discrimination Archive

Does Pittsburgh Permit LGBTQ Groups in St. Patrick’s Day Parade?

I’ve been trying to get an answer on this for weeks with no luck. Does The Irish Society for Education & Charity permit LGBTQ groups and organizations to march in the Pittsburgh parade with signage? I can’t get anyone to talk with me about this.  Tonight, tv news told me that the City of Pittsburgh will
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Arizona Gov Brewer Vetoes Anti-Gay Segregation Law

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Overheard At Work: “Tone Down the Gay”

Daily Prompt: Hear No Evil Tell us about a conversation you couldn’t help but overhear and wish you hadn’t. One day, I attended an early morning work meeting (this was awhile ago) and made casual conversation with the others in attendance by sharing an anecdote about the gas company waking Ledcat and me up super
Category: NaBloPoMo

Feeling Blue

I’ve been blue. It is medical in nature as most things are, but it has been exacerbated by real life situations. And my main coping/medical strategy is to “hang in there” until some med adjustments kick-in. I sleep a lot. I haven’t really been eating and I don’t have much to say. I try watching
Category: Other

*Trans*lation

(This is a modified edition of a blog post originally published at Huffington Post GayVoices.) “What exactly does it mean to be transgender?” “Why do they want to change their sex?” “Why can’t they just be gay or lesbian?” These are some of the questions I so ignorantly used to think about transgender people. I
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Heinz Affirms Donations, “Partnership” With Anti-Gay Boy Scouts

Do you like bigotry with your condiments? Heinz has donated to the Boy Scouts and plans to continue that relationship regardless of their anti-LGBTQ policies. The New Civil Rights Movement shares: Ketchup-maker H.J. Heinz Company gave $12,000 to the Scouts during the fiscal year ending April 27, 2011 — and stands by those donations. “The H.J. Heinz
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FMLA for the LGBTQ Community

2013 is the twentieth anniversary of the Family Medical Leave Act. Having had to use this leave one time, I am very grateful it exists. However, many people do not realize the limitations of the Act. From the HRC Because federal law does not recognize same-sex relationships, the FMLA does not require employers to provide
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Are You Tougher Than a Boy Scout??

While the Boy Scout discrimination never ceases to amaze me, it seems they have a new partner is bigotry. The National Geographic Channel. The channel will air a new reality show called, you guessed it, “Are You Tougher Than a Boy Scout?”. Nat Geo reps say the cable network is an equal-opportunity employer and that
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