A gay man who was discriminated against and victimised at the credit union where he worked has been awarded €24,000 by the Equality Tribunal. In his judgment published today, equality officer Gary O’Doherty found the complainant had been discriminated against “on the sexual orientation ground”. The man said he had been referred to constantly by [...]
The Boeing Company has finally agreed to grant pension survivor benefits to same-sex married couples equal to their straight counterparts, according to the union currently hammering out a contract for thousands of the company’s technical workers. That’s a retreat for the aerospace giant (which is still locked in sour labor negotiations while its flagship 787 Dreamliner has [...]
Gerrit Zalm, CEO van ABN AMRO, heeft donderdag tijdens de nieuwjaarsbijeenkomst van Workplace Pride Platform de Declaration of Amsterdam namens zijn bedrijf ondertekend.
Deze Declaration is een oproep tot actie en bestaat uit een 10-stappenplan dat helpt de verbeterde werkomstandigheden van LHBT-werknemers op de werkvloer te waarborgen.
A Kashmiri woman who applied for a job as a “female” but turned up for the qualifying examination as a “male” with a certificate attesting sex change, has stunned the valley, where a majority abides by conservative values. The applicant for a junior assistant’s post in Kashmir University has become the first person from the [...]
IT industry body Nasscom will hold its annual Diversity Summit in Bangalore on January 17. This year it will feature a diversity simulation lab around the theme of blindness. The lab will help a normal employee to understand the challenges of a visually challenged colleague. The objective is to help participants reflect on attitudes and beliefs towards persons with vision impairments. Nasscom plans to [...]
Women 2.0, Girls In Tech, Rails Girls; there’s a plethora of gender specific tech events, normally leaning towards women, trying to counter the male-dominated field of the technology industry. But when HP recently announced they wanted to hold a women’s only hackathon, their facilitator’s program director, Geeks Without Bounds, Willow Brugh advised them to make it [...]
The recent, controversial comments about transgender people by the usually fabulous Suzanne Moore, are just the tip of this particular iceberg. Given the prominence of feminists like Moore and, then later, Julie Bindel, and finally, Julie Burchill – feminists who, whether intentionally or otherwise, come out with statements about trans people that are deeply discomforting to many of [...]
Nigel Farage recently said in an interview that he wanted a party of free thinkers. For the last three years I believed that, up until November of 2012. I was elected chairman of Young Independence by 62% of the vote and the largest absolute majority in our organisations history, the NEC. The campaign was my first taste [...]
Ali Mau will be one of the hosts of the new TV One current affairs show Seven Sharp, which is replacing Close Up. The bisexual journalist and presenter will be joined by Greg Boyed and comedian Jesse Mulligan. “I’m thrilled to be part of this, particularly as the Seven Sharp team is such a strong [...]
A transgender teacher is suing the New York City Catholic school where he worked for more than 30 years, claiming he was wrongfully terminated for growing out his hair, painting his fingernails and being “worse than gay.” In a lawsuit, Mark Krolikowski, 59, alleges that after 32 years of teaching at St. Francis Prep in [...]
At the recent “Mint Knows Monique” lecture at Meridian International College last week, students and fans got to know Monique Wilson on a deeper level—from her naughty childhood moments and her life in London during “Miss Saigon” to her unwavering passion for theater and her One Billion Rising campaign against violence against women. Here are [...]
Since Ellen DeGeneres came out 15 years ago, out LGBT stars have continued use the stage, screen, and airwaves to shape the representation of LGBT people and communities. This year, notables such as CNN anchorAnderson Cooper, who discussed his sexual orientation via an email to friend Andrew Sullivan in July, and six-time Grammy nominee Frank Ocean, who recounted on Tumblr his tale of unrequited love with [...]
How many times have you heard homophobic water-cooler jokes at workplace? Jokes that reinforce the cliched assumptions of the homophobes. To reduce workplace bullying and intimidating stare-downs, some companies in India have introduced inclusive HR policies for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender (LGBT) community. LGBT-friendly companies celebrate diversity and inclusion by covering sexual orientation [...]
Nicht nur am Mainstream-Pressemarkt, auch in der lesbisch-schwulen Medienlandschaft hat sich die Konzentration massiv verstärkt – zu diesem Schluss kommt der Bund Lesbischer und Schwuler JournalistInnen (BLSJ) , der jüngst in einer öffentlichen Stellungnahme die “Gratiskultur, geringe Löhne und starke wirtschaftliche Zwänge” kritisierte.