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All posts for the month October, 2014

CNN Looks at America’s Closeted Workforce and the Need for Nondiscrimination Protections

CNN on October 30, 2014 ct-ct-biz-work-advice-lgbt-jpg-20140111

According to a recent study by the Human Rights Campaign, 53% of LGBT workers in the country hide their sexual identity at work and 35% feel compelled to lie about their personal lives while at the office. Watch the segment here.


Raleigh, North Carolina Votes to Protect Transgender Workers

Equality North Carolina on October 21, 2014 Unknown

The Raleigh City Council voted unanimously on Tuesday afternoon to include protections for transgender city employees in revised policy language recommended by the City’s Human Relations Commission. With the vote, the state’s capital city became the sixth city in North Carolina to protect all city employees in the LGBT community and the 10th state municipality […]

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Springfield, Missouri Passes Nondiscrimination Ordinance

LGBTQ Nation on October 14, 2014 springfield-missouri

Springfield became the fifteenth municipality in Missouri to pass protections for LGBT residents. After years of debate, the City Council voted to approve an expansion of the Springfield’s nondiscrimination ordinance to protect individuals based on sexual orientation and gender identity. Read more about this victory at LGBTQ Nation.

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Hillsborough County, Florida Amends Human Rights Ordinance

Watermark Online on October 2, 2014 Courthouse_&_Confederate_Memorial-Hillsborough_County,_Florida

Hillsborough County, Florida’s commissioners unanimously passed a law prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. The county includes the cities of Tampa and St. Petersburg. This amendment reestablishes protections that were eliminated in the 1990s. Read more about this victory at Watermark Online.

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