A must read on the failure of ENDA

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Dr. Jillian Weiss is someone I admire greatly.  I've been in touch with her for months, trying my best to contribute to the passage of the Employment Non Discrimination Act on the federal level.  I was part of the ground troops getting commitments from our local electeds and I've written about it quite a bit. So […]

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Fayette County prison guard gender stereotyping suit settled

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

We first discussed this back in December 2009 when the Tribune Review reported on a federal lawsuit filed by a state prison guard in Fayette County.  He claimed he was being harassed because he did not conform to gender expectations, including being too effeminate on the radio.  (What does that even mean, asks the female […]

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North Side man alleges workplace gay bashing

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Good for Thomas Hutter for stepping forward and standing up to discrimination and harassment. A North Side man says he was forced to quit his job at a Neville Island company because his boss kept taunting him for being gay. Thomas Hutter, 29, said Gabriel Tamilia, his supervisor at All American Grating, repeatedly harassed him […]

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ENDA Blogswarm: Protect Our Jobs

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Bilerico has asked bloggers to “swarm” around ENDA, the Employment Non-Discrimination Act. House Speaker Pelosi is holding up this legislation which would provide employment protections based on sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression. Why We Need To Demand ENDA Now We know that Speaker Pelosi is sympathetic to our cause. Clearly, she needs encouragement, […]

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Ohio: Gay Rights Trump Religious Freedom

Words I thought might never cross my lips … Hurrah for Ohio! The 6th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that public employees can be disciplined for discrimination even if they are following religious beliefs.  This is a big victory for gay rights advocates because it gives teeth to workplace non-discrimination policies. The case involves a Baptist prison […]

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Russian Christians Partner with Skinheads on Gay Rights

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Here's a sad fact: Russian Orthdox Catholics are working in unity with skinheads to oppose gay rights. On Sunday police had to hold back a crowd of bottle-tossing skinheads and Bible- clutching church folks who were protesting a gay event at a local club. Not to be outdone by the Christian-Skinhead connection, Russian Muslims are […]

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Big Lesbian Welcome to Correspondent Shelly

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Pittsburgh Lesbian Correspondents is pleased to welcome our newest correspondent Shelly. We’ve known Shelly for several years — she is very active in the local LGBT community. Her writing, you will find, is articulate, insightful and from a slightly different perspective than Ledcat and me. Three’s Company, too! Welcome aboard Shelly! Sue

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Rhode Island Gays Hit With Federal Tax Penalties

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Well, you knew it wouldn't be too long before the clash between state and federal acknowledgement (or lack thereof) of same sex partnerships would create turmoil.  Rhode Island has just sent notices to domestic partners of state employees informing them that the health and insurance benefits they received are federally taxable income.  And the state […]

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British Cops Most Gay Friendly Employer

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Here's something interesting from 365gay.com – Britain's most gay-friendly workplace is a POLICE department. (London)  Less than a decade ago Staffordshire police were rated the most homophobic force in the country after going on a clandestine operation to arrest gays suspected of having public sex. Today, the force is being honored as the most gay-friendly force […]

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