori Sokol | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Lori Sokol

Currently, there is no U.S. federal law that adequately protects lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) workers from employment discrimination. But King has no plans to retire, at least not off the court.

Transitive Thoughts: Musings on Harassment, Societal Pressures and Detransition

Kelsie Brynn Jones | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Kelsie Brynn Jones

Over the course of these past weeks, I have experienced more profound doubt about my gender transition than at any other time since I earnestly began my journey last December. As the anniversary approaches, I cannot help but notice the gradual yet significant decline in social acceptance, which appears to correlate with becoming visibly further feminized.

Shadee Ashtari

Most Americans Don't Think Churches Should Be Exempt From LGBT Non-Discrimination Laws

HuffingtonPost.com | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 10.31.2014 | Politics

According to a new Harris poll released Thursday, two-thirds of Americans support federal legislation that would bar employers from discriminating aga...

America's 10 Worst LGBT Work Insults

Ian Johnson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Ian Johnson

"LGBT Diversity: Show Me the Business Case," the new report from the largest global LGBT research initiative, LGBT2020, reveals what life in 2014 is like for LGBT Americans at work. And, unfortunately, the news from the U.S. workplace is not that good.

Jennifer Bendery

Republicans Have Zero Reaction To Obama's Historic LGBT Order

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 07.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When President Barack Obama signed an executive order Monday making it illegal for federal contractors to fire or harass employees based...

Jennifer Bendery

Obama Signs Executive Order On LGBT Job Discrimination

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 07.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama on Monday signed an executive order banning workplace discrimination against millions of lesbian, gay, bisexual a...

Jennifer Bendery

Obama Finally Ready To Sign Executive Order Targeting LGBT Job Discrimination

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 07.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama on Monday will sign an executive order banning workplace discrimination against gay, lesbian, bisexual and transg...

Jennifer Bendery

Obama To Sign Executive Order Protecting Transgender Federal Employees

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 07.01.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama announced Monday that he's preparing an executive order to ban workplace discrimination against federal employees...

Jennifer Bendery

In Wreckage Of Supreme Court Decision, Gay Rights Groups See Hope

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 06.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Monday’s Supreme Court ruling on religious freedom was a blow to progressives, but leading lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender righ...

Amanda Terkel

LGBT Job Applicants Less Likely To Be Called Back For Interviews With Federal Contractors

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees were 23 percent less likely to be called back for interviews with federal contractors w...

Hunter Stuart

U.S. Companies Less LGBT-Friendly Than They'd Like You To Believe

HuffingtonPost.com | Hunter Stuart | Posted 06.27.2014 | Business

On the surface, the country's biggest companies are extremely gay-friendly. More than 90 percent of Fortune 500 companies offer protection against...

GOP Congressman Skeptical That LGBT Workplace Discrimination Exists

The Huffington Post | David McCabe | Posted 06.18.2014 | Politics

A Republican congressman said he's not sure that workplace discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people exists -- because he's...