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Jennifer Lopez arrives at the 25th Annual GLAAD Media Awards on Saturday, April 12, 2014

J-Lo, Laverne Cox Win GLAAD Media Awards

WORKPLACE | Sunday Apr 13, 2014
"Orange is the New Black" star Laverne Cox was presented with the Stephen F. Kolzak Award, which is given to a gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender member of the entertainment community.

Laura Jane Klug will continue to sub

Texas Trans Teacher Triumphs, May Teach Teens

LOCAL | By Winnie McCroy | Apr 11
After being suspended by Lumberton Intermediary School in Texas, transgender teacher Laura Jane Klug was returned to the roster of substitute teachers

Neb. Job Discrimination Bill Stalls in Legislature

A bill that would bar Nebraska employers from discriminating based on sexual orientation and gender identity has stalled in the Legislature.

Brendan Eich

Mozilla CEO Resigns Amid Prop 8 Controversy

WORKPLACE | By Jason St. Amand | Apr 3
Mozilla’s recently-hired CEO, Brendan Eich, stepped down Thursday due to the controversy that he donated $1,000 to a Prop 8 campaign in 2008.

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

Brooklyn Server Sues Houston Rockets for Using Anti-Gay Slurs

WORKPLACE | By Jason St. Amand | Apr 1
A food server from Brooklyn has filed a lawsuit against the National Basketball Association’s Houston Rockets, alleging some members from the team used anti-gay slurs towards him while he helped set up a buffet in the athletes’ locker room last year.

"Fun with Dick and Jane" circa 1930

Texas Man Fined for Sending ’Dick Pic’ With Job App

WORKPLACE | By Bobby McGuire | Mar 31
A caseworker at Texas Workforce Solutions got more than she bargained for when she opened her email to find that a client had attached his "dick pic" to his job application materials.

Barilla has opened up a restaurant in Midtown Manhattan

Barilla Pasta Opens Restaurant in Mega-Gay Midtown Manhattan

WORKPLACE | By Winnie McCroy | Mar 14
After inciting rage and boycotts across the globe for last fall’s anti-gay comments, Barilla, the world’s largest pasta producer, has now opened the doors to an Italian restaurant in mega-gay midtown Manhattan.

German Court: Implants No Impediment to Police Woman

A German court has ruled that a prospective Berlin police recruit’s breast implants cannot legally be used as grounds to keep her off the force.

Rep. Sam Teasley

Georgia Lawmakers Echo Arizona’s Anti-Gay Bill

WORKPLACE | By Jason St. Amand | Feb 25
A bill that would allow business owners to refuse services to LGBT customers is gaining traction in the Georgia Legislature.

Arizona Businesses Want Veto of Bill Angering Gays

Arizona’s biggest business advocacy group is calling on Gov. Jan Brewer to veto a bill allowing business owners with strongly held religious beliefs to refuse service to gays.

Iowa Store Clerk Says He was Fired For Being Gay, Sues

WORKPLACE | By Jason St. Amand | Feb 24
A store clerk from outside of Des Moines, Iowa, says he was fired from his job because he is gay -- not long after he was told he was acting too "feminine" in the store.