Congratulations to those women above! You’re tougher than me that’s for sure .
Fifteen women voluntarily began the training at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, on September 24. On Thursday, three of them will graduate from the course, a milestone for women seeking equality in the Armed Forces, according to Capt. Maureen Krebs, a Marine Corps spokeswoman.
MAP’s new report, A Broken Bargain for LGBT Workers of Color, offers a groundbreaking analysis of the issues faced by LGBT workers of color in the United States. The report examines how LGBT workers of color face unique challenges related to their race and ethnicity and their sexual orientation and/or gender identity. In particular, LGBT workers of color are hindered by three major barriers: educational barriers; hiring bias and on-the-job discrimination; and unequal pay, benefits, and taxation. As a result, LGBT people of color are some of the most disadvantaged workers in the United States-and face extraordinarily high rates of unemployment and poverty.
Nike, has now created their own political action committee (PAC) and just donated $280,000 to help overturn the same-sex marriage ban in Oregon. It should be noted that Nike’s headquarters are in Oregon, and they were also one of the first companies to extend benefits to same-sex partners nearly twenty years ago. Talk about ahead of the times!
I understand what the ACLU is trying to do here, and I always appreciate Macklemore sticking up for civil rights, but I’m not too sure how I feel about the ACLU equating “freedom” with their card, like “freedom” is a product that can only be bought with their card.
Don’t get me wrong, I think the ACLU does some pretty freaking amazing things, and much like Batman fights for the downtrodden, but I don’t feel the best about the ad. The sentiment is there, not a fan of the language.
Edit: Of course, I could also be taking it all a little too serious.
The Employment Non-Discrimination Act gets its first Senate vote since 1996.
The real question remains if the do-nothing House will even let it come up for a vote. You can click the link below to read the article…
I’ve never been to the De Young Museum in Golden Gate Park but I want to. I think they’re free and open to the public on Friday evenings. You can click on the graphic below and make the jump to find out more.