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‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Struck Down by U.S. District Court

A federal judge has ruled that the "don't ask, don't tell" policy, a 17-year-old federal rule that discharges openly gay and lesbian service members, is unconstitutional.

Calif. Same-Sex Couples Won’t Be Able to Marry This Week

The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals granted an indefinite stay, prohibiting same-sex couples in California from being wed. What's next?

Calif. Same-Sex Couples Can Marry Next Week

Chief U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker, who struck down California's Proposition 8, finding it unconstitutional, lifted a temporary stay yesterday that allows same-sex marriages to resume in five days.

Where Are Today’s STEM Students?

Look no further than Rutgers University, where one professor has dedicated his life to helping Black, Latino and other traditionally underrepresented undergrads pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math.

Why the California Gay-Marriage Ban Was Overturned

U.S. District Court Chief Judge Walker struck down Prop. 8, the controversial California law that banned same-sex marriage, finding that everyone has the right to marry. Find out why from DiversityInc CEO Luke Visconti.

BP Executives’ Human-Rights Miscalculation: Have They Bet the Company?

How did BP leadership, including soon-to-step-down CEO Tony Hayward, fail to grasp the human-rights implications of drilling in the Gulf? Attorney and activist Raymond Brown offers several possible explanations.

Gay Vet Lt. Dan Choi Discharged Under DADT

A Washington, D.C., criminal court finds the two openly gay service members who handcuffed themselves to the White House "not guilty." Who else is pushing for DADT repeal?

Ask the White Guy: Can a Diversity-Management Question Kill Your Career?

The White Guy responds to a reader's inquiry by breaking down how data on retention rates can be analyzed, but he warns about discussing diversity topics in certain professional circles.

Can Culturally Competent Healthcare Close Disparities Gaps?

Can white doctors provide quality care to communities in which the racial/ethnic demographics are shifting dramatically? One DiversityInc reader addresses this question in her passionate response to our article, "Is There a Black, Latino Doctor in the House?" about Rutgers University's ODASIS program. See what she had to say about cultural competency and diversity in healthcare.

Ask the White Guy: Is It OK to Alter Your Standards to Conform to Another Culture?

The White Guy responds to a reader's comment regarding the imminent repeal of "don't ask, don't tell" and what consequences could result when cultures conflict where our troops are stationed abroad.

Continuing the LGBT-Rights Movement in the Courtroom

How have court decisions shaped the LGBT community? A professor at Rutgers University School of Law, Carlos Ball, is one of the nation's leading LGBT legal scholars. His new book, "From the Closet to the Courtroom," traces five landmark lawsuits. Listen as Ball shares stories about these groundbreaking cases.

Is There a Black, Latino Doctor in the House?

Rutgers University's ODASIS program is helping to close the racial/ethnic disparities gap within healthcare and other STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) professions. Its Access-Med program offers undergrads from underrepresented and economically disadvantaged groups career opportunities in the sciences. Here's how.

FMLA: What Employers Need to Know

With a heightened awareness of workplace rights, a growing number of employees who are striving to balance the demands of job and family are turning to the Family & Medical Leave Act.

What Are the Main Reasons Companies Cite for Creating an LGBT-Friendly Workplace?

What Are the Main Reasons Companies Cite for Creating an LGBT-Friendly Workplace? Attract a wide talent pool of not only LGBT people but also their friends/family members and a larger share of young talent: According to Pew Research Center’s “Millennials: A Portrait of the Next Generation,” people ages 18 to 29 who are currently entering the …

How Can You Create an LGBT-Friendly Workplace?

When companies foster LGBT-inclusive working environments, the benefits are widespread-from opening communication among allies and improving recruitment to engaging LGBT employees in decision-making roles. Learn more about how a few corporations have created thriving atmospheres for LGBT employees and their allied colleagues.

Congress Approves ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Repeal

This Memorial Day, thousands of gay and lesbian active-duty and veteran service members—and allies—will be celebrating the historic first steps by lawmakers toward ending the discriminatory "don't ask, don't tell" law.

Rep. Patrick Murphy on ‘Dismantling’ DADT

As lawmakers mark up the defense authorization bill this week—which includes Murphy's provision to repeal "don’t' ask, don't tell"—the Iraq war Army veteran is striving to garner support. Watch his video interview here.

Obama Backs Deal Fast-Tracking DADT Repeal

The White House fulfilled its promise made to LGBT advocates and allies yesterday, agreeing to back a proposal in the House and Senate to repeal the "don't ask, don't tell" policy. Read the White House letter here.

Aetna President: What’s the Real Cost of Healthcare? (VIDEO)

In an exclusive interview with DiversityInc, Aetna President Mark Bertolini discusses the impact of healthcare costs on the economy and long-term solutions through personal responsibility. Find out what this industry leader suggests.

A Matter of Life & Death: Homophobia Threatens HIV/AIDS Work in Africa

The threat of homophobia has recently become a growing obstacle for HIV and AIDS prevention efforts in African countries. Read more about how one organization, amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, and gay communities throughout Africa are making strides despite living in a climate of fear.

GLSEN’s Day of Silence to Raise Awareness About Anti-LGBT Bullying

Hundreds of thousands of students at middle schools, high schools and colleges will participate in GLSEN's 15th annual Day of Silence this Friday, April 16, by taking some form of a vow of silence to bring attention to anti-LGBT name-calling, bullying and harassment. Read more here.

Rutgers Scholarship Recognizes Out & Allied Activists

Rutgers University is raising pledges to permanently endow a fund that awards LGBT-inclusive student leaders. Learn more here.

The Stereotype Threat to Workplace Diversity: Dr. Claude Steele Mesmerizes Audience

Dr. Claude Steele, a recognized leader in the field of social psychology, tells how negative stereotypes hinder workplace diversity, perpetuate the achievement gap between Blacks/whites and limit talent potential.

Ask the White Guy: Diversity Is Not in Your DNA

In this edition of "Ask the White Guy," DiversityInc CEO Luke Visconti addresses a reader's inquiry about how to foster successful diversity management.