Supreme Court ruling gives LGBTQ educators protections at public and many private schools

Jun 16, 2020
Religious schools are likely to be exempt from anti-discrimination protections under the new ruling.
Until now, LGBTQ teachers in more than half of U.S. states have had little or no legal protection from employment discrimination.
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While challenges remain for transgender jobseekers, more businesses are reaching out to the trans community

Jun 8, 2018
Looking for a job can be difficult for anyone, but for transgender people, it can be especially tough.
At a recent “Transgender Job Fair” hosted by Cleveland’s Metro Health hospital, the organizers gave away buttons that participants could use to indicate their gender pronouns.
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Colombia's LGBT community may not be benefiting fully from reparations system

Feb 26, 2018
As victims of violent civil conflict come forward, some say members of the LGBT community are being left behind.
Quibdó, the capital of the rural department of Chocó, in Colombia, has the highest number of internally displaced people from the violence of the country's long civil war.
Sarah Barrett

Should the governments give LGBT-owned businesses a leg up in public contracts?

Jan 29, 2018
There’s a growing push to add LGBT-owned businesses to the list of groups that are given special treatment for government work.
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Do LGBT conservatives still have faith that Trump will protect workers' rights?

Aug 1, 2017
After asking LGBT voters for support in 2016, Trump administration withdraws support for expansion of Civil Rights protections.
Then-Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump holds an LGBT rainbow flag given to him by supporter Max Nowak during a campaign rally in Greeley, Colorado.
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LGBTQ advocates ask why questions left off Census survey

Jul 10, 2017
Gay rights advocates say questions about sexual orientation and gender identity would connect the LGBTQ community to all the rich data of the census.
Gay, lesbian and transgender activists react to the unanimous decision by the Iowa Supreme Court recognizing same sex marriage as a civil right during a celebration on April 2009 at the University of Iowa.
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Niche in elder care: assisted living for LGBT seniors

Sep 12, 2016
As boomers get older, LGBT seniors look for communities where they can live openly.
The dining room at Stonewall Gardens.
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