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Anti-Transgender Law Violates Civil Rights Act, Says Justice Department

The DOJ gave North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory until Monday to advise "whether you will remedy these violations."

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Tennessee Law Lets Therapists Turn Down LGBT Clients

The governor signed the controversial bill Wednesday, which allows counselors to turn away clients based on “sincerely held principles.”

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Curt Schilling Fired Following Anti-Transgender Remarks

Schilling is the latest public figure to lose his job over a discriminatory post on Facebook.

Mayors Unite Against Discrimination

In response to the anti-LGBT legislation passed in North Carolina and Mississippi, 10 mayors have come together and formed a coalition against such discriminatory laws.

TD Bank, Hilton, Accenture, Kellogg’s and Others Demand North Carolina Repeal Radical New Anti-LGBT Law

Letter from major business leaders to be delivered by HRC President Chad Griffin and Equality NC Executive Director Chris Sgro to Gov. Pat McCrory.

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Corporate Pressure Forces Georgia Governor to Veto Anti-LGBT Law

Companies, including several DiversityInc Top 50, threatened to leave the state if the law passed.

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N.C. Gov. Blocks LGBT Rights Statewide

"This legislation is literally the most anti-LGBT legislation in the country."

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WACHOWSKI BROTHERS NOW SISTERS! ‘Matrix’ Co-Directors Now Both Publicly Transgender Following Media Pressure

Lilly Wachowski: "... you have to face the hard reality of living the rest of your life in a world that is openly hostile to you.”

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DiversityInc Top 50 Companies Endorse Equality Act

It is still legal to fire someone for being gay in 32 states. The Equality Act would end employee discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.


Monsanto Joins Human Rights Campaign Business Coalition for Equality

Global agricultural company joins group of leading U.S. employers that support the Equality Act.

Georgia Senate Passes Act to ‘Religiously’ Discriminate Against LGBT Community

The bill's sponsor said it could even protect the rights of the KKK.

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Court Rules Being Gay Not a Disorder

Judge closes “gay conversion therapy” saying views on homosexuality are scientifically discredited, “like the notion that the Earth is flat and the sun revolves around it.”

New Louisiana Gov. to Fight LGBT Job Discrimination

Incoming Gov. John Bel Edwards plans to issue an order protecting LGBT state workers and government contractors from discrimination in the workplace.

Judge Discriminating Against Lesbian Parents Recuses Himself

A Utah judge reversed his decision to remove the couple’s foster child from their home, but organizations are actively seeking his impeachment.

Mormon Church: No Baptisms for Kids of Same-Gender Couples, Thousands Leave

Members of the Mormon Church take a stand against new policy.

New Lawsuit Seeks to End LGBT Discrimination at Work

A lawsuit filed this month may be even bigger than marriage equality for the LGBT community.

Law Firm Representing Kim Davis Deemed Hate Group

“A group that regularly portrays gay people as perverse, diseased pedophiles putting Western civilization at risk are way, way over the line,” said Mark Potok, a senior official from the Southern Poverty Law Center.

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Closeted Gay Man To Come Out To His Boss

Waylon Smithers, personal assistant to a billionaire nuclear power plant owner, has withheld his feelings for decades.

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Obama Names First Openly Gay Civilian To Lead Army

Eric Fanning’s nomination furthers Obama’s policy of adding diversity to top government posts; to critics, Fanning’s military career overshadowed by his sexual orientation.

CLUELESS — Jenner to DeGeneres: ‘I’m a Traditionalist’

In a mind-boggling interview, Caitlyn Jenner competes with Trump for the ability to win the prize for compound insults.

Accenture’s Ernie Cordova: Safeguarding the Future

The head of security for Accenture’s Federal Services

White House Appoints First Transgender Staff Member

Raffi Freedman-Gurspan on Tuesday became the first openly transgender person to work for the White House.

Hollywood Projects Stunning Lack of Diversity

Study shows that white, hetero males dominate and women hardly speak.

You Can Still Be Fired For Being Gay In Most States

Marriage equality is just one of many battles the LGBT community has to face – including workplace discrimination.