Topics :: anti-gay workplace

New Poll: Over 50% of LGBT Community Closeted At Work

By Jason St. Amand | Sunday May 11, 2014
A new Human Rights Campaign poll finds that more than half of LGBT workers say they are in the closet at their job.

Iowa Store Clerk Says He was Fired For Being Gay, Sues

By Jason St. Amand | Monday Feb 24, 2014
A store clerk from outside of Des Moines, Iowa, says he was fired from his job because he is gay -- not long after he was told he was acting too "feminine" in the store.

Gawker :: Shepard Smith Is An Angry Gay

By Winnie McCroy | Thursday Oct 24, 2013
Gossip mavens say that not only is Fox News anchor Shepard Smith gay, but also has repeatedly been abusive to an NYC club’s wait staff.

S. Calif. Catholic School Teacher Fired After Marrying Partner

By Jason St. Amand | Thursday Aug 1, 2013
A gay Catholic schoolteacher from southern California says he was fired less than two weeks after he married his partner.

Gay Employee Sues Airline Trade Organization

By Jason St. Amand | Tuesday Jan 8, 2013
A gay man, alleging that he was the victim of anti-gay harassment and was paid significantly less because of his sexual orientation, is suing the Air Transport Association.

Officers’ Wives Club Excludes Lesbian Army Wife

By Winnie McCroy | Tuesday Jan 1, 2013
The repeal of DADT left the military with a patchwork quilt of who gets what rights and benefits. For same-sex spouse Ashley Broadway, this resulted in her denial to join the Association of Fort Bragg Officers’ Spouses.

Manhattan Restauranteur Pays for "Pray for Gay"

By Jason St. Amand | Tuesday Apr 3, 2012
The former owner of a Tex-Mex restaurant based in Manhattan has to pay a lesbian chef $1.6 million for discrimination.

Russian Airline Allegedly Makes Gay Flight Attendant Marry Woman

By Jason St. Amand | Wednesday Feb 1, 2012
The Russian airline Aeroflot allegedly forced a gay flight attendant to marry a woman in order to keep his job after he created an LGBT organization.

Cracker Barrel’s Anti-Gay Founder Dies at 76

By Jason St. Amand | Thursday Jan 19, 2012
Dan Evins, founder of the Cracker Barrel restaurant chain, passed away at 76. The company was known for its poor treatment of its gay employees and in 2010 was placed as the third worst place for gays to work.

Religious School to Employees: Swear You’re Not Gay, Or Else

By Kilian Melloy | Friday Nov 4, 2011
A religious university in Georgia has told its staff that anyone who refuses to sign documents attesting to their heterosexuality will face termination.