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Catholic High School Fires Gay Teacher After He Gets Married

Catholic High School Fires Gay Teacher After He Gets Married

Being gay and working as a teacher at a Catholic school has proven to be a volatile combination. There have been multiple cases of Catholic schools firing gay teachers: for publicly supporting gay marriage or even having a same sex partner identified in the obituary of the teacher's mother. The latest such case... Read More »

Exxon Mobil Accused Of Anti-Gay Bias In 'Groundbreaking' Complaint

Exxon Mobil Accused Of Anti-Gay Bias In 'Groundbreaking' Complaint

NEW YORK -- One after another, major U.S. corporations have updated anti-discrimination policies to protect gay, lesbian and transgender workers, drawing plaudits from gay-rights groups. There's one prominent exception: Exxon Mobil Corp. Read More »

Will NBA Player Jason Collins' Coming Out Have A Ripple Effect?

Will NBA Player Jason Collins' Coming Out Have A Ripple Effect?

You may have heard that NBA center Jason Collins made history today. It wasn't for his ball-playing. He came out as gay, making him the first major professional athlete to come out during his career. In a story for Sports Illustrated, on their site today, Collins wrote, "I'm a 34-year-old NBA center. I'm black.... Read More »

Golden Globes: Jodie Foster Wrestles With Coming Out On The Job

Golden Globes: Jodie Foster Wrestles With Coming Out On The Job

Jodie Foster didn't come out Sunday evening, during her lifetime achievement acceptance speech at the Golden Globes. Foster, whom Out magazine named one of the 50 most powerful gay Americans in 2007, had already come out "a thousand years ago," as she put it. Foster just didn't really want to declare her... Read More »

Fla. Customer Sues McDonald's After Worker Allegedly Unleashes Anti-Gay Rant And Assault

Fla. Customer Sues McDonald's After Worker Allegedly Unleashes Anti-Gay Rant And Assault

When Ryan Snyder and his three friends and brother put in their order at a McDonald's drive-thru in Orlando, Fla., they weren't given a receipt or change. So they alerted the attendant, Kristy Perez. They were stunned when she allegedly responded with an anti-gay rant against her co-worker. Read More »

Mich. Lawyer's Firing Over Anti-Gay Remarks Upheld

Mich. Lawyer's Firing Over Anti-Gay Remarks Upheld

LANSING, MICH. A state hearing officer has upheld the 2010 firing of an assistant attorney general who was accused of harassing the gay student government president at the University of Michigan. Read More »

Omaha OKs LGBT Worker Protections

Omaha OKs LGBT Worker Protections

After years of effort by the city's gay community, workers in Omaha, Neb., will soon be protected from discrimination based on sexual orientation or identity, following a narrow vote Tuesday to approve such legislation. The win didn't come easy. Omaha's city council voted 4-3 in favor of the ordinance, which... Read More »

Principal Resigns After Reportedly Telling Gay Students They're Going To Hell

Principal Resigns After Reportedly Telling Gay Students They're Going To Hell

A Tennessee high school principal resigned on Thursday after telling gay students "you're going to hell" and a pregnant student "your life is over," according to student reports. The principal also allegedly demanded that students pray. At Haywood County schools, "physical contact" is a minor infraction, but... Read More »

Catholic Teacher Fired For Plans To Marry Gay Partner Of 20 Years

Catholic Teacher Fired For Plans To Marry Gay Partner Of 20 Years

In a letter earlier this month, a popular music teacher at St. Ann Catholic School in Missouri told students' parents of "my joyful news, and my sad news." The good news was that Al Fischer had plans to soon marry his partner of two decades in New York, one of six states in the union where same-sex marriage is... Read More »

Survey: Colleges Can Do A Better Job In Helping Gay Students Find Work

Survey: Colleges Can Do A Better Job In Helping Gay Students Find Work

When it comes to helping gay students prepare for life after college, few of the nation's institutions of higher education earn top honors in providing them with relevant resources to aid in a successful job search upon graduation, a new survey finds. Of the 109 colleges surveyed, just 6 percent of career... Read More »

Texas Restaurant Owner Appeals $5,000 Fine For Starting Gay Rumor

Texas Restaurant Owner Appeals $5,000 Fine For Starting Gay Rumor

A Texas restaurateur is asking the state Supreme Court to review a lower court ruling that let stand a $5,000 fine levied against her for publicly humiliating a loyal customer after she repeatedly questioned his sexuality and asserted that he was gay on numerous occasions. Phong Van Meter, owner of Frank's... Read More »

Teachers Tell Students To 'Act Less Gay'

Teachers Tell Students To 'Act Less Gay'

Teachers in England's Essex County have reportedly told students to "act less gay" to reduce acts of bullying, leading some groups to call the action "worrying." Evidence presented to the Essex County Council by students suggests that some teachers told students to "wear their hair differently" or act "less... Read More »

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