More Federal Privileges to Extend to Same-Sex Couples

WASHINGTON — The federal government will soon treat married same-sex couples the same as heterosexual couples when they file for bankruptcy, testify in court or visit family in prison. Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. was preparing to issue policies aimed at eliminating the distinction between same-sex and opposite-sex married couples in the federal criminal … Continue reading More Federal Privileges to Extend to Same-Sex Couples

Connecticut woman’s complaint seeks benefits for wife

By Associated Press, Published: January 28 HARTFORD, Conn. — A Connecticut physical therapist has filed a sex discrimination complaint against the West Hartford senior living center where she works, saying she is being illegally denied health benefits for her wife. Kerry Considine, 36, of Griswold filed the complaint against Brookdale Senior Living on Jan. 17 with … Continue reading Connecticut woman’s complaint seeks benefits for wife

Walgreens gets top score among drug chains in Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index

Index scores companies based on commitment to gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender employees and customers DECEMBER 27, 2013 | BY ALARIC DEARMENT DEERFIELD, Ill. — A national gay-rights organization has given Walgreens top marks for its practices related to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people. In its 2014 Corporate Equality Index, the Human Rights Campaign Foundation gave the … Continue reading Walgreens gets top score among drug chains in Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index

HOPE Fund grants LGBT Older Adult Coalition $50,000 for unique collaborative project with Area Agencies on Aging throughout the Metro Detroit Region

The LGBT Older Adult Coalition is pleased to announce that the HOPE Fund has awarded $50,000 to the coalition for 2014.  A significant portion of the grant will provide support for a cutting-edge collaborative formed between the LGBT Older Adult Coalition and all three Area Agencies on Aging (AAA) serving the Metro Detroit Region.  AAA's … Continue reading HOPE Fund grants LGBT Older Adult Coalition $50,000 for unique collaborative project with Area Agencies on Aging throughout the Metro Detroit Region

‘We Made This Family’: End-of-Life Care in the LGBT Community

Older Americans who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender often came of age facing severe and even legally sanctioned discrimination and hostility, as Earl notes in a recent article in The Advocate. As LGBT individuals age and eventually need end-of-life care, we must make sure a renewed fear of discrimination does not drive them back into … Continue reading ‘We Made This Family’: End-of-Life Care in the LGBT Community