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  • 19th-Century Irish Catholic Immigrants Faced Unabashed Hostility

     19th-Century Irish Catholic Immigrants Faced Unabashed Hostility
    Tensions between Irish immigrants and anti-immigrant nativists nearly exploded into violence during newly elected Connecticut Gov. William T. Minor's May 1855 inaugural parade. A month earlier, Minor and his fellow Know-Nothing Party candidates had...
  • More college men are fighting back against sexual misconduct cases

    More college men are fighting back against sexual misconduct cases
    Peter Yu, Drew Sterrett and Lewis McLeod were headed toward bright futures at prestigious colleges and universities when each got involved in one-night sexual encounters. All three young men claimed the encounters were consensual — but the women...
  • Wasserman Schultz, Hastings mark June as lesbian, gay pride month

    Wasserman Schultz, Hastings mark June as lesbian, gay pride month
    U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Weston, chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, and U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings, D-Miramar, are marking June as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender pride month. From Wasserman Schultz: This June, we...
  • An Activist Who Believed In Inclusion, And Adventure

     An Activist Who Believed In Inclusion, And Adventure
    Marie Marsh Calvin lived on a farm in a tiny town in upstate New York, but grew up with a vision of a world that was diverse, international and welcoming. A social worker by training, she embraced social change and its effects — people with AIDS,...
  • Mears Transportation driver files HIV discrimination lawsuit

    Mears Transportation driver files HIV discrimination lawsuit
    A former driver for Mears Transportation has sued the taxi company for alleged discrimination, claiming he was fired after revealing he was HIV positive. The June 13 lawsuit, filed in Orlando federal court, uses only initials S.G. to identify the...
  • Avoiding trouble is not bigotry [Letter]

    I enjoyed Fred L. Pincus' commentary, "We cannot give in to bigotry" (May 30). In his second paragraph he stated that "after seeing two young black men walking toward me" he asked the question, "should I have crossed the street?" He chose to keep...
  • White House: Obama to sign order banning anti-gay discrimination

    White House: Obama to sign order banning anti-gay discrimination
    President Obama plans to sign an order banning discrimination against gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender employees by companies that do business with the federal government, a long-sought goal of gay rights organizations. After months of calling...
  • Federal judge ends monitoring of City Hall patronage hiring

    Federal judge ends monitoring of City Hall patronage hiring
    A federal judge declared Monday that Chicago can finally be trusted to keep politics out of government hiring, releasing City Hall from a 42-year-old court settlement that was supposed to ban patronage — often with mixed results.  The historic end...
  • Obama to sign executive order curbing discrimination against gays

    President Obama plans to sign an executive order forbidding companies that do business with the federal government from discriminating against employees on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity, fulfilling a goal that gay rights organizations...
  • What made Rosie the Riveter strong: A voice at work

    Federal contract workers in low-wage service jobs have been calling attention to the need for better wages and working conditions. These workers, who serve meals to tourists at the Smithsonian Museums and clean offices in the Pentagon, have added their...
  • Transgenders become more vocal in push for equality

    Transgenders become more vocal in push for equality
    The transgender community has a new cover girl. Featured on Time magazine, transgender actress Laverne Cox has become the new face of a community that has long been associated with transvestites and male prostitutes dressed as women. Cox, who plays a...