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'Sexy' Shirtless Chili's Cook Fired After Posting Pics

WORKPLACE | By Jason St. Amand | Sunday Oct 26, 2014
A cook at a Chili's in Valrico, Fla., was fired this week after he posted "sexy" photos of him posing shirtless (but wearing an apron!) in the restaurant's kitchen to Facebook.

Anti-Gay Laws Lead to High LGBT Poverty

LGBT Americans face an unfair financial burden, thanks to anti-gay laws, reveals a landmark report.

Sarah Silverman: Defeat the Wage Gap, Get a Sex Change

WORKPLACE | By Jason St. Amand | Oct 9
Comedian Sarah Silverman has a drastic plan to close the wage gap: Become a dude.

Bitter Queen Says No Grindr For Her Staff

WORKPLACE | By Winnie McCroy | Oct 6
The Queen of England has put the kibosh on online hookups for her 800 plus staff members, instructing Buckingham Palace police to put an end to overnight guests, especially those they'd just met.

Iowa Rejects Calls to Reinstate Gay Coach

WORKPLACE | By Ryan J. Foley | Oct 2
The University of Iowa is refusing to reinstate fired women's field hockey coach Tracey Griesbaum or to investigate what her supporters call a pattern of unfair treatment of female coaches, according to correspondence obtained by The Associated Press.

Ex-Head of School Founded By Novelist Sparks Sues

WORKPLACE | By Emery P. Dalesio | Oct 2
The former headmaster of a private school founded by novelist Nicholas Sparks says the author and other school leaders forced him out when he tried to recruit black students and supported a bullied group of gay students, and he sued for damages.

Del. Board Member Opposes Teaching Definition of Gay

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.

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."

Walmart Denies Lesbian Employee Spousal Health Coverage,GLAD Sues

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.

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.

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.