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British Teacher Comes Out, Gets Letter of Support From Student

| By Winnie McCroy | Wednesday Dec 17, 2014
After a British teacher came out as gay to his primary school students, he received a heartwarming letter of support from a nine-year-old child in his class, letting him know that it wouldn't change the way she felt about him.

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On Intl. Migrants Day, IFUW Notes Most Refugees Are Women

| By Winnie McCroy | Dec 17
In anticipation of International Migrants Day on December 18, the International Federation of University Women (IFUW) highlights the need for good education and job for women and migrants.

Iowa Reveals Job Reassignment in Lesbian Firing Case

| By Ryan J, Foley | Dec 12
A top University of Iowa athletic administrator has been reassigned to the school's construction staff amid the threat of a wrongful termination lawsuit by her partner, the school said Thursday.

Don't Be A Scrooge! :: 'Tis the Season for Respecting Workers' Rights

| By Caleb Rainey | Dec 10
Though the holidays are often a truly wonderful time of the year, it can also be a time when workers and their families are disrespected and trampled upon.

US Border Patrol: Female Agents Wanted

| By Astrid Galvan | Dec 10
The U.S. Border Patrol is on a hiring spree for a very specific type of agent: a female one. Only 5 percent of its approximately 21,000 agents around the country are women, and the agency has long called this a problem.

Iowa Reassigns Associate AD, Citing Partner's Case

| By Ryan J. Foley | Dec 9
The University of Iowa is reassigning senior associate athletic director Jane Meyer, saying she cannot remain in the department while her partner sues the school for discrimination.

Will Kansas Bring Back Its Anti-Gay Discrimination Bill?

| By Jason St. Amand | Dec 9
Some of religious leaders in Kansas are urging lawmakers to resurrect a bill that would allow businesses owners to openly discriminate against and refuse service to LGBT people if the owners cite religious beliefs.

House Republicans Urge Boehner to Allow ENDA Vote

| By Justin Snow | Dec 4
Six Republican supporters of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act urged House Speaker John Boehner to allow a vote on the LGBT-rights bill as part of a broader legislative package in a letter sent Wednesday.

US Issues Anti-Discrimination Rule for Employers

| By Tom Raum | Dec 4
The Labor Department on Wednesday issued a rule to protect employees of federal contractors from discrimination based on their sexual orientation or gender identity.

New FDNY Rookie Has Gay Porn Past

| By Jason St. Amand | Nov 27
The New York Daily News reports Jonathan Jesensky joined New York's Bravest as a rookie firefighter last Tuesday and that he has a gay porn past, starring in at least 10 films.

Ga. Fire Chief in Trouble Over Homosexuality Book

| Nov 25
Atlanta's fire chief has been suspended after city officials say he violated policy by self-publishing a book that describes homosexuality as a "perversion."

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