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Walmart Denies Lesbian Employee Spousal Health Coverage,GLAD Sues

By GLAD | Thursday Sep 25, 2014
GLAD filed a charge of discrimination against Walmart with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on behalf a lesbian woman who was denied spousal health insurance for her wife, who is battling ovarian cancer.

Rights of Same-Sex Military Spouses Vary by State

Tuesday Sep 23, 2014
Last year's Supreme Court ruling striking down DOMA ensured that federal military benefits extend to same-sex partners and their children. But about 2/3 of active-duty personnel in the U.S. are based in states that don't recognize same-sex marriage.

NC Town Considers Domestic Partner Benefits

Monday Sep 8, 2014
A Winston-Salem City Council committee is to consider whether to offer benefits to same-sex domestic partners.

Veterans Affairs Sued For Denying Gay Marriage Benefits

By Winnie McCroy | Wednesday Aug 20, 2014
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is being sued over its refusal to grant spousal benefits to same-sex military couples in states where these marriages are not recognized.

Susan Blackwell Hosts "Volleygirls" Benefit for It Gets Better

By Winnie McCroy | Thursday Jul 24, 2014
On July 30 at New York's supper club and cabaret 54 Below, Susan Blackwell hosts the "Volleygirls" fundraiser for the It Gets Better Project.

Obama Moves to Ensure Sick Leave for Gay Couples

By Josh Lederman | Friday Jun 20, 2014
The Obama administration will work to ensure that gay and lesbian Americans are eligible to take leave from their jobs to care for a same-sex spouse, regardless of whether they live in a state that recognizes gay marriage, the White House said Friday.

Out-Fit Challenge Mud Run Supports Family Equality Council

By Winnie McCroy | Thursday Jun 19, 2014
On June 21 in New York’s Tuxedo Ridge Ski Center in Tuxedo Park, the Out-Fit Challenge Mud Run will bring together members and friends of the LGBT community to benefit the Family Equality Council.

New York’s Queer Entertainers Host Fundraiser for Kate Bornstein

By Winnie McCroy | Thursday Jun 12, 2014
On Sunday, June 15 at The Cutting Room, New York City’s leading queer and indie entertainers will join forces for We Love Kate, a benefit to help raise money for transgender author, artist and activist Kate Bornstein’s cancer treatment.

Del Shores: My Sordid Best Benefits AID Atlanta

By Winnie McCroy | Tuesday Jun 10, 2014
On June 11 and June 12, Del Shores will come to Atlanta for two benefit performances for the AIDS Service Organization AID Atlanta.

Wash. State Requires Insurance Parity for Gay Spouses

Thursday Jun 5, 2014
Washington state officials are reminding companies in the state that health benefits must be provided to same-sex spouses if they are provided to heterosexual spouses.