The first-grade teacher, who had taught at the school for nearly seven years, returned to her job Wednesday after marrying her partner in a same-sex wedding ceremony over the weekend. That’s when she learned she was no longer employed.
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A court will hear arguments in a lesbian’s bid to revive her lawsuit that alleges a Chicago-area senior living facility did nothing to stop residents from harassing her because of her sexual orientation.
Continue reading at: https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/illinois/articles/2018-02-06/court-hearing-appeal-in-potentially-landmark-lesbian-case (Source)
A federal appeals court has upheld a “sex-plus” discrimination ruling in the case of a lesbian firefighter who said she suffered horrendous harassment on the job.
Continue reading at: https://www.advocate.com/women/2018/1/26/
An appeals panel reversed a Chemung County family court judge’s 2015 ruling that denied the lesbian couple’s motion to dismiss a paternity petition from a sperm donor father to their child.
Continue reading at: https://www.law.com/newyorklawjournal/sites/newyorklawjournal/
A same-sex couple is suing the US government alleging discrimination because one of their children was not granted American citizenship.
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Listening2Lesbians at the Women’s March 2018,Columbus OH
WNBA player Layshia Clarendon, an all-star guard with the Atlanta Dream, has filed a civil suit against the University of California, alleging that a long-term employee sexually assaulted her when she was a freshman at UC Berkeley.
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A 90-year-old lesbian has won her campaign to see her expulsion from the military changed to an honorable discharge.
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Chicago lesbian pioneer and civil-rights activist Jackie Anderson died after a short illness on Jan. 7, surrounded by family and friends. She was 75. Anderson is survived by her daughter Tracey Anderson and her grandson Torrence “Doc” Gardner. The family requests privacy at this time.
Born in Chicago, Anderson graduated from Roosevelt University and retired from a long career as assistant professor of humanities and philosophy at Olive-Harvey College, where she started work in 1975. She twice served as department chairperson. Her brilliant academic mind was among things her friends remembered most about Anderson. A steadfast feminist, she especially supported African American lesbian projects on Chicago’s South Side.
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A lesbian couple in Indianapolis say they were locked in a basement, beaten, and raped.
A probable cause affidavit filed Monday, 20 November, described the assaults that occurred in an east-side home in the city.
Kenneth A. Braswell, 32; Thomas J. Bell, 26; Jose Nieves, 35 face charges of 26 counts, including rape, criminal confinement, kidnapping, possession of meth, and battery by means of a deadly weapon.
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On an afternoon in late April 1994, a young woman was raped in broad daylight in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park. Two days later, the biggest columnist in New York City’s biggest newspaper called her a liar.
The woman—black, a lesbian, and an activist—became the target of a vicious smear campaign by a Daily News columnist and sources within the NYPD, who charged that she had made up a “hoax” to advance a political agenda.
“I have had the misfortune of being raped twice—once in the park and again in the media,” she told her lawyer, Martin Garbus, after the attack.
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[Helen] James was arrested and put through hours of humiliating interrogation. The questions were so harsh and disgusting James had to run to the latrine because she felt sick. Finally, after an interrogator threatened to go to her family, James relented. She said she would sign whatever they wanted.
Her military career was over when she inked her name on the document. On March 3, 1955, James received an “undesirable” discharge from the Air Force.
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Kerrice Lewis, age 23, was brutally murdered just days after Christmas, in Washington D.C.
On Thursday, December 28, police responded to a report of gunfire on Adrian Street, just south of G Street. They arrived at 7:30 p.m. and found a vehicle on fire. After the fire was put out, officers found a woman unconscious and suffering from gunshot wounds in the trunk. Police said, by the time D.C. Fire and Emergency Medical Services arrived, they found “no signs consistent with life.”
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NCAVP mourns the deaths of Kaladaa Crowell and her daughter, Kyra Inglett, who were fatally shot in West Palm Beach, FL, on December 28, 2017. According to media reports, Kaladaa Crowell, 36, and her 11-year-old daughter Kyra were shot by 26-year-old Marlin Joseph, the son of Crowell’s girlfriend, following an argument in their home. Joseph has been arrested and charged with the murders of Crowell and Inglett.
Continue reading at: https://avp.org/ncavp-mourns-homicide-kaladaa-crowell-kyra-inglett-west-palm-beach-florida/ (Source)
Shanta Myers, 36, her two children Shanise, 5, and Jeremiah, 11, and her partner Brandi Mells, 22, were found dead in their home in Troy, New York, the day after Christmas. Investigators believe they were killed the previous Thursday, December 21.
Continue reading at: https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2017/12/two-men-arrested-horrific-murder-lesbian-family/ (Source)
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“Violet Palmer is a real game changer,” says Ralph. “As a woman, she shattered the glass ceiling in the world of professional sports while living out her truth as a gay woman. By making historic gains in the NBA, Violet scored big wins for gender equality and LGBT rights for the next generation of women coming behind her.”
Palmer is the first female to officiate an NBA game, and became the first openly gay referee in NBA history. After 19 years, serving in that capacity, she retired from the sport, and now serves as a consultant to the basketball league. Early in her career, she worked tenaciously to topple gender barriers in professional sports and earned the respect of her peers. In nearly two decades as an NBA official, Palmer has officiated 930 regular season games and nine playoff games, as well as the 2014 All-Star game in New Orleans. Before joining the NBA, Palmer officiated in the WNBA during the league’s inaugural season, including the 1997 WNBA Championship. Two years later, Palmer won the Naismith Award for Official of the Year. Currently, Palmer is the coordinator of Women’s Basketball Officials for the Pac 12 Conference, the West Coast Conference ( WCC ) and the Western Athletic Conference.
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“Lesbians are very often undercounted as murder victims–both within the so-called LGBT community and by those who monitor violence against women. This is a beginning effort to honor the names of the lesbians that have been lost.”
This month we honor the following sisters:
Mary Caitrin “Caithy” Mahoney, Washington, DC, USA (July 1997)
Tyonne Johns, Fairfax County, Virginia, USA (August 2016)
Richelle “Shelley” Horsley, Taylorsville, Utah, USA (June 2017)
Brittney Johnson, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA (July 2017)
Continue reading at: http://inmemoriamlesbian.blogspot.com/2017/07/
“We are thrilled Jenny will become the first lesbian mayor of Seattle – and just the second woman elected to the position,” said Victory Fund President & CEO Aisha C. Moodie-Mills. “Both women and lesbians are severely underrepresented in all levels of government, especially executive positions. While Seattle voters chose Jenny because of her proven track record of leading innovative reforms and fighting for all communities, it is also an undeniably proud moment for the LGBTQ community, which continues to see this strong leader break down barriers.”
Continue reading at: http://www.curvemag.com/News/Jenny-Durkan-To-Become-First-Out-Lesbian-Mayor-Of-Seattle-2118/
Injuries sustained to Sabrina Hooks
A group of five people brutally bashed a lesbian couple in a Los Angeles restaurant on 29 October.
The incident occurred at around 3am when Sabrina Hooks and her girlfriend, identified as Morgan, walked in to the Jack in the Box on Imperial and Figueroa and sat down.
A group of people walked in after them and one of the men started taunting the lesbian couple, commenting on their attire and lifestyle.
Continue reading at: https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/lesbian-couple-brutally-bashed-and-beaten-unconscious-by-group-of-five/#gs.wKL8hmA