In September 2017, Dallas elementary school teacher Stacy Bailey was put on paid administrative leave for an unspecified reasons, just days after she inquired about adding LGBTQ-friendly language to her school district’s policies.
The media landscape is still very pale and very male, according to the Women’s Media Center. The nonprofit released a report called “The Status of Women of Color in the U.S. News Media 2018,” and it’s full of grim details, highlighting slim gains for women of color in largely white online-only media outlets, a…
Many unpaid Capitol Hill interns are expected to sign sweeping nondisclosure agreements, and these documents could be contributing to a workplace culture that protects abusers and punishes victims.
The former director of sales for Prabal Gurung has alleged that the designer made critical comments about her body and pregnancy in front of employees.
For the first time in years, tolerance of LGBTQ people has actually decreased, according to a new poll commissioned by GLAAD and released in the Accelerating Acceptance report at the World Economic Forum on Thursday.
The White House is reviewing a new, horrible policy that, if implemented, would allow health professionals to refuse to treat transgender patients and to perform abortions based on religious or moral grounds.
Walmart is being hit with a new class action lawsuit regarding pay discrimination six years after the Supreme Court threw out Betty Duke’s suit against the company for sex discrimination.
Um, tell me what I haven’t already personally experienced.
On Friday, the Trump administration rolled back the Obamacare birth control mandate, offering an exemption on religious or moral grounds to employers who had been required to include birth control coverage in insurance plans—and that was just the latest sign that the Trump administration is following the standard,…
On Thursday, the Justice Department filed a brief on behalf of Jack Phillips, a baker who refused to make a wedding cake for gay couple Charlie Craig and David Mullins in 2012 on the grounds that doing so would violate his religious beliefs, hence freedom, the Washington Post reports. The case will be judged by the…
According to a new report in the Wall Street Journal, the White House is expected to officially send guidance that gives the Department of Defense authority to remove transgender people from the military. The administration is also reportedly instructing the Pentagon to bar transgender individuals from serving, and to…
On Monday, 21st Century Fox reported that it had spent $50 million in costs related to the settlement of copious sexual harassment and discrimination allegations leveled against current and former employees between June of 2016 and this past June
Now that 21st Century Fox has spent so many tens of millions placating the thin-skinned, groping and propositioning men who damaged its reputation and drove away plenty of its talent (if you want to call it that), it’s time for them to settle with the victims of that alleged abuse.
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A little over a year ago, then-Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced that transgender individuals would be allowed to serve openly in the military. “We can’t allow barriers unrelated to a person’s qualifications prevent us from recruiting and retaining those who can best accomplish the mission,” he said in the…
Rachida Serroukh, a 37-year-old Muslim mother of three, took legal action against the prestigious London grade school Holland Park (where her 11-year-old begins in the fall) after the administration informed her she was not allowed to wear a face veil on school premises.
A Jerusalem court has ruled in favor of 83-year-old plaintiff Renee Rabinowitz, who sued Israel’s El Al airline for asking her to move seats at the request of a Haredi (ultra-Orthodox) man, the New York Times reports. The court found that asking people to move due to their gender violated Israel’s anti-discrimination…
A new report from the workers advocacy group A Better Balance alleges that Walmart consistently punishes employees for taking sick days, even if they have proper documentation from doctors.
In a stunning exchange during a House Appropriations subcommittee hearing on Wednesday, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos refused to say that she would protect students against discrimination on basis of race, sexual orientation, gender identity, or special needs.
In another recent legal victory for LGBT rights, a U.S District judge in Colorado ruled Wednesday that a landlord’s refusal to rent a townhouse to a lesbian couple is in violation of the federal Fair Housing Act.