Texas GOP Lawmaker Demands To Know If Schools Have Books On Racism and LGBTQ People OutBuro lgbt professional entreprenuer networking online community gay lesbian transgender queer bisexual nonbinary

Texas GOP Lawmaker Demands To Know If Schools Have Books On Racism and LGBTQ People

State Rep. Matt Krause (R), chair of the Texas House Committee on General Investigating, sent a letter to the Texas Education Agency, in addition to some school district superintendents, that included a list of 850 books under investigation for containing information about racism or LGBTQ+ issues. He also said schools should identify any other books they have that cover topics related to sexuality, HIV/AIDS, and STIs, as well as any book that might make students feel “discomfort” or “psychological distress” by “consciously or unconsciously” implying that their race is “inherently racist, sexist, or oppressive,” using language from white parents this past year who protested school districts to stop teaching about racism. The list includes books on diversity and historic LGBTQ+ figures including books on Harvey Milk, “Being Jazz” by Jazz Jennings, and popular anti-fascist stories like V for Vendetta and The Handmaiden’s Tale.

🎞️ We need your support! Become a patron: https://www.Patreon.com/QNewsTonight

🕖 Missed our most recent video? Catch up here: http://bit.do/QNT-New
———-

Want to hear more news that affects the #LGBTQ Community?
Tune in daily for Queer News Tonight LIVE at 8pm Eastern. Catch up on-demand on YouTube. If LGBT Content is important to you, remember to subscribe and ring the bell: http://bit.do/subQNews

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/QueerNewsTonight/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/qnewstonight
Subscribe to our Emails: http://eepurl.com/ghS0cn

————-

Queer News Tonight is a product of Happening Out Television Network, a collection of powerful brands that deliver diverse and engaging content. Sister shows include:
– It’s Happening OUT , the World’s Most Popular LIVE Gay Television Show. www.YouTube.com/ItsHappeningOut
– TRANSlation, the first show BY the Transgender community FOR Trans allies. www.YouTube.com/TRANSlationTalk

Queer News Tonight celebrates SpiritDay OutBuro LGBT professional entrepreneur online networking community gay lesbian bisexual transgender nonbinary

Queer News Tonight celebrates #SpiritDay

Spirit Day is an annual LGBTQ awareness day observed on the third Thursday in October. Started in 2010 by Canadian teenager Brittany McMillan, it was initially created in response to a rash of widely publicized bullying-related suicides of gay school students in 2010, including that of Tyler Clementi. Promoted by GLAAD, observers wear the color purple as a visible sign of support for LGBTQ youth and against bullying. Here at Queer News Tonight we will always report on the fight against bullying, and are here to support those who have been bullied.

🎞️ We need your support! Become a patron: https://www.Patreon.com/QNewsTonight

🕖 Missed our most recent video? Catch up here: http://bit.do/QNT-New
———-

Want to hear more news that affects the #LGBTQ Community?
Tune in daily for Queer News Tonight LIVE at 8pm Eastern. Catch up on-demand on YouTube. If LGBT Content is important to you, remember to subscribe and ring the bell: http://bit.do/subQNews

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/QueerNewsTonight/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/qnewstonight
Subscribe to our Emails: http://eepurl.com/ghS0cn

————-

Queer News Tonight is a product of Happening Out Television Network, a collection of powerful brands that deliver diverse and engaging content. Sister shows include:
– It’s Happening OUT , the World’s Most Popular LIVE Gay Television Show. www.YouTube.com/ItsHappeningOut
– TRANSlation, the first show BY the Transgender community FOR Trans allies. www.YouTube.com/TRANSlationTalk

Gay Teacher Fired After School Notified of Wedding to Partner OutBuro LGBT professional entrepreneur online networking community gay lesbian bisexual transgender nonbinary

Gay Teacher Fired After School Notified of Wedding to Partner

A gay man lost his jobs at a Catholic school and a church weeks after marrying his husband. Matthew LaBanca said in a YouTube video that he had been fired from teaching at St. Joseph’s Catholic Academy in New York City as well as from being the music director at Corpus Christi Church on October 13. He said he was terminated because someone told the Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn about his wedding in August. In the video he says, “A diocesan committee of high-ranking officials met for almost six weeks, something unheard of, to discuss the fate of my employment and to answer the question ‘Should Matthew be allowed to remain at his jobs?’ The answer turned out to be no.”

🎞️ We need your support! Become a patron: https://www.Patreon.com/QNewsTonight

🕖 Missed our most recent video? Catch up here: http://bit.do/QNT-New
———-

Want to hear more news that affects the #LGBTQ Community?
Tune in daily for Queer News Tonight LIVE at 8pm Eastern. Catch up on-demand on YouTube. If LGBT Content is important to you, remember to subscribe and ring the bell: http://bit.do/subQNews

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/QueerNewsTonight/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/qnewstonight
Subscribe to our Emails: http://eepurl.com/ghS0cn

————-

Queer News Tonight is a product of Happening Out Television Network, a collection of powerful brands that deliver diverse and engaging content. Sister shows include:
– It’s Happening OUT , the World’s Most Popular LIVE Gay Television Show. www.YouTube.com/ItsHappeningOut
– TRANSlation, the first show BY the Transgender community FOR Trans allies. www.YouTube.com/TRANSlationTalk

AHF Files Brief Against CVS at the US Supreme Court OutBuro lgbt professional entreprenuer networking online community gay lesbian transgender queer bisexual nonbinary

AHF Files Brief Against CVS at the U.S. Supreme Court

9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled earlier that HIV patients may make a discrimination claim under the Affordable Care Act against CVS for requiring HIV patients to use mail-order pharmacies or to go to a few of CVS’s selected specialty pharmacies, where patients say they are not getting full service

In 2018, AHF warned the U.S. Department of Justice that the then-proposed CVS merger with Aetna would create a monopoly-like behemoth that would harm patients, which appears to be the case here with pharmacy choice

WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), the largest global AIDS organization, filed a brief of amicus curiae with the Supreme Court of the United States earlier today in CVS Pharmacy, Inc. vs. Doe, a case set to be heard and decided by summer 2022.

In December 2020, the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in Doe vs. CVS Pharmacy, Inc. that people living with HIV can state a discrimination claim under the Affordable Care Act against CVS Pharmacy, Inc., for requiring them to use mail-order pharmacies to obtain HIV/AIDS medications or to go to one of a few designated “specialty” pharmacies that are little more than pick-up stations, as part of in-network pharmacy services for private insurance plans. CVS appealed the ruling and the Supreme Court agreed to hear the case. In its brief, AHF asks the Supreme Court to affirm the earlier judgement of the Ninth Circuit.

“For people living with HIV/AIDS, real specialty pharmacies and pharmacists that focus on HIV/AIDS and in-person treatment provide demonstrably superior care than do mail-order pharmacies and retail pharmacies. We believe that CVS’s denial of choice in pharmacy services for HIV/AIDS patients is both wrong and discriminatory,” said Jonathan M. Eisenberg, Deputy General Counsel — Litigation for AHF.

AHF’s amicus curiae brief focuses on three primary arguments:

  1. That U.S. Statutory Law Requires Courts to Protect People Living with HIV/AIDS from Disability Discrimination by Healthcare Providers,
  2. That Coerced Use of Mail-Order Pharmacies Is Highly Detrimental to People Living with HIV/AIDS, and
  3. That Coercing People Living with HIV/AIDS to Use Mail-Order Pharmacies Is a Disability-Rights Violation, by Both Intent and Impact.

“CVS said to people living with HIV that they can only go to a few of its selected pharmacies and/or be compelled to utilize its PBM’s mail order pharmacies. Patients asserted they weren’t getting full service there, which discriminated against them. They wanted to keep their current pharmacies which provide more comprehensive and specialty services,” said Tom Myers, Chief of Public Affairs and General Counsel for AHF. “We filed this amicus brief to support HIV/AIDS patients’ legal arguments in the case before the Supreme Court and to defend patients’ rights and choice in their pharmacy services.”

The December 2020 9th Circuit Court ruling validated AHF’s earlier warning of the CVS threat to the HIV response back in 2018. See AHF press statement (Nov. 28, 2018) “CVS-Aetna Merger is Bad for HIV Patients.”

AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), the largest global AIDS organization, currently provides medical care and/or services to over 1.6 million individuals in 45 countries worldwide in the US, Africa, Latin America/Caribbean, the Asia/Pacific Region and Eastern Europe. To learn more about AHF, please visit our website: www.aidshealth.org, find us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/aidshealth and follow us @aidshealthcare.

Contacts

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Jonathan M. Eisenberg, Deputy General Counsel–Litigation for AHF +1.323.860.5361 w [email protected]
Ged Kenslea, Senior Director, Communications, AHF +1.323.791.5526 [cell] +.323.308.1833 [work] [email protected]
John Hassell, National Director of Advocacy, AHF +1.202.774.4854 [cell] [email protected]

Trans Girl Blocked From School Locker Room Causes Massive Student Walk Out OutBuro LGBT professional entrepreneur online networking community gay lesbian bisexual transgender

Trans Girl Blocked From School Locker Room Causes Massive Student Walk Out

A transgender student was allegedly blocked from using the locker room at a Texas high school, and her classmates rallied for her, organizing a walk-out and protest in support of transgender equality on Wednesday morning. Video of the protest has been shared on social media, showing the students waving transgender and rainbow pride flags in a hallway and chanting while a teacher shouts at them “Go back to class!” The protest took place after a 16-year-old transgender Temple High School student posted on Instagram on September 22 that she tried to use the girls’ locker room, but a teacher blocked her and told her that she couldn’t use it even though she’s a girl.

🎞️ We need your support! Become a patron: https://www.Patreon.com/QNewsTonight

🕖 Missed our most recent video? Catch up here: http://bit.do/QNT-New

———–

Want to hear more news that affects the #LGBTQ Community?
Tune in daily for Queer News Tonight LIVE at 8pm Eastern. Catch up on-demand on YouTube. If LGBT Content is important to you, remember to subscribe and ring the bell: http://bit.do/subQNews

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/QueerNewsTonight/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/qnewstonight
Subscribe to our Emails: http://eepurl.com/ghS0cn

————-

Queer News Tonight is a product of Happening Out Television Network, a collection of powerful brands that deliver diverse and engaging content. Sister shows include:
– It’s Happening OUT , the World’s Most Popular LIVE Gay Television Show. www.YouTube.com/ItsHappeningOut
– TRANSlation, the first show BY the Transgender community FOR Trans allies. www.YouTube.com/TRANSlationTalk

OutBuro lgbt professional entreprenuer networking online community gay lesbian transgender queer bisexual nonbinary 2

Outten & Golden LLP: Former U.S. Department of Justice Employee Wins Gender Discrimination Lawsuit

WASHINGTON, Sept. 30, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — A Washington, D.C. federal-court jury awarded a longtime U.S. Department of Justice employee $445,000 in her gender discrimination lawsuit against the government, the law firm Outten & Golden LLP announced today.

After a five-day trial, the jury sided with Debra Stoe, who worked for the National Institute of Justice (NIJ), a DOJ agency, for 20 years. Stoe alleged she repeatedly was passed over for promotions in favor of less qualified and less accomplished men.

Stoe’s professional achievements included development of standards and testing required to ensure that law enforcement equipment and technology such as bulletproof vests is safe and effective.

In evidence presented at trial, Stoe’s supervisors recognized that she “revolutionized” the standards and testing program, and that she was “singularly responsible” for “moving it into the modern era.” Stoe was credited with saving the government “millions” of dollars and saving “countless lives” of law enforcement officers.

Outten & Golden Partner Susan E. Huhta said, “This case involved blatant gender discrimination by the federal government. We are grateful the jury rejected the government’s specious defense. The verdict is a complete vindication of an exemplary employee.”

Outten & Golden Partner Cassandra W. Lenning said, “The trial made clear the impact of Ms. Stoe’s work. On the final day of the trial, a former supervisor of Ms. Stoe’s thanked her from the stand and credited her with saving his police officer son’s life. His son was hit by a speeding car, and the bulletproof vest he was wearing saved his life.”

Debra Stoe said, “My career meant the world to me. The work I did was important. I hoped the DOJ hiring system would be fair, but the evidence showed it was not. I felt strongly that we had to take a stand against how the DOJ too often disregards women. The importance of the #MeToo movement really hits home when you see people like me whose hard work, superior qualifications, and experience were so casually and consistently overlooked. We showed that people and the DOJ hiring system were manipulated by the discriminator. I’m grateful for the jury’s findings.”

Huhta added, “Debra Stoe’s courage should serve as an inspiration to all women in the workplace. This verdict sends a message to all employers that discrimination in the workplace will not be tolerated, especially in the federal government.”

The case is “Stoe v. Garland,” Case 1:16-cv-01618-JDB in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

CONTACTS: Susan E. Huhta and Cassandra W. Lenning, Outten & Golden, 516.261.6080 or [email protected].

About Outten & Golden LLP
Outten & Golden LLP focuses on advising and representing individuals in employment, partnership, and related workplace matters both domestically and internationally. The firm counsels individuals on employment and severance agreements; handles complex compensation and benefits issues (including bonuses, equity agreements, and partnership interests); and advises professionals (including doctors and lawyers) on contractual issues. It also represents employees with a wide variety of claims, including discrimination and harassment based on sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, race, disability, national origin, religion, and age, as well as retaliation, whistleblower, and contract claims. The firm handles class actions involving a wide range of employment issues, including economic exploitation, gender- and race-based discrimination, wage-and-hour violations, violations of the WARN Act, and other systemic workers’ rights issues.

Outten & Golden has nine practice groups: Executives & Professionals, Financial Services, Sexual Harassment & Sex Discrimination, Family Responsibilities & Disability Discrimination, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & Queer (LGBTQ) Workplace Rights, Discrimination & Retaliation, Whistleblower Retaliation, Class & Collective Actions, and WARN Act.

Outten & Golden has offices in New York, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C.

Cision View original content:https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/outten–golden-llp-former-us-department-of-justice-employee-wins-gender-discrimination-lawsuit-301389255.html

SOURCE Outten & Golden LLP

OutBuro lgbt professional entreprenuer networking online community gay lesbian transgender queer bisexual nonbinary 2

Twenty-Five Year Vanderbilt University Employee Files Federal Discrimination Lawsuit

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Sept. 30, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — A 25-year, dedicated and honored Vanderbilt University employee represented by Rubenfeld Law has filed a Federal discrimination and retaliation lawsuit (link here) against her employer, after a two year pattern of harassment and hostile behavior toward her following her medically-necessary transition from male to female. The suit notes the “stunning hypocrisy” by Vanderbilt which presents itself as a leader in support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees and students.

Olivia Hill, a US Navy combat veteran, was an exemplary employee of the Vanderbilt Power Plant for a quarter of a century, never receiving disciplinary action or negative reviews, and during that time held nearly every job in the Plant; created all of the control graphics for it; helped write the  Procedures for each piece of equipment; and received numerous awards including the ‘Vanderbilt Chancellor Heart and Soul Award,’ for “going far beyond her job expectations while carrying out the spirit and mission of Vanderbilt in all they do.”

Miss Hill is the first and only employee of Vanderbilt to transition while working there.

Following Ms. Hill’s acknowledgement to her supervisors in 2018 of the medical need to transition, Ms. Hill was subjected to numerous instances of hateful, vulgar and egregious harassment.  Although she properly followed all ‘University channels,’ ultimately her plea for help was ignored – and SHE was put on involuntary leave, while none of the harassers were punished and she was subjected to continued retaliation.  

“Although it is clear Ms. Hill continues to love Vanderbilt, she was left with no option but to seek legal protection and restitution for all she has suffered and lost,” explained Abby Rubenfeld, Ms. Hill’s attorney. “The way Olivia was treated violates federal and state law – and is consistent with Vanderbilt’s own policies and public presentation as allegedly being a model of LGBTQI tolerance and inclusion — and is simply the height of hypocrisy as well as illegal under numerous laws and statutes cited in the lawsuit.”

Cision View original content:https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/twenty-five-year-vanderbilt-university-employee-files-federal-discrimination-lawsuit-301389197.html

SOURCE Rubenfeld Law Office PC

New Study Proves LGBTQ Youth Less Likely To Play Sports Because Of Fear of Bullying or Harassment OutBuro LGBT professional entrepreneur online networking community gay lesbian bisexual transgender

New Study Proves LGBTQ Youth Less Likely To Play Sports Because Of Fear of Bullying or Harassment

According to a research brief issued by The Trevor Project, fewer than 1 in 3 LGBTQ youth reported participating in some athletic activity, with only 32% saying they had ever participated in sports for a school, club, or community league. The data cited in the research brief was drawn from The Trevor Project’s annual survey on LGBTQ mental health. The survey, conducted in late 2020, polled 35,000 LGBTQ youth and individuals aged 13 to 24.

🎞️ We need your support! Become a patron: https://www.Patreon.com/QNewsTonight

🕖 Missed our most recent video? Catch up here: http://bit.do/QNT-New
———-

Want to hear more news that affects the #LGBTQ Community?
Tune in daily for Queer News Tonight LIVE at 8pm Eastern. Catch up on-demand on YouTube. If LGBT Content is important to you, remember to subscribe and ring the bell: http://bit.do/subQNews

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/QueerNewsTonight/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/qnewstonight
Subscribe to our Emails: http://eepurl.com/ghS0cn

————-

Queer News Tonight is a product of Happening Out Television Network, a collection of powerful brands that deliver diverse and engaging content. Sister shows include:
– It’s Happening OUT , the World’s Most Popular LIVE Gay Television Show. www.YouTube.com/ItsHappeningOut
– TRANSlation, the first show BY the Transgender community FOR Trans allies. www.YouTube.com/TRANSlationTalk

Queer News Tonight Sep 29 2021 OutBuro LGBT professional entrepreneur online networking community gay lesbian bisexual transgender nonbinary

Wed, Sep 29, 2021 Daily LIVE LGBTQ+ News Broadcast | Queer News Tonight

In this episode:
– Historic First Hollywood Pride Comes To The Gayest Place On Planet Earth
– The Dinah Was Known As ‘The Biggest Lesbian Party In the World’. After 30 Years Here Is What Has Happened
– New Study No One Needed Reports Donald Trump’s Presidency Worsened LGBTQ+ Mental Health
– Japan’s New Prime Minister Could Herald A ‘Historic Moment’ For LGBTQ+ Rights
– Long-Acting PrEP Could Be Here As Early As 2022
– Michelle Visage Remembers What RuPaul Said To Her About Self-Image
– Door Dash Delivery Man Arrested For Writing Anti-Gay Slurs On Gay Couple’s Sandwich Order
– University of Michigan Band Shows Halftime Show Support For LGBTQ+ Community

Get the top headlines from the LGBTQ+ community with your anchors Al Ferguson, Todd Delmay, @FAY WHAT?!, Franchesca D’Amore, and Jeff Oliverio.

🎞️ We need your support! Become a patron: https://www.Patreon.com/QNewsTonight
🕖 Missed our most recent video? Catch up here: http://bit.do/QNT-New
✅ If LGBT Content is important to you, remember to subscribe and ring the bell✅
👉http://bit.do/subQNews
✅Our Social Media ✅
👉Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/QueerNewsTonight/
👉Twitter: https://twitter.com/qnewstonight
👉Subscribe to our Emails: http://eepurl.com/ghS0cn

✅The World’s Most Popular LIVE Gay Television Show✅
👉https://www.youtube.com/ItsHappeningOut
✅Translation, the first show BY the Transgender community FOR Trans allies✅
👉www.YouTube.com/TRANSlationTalk

Want to hear more news that affects the #LGBTQ Community?
Tune in daily for Queer News Tonight LIVE at 8pm Eastern. Catch up on-demand on YouTube.

Queer News Tonight is a product of Happening Out Television Network, a collection of powerful brands that deliver diverse and engaging content. Sister shows include:
It’s Happening OUT .

Related tag
[ LGBTQ+] , “LGBTQ+”, + LGBTQ+ , + news , news,lgbt,lgbtq,lesbian,lgbt community,gay,lgbtq+,love of lesbian,lesbian couple,old lesbians,Washington Blade sues,State Department for Grenell’s,International LGBTQ+ work,lgbt essay,international lgbtq+,lgbtq flags,LGBTQ sexualities,department of state,state department,bisexual,lgbtq flags meaning,bisexuality,am i bisexual,Human sexuality

Queer News Tonight Sep 28 2021 OutBuro LGBT professional entrepreneur online networking community gay lesbian bisexual transgender nonbinary

Tue, Sep 28, 2021 Daily LIVE LGBTQ+ News Broadcast | Queer News Tonight

In this episode:
– R. Kelly Found Guilty On All Counts In Sexual Abuse Trail. The Lessons For LGBTQ+ Community.
– Anti-LGBTQ+ Laws Fall Like Dominoes In Poland As More Regions React to EU Pulling Funding
– It’s No Longer A Man’s World As Iceland Elects Its First Majority Female Parliament
– Texas House Speakers says Republicans Have the Votes to Ban Trans Kids from Sports
– Students Sue School That Banned GSA and Pride Flag For Discrimination
– California Bans State Travel To Ohio Due To Their Anti-LGBTQ+ Law
– New Study Proves LGBTQ Youth Less Likely To Play Sports Because Of Fear of Bullying or Harassment
– Germany Elects Two Transgender Women To New Parliament
– The World’s Kinkiest Event, San Francisco’s Folsom Street Fair Returns

Get the top headlines from the LGBTQ+ perspective with anchors Al Ferguson, @FAY WHAT?! , Glen Weinzimer, Rae Marie, and Poppy J Snacks.

️ We need your support! Become a patron: https://www.Patreon.com/QNewsTonight

Missed our most recent video? Catch up here: http://bit.do/QNT-New
———-

———–

Want to hear more news that affects the #LGBTQ Community?
Tune in daily for Queer News Tonight LIVE at 8pm Eastern. Catch up on-demand on YouTube. If LGBT Content is important to you, remember to subscribe and ring the bell: http://bit.do/subQNews

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/QueerNewsTonight/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/qnewstonight
Subscribe to our Emails: http://eepurl.com/ghS0cn

————-

Queer News Tonight is a product of Happening Out Television Network, a collection of powerful brands that deliver diverse and engaging content. Sister shows include:
– It’s Happening OUT , the World’s Most Popular LIVE Gay Television Show. www.YouTube.com/ItsHappeningOut
– TRANSlation, the first show BY the Transgender community FOR Trans allies. www.YouTube.com/TRANSlationTalk

00:00
00:00