May, 2012 News (77 Articles with 135,922 total views)
On the cover of the print edition for May, 2012 LBT Women pose with comedian Suzanne Westenhoefer after her show at Clarion University Venango Campus. Suzanne is an alum of Clarion University. She is the blonde with black top between Laurie Finch and Peggy.
This is the second run of Erie Gay News, which began publishing again in December of 2002. This is the current publication for the region. The co-editors are Deb Spilko and Michael Mahler , with Mike Lipiec handling graphic/ad layout.
23 Faith and Humanist Groups Call on President Obama to Take Executive Action on Workplace Discrimination
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force applauds U.S. Senate introduction of Health Equity and Accountability Act
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force congratulates labor and civil rights leader Dolores Huerta on receiving Presidential Medal of Freedom
New Study Praised as Further Evidence for President Obama to Sign LGBT Federal Contractor Executive Order
WASHINGTON, DC - April 26 – Yesterday, the Williams Institute released a report finding that 86% of all federal contractors protect against discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, and 55% on the basis of gender identity. The combined total represents almost one-half of all federal contractors with LGBT protections, amounting to more than $249 billion in federal spending. The full report can be viewed here: http://williamsinstitute.law.ucla.edu/wp-content/uploads/Sears-Hunter-Mallory-Report-Update-Top50-Contractors-April-2012.pdf
Social Security Equality Act of 2012 introduced, aims to end discrimination same-sex couples face in receiving Social Security benefits
President Obama backs legislation to combat anti-LGBT bullying and discrimination in nation's schools
Teaching Respect Finds Having an LGBT-Inclusive Curriculum Related to Improved School Climate for LGBT Youth
Statement on 2012 Pennsylvania Primary Results and the Nomination of the General Assembly’s First Openly Gay Member
NEW YORK, NY – More than 115,000 people have signed a petition on Change.org started by Jennifer Tyrrell, a mother of a seven-year-old Cub Scout who was dismissed from her position of den leader by the Boy Scouts of America for being gay. Jennifer was removed from the position in March 2012 after nearly a year of exemplary service, during which her scouts were honored for their commitment to volunteerism, leadership, and community service.