Verizon: A Trans Friendlier Business Today

By: Tuesday February 28, 2012 5:35 pm

From the Unitarian Universalist Association’s UUWorld.org‘s article UUA persuades Verizon to protect transgender workers (by Michelle Bates Deakin): For each of the last five years, the Unitarian Universalist Association has filed shareholder resolutions with Verizon Communications to urge the corporation to add “gender identity or expression” to its non-discrimination policy. In mid-February, Verizon notified the [...]

A Trans-Walmart Moment

By: Sunday October 2, 2011 2:53 pm

A Trans-Walmart Moment has come without much notice, but the moment should be considered significant: Walmart has recently changed their corporate nondiscrimination policy to add gender identity. From The Advocate‘s article Wal-Mart Adds Trans Protections for Employees: Bentonville, Ark.-based Wal-Mart has added gender identity to their list of protected categories for employees. Wal-Mart, the nation’s [...]

Guest Post: The Definition Of “Gender Identity Or Expression” Included In The Connecticut Non-Discrimination Law

By: Saturday September 10, 2011 7:30 am

Guest post by: Jennifer L. Levi, Transgender Rights Project Director for the Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) While I was recently crowing about our tremendous legislative victory in Connecticut getting a transgender non-discrimination law passed, someone mentioned to me that there were rumors spreading from within the transgender community that there should be [...]

Top European Union officials speak out against homophobia

By: Monday May 17, 2010 1:08 pm

On May 17, 1990, the World Health Organization removed homosexuality from its list of mental disorders.  Since 2004, the day has been celebrated as International Day Against Homophobia, or IDAHO. This year for the first time and in a stunning show of support for LGBT people, the President of the European Council, the President of [...]

Albanian Parliament unanimously passes broadly inclusive anti-discrimination law

By: Monday February 8, 2010 6:00 am

Wow, congratulations Albania!  From the aleancaLGBT press release (emphasis mine): The Alliance Against Discrimination of LGBT persons enthusiastically welcomes the approval of the Anti-Discrimination Law and we consider the Law a powerful and solid legal instrument for the protection against any form of discrimination, direct or indirect. As one of the categories that directly benefits [...]

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