By Rebecca Baird-Remba
There are 29 states in America where it's totally legal to fire workers just for being gay, but one lawmaker is trying to do something to change that.
Democratic Sen. Jeff Merkley of Oregon is introducing the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, which would ban workplace discrimination... Read More »
In February, an 80-year-old Ohio woman died. Her obituary mentioned that she was survived by her daughter Carla Hale, as well as her daughter's partner, Julie. And with that, Carla says, she lost her job.
Hale is a longtime teacher at Bishop Watterson High School, a Catholic school in Columbus. An... Read More »
By Blake Ellis
Rebecca Juro, 50, has been unemployed for the last four years and she can't help but think it's because she's transgender.
She has applied for almost 100 jobs and has gone on close to 20 interviews, but there have been no offers. No one says they aren't hiring her because she's transgender. But... Read More »
WASHINGTON (AP) - Gay rights advocates are renewing their push for President Barack Obama to sign an executive order banning federal contractors from discriminating against gay employees.
The drive comes as Obama included an unexpected declaration of support for gay rights in his inaugural address Monday,... Read More »
Kylar Broadus was a self-described workaholic when he was working for a financial institution in the early 1990s. Then suddenly, he began receiving harassing phone calls and given assignments after hours due the next morning. He was told he wasn't allowed to talk to certain people. Finally he was forced out,... Read More »
As of Monday, almost 1 million Americans have a federal protection that they never had before. In a historic vote, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission decided unanimously that discrimination on the basis of gender identity was discrimination on the basis of sex. Transgender Americans suddenly got a... Read More »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
23 years before the Civil Rights Act, Franklin Roosevelt issued an executive order that banned the federal government, including the armed forces, from discriminating on the basis of race, color, creed, or national origin. Now advocates are hoping president Obama will do something similarly radical for the... Read More »
Gay characters are all over prime time these days. But if they compose the only image you have of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender America, then your picture is a smidge incomplete. Those lawyers and fashion assistants and sexy bi doctors usually have expensive educations, career success and job... Read More »
In the last year alone, a court awarded a victim of sexual harassment a record payout ($95 million), the Supreme Court dismissed the biggest civil rights class action suit in U.S. history, and people called discrimination on everything from HIV status to a peanut allergy. The number of workplace discrimination... Read More »
Natalie Johnson, a Macy's employee in San Antonio, Texas, was convinced the teenager in women's clothes and makeup was male. So she watched the teen shop in the women's section. And when the teen left the women's changing room, she intervened.
"I had to just straightforward tell him, 'You're a man,' " the... Read More »
Straight, white guys it seems are no longer the dominant force is the American work place. Those classified as "diverse" are the biggest breadwinners, with those in the Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender (LGBT) category most likely to make over $100,000, according to a recent survey by CareerBuilder.
To be... Read More »