Tag Archives: discrimination

Thoughts on Another World AIDS Day

Soon after my first coming out early in 1987 I attended a workshop on AIDS. Soon I was volunteering at a new organization called AIDS Project Worcester. I attended the October 11, 1987 March on Washington that included the first … Continue reading

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A Transgender Woman Live-Tweeted Her Airport Security Nightmare – MTV

This is a disgusting situation that really needs to be rectified. Here are the introductory paragraphs of this article. Continue reading this piece by following the link at the bottom of this post… She says she was told her body … Continue reading

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EYS! | Fired For Being Transgender | Ep. 3

A look at discrimination in employment faced by transgender Americans, man who live in states with no legal protections.

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Chris Hayes Refuses To Let Kim Davis’ Lawyer Obfuscate

This discusdion is about Kim Davis, the woman who refused to follow a court order and issue marriage liscences to same-sex couples and, as a result of her refusal to follow that order, is now in jail. Chris Hayes from … Continue reading

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EYS! | YOU Can Kick ME Out? | Ep. 1

The first in a series of videos entitled EYS for Educate Yo Self. This video looks at the sad reality that many LGBTQ people live in a place where business and facilities like homeless shelters can legally discriminate against LGBTQ … Continue reading

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Recommended Reading: The Struggle for Fairness for Transgender Workers – NYTimes.com

The New York Times continues it’s advocacy on behalf of transgender people in this opinion piece. Here’s an excerpt from the opening paragraphs. Continue reading this opinion piece by following the link at the bottom of this post… Shortly after … Continue reading

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Yes, It’s A Problem: 3 Transgender Discrimination Complaints Filed This Week | ThinkProgress

This report from Think Progress looks at 3 cases of discrimination against transgender people this past week. In the first a hospital refused to perform breast implant surgery, in the second a school has refused to let a trans boy … Continue reading

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Albuquerque man says he was fired for gender non-conformity i.e. wearing fake nails | KRQE News 13

This would see to be illegal discrimination based on gender non-conformity… A long-time employee at Smith’s says he was unfairly fired for wearing fake nails to work. Now he’s looking to fight the decision, calling it discrimination. Dominic Lopez said … Continue reading

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Tinder is reportedly banning transgender users just for being trans

Originally posted on Fusion:
Transgender Tinder users say they are being inexplicably banned from the dating app.  Well, actually, there is one pretty obvious explanation: Trans folks who’ve discovered that their accounts are “under review” believe they are being flagged simply because they are…

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This Teen’s Heartbreaking Suicide Reveals an Epidemic Nobody’s Talking About

Until I came out as Non-binary and Agender I never fully appreciated how difficult it was for bisexual people. You see people have a hard time understanding that I am not choosing to either remain a cis male or become … Continue reading

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Trans Identities and Concerns

The caption has the credit for the original source, but I don’t know if that person is also the artist. If you designed this let me know so I can credit you. I corrected the graphic as I explain below. … Continue reading

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Recommended Reading: Gay couple evicted from their Airbnb rental by “straight-friendly” hosts – Salon.com

A gay couple were kicked out of their Airbnb arranged room when the owners realized they were a gay couple. This happened in Galveston, Texas, a state that does not have a nondiscrimination law that is inclusive of sexual orientation … Continue reading

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Twitter User Has Graphic Response To Indiana Law

That is why… I loved this response to Indiana’s new “right to discriminate if you have homophobic religious beliefs” law. I had to share this with you. You might want to follow this person if you’re on Twitter: Graphics tweeted … Continue reading

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The Backlash to the Anti-Gay Backlash: “Religious Freedom” Bills Fail, As More People See What They’re Really About – The Daily Beast

It is wonderful to see this new development reported by JAY MICHAELSON writing for The Daily Beast. What is this new development? It’s a backlash to a backlash, specifically a backlash to the notion the LGBTQIA people are not worthy of … Continue reading

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Georgia’s horrific religious ‘freedom’ bill and why it should worry everyone, not just gays

Georgia is on it’s way to passing a bill legalizing anti-LGBTQ discrimination under the guise of “religious freedom.” This is similar to proposals elsewhere including the one in Arizona last year where a huge pro-LGBTQ response from progressive and moderate … Continue reading

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Legally Married and Legally Fired | Center for American Progress — Infographic

In 37 states plus Washington, D.C., same-sex couples now have the freedom to marry. Yet only 21 states have passed legislation that bans discrimination against lesbian, gay, and bisexual people in vital areas of life, including employment, housing, and public … Continue reading

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It Was Perfectly Legal For This Doctor To Refuse To Treat A Same-Sex Couple’s Newborn | ThinkProgress

Talk about bias in the extreme! This story exposes just how extreme religious-based discrimination against same-sex couples and marriage equality can be. Here’s ZACK FORD writing for Think Progress with the story… “It Was Perfectly Legal For This Doctor To … Continue reading

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LGBT group claims NM Denny’s denied service, used homophobic slurs | KOB.com

Still this hit the news today. It concerns the Denny’s Restaurant in Deming, easily one of the most conservative towns in New Mexico. I spent a brief time there many years ago accompanying a HIV Prevention educator who worked adult … Continue reading

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US: Virginia lawmakers kill bill that would allow anti-gay discrimination · PinkNews

Good news and bad news out of Virginia; the bill legalizing discrimination against LGBTQ people has died but pro-LGBTQ bills also went nowhere. Here’s the story from Nick Duffy writing for Pink News UK… Lawmakers in Virginia have successfully stopped … Continue reading

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Anti-Gay Tennessee School Denies Admission to Child of Gay Parents | Jamie McGonnigal

The Huffington Post is reporting on yet another school discriminating against prospective students because their parents are gay. As more and more LGBTQ people become parents these situations are going to continue, if not escalate. Here’s the story from Jamie … Continue reading

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