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Houston Rockets' Dwight Howard (12) pushes against Brooklyn Nets' Brook Lopez in 2013.

Judge Tosses Out Anti-Gay Suit Against Houston Rockets

WORKPLACE | By Jason St. Amand | Thursday Sep 11, 2014
A Brooklyn judge threw out an anti-gay discrimination lawsuit Monday made by a gay food server who claimed last year that he was harassed and ridiculed by players from the Houston Rockets.

Jennifer Scott Stevens

Gay Radio DJ Says She Was Let Go For Being An LGBT Activist

WORKPLACE | By Jason St. Amand | Aug 26
A gay radio DJ from Springfield, Mo., says she was let go from her station last week because she is an LGBT rights activist.

PG&E sponsored its first float in this year's LGBT Pride Parade; the utility company recently took first place honors in a competition run by Friendfactor.

Nonprofit Aims for LGBT-Friendly Corporate Workplaces

WORKPLACE | By Matthew S. Bajko | Jul 27
A new nonprofit aims to make corporate offices friendlier to LGBT employees by boosting the visibility of straight allies.

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

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.

Baker Appeals Order to Provide Gay Wedding Cakes

A Lakewood baker is appealing the Colorado Civil Rights Commission's order that he prepare wedding cakes for gay couples.

Wash. School Apologizes to Teacher Fired 42 Years Ago Over Sexuality

WORKPLACE | By Jason St. Amand | Jul 14
The members of the Tacoma School board in Washington state issued a formal apology Sunday to a former high school teacher who was fired 42-years ago because he is gay.

Flint Dollar

Gay Teacher Fired for Engagement Sues Catholic School

WORKPLACE | By Jason St. Amand | Jul 11
A former band director and music instructor at a Catholic school in Macon, Ga., has filed a lawsuit against the school this week, claiming gender discrimination, stating he was fired after he revealed he was planning to marry another man.

Middletown Police Officer Francesca Quaranta

Transgender Officer Fired in Connecticut

WORKPLACE | By Dave Collins | Jun 30
A Connecticut city has fired a transgender police officer after its own investigation rejected her discrimination claims.

Anti-Bully Film Costs Florida Teacher His Job

WORKPLACE | By David-Elijah Nahmod | Jun 29
Jeremy Rhoden, gay a teacher in Polatka, Fla., screened an anti-bullying film to his students at a February 20 school assembly. Parents and clergy condemned the film for attempting to "indoctrinate" children, and of "offending" God.

Tracy and Donna Johnson

DVA Recognizes Lesbian War Widow as a Surviving Spouse

POLITICS | By Winnie McCroy | Jun 13
The Department of Veterans Affairs has decided to retroactively recognize the nation’s first known same-sex war widow, Tracy Johnson, as the legal spouse of the late SSG Donna Johnson killed by a suicide bomber in Afghanistan.

In this Jan. 22, 2014, file photo, job seekers sign in before meeting prospective employers during a career fair at a hotel in Dallas

Key Ways The US Job Market Has Changed Since 2007

WORKPLACE | By Christopher S. Rugaber | Jun 8
Six and half years later, nearly everything about the job market is different.