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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...

Jan Brewer Claims She's Open To LGBT Protections... But Is She Really?

The Huffington Post | David McCabe | Posted 06.18.2014 | Politics

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R) said Tuesday that it could be time for the state to adopt laws that ban discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation ...

An Inch at a Time Toward ENDA

Rev. Susan Russell | Posted 06.17.2014 | 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.

Homophobia Is Hurting The Economy

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Hiscott | Posted 06.13.2014 | Business

Homophobia could be costing the Indian economy as much as $30.8 billion every year, according to an upcoming study for the World Bank. And it's not ju...

Gay Detroit Man Says He Was Beaten In Pride Attack Caught On Tape

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 06.10.2014 | Gay Voices

An alleged attack on a 20-year-old gay man at Detroit’s Motor City Pride was caught on tape over the weekend. Footage of the violence shows Chri...

Lila Shapiro

Michigan Politician Compares Gays To Nazis

HuffingtonPost.com | Lila Shapiro | Posted 05.22.2014 | Gay Voices

The city council in Saginaw, Michigan, spent a few hours this week debating an ordinance that would have banned local businesses from firing or refusi...

Gay Rugby Group's New Study Aims To 'Challenge Prejudice' In Sports

AP | Posted 05.16.2014 | Gay Voices

SYDNEY (AP) — Organizers of the Bingham Cup, the world cup of gay rugby, have initiated an international study of discrimination based on sexuality ...

WATCH: How The Criminal Justice System Profiles LGBT People

HuffPost Live | Kira Brekke | Posted 05.08.2014 | Gay Voices

The United States' criminal justice system has a habit of discriminating against the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community and peopl...

A Tale of Three Bishops

Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson | Posted 06.18.2014 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson

No matter how many times someone stands up with blood on their hands and says, "I massacred this Christian because you allow two people of the same gender to marry each other," it does not make it true.

Amanda Terkel

Obamacare Bars Discrimination Based On Gender Identity But Not Sexual Orientation: HHS Official

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 04.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Affordable Care Act is the first federal law to provide protection against sex discrimination in health care. LGBT advocates have be...

An Open Letter to Pat Robertson

Michael Rohrer | Posted 05.27.2014 | Gay Voices
Michael Rohrer

Your negative words penetrate the ear of a mother or father or grandmother who might have a family member struggling with the courage to be himself.

Anti-Gay Disrimination: Federal Judge Wrong in Walters Case

Thom Senzee | Posted 05.25.2014 | Gay Voices
Thom Senzee

See if you agree with me that the photos in the slideshow below plainly show that the San Diego Police Department discriminated against Will Walters, ...

What Hobby Lobby Can Mean for the LGBT Community

Ashland Johnson | Posted 05.25.2014 | Gay Voices
Ashland Johnson

If accepted by the Supreme Court, the arguments Hobby Lobby is advancing may pose a serious threat to anti-discrimination protections for LGBT people.

Amanda Terkel

Democratic Support Grows For Obama To Make Big Move On LGBT Rights

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 03.24.2014 | Politics

UPDATE: 3/21/14 -- The final letter, viewable here, has 220 signatures (168 in the House and 52 in the Senate). Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) also...

The Surprise Impact Of Anti-LGBT Job Discrimination

Posted 03.27.2014 | Gay Voices

Transgender rights advocates took to HuffPost Live this week as pressure on President Barack Obama to sign an executive order which would extend Emplo...

Amanda Terkel

Nearly 200 Lawmakers Call On Obama To Sign ENDA Executive Order

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 03.20.2014 | Politics

UPDATE: 9/20/14 -- Since the publication of this piece, a number of lawmakers have indicated that they back the effort and have signed onto the letter...

No, Congress Still Isn't Any Closer To Passing A Bill To Fight LGBT Discrimination

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 03.13.2014 | Politics

Months after overwhelmingly passing in the Senate, a bill that would ban workplace discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender worke...

'Nobody Wants To See A Male Person Dress Up Like A Girl'

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 03.13.2014 | Gay Voices

An annual tribute to slain Latina superstar Selena in Corpus Christi, Texas, is coming under fire after organizers allegedly told a woman that she is ...

Joy Resmovits

1 In 4 Black Students With Disabilities Suspended From School

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.13.2014 | Black Voices

A so-called school-to-prison pipeline flows from school discipline that lands disproportionately on students with disabilities and students of color, ...

Gay Vice Principal Sues Seattle Archdiocese

AP | DONNA GORDON BLANKINSHIP | Posted 03.10.2014 | Gay Voices

SEATTLE (AP) — A gay vice principal who was forced out of his job at Eastside Catholic School filed a discrimination and wrongful termination lawsui...

The 'Gay Moment' in Pro Sports

Michael Kimmel | Posted 05.04.2014 | Sports
Michael Kimmel

Before we rush into what I like to call "premature self-congratulation" -- patting ourselves on the back at our own tolerance -- let's pause for a moment and put things in perspective.

Politicians React To Brewer's Big Veto

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.26.2014 | Politics

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R) announced Wednesday evening she vetoed the anti-gay Senate Bill 1062. The bill would have allowed businesses to legally...

Emily Swanson

Most Americans Oppose Arizona-Style Anti-Gay Laws

HuffingtonPost.com | Emily Swanson | Posted 02.26.2014 | Politics

Most Americans oppose allowing businesses to legally use religious beliefs as grounds to discriminate against gay and lesbian customers, according to ...

Amanda Terkel

John Kerry Weighs In On Arizona's Anti-Gay Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 02.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Secretary of State John Kerry spoke out Wednesday against the recently passed anti-gay legislation in Arizona, giving the Obama administ...

Jesus' Advice to the 'Turn the Gays Away' Crowd: Religious Liberty Does Not Mean Discrimination

Jay Michaelson | Posted 04.26.2014 | Religion
Jay Michaelson

No one is saying that a church has to host a gay wedding, or that Catholics must ordain women. Religious institutions operate according to religious rules, as our constitution allows. But the free market is different.