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Del. Board Member Opposes Teaching Definition of Gay

WORKPLACE | Sunday Sep 28, 2014
A school board member in downstate Delaware is opposed to a new health curriculum that includes definitions for terms including gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender.

Tyler Brandt

Teen Allegedly Forced to Wear 'Gaytard' Tag Files Complaint

WORKPLACE | By Jason St. Amand | Sep 26
An openly gay teen from Yankton, South Dakota, filed a discrimination complaint this week against the fast food restaurant where he worked, after officials allegedly forced him to wear a nametag that said "gayatard."

Feds Say Transgender Workers Illegally Fired

WORKPLACE | By Ed White | Sep 25
The federal government is accusing a Michigan funeral home and a Florida eye clinic of illegally firing transgender employees.

Walmart Denies Lesbian Employee Spousal Health Coverage,GLAD Sues

WORKPLACE | By GLAD | Sep 25
GLAD filed a charge of discrimination against Walmart with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on behalf a lesbian woman who was denied spousal health insurance for her wife, who is battling ovarian cancer.

Houston Rockets' Dwight Howard (12) pushes against Brooklyn Nets' Brook Lopez in 2013.

Judge Tosses Out Anti-Gay Suit Against Houston Rockets

WORKPLACE | By Jason St. Amand | Sep 11
A Brooklyn judge threw out an anti-gay discrimination lawsuit Monday made by a gay food server who claimed last year that he was harassed and ridiculed by players from the Houston Rockets.

Jennifer Scott Stevens

Gay Radio DJ Says She Was Let Go For Being An LGBT Activist

WORKPLACE | By Jason St. Amand | Aug 26
A gay radio DJ from Springfield, Mo., says she was let go from her station last week because she is an LGBT rights activist.

PG&E sponsored its first float in this year's LGBT Pride Parade; the utility company recently took first place honors in a competition run by Friendfactor.

Nonprofit Aims for LGBT-Friendly Corporate Workplaces

WORKPLACE | By Matthew S. Bajko | Jul 27
A new nonprofit aims to make corporate offices friendlier to LGBT employees by boosting the visibility of straight allies.

Exxon Mobil Says It'll Follow New Anti-Bias Rules

WORKPLACE | Jul 23
Exxon Mobil Corp. has said it will comply with the new protections for gay and transgender employees required of federal contractors, while still sidestepping the question of whether it will formalize that by changing the language of its corporate policy.

Baker Appeals Order to Provide Gay Wedding Cakes

WORKPLACE | Jul 17
A Lakewood baker is appealing the Colorado Civil Rights Commission's order that he prepare wedding cakes for gay couples.

Wash. School Apologizes to Teacher Fired 42 Years Ago Over Sexuality

WORKPLACE | By Jason St. Amand | Jul 14
The members of the Tacoma School board in Washington state issued a formal apology Sunday to a former high school teacher who was fired 42-years ago because he is gay.

Flint Dollar

Gay Teacher Fired for Engagement Sues Catholic School

WORKPLACE | By Jason St. Amand | Jul 11
A former band director and music instructor at a Catholic school in Macon, Ga., has filed a lawsuit against the school this week, claiming gender discrimination, stating he was fired after he revealed he was planning to marry another man.