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Confessions of an HRC Canvasser

Francisco J. Tirado | Posted 08.31.2014 | Gay Voices
Francisco J. Tirado

You're walking down the street (perhaps shopping, or on your lunch break), and up ahead you see one of those street activists with the binders. They're trying to make eye contact with you, but you've averted your gaze and pulled out your phone. "Hey! Do you have one minute for gay rights?"

President Obama: Our Future, Your Legacy

Felipe Sousa-Rodriguez | Posted 08.30.2014 | Gay Voices
Felipe Sousa-Rodriguez

President Obama has the opportunity to solidify his legacy by creating a clear vision for full federal LGBTQ equality. LGBTQ people in too many places in the United States live under the overwhelming weight of oppression.

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...

GOP Senate Candidate Struggles To Answer Whether She Supports ENDA

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.28.2014 | Politics

Oregon GOP Senate candidate Monica Wehby's campaign reaffirmed her support for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act Friday evening, even though Wehby...

A Year After Windsor: Progress and Pitfalls for Gay Rights

Matt Foreman | Posted 08.27.2014 | Gay Voices
Matt Foreman

The good news of the past year has been accompanied by a number of disturbing developments. One is the fact that it is still perfectly legal in the majority of U.S. states to fire people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) or to deny them housing or a loan, simply because they are LGBT.

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...

Obama's Transgender Rights Campaign Gets Little Attention

AP | LISA LEFF | Posted 08.21.2014 | Politics

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — President Barack Obama, who established his bona fides as a gay and lesbian rights champion when he endorsed same-sex marriage,...

Emily Swanson

Americans Think It Should Be Illegal To Fire Someone For Being Gay, Don't Realize It's Not Already

HuffingtonPost.com | Emily Swanson | Posted 06.19.2014 | Politics

Half of Americans support passing a law banning discrimination by employers against gays and lesbians, a new HuffPost/YouGov poll shows -- and even mo...

Gays of Future Past

Frank Bua | Posted 08.18.2014 | Gay Voices
Frank Bua

For anyone under 30, it may be difficult to imagine a time when the gay-rights movement wasn't operating at a milestone-a-minute pace. Fortunately a wave of artistic and media projects has emerged to remind us of heroes past, to refocus us on the type of activism that helped elevate the LGBT movement and to inspire us to make that final push.

I'm Running for U.S. Senate to Promote LGBT Equality in Washington the Way We Have in Maine

Shenna Bellows | Posted 08.18.2014 | Gay Voices
Shenna Bellows

We need a national Human Rights Act along the lines of the Maine Human Rights Act. We need to outlaw discrimination in employment, housing, credit, public accommodations and educational opportunity on the basis of gender identity or sexual orientation -- once and for all, nationwide, no exceptions.

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...

Jennifer Bendery

Obama: 'Not Right' That It's Still Legal To Fire People For Being LGBT

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 06.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama said Tuesday it's "wrong" that nearly 30 states allow employers to fire or harass someone solely because they are...

Obama's Executive Order On LGBT Job Discrimination 'Expands The Universe'

The Huffington Post | Natasha Bach | Posted 06.17.2014 | Politics

Dr. Dana Beyer, the executive director of Gender Rights Maryland, discussed on HuffPost Live Tuesday President Barack Obama's plan to draft an executi...

How To Debate Republicans Who Resist Workplace Nondiscrimination

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 06.17.2014 | Gay Voices

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Americans scored a win Monday when President Barack Obama announced he would draft an executive order to...

Prop 8 Plaintiffs: 'We Have A Lot Of Work To Do' On Equality In The U.S.

The Huffington Post | Natasha Bach | Posted 06.17.2014 | Politics

Proposition 8 plaintiffs Kris Perry and Sandy Stier discussed how the Supreme Court's repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act and decision on Prop 8 hav...

An Inch at a Time Toward ENDA

Rev. Susan Russell | Posted 08.17.2014 | Gay Voices
Rev. Susan Russell

This is what liberty and justice for all looks like: making sure that that equal protection equally protects all Americans.

Sam Stein

Congressional Republicans Go Silent On Obama's LGBT Discrimination Order

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 06.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama announced Monday that he’s moving forward with an executive order barring federal contractors from discriminati...

Jennifer Bendery

Obama Drafting Executive Order On LGBT Job Discrimination

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 06.17.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama has directed his staff to draft an executive order that would ban workplace discrimination against lesbian, gay, ...

A Symbolic Victory For People Power In Ireland

Ruairí McKiernan | Posted 08.13.2014 | World
Ruairí McKiernan

After 19 nights of sleeping on the floor of the Paris Bakery in Dublin, a group of mostly young migrant workers succeeded in forcing political action that will help them recoup unpaid wages and make history in the process.

Will Pride 2014 Be the Time for Obama's LGBT Workplace Non-Discrimination Order?

Jeffrey Marburg-Goodman | Posted 07.30.2014 | Gay Voices
Jeffrey Marburg-Goodman

It is most disappointing that yet another year has passed since the White House advised in 2012 that it was "studying" the issue of LGBT workplace discrimination, and that another year has gone by without the President signing an Executive Order (EO) expanding workplace non-discrimination measures.

ENDA Days

Matthew Ebert | Posted 07.02.2014 | Gay Voices
Matthew Ebert

As the name implies, ENDA is supposed to end discrimination against LGBTQ employees, but it doesn't. In fact, ENDA does just the opposite: It sanctions discrimination based on religion.

Jennifer Bendery

Biden: No 'Downside' To Executive Action On LGBT Discrimination, But ENDA Is Better

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 05.01.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Vice President Joe Biden says he doesn't see any reason why the president shouldn't use his executive authority to ban workplace discrim...

Being Gay in the Workplace Is About More Than ENDA

Dominique Mann | Posted 06.24.2014 | Gay Voices
Dominique Mann

People shouldn't only wait on Congress to help America's gay employees. Real change from any power stature requires uncomfortable conversations and the audacity to unabashedly accept others for who they are.

Jennifer Bendery

Fired Lesbian Police Chief Gets Outpouring Of Support From Tiny South Carolina Town

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 04.23.2014 | Gay Voices

WASHINGTON -- It's been a rough week for Crystal Moore. She got fired from her job as the police chief in Latta, S.C., despite a spotless 20-year reco...

Jennifer Bendery

Mayor Who Fired Lesbian Police Chief Caught On Tape In Homophobic Tirade

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 04.23.2014 | Gay Voices

WASHINGTON -- The mayor of a tiny South Carolina town has triggered protests, prayer vigils and even a city council vote to weaken his powers after fi...