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Four Fired Brew Pub Workers Claim Anti-LGBTQ Bias

Apr 21, 2021

Four front-of-house staffers at BrewDog, an Indianapolis brew pub, allege that they were fired for being LGBTQ. The company they used to work for has faced similar controversy before.

Scott Rudin will 'Step Back' after Allegations of Bullying

By Mark Kennedy | Apr 17, 2021

Amid mounting anger over allegations of bullying, out Broadway and Hollywood producer Scott Rudin broke his silence Saturday, saying he is "profoundly sorry" and will step back from his theater work.

Watch: Sharon Osbourne Denies Racist & Homophobic Accusations, Claims they were Made by 'Disgruntled Ladies'

Apr 17, 2021

Sharon Osbourne made her first public appearance since leaving "The Talk" after being accused of being a racist, and found a friend in talk show host Bill Maher.

Fox Stands Behind Tucker Carlson after ADL Urges His Firing

By Tali Arbel | Apr 13, 2021

Fox Corp. is standing behind Tucker Carlson after the Anti-Defamation League last week called for the company to fire the opinion host for his on-air defense of the white-supremacist "great replacement" theory.

After Amazon: Labor Tries to Regroup in Wake of Alabama Loss

By Paul Wiseman and Anne D'Innocenzio | Apr 10, 2021

Despite the strongest public support and the most sympathetic president in years, the American labor movement just suffered a stinging defeat -- again.

Queer Reality Hunk Cheyenne Parker Finds Niche in Puerto Vallarta

Mar 20, 2021

Hunky Cheyenne Parker is best-known for appearances on the reality shows "Fire Island" and "Ex on the Beach." When the pandemic left him stranded in Puerto Vallarta he decided to stay & put his entrepreneurial spirit to work.

Alexi McCammond Parts Ways with Teen Vogue Over Past Tweets

By Leanne Italie | Mar 18, 2021

Saying her past anti-Asian and homophobic tweets have overshadowed her work, Alexi McCammond said Thursday that she and publisher Conde Nast have decided to part ways at Teen Vogue.

US Female Firefighters Fight Discrimination with Lawsuits

By Tom Foreman Jr. | Mar 14, 2021

The highest ranking female firefighter in Asheville, North Carolina, says she was repeatedly discriminated against because of her sex and fought to keep her job while battling breast cancer.

Event Producer Jake Resnicow to Help Queer Nightlife Workers Impacted by the Pandemic with $8,000 in Grants

Mar 14, 2021

Jake Resnicow Events pledges to donate $200 grants to 40 LGBTQ+ nightlife workers and artists impacted by COVID-19 shutdowns.

US Airlines Adding Jobs, Extending Rebound From October Low

Mar 9, 2021

U.S. airlines are adding jobs as industry employment extends a rebound from a low in October, when tens of thousands of airline workers were briefly laid off after federal payroll aid expired.

NY Times Says it Needs Culture Change, Better Inclusion

By David Bauder | Feb 26, 2021

The New York Times says it needs a culture change to become a better place to work, particularly for people of color.

After Losing a Company to COVID, Owners Seek the Next Gig

By Joyce M. Rosenberg | Feb 21, 2021

As owners are forced to shut businesses, they've had to figure out what to do next. For many entrepreneurs, the answer has been anticipating the next trend and creating a company to take advantage of it.

Judge Dismisses Georgia Lawsuit by Transgender Fire Chief

By Russ Bynum | Feb 19, 2021

A federal judge has dismissed a discrimination lawsuit by a transgender fire chief who led a rural Georgia city's fire department for more than a decade, then got fired 18 months after first coming to work as a woman.

Watch: ABC News Doc About OnlyFans Hits Hulu

Feb 17, 2021

ABC News has a new documentary about the website/app OnlyFans, a subscription service that is primarily used by adult entertainment performers, and it is now hit Hulu.

Vaccine Delays Leave Grocery Workers Feeling Expendable

By Alexandra Olson, Dee-Ann Durbin, Anne D'Innocenzio | Feb 16, 2021

More than a year since the pandemic's onset, most grocery workers are waiting their turn to receive COVID-19 vaccines, with little clarity about when that might happen.

Fired Gay HIV+ Regional Manager Sues Fashion Designer Philipp Plein for Discrimination

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Feb 11, 2021

A former employee is suing Swiss fashion designer Philipp Plein for wrongful termination because he is gay and living with HIV.

Out SoulCycle Instructor Accused of Line-Skipping for COVID-19 Vaccine

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Feb 4, 2021

Superstar SoulCycle instructor Stacey Griffith is in hot water over having used her status to line-skip and receive a COVID-19 vaccination while others in more urgent need wait.

NYPD Official Fired Over Hateful Posts After Internal Trial

Feb 4, 2021

The New York Police Department's former workplace harassment czar was fired Wednesday over allegations he posted hateful messages online, officials said.

Black, Gay SF Firefighter Sues City for Discrimination, Harassment

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Jan 27, 2021

A Black, gay firefighter in San Francisco has filed a lawsuit against the city citing harassment and discrimination in the work place.

Biden Revokes Trump Order Banning Some Diversity Training

By Alexandra Olson | Jan 22, 2021

Civil rights groups on Thursday celebrated President Joe Biden's swift revocation of a Trump administration order that had banned federal agencies, contractors and recipients of federal funding from conducting certain diversity training.

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