Tag: Transgender People

'Are You the Husband or the Wife' 6 Things NOT to Say to LGBT People

Left: Jean-Marie Navetta; Right: Doug Case The growing acceptance of same-gender marriage and diversity in sexual orientation in recent years has shifted mindsets and removed a lot of blatant discrimination toward LGBTs from workplaces, says Jean-Marie Navetta, director of equality & diversity partnerships at PFLAG National, a nonprofit grassroots organization…

Planet Fitness Stands Firm on Transgender Locker-Room Policy

By Michael Nam A Michigan Planet Fitness gym isn’t backing down from its decision to revoke the membership of a female member after complaints she made about a transgender woman being in the women’s locker room. Yvette Cormier, the former gym member, told WNEM in Michigan, “I was stunned and…

Justice Department: Employers Cannot Discriminate Against Transgender People

By Albert Lin Attorney General Eric Holder issued a memo on Thursday instructing all Department of Justice component heads and U.S. Attorneys to support claims by transgender people in Title VII employee-discrimination cases. This reverses the DOJ’s previous position, stated in 2006 litigation, that Title VII’s sex-discrimination clause excluded discrimination…

Transgender Teen Gets Historic Court Victory

By Chris Hoenig Transgender students should be allowed to use the bathroom of their choice, according to Maine’s Supreme Judicial Court. The ruling stems from a lawsuit brought by the family of Nicole Maines, who was required by her school to use a staff restroom instead of the girls’ student…

Does Fox News Hate Transgender People

Does Fox News have an agenda to mock transgender people Several LGBT groups think it does and have documented a series of instances, the latest an image of Robin Williams dressed as movie character Mrs. Doubtfire in an online report detailing California’s and Oregon’s new healthcare regulations for transgender people….

Workplace Diversity: Is Hiring Only Gay Men Unfair

Workplace diversity challenged by reverse discrimination A shipping company lost a $1-million verdict after a manager only wanted to hire gay men. What can you learn Discrimination: Gender, Transgender and Sexual Orientation Company accused of hiring only gay men loses $1-million verdict.Three women filed a discrimination charge against a shipping…