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 […]
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.
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 [...]
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...
The new leader of the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission takes our case to the world. read more
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'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
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
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!).
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
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…
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
(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
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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 [...]
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...
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 [...]
Via press alert from the International Gay & Lesbian Human Rights Campaign: The International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission has today received reports from Iraq of a wave of targeted killings of individuals who are perceived to be gay or lesbian. Show More Summary
INTERNATIONAL GAY AND LESBIAN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media contact: Roberta Sklar; 917.704.6358; firstname.lastname@example.org March 5, 2012 Emerging from Iraq: Reports of kidnapping and murder of Gay and Lesbian people The...Show More Summary
Via press release from the IGLHRC: The International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission has today received reports from Iraq of a wave of targeted killings of individuals who are perceived to be gay or lesbian. According to Iraqi human...