Tag Archives: discrimination

Back to the Bathroom

Michael Tew Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick has introduced legislation to bar individuals from using the restroom corresponding to their gender identity. Similar to the highly controversial North Carolina HB2 that did the same thing (along with banning local governments … Continue reading

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Research Highlights Unmet Service Needs for Older LGBT Populations

Michael Tew New research in the January, 2014 Journal of Homosexuality (see below for citation) indicates an increased need amongst the aging LGBT population for basic support, including housing, economic support, and help with entitlements. Researchers, found that “LGBT older … Continue reading

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Calling Out heterosexim – Not Intolerant

Michael A. Tew Free expression is a tricky thing. Particularly when it comes to public figures articulating their personal or “professional” opinions about those who differ from them or don’t share their “values.” A increasing trend amongst folks who engage … Continue reading

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Historic Day for Equality

Michael Tew Almost 44 years to the day after the Stonewall Uprising which brought the movement for LGBT equality into the public consciousness, the Supreme Court of the United States rendered two rulings that early LGBT activists could not have … Continue reading

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Michigan on the wrong side of Antidiscrimination Policy Issues

Michael Tew When LGBT activists began the movement toward Marriage Equality, some criticized their efforts as being “too far ahead of public opinion.” While there are numerous flaws in that argument when it comes to civil rights issues, it seems … Continue reading

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Political Successes do not Disqualify DOMA Challenge

Michael A. Tew If we are to believe the House GOP, an influential, well funded, well organized and politically connected interest group is not deserving of judicial intervention. I’m confused are they talking about the LGBT movement in its challenge … Continue reading

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