A few years ago, teachers in Maryland were afraid to include LGBTQ references in sex education courses because they could face lawsuits.
But they and high school administrators in Montgomery County have found that a significant number of LGBTQ students feel non-existent and unrepresented in their schools, and this can lead to negative effects, not to mention incidents of hate and bias.
There are days when we are entitled to wonder if they understand what this means to us?
Fair and Equal Michigan is trying to gather the signatures and send the initiative that would add protections for LGBTQ people in the state’s Elliott Larsen Civil Rights Act on the November ballot, and that’s quite a challenge!
257,400 LGBTQ adults live in the state of Virginia and until now, they have had no protection from discrimination as the law only protects on the basis of race, religion, and sex.
As previously announced, 2020 is a year that will be difficult for our transgender friends. This is the case in Idaho where two anti-trans laws were approved, one of which targets trans athletes in particular.
A lawsuit has been attempted to repeal this discriminatory and also particularly unfair measure.
Harvey Milk was long considered to be the first openly gay person to be elected to political office. That is not true, and it is time to correct that.
A Democrat was not re-elected in the Illinois primary. And that’s good news!
I was talking to you the other day about the progress of the initiative to protect LGBTQ people in Michigan’s Civil Rights Act, and we had seen the example of a lesbian teacher who was discriminated against in her job, which fortunately gained cause.
Sadly today here is another example of discrimination and harassment suffered by two lesbians at work in the same state.
Governor Tim Walz and LGBTQ groups are trying to ban “conversion therapy” to protect Minnesota minors.
In New Hampshire and Idaho, legislators defeated anti-trans laws, but this year will be extremely difficult for the trans community.