While the passage of the healthcare reform measure has enjoyed positive billing by mainstream media as “the most expansive social legislation passed in decades," LGBT advocates observe the new law as an important foundation for reform, but far from a panacea.
A new coalition titled “Building the Beloved Community” is bringing together diverse groups across San Diego Country to mitigate hate-based bias and educating the public about the ill effects of prejudice.
To associate yourself with HRC, you must submit to HRC’s agenda, which is: look pretty, be rich, climb the social ladder, and protect HRC’s brand with all your heart, soul, and mind. (And of course, write lots of checks.)
As shocking as it may be to believe in the year 2010, LGBT people can still legally be fired from their jobs in at least 29 states of our country simply because of their sexual orientation or gender identity. That's why the Employment Non-Discrimination Act is so vitally important.
Now a victim of a hate crime and on his own – he courageously did all the things he possibly could to protect his person and legal rights. After this incident, I sought his permission to share his story so that others can better protect themselves too. He said absolutely, and so here it is…