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University of Southern Mississippi students shout down anti-gay protesters

Students at the University of Southern Mississippi shouted down a group of anti-gay protesters from The Church of Jackson in Brookhaven, Miss., who came to campus to proselytize to students and warn them to repent their sins. At least four adults, accompanied by a child, held signs reading: “Homosexuals, lesbians, sodomies, adulterers…will all burn in […] The post University of Southern Mississippi students shout down anti-gay protesters appeared first on Metro Weekly .

 

Illinois school district lifts requirement that transgender students use privacy stalls in locker rooms

An Illinois school board has voted to lift a restriction that required transgender students to use privacy stalls when they access locker rooms that match their gender identity. On Thursday, the school board for Palatine-Schaumburg High School District 211 voted 5-2 to allow transgender students to use locker rooms without having to use privacy stalls. […] The post Illinois school district lifts requirement that transgender students use privacy stalls in locker rooms appeared first on Metro Weekly .

 

Gay employee claims pay was slashed so he’d be paid the same as “other females in the office”

A former employee of a high-profile event company in New York City has filed a discrimination complaint against the company, claiming his boss cut his pay in half and eventually fired him after learning he was gay. Wesley Wernecke, a former senior producer for Eventique, claims he was recruited from Boston to work for the […] The post Gay employee claims pay was slashed so he’d be paid the same as “other females in the office” appeared first on Metro Weekly .

 

Majority of Americans oppose transgender athletes in women’s sports, poll finds

A new survey finds that a majority of Americans don’t support allowing transgender females to compete in women’s sports, though even the pollsters seem to be confused with what “transgender” actually means — at least according to the way they pose the question. A Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey conducted from Oct. 31-Nov.2, […] The post Majority of Americans oppose transgender athletes in women’s sports, poll finds appeared first on Metro Weekly .

 

LGBTQ Victory Institute’s Annise Parker predicts a “rainbow tsunami” in 2020

“I am absolutely convinced that the ‘rainbow wave’ we saw last year and this year is going to be even bigger next year,” says Annise Parker, the president and CEO of the LGBTQ Victory Institute, which helps recruit and train LGBTQ people to run for elected office. “Not as many people run in the odd-numbered […] The post LGBTQ Victory Institute’s Annise Parker predicts a “rainbow tsunami” in 2020 appeared first on Metro Weekly .

 

Amy Klobuchar says a woman with Pete Buttigieg’s resume wouldn’t be a viable presidential contender

Presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar is the latest female candidate to raise the question of whether sexism has played a role in the campaign, asserting that a female candidate that had the same resume as former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg would not be considered a viable candidate and would not have enough support to meet […] The post Amy Klobuchar says a woman with Pete Buttigieg’s resume wouldn’t be a viable presidential contender appeared first on Metro Weekly .

 

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