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Harassment

Trump Quietly Starts Firing Service Members Living with HIV Just Before the Holidays

Politics National
The plaintiffs received notification just days before Thanksgiving, denying their discharge appeals despite compliance with fitness assessments and medical treatment, as well as strong support from commanding officers. ...
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Report Identifies Best Practices in the Management of LGBTQI Youth in Juvenile Justice Settings

Health National
Over 10 percent of lesbian, gay, and bisexual youth in juvenile justice settings report sexual victimization by another youth, compared with just 1.5 percent of heterosexual youth reporting the same action. ...
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Second Federal Appeals Court Rules LGBT Workers Protected Against Employment Discrimination

Lambda Legal CEO Rachel B. Tiven stands outside the Second Circuit Court with Staff Attorney Omar Gonzalez-Pagan, Employment Fairness Project Director Greg Nevins, Don's partner William, the estate's lawyer Gregory Antollino and Lambda Legal's Director of Strategy Sharon McGowan.
National
Monday, in a 10-3 decision, the full Second Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation violates the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the federal law that prohibits employers from discriminating against employees on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin and religion. ...
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Seattle Mayor Begins ‘Extensive’ Citywide Review of Harassment and Discrimination Policies

Mayor Jenny A. Durkan/Facebook
Politics Local
In a letter to City employees, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced that she is launching an extensive review of the City of Seattle’s harassment and discrimination policies. ...
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Public Places at Heart of Fight for LGBT Equality, New Study

AP/Eric Gray
Politics
The Movement Advancement Project (MAP) has launched a new report, LGBT Policy Spotlight: Public Accommodations Nondiscrimination Laws, that provides a comprehensive overview of the patchwork of federal, state and local protections against discrimination in public spaces. ...
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Montreal Study Shows Cyber Harassment Touches ‘Too Many Teens’

International
In December 2016, Statistics Canada published the results of a new study indicating that 17 percent of Internet users aged 15 to 29 had experienced cyberbullying or cyber ...
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Supreme Court Will Not Review Lesbian EEOC Lambda Legal Discrimination Case

National
Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court announced it will not review the Lambda Legal case on behalf of Jameka Evans, a Savannah security guard who was harassed at work and forced from her job because she is a lesbian. ...
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Eleventh Circuit Rules Against Employee Harassed and Forced Out for Being a Lesbian

Jameka Evans/Photo: Lambda Legal
National
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit largely affirmed a lower district court’s ruling Friday dismissing the lawsuit of Jameka Evans, a security guard who was targeted for harassment and effectively terminated from her job at Georgia Regional Hospital because she is a lesbian and didn’t conform to gender norms in her appearance and demeanor. ...
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Renewed Anti-Transgender Initiative Filed in Washington State

Politics Local
A ballot initiative to repeal Washington State’s 10-year-old non-discrimination law protecting our transgender friends, co-workers and family members is back again. ...
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Mississippi’s Anti-LGBT Religious Freedom Bill Reaches Fifth Circuit

Faith and Religion
Mississippi’s discriminatory anti-LGBT legislation was enacted in defiance of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision granting marriage for same-sex couples nationwide. ...
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