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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.

JPMorgan Chase Donates $5 Million to LGBTQ Organizations Amid Pandemic

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Jan 19, 2021

JPMorgan Chase is donating $5 million to LGBTQ organizations that have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Employers Offer Incentives to Get Workers Vaccinated

By Alexandra Olson, Dee-Ann Durbin | Jan 15, 2021

As vaccinations continue across the U.S., some companies are offering financial incentives to encourage their workers to get the shots.

2021 Stock Market Outlook: Covid Vaccine, Political Gridlock, Possible Recovery

By Anna-Louise Jackson and Benjamin Curry | Jan 14, 2021

The year that brought so many surprises is shaping up to be a surprisingly good one for investors, and that's a timely reminder for 2021.

New Identities in Familiar Spaces as Transgender Community Works From Home

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Jan 14, 2021

Working remotely appears to be making it easier for transgender people to come out to their co-workers and colleagues.

NYPD Official Retiring Amid Investigation into Hateful Posts

By Michael R. Sisak | Jan 12, 2021

A high-ranking New York Police Department official accused of posting hateful messages online has opted to retire days after the department said it was suspending him without pay.

Unemployment Benefits for Millions in Limbo as Trump Rages

By Alexandra Olson and Jill Colvin | Dec 27, 2020

Unemployment benefits for millions of Americans struggling to make ends meet were set to lapse at midnight Saturday night unless President Donald Trump signed an end-of-year COVID relief and spending bill.

'We Are Struggling': A Bleak Christmas For America's Jobless

By Joseph Pisani and Christopher Rugaber | Dec 25, 2020

Nearly 8 million people have sunk into poverty since June after having spent $1,200 checks that the government gave most Americans in the spring and a $600-a-week supplemental jobless benefit expired in July.

Raise Your Mittens: Outdoor Learning Continues Into Winter

By David Sharp | Dec 25, 2020

Schools nationwide scrambled to get students outdoors during the pandemic to keep them safe & stop the spread of COVID-19. Now, with temperatures plummeting, a smaller number of schools — even in some of the most frigid climes — plan to keep it on going.

Nurses Fear What's to Come: 'Walk Down Our Unit for a Day'

By Stefanie Dazio | Dec 25, 2020

The nurses of California are afraid. It's Christmas Eve, and they aren't home with their families. They are working, always working, completely gowned up — and worn down.

As Congress Bickers Over Pandemic Relief, Flight Attendant's Life Is in a Holding Pattern

By Emmarie Huetteman | Dec 17, 2020

A little over two months ago, just before cutting his hours from few to none, his employer — a major airline — told him Congress could save his job. But lawmakers have shown they can't, or won't, put partisan politics aside.

Survey Seen as Fair Pay Baseline in Italian Luxury Fashion

Dec 17, 2020

Italian luxury producers and suppliers on Wednesday received a "pretty positive" report card from the Fair Wage Network, in the first large-scale survey of pay and working conditions in the sector.

Four NJ High School Teachers Suspended for Homophobic Comments

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Dec 11, 2020

Four high school teachers who made homophobic comments in a Zoom class last month have been suspended with pay.

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