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  • Author Michelangelo Signorile: Struggle for gay rights isn't over

     Author Michelangelo Signorile: Struggle for gay rights isn't over
    The gay rights movement is undoubtedly experiencing its most successful years: bans against same-sex marriage continue to fall; men and women have come out of the closet in business, entertainment and sports; and LGBT characters are mainstays on...
  • Gender-based pay disparities persist in Maryland

    Gender-based pay disparities persist in Maryland
    Women in Maryland earn less than men for the same work in every county but Prince George's, new data shows, yet the state fares better than most, according to another survey, with the second-smallest gender-based pay gap in the nation. Overall, women...
  • Older workers underappreciated

    Congratulations to Donald P. Russo for his excellent Your View ("Age discrimination victims often overlooked"). It is indeed a shame that age discrimination is so prevalent today. Americans live longer and are in better health than ever, but older...
  • China cracks down on women's-rights protesters

    The feisty young women had spoken out before — dressing up in wedding gowns smeared with fake blood to protest domestic violence and "occupying" men's restrooms to advocate for more toilet facilities for women. But in early March, as they were...
  • Oklahoma bill on Uber deletes protection for gay riders

     Oklahoma bill on Uber deletes protection for gay riders
    A bill that sets up a regulatory framework in Oklahoma for ridesharing programs such as Uber and Lyft passed the state Senate on Wednesday, but not before a provision protecting gay and transgender passengers from discrimination was removed. The version...
  • Attorney General says fertility law for same-sex couples may discriminate against straight ones

    Attorney General says fertility law for same-sex couples may discriminate against straight ones
    A law passed this session to end discrimination against lesbian couples seeking advanced fertility treatments in Maryland may have "inadvertently" introduced discrimination against straight couples, according to Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh....
  • Wide Stance: What's next for LGBTQ Marylanders?

    Wide Stance: What's next for LGBTQ Marylanders?
    Quick—what is the big issue facing lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer Marylanders in 2015? Both the state legislature and voters made 2012 the year that the state chose same-sex marriage. In 2014, the legislature passed expanded anti-...
  • Homophobic attacks increase in seemingly gay-friendly Brazil

    Homophobic attacks increase in seemingly gay-friendly Brazil
    Sheylla Lopes, a 19-year-old transgender woman, was walking down the street, talking on her cellphone when without warning a man came up from behind and slapped her in the face. Lopes says the daytime attack in central Sao Paulo, which knocked her phone...
  • The last frontier in sexual bigotry: transgender rights

    The last frontier in sexual bigotry: transgender rights
    An especially nasty development this week in transgender rights in Florida raises the question of whether transgender discrimination is the last frontier in sex discrimination, now that gay marriage is winning the fight for legal and social acceptance...
  • To many, fat stigma makes obesity smell foul

    To many, fat stigma makes obesity smell foul
    Experimental subjects who were tricked into thinking they should smell something reported they smelled less pleasant odors when they viewed pictures of overweight and obese people than when they gazed at trim individuals, new research has found. The...
  • London wants Hallandale to pay legal fees in discrimination inquiry

    London wants Hallandale to pay legal fees in discrimination inquiry
    Commissioner Keith London, accused by the city attorney of racial discrimination, has lawyered up. And it looks like the city will pay the bill. During a City Commission meeting Wednesday, London asked fellow commissioners to approve a payment of $9,...