Will gay and lesbian teachers but also doctors, workers who have children outside marriage or who are divorced, be finally protected and not loose their job because of their sexuality? That's the question that everyone has in Ireland where an amendment which would allow this protection has just been introduced.
Sabrina Shizue McKenna was elected as judge in the Supreme Court of Hawaii, and became the first openly gay judge.
Rachel Aviles, one of the most popular student of The Master's School, a Christian school in West Simsbury, taking part in the activities and being up to receive awards at the end of the year, in short, the kind of student that all schools dream about, have been suddenly invited to leave the school. You will have guessed it, Rachel Aviles is lesbian.
The House of Virginia refused a law which allowed legal protections for gay state employees.
The city of Ketchum in Idaho has just voted in favour of an anti-discrimination law which will allow a better protection for our community.
There are so many important issues of equality facing the LGBTQ* community. Currently, the focus remains on the fight for marriage equality. Another important battle has been sitting in the background waiting to be pushed to the forefront: employment protections. According to the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), only 16 states and DC have laws in place protecting workers from discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. Another five states have protections against discrimination based on sexual orientation, but not gender identity (“Statewide…”).
Baltimore County has just passed a law allowing better protections for transgenders.
In Anoka-Hennepin School District, conservative Christian parents ask teachers to teach about the "ex-homosexual" movement and "gay-related immune deficiency". They would like the policy prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity is not applied thinking it would open the schools to pro-homosexual teaching, so they want discriminations towards LGBTs continue.
For the first time, a report submitted by the UN Council of Human Rights details all discriminations, violences sudden throughout the world by LGBTQ people with a list of recommendations to protect us.
A lesbian couple, Diane Cervelli and Taeko Bufford, were victim of discrimination by a Hawaii bed and breakfast's owner.