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Archive for April 2012

EEOC Rules Anti-Trans Workplace Bias Violates Civil Rights Act

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In what advocates are calling a “game-changing decision,” a federal law enforcement agency has ruled that the nation’s sex discrimination law protects transgender employees from workplace bias.

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GetEQUAL to Protest Obama Re-election Offices Over Exec Order

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Gay rights advocates say they’re “upping the ante” to get President Obama to reconsider his decision NOT to sign an executive order barring federal contractors from discriminating against LGBT workers.

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Air Force Staff Sergeant Reinstated Post-DADT Repeal

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An LGBT military advocacy group has announced that one of its clients will become the SECOND servicemember reinstated to active duty since the repeal of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.’ That means he’ll return to the exact same position he had BEFORE his dismissal, as if his career was never interrupted.

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Former NY Catholic Charities Member Launches Gay Youth Petition

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A former board member of New York’s Catholic Charities organization is urging Cardinal Timothy Dolan to meet with gay rights advocates and homeless LGBT youth after initially avoiding a request to do so.

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GLAAD Names Herndon Graddick its New President

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The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation has found its new permanent president.

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FL won’t give license to MA gay under his married name

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A new Florida resident says the local DMV office in Naples refused to issue him a new drivers license for that state because he earlier changed his name when marrying another man in Massachusetts.

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Written by OutQ News staff

April 16, 2012 at 5:00 PM

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GLAAD STUDY: Pro-Gay Religious Voices Scarce in Media

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The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation has found that national news media outlets rely far more heavily on ANTI-gay religious voices than PRO-gay clergy, in stories about LGBT equality.

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Researcher Retracts Study Behind ‘Ex-Gay’ Therapy

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The author behind an infamous 2001 study that validated the use of ‘ex-gay’ therapy is now retracting his controversial report.

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April 12, 2012 at 7:45 AM

Former Army Lt. Dan Choi to Represent Himself at Trial

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Former Army Lieutenant Dan Choi says he is now representing himself in the court case resulting from his arrest during a White House demonstration two years ago against the ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ policy.

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Gay Activist Corey Johnson Running for NYC Council

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Former OutQ host and current New York City community board chair Corey Johnson announced Friday that he is OFFICIALLY running for city council.

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Written by Xorje Olivares

April 9, 2012 at 8:45 AM

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