Topics :: discrimination

Gay Business Owners Still Face Challenges

By Joyce M. Rosenberg | Wednesday Apr 23, 2014
Despite increasing acceptance of homosexuality in the U.S., gay small business owners say they still encounter discrimination from possible customers and investors.

La. Lawmaker Pulls Gay Rights Anti-Discrimination Bill

Wednesday Apr 23, 2014
An effort to prohibit employers from discriminating based on sexual orientation or gender identity has been shelved for the legislative session.

Couple Arrested for Kissing in Mexico

By Jason St. Amand | Tuesday Apr 22, 2014
Mexican police arrested and fined a gay couple Sunday for kissing.

SC Police Chief Says Firing was Because She’s Gay

Friday Apr 18, 2014
The police chief of the Dillon County town of Latta has been fired and she says it is because she is gay.

Fla. Man Kicked Off Basketball Team Because He is HIV-Positive

By Jason St. Amand | Friday Apr 18, 2014
A Florida man was booted from his local recreational basketball team after a city employee found out he is HIV-positive.

UK KFC Apologizes for Allegedly Booting Lesbian Couple for Kissing

By Jason St. Amand | Friday Apr 18, 2014
A lesbian couple were allegedly kicked out of a KFC in Bath, England, after other customers complained about the women’s "heavy petting."

NH Measure Would Bar Discrimination Against Gays

Wednesday Apr 2, 2014
A House panel is holding a hearing on a proposed amendment to New Hampshire’s constitution that would prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation.

La. Anti-Discrimination Bill for Housing Rejected

Monday Mar 31, 2014
Lawmakers have rejected a bill that would have prohibited housing discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.

Christian School in Virginia Drives Eight-Year-Old Tomboy Out

By Winnie McCroy | Wednesday Mar 26, 2014
A Christian school in Virginia has reportedly driven out an eight-year-old girl because of her "boyish looks," saying that God had made her female, and she should dress and act as such.

Ark. School Super Defends Decision to Censor Gay Yearbook Story

By Winnie McCroy | Wednesday Mar 19, 2014
An Arkansas school district that came under fire from gay groups for refusing to publish a yearbook story about a gay student is now defending their stance.