Diversity

Diversity

Study Shows How Recent Preemption Bills Undermine Democracy and Threaten LGBT Equality

National
A new report examines how many state legislatures are attempting to limit LGBT equality efforts through “preemption,” or state laws that block or prevent local governments from passing their own laws on a range of issues. ...
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One Million Moms Attacks Zales for Same-Sex Love and Pride Collection

Faith and Religion National
In a post titled, "Zales Attempts to Normalize Sin," the anti-gay group One Million Moms have found a new target. ...
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Gender Odyssey Expands Training Conference to L.A., Full Conference in Seattle in August

Gender Odyssey Photo
Local
Seattle’s long-running Gender Odyssey conference has announced it is expanding in 2017 to include a two-day professional conference in Los Angeles, California. ...
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Presidential Memorandum: Promoting Diversity and Inclusion in the National Security Workforce

Politics
The Presidential Memorandum outlines actions that will allow departments and agencies to better leverage the diversity and inclusion of the federal workforce. ...
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Seattle Mayor Announces Executive Order Protecting Transgender Rights

Local
Mayor Ed Murray will sign an Executive Order instructing the Office for Civil Rights to provide guidance and training to City departments on the all-gender public accommodation ordinance. ...
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Sam Smith, Eddie Redmayne, Rooney Mara, Cate Blanchett Receive Oscar Nods

The Danish Girl
Entertainment
The 88th Academy Award nominees have officially been announced. The Revenant tops the charts will 12 nominations and Mad Max: Fury Road comes in second with 10. ...
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Seattle Center Festál Announces 23 Free Festive Weekends in 2016

Polish Festival at Seattle Center
Local
In 2016, Seattle Center and community organizations in the Seattle region present 23 ethnic festivals on weekends throughout the year. ...
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Inslee Creates Female Subcabinet to Boost Business Diversity

Local
Gov. Jay Inslee Tuesday convened a new subcabinet focused on increasing access for small and minority-women-and veteran-owned businesses. ...
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LGBT-Based Discrimination Costs Florida Businesses $362-Million a Year

Top News
More than 60 percent of LGB employees (80 percent of transgender employees) in Florida have experienced discrimination in the workplace. ...
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YouTube’s Proud to Play Campaign Supports LGBT Athletes

Sports
LGBT athletes like Jason Collins, Brittney Griner, Darren Young, and more are #ProudToPlay a role in YouTube's newest LGBT Pride campaign. ...
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