Posts by Nicholas Coppola

Transgender Connecticut police officer files charges over hostile work environment

December 6, 2013
Francesca Quaranta, a transgender police officer in Middletown, Connecticut, has filed a complaint claiming her supervisors created a hostile work environment because of her gender identity.Read More

December 5, 2013

James Clementi shares the importance of GSAs

James Clementi, the brother of Tyler Clementi, has shared the story of his discovery of the importance and need for schools to have a "Gay Straight Alliance" (GSA) in an op-ed he wrote for LGBTQ Nation.Read More

December 3, 2013

Being HIV+ should not be criminal

A ProPublica and Buzzfeed investigation found at least 541 actions where people were convicted of, or pleaded guilty to, criminal charges for failure to disclose that they were HIV-positive.Read More

December 3, 2013

Homeless LGBT people struggle to be recognized

Homelessness has been a growing concern within the LGBT community, especially among LGBT youth.Read More

December 2, 2013

Russian LGBT advocates ask IOC president to keep Olympics safe

Russian LGBT advocates met with Thomas Bach, president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Saturday to discuss the growing concern over Russia's "vaguely worded law" banning gay propaganda to minors ahead of the 2014 Winter Olympics, which are scheduled to begin February 7, 2014 in Sochi Russia.Read More

December 2, 2013

President Obama issues World AIDS Day 2013 proclamation

President Obama issued a Presidential Proclamation on , the 25th Annual World AIDS Day.Read More

November 26, 2013

Fargo and Moorhead assemble a Gay Men's Chorus

Fargo-Moorhead, twin towns straddling Minnesota and North Dakota, is the latest Gay Men's Chorus.Read More

November 26, 2013

Illinois court allows terminally ill lesbian to marry "the love of her life" before she dies

An Illinois state court has granted a temporary restraining order to Vernita Gray and her soon to be wife Patricia Ewert, so the two can get married before the effective date of Illinois' recently signed marriage equality law and before Vernita possibly loses her battle with cancer.Read More
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