Topics :: gender discrimination

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.

Spa World Controversy Still Simmering

By John Riley | Thursday Mar 14, 2013
A Korean-style spa in Centreville, Va., popular with many D.C.-area residents, including members of the LGBT community, continues to receive heat from activists.