Eric Ohena Lembembe, a prominent gay rights activist in Cameroon, was tortured and killed just weeks after issuing a public warning about the threat posed by ‘‘anti-gay thugs,’’ Human Rights Watch said.
MLB will be distributing a workplace code of conduct to every player in the major and minor leagues, providing new traning sessions and create a central complaint system to report offenses. The new policy is scheduled to be announced in conjunction with All-Star activities on Tuesday.
GLAAD has joined a coalition of national LGBT organizations, led by the National Black Justice Coalition and the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, in issuing an open letter on justice for Trayvon Martin.
Jazzie Collins, a San Francisco transgender activist, died Thursday, July 11th, at Kaiser Permanente Hospital. She had been in poor health for several weeks, and passed away surrounded by loving friends. The cause of her death is still being determined.
In cases against both government and private employers, transgender workers — with the federal government’s backing — are successfully using the Civil Rights Act’s sex discrimination protections to fight anti-transgender discrimination.