Topics :: anti-gay discrimination

Gay Man Fired From Texas Christian Children's Home for 'Lifestyle Choices'

By Winnie McCroy | Tuesday Jul 29, 2014
Casey Stegall, a caretaker for foster kids in Texas, was fired from his job after he introduced some teenage clients to his male fiancé during an outing at a water park on July 4.

Exxon Mobil Says It'll Follow New Anti-Bias Rules

Wednesday Jul 23, 2014
Exxon Mobil Corp. has said it will comply with the new protections for gay and transgender employees required of federal contractors, while still sidestepping the question of whether it will formalize that by changing the language of its corporate policy.

Anti-Gay Phone Calls Turn Into a Windfall for Mass. LGBT Non-Profit

By EDGE | Friday Jul 18, 2014
The mayor of Salem, Mass., turned a torrent of angry out-of-state phone calls and responses from "right-leaning blogs and websites" over her decision to cut ties with an anti-LGBT discriminatory college, into a fundraising windfall for a LGBT charity.

Europe Court of Justice Calls for End to Gay Blood Ban

By Winnie McCroy | Thursday Jul 17, 2014
Europe's Court of Justice is putting its foot down: being a gay man should not mean you are banned from ever giving blood.

New Study: 10% of Gays Discriminated Against When Arranging Funerals

By Jason St. Amand | Thursday Jul 17, 2014
A new study published Thursday revealed some startling information - one out of 10 gay, lesbian or bisexual people have been discriminated against either during a funeral or while arranging one.

Kenyan Gay Activist Visits San Francisco

By Heather Cassell | Saturday Jul 12, 2014
Uganda and Nigeria have garnered much global attention due to the countries' anti-LGBT laws, but little notice has been paid to other countries that have, or are proposing, similar laws, such as Kenya.

Iraq War Vet Tossed Out of Cab For Kissing Boyfriend

By Winnie McCroy | Thursday Jul 10, 2014
A Washington state gay veteran who served two tours in Iraq says he was discriminated against for kissing his boyfriend when a Yellow Cab driver tossed them out of his car on the evening of July 4.

Lesbian Couple's Family Denied Season Pass to Ohio City Pool

By EDGE | Thursday Jul 10, 2014
When Melody Mohn of the Ohio city of Galion, located 60-miles from Columbus, called to apply for a family pass to the city's public pool, her request was denied. The reasoning? Mohn is raising her three children with her lesbian partner.

Gay Porn Star Says Cop Called Him 'Queer,' Threatened Arrest Over Speedos

By Jason St. Amand | Thursday Jul 10, 2014
Gay porn star Jessie Colter claims he was kicked out of a water park in Louisville, Ky., Monday, called "queer" by a police officer and threatened with arrest all because he was wearing hot-red speedos.

Interfaith Leaders Ask Obama to Not Include Religious Exemption in Executive Order

By Bobby McGuire | Wednesday Jul 9, 2014
On Tuesday, 100 interfaith leaders signed a letter to President Barack Obama, asking him not to include a religious exemption in the executive order he plans to enact that will bar anti-LGBT workplace discrimination for government contractors.