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Pitre Buick in Albuquerque, N.M.

N.M. auto dealership to pay $2 million to settle same-sex harassment law suit

Tuesday, April 1, 2014
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.-- An Albuquerque automobile dealership is agreeing to pay $2 million to settle a lawsuit alleging that dozens of male employees were subjected to same-sex sexual harassment and retaliation. [ Read more → ]
Francesca Quaranta

Conn. city says there was no bias against transgender police officer

Saturday, March 29, 2014
NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- An investigation by a Connecticut city has found no evidence that a transgender police officer was subject to discrimination or a hostile work environment. [ Read more → ]
WPTZ-TVBarbara Ernst and Barbara Supeno

Lesbian couple sues Vt. town claiming a decade of anti-gay harassment

Sunday, March 9, 2014
ADDISON, Vt. -- A lesbian couple is suing the town of Addison, Vt., alleging they have been subjected to 10 years of discrimination, harassment and intimidation by residents and town officials because of their sexual orientation. [ Read more → ]
Mitchell Munro Taylor

Man held in threatening Seattle’s openly gay mayor, socialist council member

Saturday, January 18, 2014
SEATTLE -- A 32-year-old man accused of threatening Seattle's openly gay mayor and a socialist City Council member in Facebook postings was ordered held in jail Friday on $600,000 bail. [ Read more → ]
Jeffrey Michael Leveque

Former St. Louis cop charged with felony harassment of LGBT couple

Friday, January 10, 2014
SAINT LOUIS -- A one-time St. Louis police officer has been charged with a felony count of "harassment motivated by discrimination to frighten or disturb another person" stemming from an incident last month in which he allegedly harassed and intimidated an LGBT couple. [ Read more → ]
Francesca Quaranta

Transgender police officer files discrimination, harassment complaint

Thursday, December 5, 2013
NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- A transgender police officer in Connecticut has filed a complaint with a state agency alleging her supervisors created a hostile work environment because of her gender identity. [ Read more → ]
Andrew Shirvell

Former prosecutor wants job back after being fired for harassing gay student

Monday, November 11, 2013
DETROIT -- A former assistant attorney general for the state of Michigan who was fired after expressing hostility toward a gay University of Michigan student government president has filed a wrongful termination lawsuit against the state's current attorney general and his predecessor. [ Read more → ]
Alex-Worthley

Gay student disciplined after reporting roommate threatened him with a knife

Monday, September 16, 2013
WARRENSBURG, Mo. — A student at the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg, Mo., said he was given a letter of discipline after reporting he was the victim of anti-gay harassment. [ Read more → ]
Sultana High School

Calif. school responds to claims that administrators harassed gay students

Friday, August 16, 2013
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. -- A Southern California school district said Thursday that it will implement policies supporting LGBT students after the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) demanded officials step take action to end discrimination against LGBT students by teachers and administrators. [ Read more → ]
Kayla Elliott suffered a head wound requiring 18 stitches, and defensive wounds to both hands in the August 14 attack..

Months of anti-gay slurs escalate into brutal attack on Oklahoma lesbian

Friday, August 17, 2012
MIDWEST CITY, Okla. -- An Oklahoma lesbian was attacked this week after months of anti-gay slurs and verbal harassment escalated into a brutal assault. [ Read more → ]
Andrew Shirvell

Former prosecutor ordered to pay $4.5 million for defaming gay student

Thursday, August 16, 2012
DETROIT -- Former state assistant attorney general Andrew Shirvell was ordered to pay $4.5 million in damages after a federal jury on Thursday ruled that his blog -- "Chris Armstrong Watch" -- which attacked the former University of Michigan's openly gay student body president, was in fact defamation. [ Read more → ]
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Transgender woman settles discrimination suit with Illinois town

Monday, August 13, 2012
CICERO, Ill. -- A transgender woman who alleged that two Cicero police officers humiliated her and discriminated against her because of her gender identity has settled a lawsuit with the town for $10,000. Cicero also agreed to enact guidelines for the police treatment of transgender people, according to her attorneys. [ Read more → ]
Chris Armstrong (left), and Andrew Shirvell.

Fired prosecutor to face jury in alleged harassment of gay student leader

Wednesday, August 8, 2012
DETROIT -- Jury selection began Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Detroit in a civil lawsuit against a former Assistant Attorney General of Michigan, who stands accused of stalking and defaming a gay former student government leader at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. [ Read more → ]
Peter TerVeer

Fired gay employee sues Library of Congress

Saturday, August 4, 2012
A gay man has charged in a lawsuit filed on Friday that he was fired in April from his job at the Library of Congress after being harassed and humiliated for more than a year by a supervisor who repeatedly quoted biblical passages condemning homosexuality. [ Read more → ]
Alexandra Pennell

Police say lesbian student faked threatening, anti-gay notes

Tuesday, July 3, 2012
NEW BRITAIN, Conn. -- A lesbian student at Central Connecticut State University, who claimed she was harassed by an anonymous person who left threatening, anti-gay notes under her door, has been charged with writing the notes herself. [ Read more → ]
Tyler Clementi

Ending anti-LGBT harassment will take more than a trial verdict

Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Today, less than seven percent of schools offer institutional support to LGBT students, such as an LGBT student center or programs director. Eighty-seven percent of schools fail to include sexual orientation in their non-discrimination policies. Protection for transgender people is even lower; only six percent of schools include gender identity in their non-discrimination statements. [ Read more → ]
Andrew Shirvell

Shirvell now suing attorney who represents openly gay student whom he harassed

Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Former Michigan assistant attorney general Andrew Shirvell is claiming in a new lawsuit filed in federal court, that prominent Detroit attorney Deborah Gordon used information she had gathered from prior cases in an effort question his professional behavior and reputation, a move Shirvell contends led to his firing. [ Read more → ]
Chris Armstrong (left), and Andrew Shirvell

Judge slams former Assistant AG in case alleging harassment of gay student

Saturday, October 15, 2011
DETROIT -- Former Michigan Assistant Attorney General Andrew Shirvell was rebuked by a federal judge this week for attempting to circumvent procedures and find a shortcut way of wrapping up a lawsuit against him for allegedly harassing an openly gay college student. [ Read more → ]
via: Anoka-Hennepin GLBT website

MN school district — subject of lawsuit, federal probe — launches GLBT web page

Friday, July 29, 2011
Minnesota’s Anoka-Hennepin school district — which is the subject of a lawsuit and a federal investigation stemming from a spate of suicides by gay, or perceived gay teens — has launched a page on it website to address GLBT issues including bullying and harassment. [ Read more → ]
Seth Walsh

Mother of bullied gay teen files wrongful death lawsuit against California school

Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Just days after federal investigators concluded that a California middle school failed to “adequately investigate" the bullying of a gay teen who killed himself after enduring years of anti-gay harassment, the boy's mother on Tuesday filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the school district. [ Read more → ]
Marten Brandel

Police arrest transient for hanging noose on door to Equality California offices

Monday, June 20, 2011
Police have arrested a local transient on suspicion of a hate crime for hanging a noose in the doorway of the offices of LGBT advocacy group Equality California last year. [ Read more → ]
Ronald Crump

Jury awards gay cop $1.1 million in harassment, retaliation lawsuit

Thursday, May 19, 2011
A Los Angeles police sergeant who claimed he was harassed because he is gay, and then retaliated against for reporting the incidents, was awarded $1.1 million by a jury on Thursday. [ Read more → ]
Chris Armstrong (left), and Andrew Shirvell

Andrew Shirvell claims he’s the ‘real victim’ in gay student’s ‘activist agenda’

Sunday, May 15, 2011
Andrew Shirvell, the former Michigan Assistant Attorney General who, for six months, waged an online campaign against the University of Michigan’s openly gay student body president, now says he's the real victim, and that his reputation and livelihood have been ruined. [ Read more → ]
Steven Saunders

Gay firefighter suing for harassment after being outed by fire chief

Thursday, May 12, 2011
A gay firefighter in White Plains, N.Y. is suing the city and the fire department, alleging he has been harassed, discriminated against and forced to endure a hostile work environment because of his sexual orientation. [ Read more → ]
Bennett (left) and Jackson

Gay man alleges sexual harassment, discrimination by Rev. Jesse Jackson

Saturday, April 16, 2011
A former employee of the Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. at the Rainbow PUSH Coalition has filed a wrongful termination and discrimination complaint against the civil rights leader, alleging he was harassed and eventually fired because he was gay. [ Read more → ]
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