The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force announced yesterday that registration for the 22nd National Conference on LGBT Equality: Creating Change and for the Academy for Leadership and Action is now open.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) –President Obama nominated openly lesbian Sharon Lubinski yesterday for U.S. Marshal for the District of Minnesota. Lubinski is the Assistant Chief of Police at the Minneapolis Police Department, where she has served for 20 years. If confirmed, she would be the first openly gay person to wear the badge.
The Senate Finance Committee voted 14-9 yesterday to pass the committee’s health insurance reform proposal. If signed into law, the finance committee bill would extend health insurance coverage to 30 million uninsured Americans.
(WASHINGTON)— The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force yesterday applauded California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger for signing three lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights bills into law.
(NEW ORLEANS) – A three-member panel of federal judges in the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals heard today from attorneys on both sides regarding Lambda Legal’s lawsuit against the Louisiana Registrar of Vital Statistics for refusing to respect the New York adoption by a same-sex couple of a Louisiana-born baby boy.
Concerned Disney stockholders have submitted a shareholder resolution asking the Walt Disney Company to include the prohibition of discrimination based on ex-gay status in its sexual orientation policy and diversity training programs.
(LINWOOD, N.J.) Oct. 9 /The Miss America Organization (MAO) announced yesterday that Rush Limbaugh has been named as one of the national judges for the 2010 Miss America Pageant. The pageant will be held at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas on Saturday, January 30 and broadcast live on TLC.
Gay activist and author Charles Merrill, who originally donated thousands of dollars in the National Equality March on Washington, D.C., coming up on Oct. 11, 2009, is calling upon the gay community to cancel the march.
(CHICAGO)-- While the cold and flu season serves as a primary culprit in workplace absences, the economy may be a factor as well this year. According to an annual survey by CareerBuilder, nearly one-third of workers have played hooky from the office this year, calling in sick when they were well at least once.