Despite months of backlash by civil-rights activists, the Lancaster County Commission last week voted to disband the county’s panel that investigates discrimination complaints.
Lawmakers in both chambers of the New Jersey General Assembly voted Monday to approve a bill that would strengthen the state’s anti-bullying law and that explicitly references bullying based on sexual orientation.
Panels in both chambers of the New Jersey General Assembly voted this week to move forward on a proposed anti-bullying law that takes a comprehensive approach to lessening classroom harassment.
In the past month, thousands of LGBTs and allies from around the world have submitted videos to out writer Dan Savage’s “It Gets Better” project, an initiative that seeks personal stories to show LGBT and questioning youth that their futures can be bright.
An HIV-positive woman who was kicked out of a suburban personal-care home two years ago will receive more than $50,000 in damages from the facility after a recent ruling by the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission.
A Court of Common Pleas judge last week approved the motion of former news anchor Alycia Lane that sought, in part, to reveal the sexual orientation of a police officer she was accused of assaulting.
Vigils were held throughout the region in the past week following the suicide of an 18-year-old gay Rutgers University student and several other teens who recently took their lives after facing anti-gay bullying.