LGBTQ http://tpr.org en Major AT&T Project Could Be In Jeopardy If Company Violated NDO http://tpr.org/post/major-att-project-could-be-jeopardy-if-company-violated-ndo <p>Tensions are mounting with the first complaint filed since San Antonio's revised non-discrimination ordinance passed last year.</p><p>Previously TPR reported that AT&amp;T contract employee Matt Hileman, a transgender man, found a derogatory note about him at work and overheard co-workers threatening to harm him.</p><p>The city is now putting pressure on AT&amp;T to come up with documentation in the case and determine an outcome because the company has an important contract with the city that could be put in jeopardy.</p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 14:40:24 +0000 Ryan Loyd 35279 at http://tpr.org Major AT&T Project Could Be In Jeopardy If Company Violated NDO City NDO Complaint Website Still In The Works, Rollout Expected In August http://tpr.org/post/city-ndo-complaint-website-still-works-rollout-expected-august <p></p><p>For people in the Alamo City waiting for a one-stop place to file a complaint relating to the revised non-discrimination ordinance, the wait will be just a little longer.</p><p>San Antonio city attorneys are continuing to work on the website's content and forms, and had hoped to have it online by July. Deputy City Attorney Veronica Zertuche is now aiming for August.</p><p>Asked Tuesday where the site is in its completion phase, Zertuche said it is three-quarters of the way finished.</p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 19:04:35 +0000 Ryan Loyd 35102 at http://tpr.org City NDO Complaint Website Still In The Works, Rollout Expected In August Gay Teacher Files Sex Discrimination Claim Against Georgia School http://tpr.org/post/gay-teacher-files-sex-discrimination-claim-against-georgia-school For the past four years, Flint Dollar has been teaching music at Mount de Sales Academy, a Catholic school in Macon, Ga. He is, by all accounts, beloved by his students.<p>But Dollar won't be leading the band or teaching the chorus in the fall. His contract was not renewed after administrators found out he plans to marry a man.<p>Under <a href="http://www.eeoc.gov/facts/qanda.html">federal anti-discrimination laws</a>, employers are not prohibited from hiring or firing people on the basis of sexual orientation. Wed, 09 Jul 2014 07:33:00 +0000 editor 34735 at http://tpr.org Gay Teacher Files Sex Discrimination Claim Against Georgia School In Maine, A Gay Candidate With An Uneven Record On LGBT Rights http://tpr.org/post/maine-gay-candidate-uneven-record-lgbt-rights Maine was among the first states to legalize same-sex marriage at the ballot box — and now, LGBT groups are hoping voters there will break new ground by electing the nation's first openly gay governor in November.<p>But Democratic candidate Mike Michaud only recently came out, and he hasn't always been a gay-rights supporter.<p>Responding to what he called a "whisper campaign" about his sexual orientation, the six-term congressman did something dramatic last November: He outed himself in a series of newspaper op-eds.<p>"Yes, I am gay, but you know, so what?" <a href="http://www.mpbn.net/Home/t Mon, 07 Jul 2014 20:38:00 +0000 Susan Sharon 34642 at http://tpr.org In Maine, A Gay Candidate With An Uneven Record On LGBT Rights Texas GOP Chairman Munisteri Speaks Out Against Reparative Therapy http://tpr.org/post/texas-gop-chairman-munisteri-speaks-out-against-reparative-therapy <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This week the Republican Party of Texas released it’s <a href="http://www.texasgop.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/2014-Platform-Final.pdf" target="_blank">finalized 2014 platform</a>, which includes a line item addressing support for voluntary "reparative therapy" for gays and lesbians.</span></p> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 17:14:55 +0000 Ryan Poppe 33675 at http://tpr.org Texas GOP Chairman Munisteri Speaks Out Against Reparative Therapy Looking At Both Sides Of "Reparative Therapy" http://tpr.org/post/looking-both-sides-reparative-therapy <p></p><p><strong>Texas Matters: </strong>In their new platform, the Republican Party of Texas has called for a right to reparative therapy – a controversial method that claims to turn gay people straight. We look deeper into this therapy practice that c<span style="line-height: 1.5;">ritics say doesn’t work.</span></p> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 19:08:02 +0000 David Martin Davies 33326 at http://tpr.org Looking At Both Sides Of "Reparative Therapy" Rick Perry Compares Homosexuality To Alcoholism At San Francisco Stop http://tpr.org/post/rick-perry-compares-homosexuality-alcoholism-san-francisco-stop <p>Texas Gov. Rick Perry has been in California all week for a series of meetings, one of which was a stop at the Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco.</p><p>During an extended Q&amp;A session, Perry was asked whether he thought homosexuality was a disorder. This was his response, filmed by San Francisco <a href="http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2014/06/12/texas-gov-rick-perry-compares-homosexuality-to-alcoholism-disorder-in-san-francisco-appearance-lgbt-gay-lesbian-commonwealth-club/" target="_blank">CBS affiliate KPIX-TV</a>:</p> Thu, 12 Jun 2014 18:44:35 +0000 Ryan Poppe 33294 at http://tpr.org Rick Perry Compares Homosexuality To Alcoholism At San Francisco Stop Mental Health Group Says Reparative Therapy Stigmatises Texas LGBT Community http://tpr.org/post/mental-health-group-says-reparative-therapy-stigmatises-texas-lgbt-community <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Support and protection for reparative therapy has been included in the 2014 Republican Party of Texas Platform. But a leading mental health organization said this further stigmatizes and shames the Texas </span>LGBT community<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p>The reparative therapy platform was introduced by Cathie Adams, executive director of the <a href="http://www.texaseagle.org/" target="_blank">Texas Eagle Forum</a> and adopted without any changes:</p> Tue, 10 Jun 2014 15:13:27 +0000 Ryan Poppe 33098 at http://tpr.org Mental Health Group Says Reparative Therapy Stigmatises Texas LGBT Community Texas GOP Advances Platform Supporting "Conversion Therapy" For Gays & Lesbians http://tpr.org/post/texas-gop-advances-platform-supporting-conversion-therapy-gays-lesbians <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Republican Party of Texas has advanced a plank of the party’s platform that supports “reparative therapy” for homosexuals. G</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">ay Republican groups are outraged.</span></p><p>Reparative therapy, sometimes called "conversion therapy,"&nbsp; is intense psychological counseling for men and women in an attempt to change their sexual orientation.</p> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 21:38:02 +0000 Ryan Poppe 32994 at http://tpr.org Texas GOP Advances Platform Supporting "Conversion Therapy" For Gays & Lesbians Texas GOP Chairman Defends Decision On Gay Republican Groups http://tpr.org/post/texas-gop-chairman-defends-decision-gay-republican-groups <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Two Republican groups that support equal rights for the LGBT community are rallying support to have the Republican Party of Texas change its official platform on same-sex marriage and other LGBT issues.</span></p> Fri, 30 May 2014 18:20:17 +0000 Ryan Poppe 32598 at http://tpr.org Texas GOP Chairman Defends Decision On Gay Republican Groups