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News Briefs | www.chesterfieldobserver.com | Chesterfield ObserverGLAA anniversary event highlights 'changing of guard'South Korea Military Is Accused of Cracking Down on Gay SoldiersSwirling speculation about Hernandez alarms gay-rights advocatesAll the anti-gay and lesbian stances Theresa May has taken in her political careerAnglican priest coming to lecture on gay rights | Northern StarEarly LGBT Rights Activist Found Stabbed To Death In ApartmentAfter Obergefell, Same-Sex Marriage Feels Normal. But in the 1970s, It Was a Radical Idea.Theresa May urged to clarify stance on European rights conventionWhy denial of a political voice means gay rights in the Philippines remain in the closetLesbian Methodist bishop faces challenge to her electionAre Some Democrats Going Soft On LGBTQ Rights In The Age Of Trump?Chesterfield man, an early advocate of gay rights in Virginia, found ...WorkZone: Workers can't be fired because of sexual orientation, court rulesCapital Pride to honor hockey star, advocates

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The Netherlands Needs to Stay Vigilant Against Homophobic Violence
Human Rights WatchApril 4, 2017

In 2001, Netherland became the first country in the world to legalize same-sex marriage and adoption by same-sex couples. The Netherlands has many openly lesbian, gay and bisexual role models in politics, business, religious denominations, sports ...more »

LGBT Rights Advocates See Hopeful Signs in Second Circuit Loss
Bloomberg BNAMarch 28, 2017

That Katzmann was part of the Second Circuit panel in 2000 that ruled Title VII doesn't protect gay and lesbian workers makes his current opinion even more striking, Nevins told Bloomberg BNA March 27. Advocates now are awaiting a decision by the full ...more »

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Chesterfield ObserverApril 26, 2017

A Chesterfield man found slain in his apartment last week was an early advocate for gay and lesbian rights in Virginia. Bruce M. Garnett, 67, has been identified ...more »

GLAA anniversary event highlights 'changing of guard'
Washington BladeApril 26, 2017

The event, held at Policy Restaurant on 14th Street, N.W., recognized GLAA, among other things, for its status as the nation's oldest continuously active gay and lesbian civil rights organization. But many of those familiar with the non-partisan, all ...more »

South Korea Military Is Accused of Cracking Down on Gay Soldiers
New York TimesApril 26, 2017

In South Korea, the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people are a largely taboo and politically unpopular subject. In recent years, powerful right-wing Christian groups have intensified a campaign against homosexuality, scuttling a bill ...more »

Swirling speculation about Hernandez alarms gay-rights advocates
The Boston GlobeApril 26, 2017

Arline Isaacson, cochair of the Massachusetts Gay and Lesbian Political Caucus, said it shouldn't matter whether Hernandez was gay, but swirling tabloid and talk-radio rumors about his sexual orientation make being gay “seem dirty.” “It's the ...more »

All the anti-gay and lesbian stances Theresa May has taken in her political career
The IndependentApril 25, 2017

When he was asked the same question in 2015 he replied: “we're all sinners”. Mr Farron said he was still in favour of gay rights and supported equal marriage and LGBT equality but critics highlighted his mixed voting record in parliament on giving gay ...more »

Anglican priest coming to lecture on gay rights | Northern Star
Northern StarApril 25, 2017

Father Rod Bower from the Gosford Anglican Parish will visit the area next week.more »

Early LGBT Rights Activist Found Stabbed To Death In Apartment
NewNowNextApril 25, 2017

“He spoke on behalf of gay and lesbian rights as far back as 1977,” Bill Garnett added, “and was a registered lobbyist for that movement in 1981 at the Virginia General Assembly. Four decades ago, his passion, courage and energy helped the cause of gay ...more »

After Obergefell, Same-Sex Marriage Feels Normal. But in the 1970s, It Was a Radical Idea.
Slate Magazine (blog)April 25, 2017

For many lesbians, marriage was seen as patriarchal and oppressive to women; they saw little reason to embrace an institution that not long before had rendered women the property of men. For still others, marriage meant an abandonment of the push for ...more »

Theresa May urged to clarify stance on European rights convention
The GuardianApril 25, 2017

These freedoms and protections include the rights of gay and lesbian people, the rights of the media against state censorship, more effective prosecution of domestic violence, and the rights of illegitimate children. Britain must remain a proud ...more »

Why denial of a political voice means gay rights in the Philippines remain in the closet
South China Morning PostApril 25, 2017

In July 2015, then Davao City mayor Rodrigo Duterte expressed his support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights and famously announced that he disapproved of any form of discrimination against gay people. His support for the community ...more »

Lesbian Methodist bishop faces challenge to her election
Fox NewsApril 24, 2017

On Tuesday, the court will take up the closely watched case, the latest flashpoint over LGBT rights in a denomination splintering over the Bible and homosexuality. "It highlights very greatly that we are two different churches and that the real ...more »

Are Some Democrats Going Soft On LGBTQ Rights In The Age Of Trump?
Huffington PostApril 24, 2017

Gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people across the country were appalled and angered when Roy Cooper, the newly elected Democratic governor of North Carolina, shoved LGBTQ rights aside shortly after an election in which LGBTQ activists, in North ...more »

Chesterfield man, an early advocate of gay rights in Virginia, found ...
Richmond.comApril 24, 2017

A Chesterfield County man found fatally stabbed in his apartment Friday afternoon was an early advocate of gay and lesbian rights in Virginia and a registered ...more »

WorkZone: Workers can't be fired because of sexual orientation, court rules
Pittsburgh Post-GazetteApril 24, 2017

The decision by the full 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago found that federal anti-discrimination laws about the workplace also apply to members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, whose members have often felt compelled ...more »

Capital Pride to honor hockey star, advocates
Washington BladeApril 24, 2017

... Against Domestic Violence; Richard Rosendall, former president of the D.C. Gay and Lesbian Activists Alliance and longtime LGBT rights advocate and Melvin Thomas, founding member of Stonewall Sports, a national LGBT non-profit sports organization.more »

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