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HRC: More Top US Companies Back Gays, Offer Protections

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The Human Rights Campaign released its 11th annual Corporate Equality Index on Wednesday.

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November 15, 2012 at 4:17 PM

Fred Karger Launches Boycott Against Amway

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Gay activist and former Republican presidential candidate Fred Karger has launched a global boycott against Amway, claiming the owners of the privately-held direct-selling giant made the biggest family donation to the National Organization for Marriage in that group’s history.
 
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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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HRC Poll: 73% Support Federal Equal Benefits Order

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A poll conducted by the nation’s largest LGBT rights group shows that voters overwhelming support an executive order barring federal contractors from discriminating against workers based on their sexual orientation or gender identity.

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Study: LGBT People Suffer Severe Income Inequality

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A campaign seeking to reduce poverty by half over the next decade has found that LGBT people suffer severe income inequality compared to their straight counterparts.

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Written by Xorje Olivares

January 11, 2012 at 8:45 AM

Gay Rights Movement Veteran Matt Foreman Slams HRC

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Longtime LGBT activist Matt Foreman is taking the Human Rights Campaign to task–blaming the national rights organization for infighting within the movement.

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Written by Xorje Olivares

November 14, 2011 at 9:45 AM

Amtrak & MD County Accused of Blocking LGBT Websites

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It’s a story we’ve heard before in relation to public schools. Now, two other government entities are under fire for running web site filters designed to block pornography that are also preventing access to LGBT resources online.

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San Diego Hotel at Center of Gay Boycott Has Been Sold

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The San Diego hotel at the center of a longstanding boycott by a gay-rights group has been sold, and now its former owner is planning a new hotel in Austin, Texas. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by OutQ News staff

July 19, 2011 at 8:45 AM

GLAAD President Jarrett Barrios resigns

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The president of the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, Jarrett Barrios, resigned over the weekend. His departure comes as three of the most-prominent blogger-activists in the LGBT community were set to call on Barrios to step down, claiming that the gay media watchdog under his leadership has done the bidding of a corporate sponsor at the expense of the gay community.

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Written by OutQ News staff

June 20, 2011 at 8:00 AM

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