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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 | Sunday Jul 27, 2014
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.

Middletown Police Officer Francesca Quaranta

Transgender Officer Fired in Connecticut

WORKPLACE | By Dave Collins | Jun 30
A Connecticut city has fired a transgender police officer after its own investigation rejected her discrimination claims.

Anti-Bully Film Costs Florida Teacher His Job

WORKPLACE | By David-Elijah Nahmod | Jun 29
Jeremy Rhoden, gay a teacher in Polatka, Fla., screened an anti-bullying film to his students at a February 20 school assembly. Parents and clergy condemned the film for attempting to "indoctrinate" children, and of "offending" God.

Tracy and Donna Johnson

DVA Recognizes Lesbian War Widow as a Surviving Spouse

POLITICS | By Winnie McCroy | Jun 13
The Department of Veterans Affairs has decided to retroactively recognize the nation’s first known same-sex war widow, Tracy Johnson, as the legal spouse of the late SSG Donna Johnson killed by a suicide bomber in Afghanistan.

In this Jan. 22, 2014, file photo, job seekers sign in before meeting prospective employers during a career fair at a hotel in Dallas

Key Ways The US Job Market Has Changed Since 2007

WORKPLACE | By Christopher S. Rugaber | Jun 8
Six and half years later, nearly everything about the job market is different.

Panel: Baker Must Make Cakes for Gay Weddings

WORKPLACE | By Nicholas Riccardi | May 31
Colorado’s Civil Rights Commission on Friday ordered a baker to make wedding cakes for same-sex couples, finding his religious objections to the practice did not trump the state’s anti-discrimination statutes.

Hearing in Colorado Baker’s Refusal to Serve Gay Couple

WORKPLACE | May 30
The Colorado Civil Rights Commission will hold a hearing on a case involving a suburban Denver baker who refused to make a cake for a same-sex wedding reception.