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NC Businesses Propose Protection for Gay, Lesbian Workers

Jan 28
Some Charlotte businesses are proposing protections for employees who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender.

Calif. Police Officer Says He Was Fired Over Sexuality

By Jason St. Amand | Jan 16
A former police officer from Long Beach, Calif., claims he was fired in 2011 because he is gay.

Study: White Men Get Most Entry-Level TV Directing Jobs

By Lynn Elber | Jan 10
Women and minority directors are losing out on crucial entry-level jobs, according to a Directors Guild of America study released Friday.

SAGEWorks Brings Employment Boot Camp to LGBT Elders

By Winnie McCroy | Jan 7
Are you an older LGBT, struggling with lack of up-to-date computer skills, an absence from the job market, or a rusty resume? If you need the skills to make it in a job market that can be stacked against older workers, SAGEWorks is just what you need!

LGBT-Owned Businesses Get Diversity Boost

By Lisa Leff | Jan 2
Federal agencies, organizations such as the National Football League and more than one-third of Fortune 500 companies are now trying to expand their vendor pools by explicitly encouraging bids from gay, lesbian and transgender contractors.

Washington Florist Sued for Refusing Flowers at Same-Sex Wedding

By Winnie McCroy | Dec 23
A judge was asked on Dec. 19 to consider a case filed by the Washington State Attorney General in April against a florist who refused to provide her services at a same-sex wedding.

US Announces Protections for Transgender Workers

Dec 18
The government is now interpreting federal law to explicitly prohibit workplace discrimination against transgender individuals.

British Teacher Comes Out, Gets Letter of Support From Student

By Winnie McCroy | Dec 17
After a British teacher came out as gay to his primary school students, he received a heartwarming letter of support from a nine-year-old child in his class, letting him know that it wouldn't change the way she felt about him.

On Intl. Migrants Day, IFUW Notes Most Refugees Are Women

By Winnie McCroy | Dec 17
In anticipation of International Migrants Day on December 18, the International Federation of University Women (IFUW) highlights the need for good education and job for women and migrants.

Iowa Reveals Job Reassignment in Lesbian Firing Case

By Ryan J, Foley | Dec 12
A top University of Iowa athletic administrator has been reassigned to the school's construction staff amid the threat of a wrongful termination lawsuit by her partner, the school said Thursday.

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