Topics :: gender discrimination

NY Gov. Cuomo: Outlaw Gender Identity Discrimination

By David Klepper | Thursday Aug 21, 2014
Gov. Andrew Cuomo is calling on the state to outlaw discrimination against transgender people, saying gender identity and expression should be included in the state's civil rights law alongside race, religion and disability.

Gay Teacher Fired for Engagement Sues Catholic School

By Jason St. Amand | Friday Jul 11, 2014
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.

The Women of GLAAD

By Lindsay King- Miller | Thursday Feb 13, 2014
With a new woman at the helm and plenty in the ranks, GLAAD shows how they work to improve media representation and increase visibility of LGBT individuals and communities.

NARAL Pro-Choice Honors Philly’s State Rep. Brian Sims

By Winnie McCroy | Monday Feb 3, 2014
Philadelphia State. Rep. Brian Sims will be honored by NARAL Pro-Choice America with a national "Champion of Choice" award for his strong stance on women’s rights.

BET Busted for Banning B. Scott on Basis of Gender Identity

By Winnie McCroy | Friday Jan 10, 2014
BET is putting the brakes on gender non-conforming host B. Scott for "looking like a woman" on air.

Joe’s Pub Hosts Night of a Thousand Genders

By Winnie McCroy | Tuesday Nov 26, 2013
The Gender & Family Project welcomes Olympia Dukakis, Justin Vivian Bond, Telly Leung, Our Lady J, Lance Horne and more to "A Night of a Thousand Genders."

Anti-Gay Message in Icing Really Takes the Cake

By Winnie McCroy | Monday Nov 25, 2013
A Washington, DC, woman was shocked to find that the anniversary cake she bought for her genderqueer partner contained an anti-gay message.

Calif. Teen Sets Agender Student’s Skirt Set on Fire

By Winnie McCroy | Thursday Nov 7, 2013
A California student who identifies as the non-binary ’agender’ orientation is recovering from severe leg burns after being set on fire by another teenager on a bus.

Female Wrestler Wants In on High School Team

By Winnie McCroy | Monday Oct 28, 2013
Amanda Leve is a skilled jujitsu player who regularly battles boys at tournaments. Now it’s time for her local high school to let her on the wrestling team.

Puerto Rico Approves Anti-Discrimination Bill

By Danica Coto | Friday May 24, 2013
Legislators in Puerto Rico on Friday approved a heavily debated bill that outlaws employment discrimination based on gender or sexual orientation.