Daily Archives: 06/17/2014

VICTORY: President to sign executive order to protect LGBTQ employees of federal contractors


MEDIA CONTACT: Mark Daley Director of Communications (Office) 202.639.6325 (Cell) 202.379.8318 mdaley@theTaskForce.org STRICTLY EMBARGOED UNTIL 12 NOON ET VICTORY: President to sign executive order to protect LGBTQ employees of federal contractors WASHINGTON, DC, Jun 16, 2014: “This is a major … Continue reading

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Ugandan Gays in Kenya Desperate, Sick and Fear Death


Melanie Nathan | Oblogdeeoblogda | June 16, 2014 Most refugees, when finding shelter in UNHCR camps, despite the difficult conditions, can at least find solace in the fact that they have escaped the persecution that sent them there in the first … Continue reading

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Pride at Work Statement on the President’s Signing of an Executive Order Barring Discrimination against LGBT Federal Contract Workers


For Immediate Release June 16, 2014 Contact: Jerame Davis jdavis@aflcio.org Pride at Work Statement on the President’s Signing of an Executive Order Barring Discrimination against LGBT Federal Contract Workers WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the White House announced plans for President … Continue reading

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White House Announces Plans For Executive Order Prohibiting LGBT Discrimination


For Immediate Distribution June 16, 2014 Contact: Laura Rodriguez, lrodriguez@rabengroup.com, (310) 956-2425 Donald Gatlin, dgatlin@rabengroup.com, (202) 587-2871 14 Millions More Workers Would Be Protected By Executive Order employment discrimination against LGBT people Order will reduce persistent and pervasive employment discrimination … Continue reading

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Film: Pride Is For All Ages


BEFORE YOU KNOW IT   Documentary comes to Lake Worth as part of national theatrical tour to shed light on issues facing LGBT elders   (Lake Worth, Florid) Film festival favorite BEFORE YOU KNOW IT comes to the Lake Worth … Continue reading

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Underground Reservoir Triple Size of Oceans Found


Al Jazeera America | Reader Supported News | June 15, 2014 cientists have found evidence of a huge underground reservoir containing up to three times as much water as on the entirety of the earth’s surface and theorized to be … Continue reading

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The US Military’s Campaign Against Media Freedom


Chelsea Manning | The New York Times | June 15, 2014 A supporter of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki protested in Baghdad on March 26, 2010, with a poster depicting inked fingers being hanged and alleging voter fraud in Iraq’s general election. … Continue reading

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Army upgrades lesbian’s discharge to honorable 35 years after booting her for being gay


David Edwards | Raw Story | June 16, 2014 An Oklahoma woman is celebrating after the U.S. Army changed her discharge status from “other than honorable” to honorable 35 years after she was kicked out of the service for being … Continue reading

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Obama’s executive order expanding LGBT job protections largest in US history


Scott Kaufman | Raw Story | June 16, 2014 The White House announced on Monday that President Barack Obama will issue an executive order requiring all companies with federal government contracts to refrain from discriminating against employees on the basis … Continue reading

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BREAKING NEWS: President Obama To Sign Executive Order Protecting LGBT Employees


Dan Tracer | Queerty | June 16, 2014 The White House has just announced that President Obama plans to sign an executive order to protect 16 million Americans against workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. The mandate affects Federal … Continue reading

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