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Kentucky Human Rights Commission Says Printing Company Cannot Discriminate Against Gay Customers

2 months agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

A Lexington-based printing company has been found guilty of violating the city's fairness ordinance prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation in its refusal to print the Gay and Lesbian Services Organization's Pride t-shirts back in 2012. The Lexington...

NEW YORK: United Nations Human Rights Council Endorses LGBT Rights

2 months agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Via press release: The International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC) today applauded the United Nations’ top human rights body for approving a resolution condemning discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender...Show More Summary

To India: Stop Criminalizing People Who Are Not Criminals

On December 15, the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC) joined thousands of protestors around the world in a Global Day of Rage against the Indian Supreme Court Judgment on 377-- the criminalization of same-sex relations. Show More Summary

Victory in Royal Oak, Michigan: Voters Approve Proposal A that Upholds Human Rights Ordinance for LGBT People

The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Action Fund celebrates the passage by voters in Royal Oak, Michigan, of Proposal A, which upholds a human rights ordinance passed by the Royal Oak City Commission this March. The city now becomes the 30th municipality in Michigan to approve such an ordinance. Rea Carey, executive director of […]

Roberta Sklar: Cynthia Nixon: Global LGBT Rights and Activism in the City

On May 13th, Cynthia Nixon will host A Celebration of Courage, the annual human rights award ceremony and benefit for the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission.

Lexington Human Rights Commission Rules Against Discriminating T-Shirt Company

Back in march, the Kentucky-based T-shirt printer Hands On Originals refused to print apparel for the Lexington Pride festival, claiming that as a Christian company, the order violated its values. The Gay and Lesbian Services Organization (GLSO) filed a complaint, and the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Human Rights Commission has now ruled that Hands On Originals [...]

IGLHRC Lost Massive On-Site Archives In Hurricane Sandy

2 years agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Hurricane Sandy's ramifications continue to be felt across New York, including at International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission's downtown office, where thousands of archived materials were lost. From the group's Facebook message, posted yesterday: Today, IGLHRC learned that the...

A New LGBT Leader Is Engaging the World

The new leader of the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission takes our case to the world. read more

WATCH: VT Innkeepers Sued For Discriminating Against Lesbian Couple Appear In ME Anti-Gay Marriage Ad

2 years agoLGBT / Gay : Queerty

Jim and Mary O’Reilly were sued by Ming and Kate Linsley after the latter tried to hold their wedding reception at the former’s Widlflower Inn. The O’Reilleys were ordered to pay a $10,000 fine to the Vermont Human Rights Commission and set aside $20,000 in a charitable trust. “A lesbian couple sued us for not [...]

VERMONT: Inn Loses Suit, Must Pay $30K For Turning Away Lesbian Couple

2 years agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Vermont's Wildflower Inn has been fined $30,000 for turning away a lesbian couple that wanted to hold their wedding reception there. The couple was represented by the ACLU, who convinced the Vermont Human Rights Commission that the inn had violated state law on public accommodations. Show More Summary

NM State Supreme Court To Hear Case Of Photographer Who Refused Gay Wedding

2 years agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Six years ago a New Mexico photography business refused to photograph a lesbian wedding, resulting in fines from the state Human Rights Commission and the martyrdom of the company to anti-gay groups nationwide. On Friday the New Mexico Supreme Court agreed to hear the company's appeal from the Alliance Defense Fund. Show More Summary

LGBT Equality, Activism and Inspiration at the Celebration of Courage Award Ceremony

2 years agoLGBT / Lesbian : Autostraddle

Last week the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission hosted their annual "Celebration of Courage" Gala and I was there (and accidentally chatted with Judith Butler!).

IGLHRC Honors Baldwin and Trailblazing Chilean Judge

The International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission recognized Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin and Judge Karen Atala, who won a landmark case before the Inter-American Court on Human Rights, at its Celebration of Courage awards, where the organization announced it had received a $1 million donation from an anonymous donor. read more

Column - Killing tolerance is no way to promote it

Contrast. In March, Australia’s Human Rights Commission boasted it had entered a float in Sydney’s Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras in “its campaign to allow…

Johnson Suddenly Steps Down As Director Of International Gay & Lesbian Human Rights Commission

3 years agoLGBT / Gay : Queerty

Queerty has received an email revealing Cary Alan Johnson was removed as executive director of the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC) on Thursday. CONTINUED at Queerty or GayCities

May the Government Force You to Print Ideological Materials You Don’t Want to Print?

(Eugene Volokh) That’s the question brewing in Lexington, Kentucky. The Gay and Lesbian Services Organization has filed the following complaint with the Lexington Human Rights Commission (some paragraph breaks added): The Pride Festival...Show More Summary

Alan Cumming Live in NYC

3 years agoLGBT / Gay : Out.com

Watch the actor’s cabaret show benefiting International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission read more

Almost 60 Iraqis Perceived To Be Gay Or Emo Have Been Murdered In Last 6 Weeks

3 years agoLGBT / Gay : Queerty

More reports of murders of people perceived to be gay or emo are emerging in Baghdad, the capital of Iraq. A week, ago the International Gay & Lesbian Human Rights Commission released a report saying 40 gay people were “kidnapped, brutally tortured and murdered” in a “new surge of anti-gay violence.” Now, the AP reports the [...]

More on the Reported Surge in Anti-Gay Violence in Iraq

3 years agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

A few days ago there was a report from the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission "of a wave of targeted killings of individuals who are perceived to be gay or lesbian." According to the group more than 40...

40 Gays “Kidnapped, Brutally Tortured, And Murdered” In Iraq: Report

3 years agoLGBT / Gay : Queerty

The International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission has put out a press release reporting that almost 40 people perceived to be LGBT have been “kidnapped, brutally tortured, and murdered” in the Iraqi cities of Baghdad (right) and Basra last month. According to Iraqi human rights activists, in early February 2012, an unidentified group posted death [...]

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