Guest Post: Things I Didn’t Know

By: Wednesday October 31, 2012 12:04 pm

Following is a guest post by Lori Brown, chair of the PFLAG chapter in Bellevue, Washington. It was originally published on the blog PFLAG National: Focus on the Field and has been reprinted here with permission of the author. Editor’s note: The red “Reject” signs posted by those opposed to Washington’s freedom to marry law [...]

We are not the insignificant few: The story behind the “Love, PFLAG” videos

By: Tuesday April 10, 2012 10:00 am

One month ago today the Bellevue, Washington chapter of Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) gathered in Seattle’s Volunteer Park to create two videos. The idea behind the videos is simple but powerful: behind every lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) person is a group of family and friends who love and [...]

Mother of Transgender Teen: Ignorance is Deadly, Pass the Maryland Gender Identity Anti-discrimination Bill

By: Saturday March 3, 2012 11:50 am

A bill to add gender identity to the list of classes protected against discrimination in public accommodations, housing, and employment got its first hearing last week in the Maryland state Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee. Maryland law already prohibits discrimination based on race, sex, age, color, creed, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation and disability in [...]

Maryland’s Baltimore County Council Passes Gender Identity and Expression Anti-discrimination Protections

By: Thursday February 23, 2012 9:55 am

With a decisive 5-2 vote by the Baltimore County Council on Tuesday evening, Baltimore County became the fourth jurisdiction in Maryland protecting residents against discrimination on the basis of gender identity and expression and sexual orientation in the areas of housing, employment, public accommodations, and financing. Howard County, Montgomery County and Baltimore City already have [...]

Gender identity and expression protections legislation passes in Howard County, Maryland

By: Tuesday December 6, 2011 8:14 am

The Council of Howard County, Maryland passed legislation (CB54-2011) last night that prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender identity or expression in the areas of housing, law enforcement, public accommodations, financing, employment, and health and social services. The bill was initiated by Parents, Families & Friends of Lesbians & Gays (PFLAG) and Gender Rights [...]

PepsiCo shows increased net income during American Family Association’s boycott

By: Saturday February 13, 2010 4:40 pm

It looks like American Family Association‘s just-ended year-long boycott of PepsiCo was good for PepsiCo’s bottom line.  PepsiCo reported $43 million in net revenue and a 16% increase in net income as compared to 2008.  Not too shabby, considering the country and world suffered from an unprecedented financial crisis in 2009. AFA began the boycott [...]

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