Sex work has offered a life line for those marginalized, an opportunity for many with few, the backbones of nascent organizations and a sub-community for many who have been invisibilized by respectability politics. For an issue which encompasses issues of economic justice, labor, criminalization and policing, sexuality, racial justice, immigration, gender identity and complex other frameworks, sex worker rights can be a lynchpin issue impacting the most marginalized in our communities. With discrimination in jobs, education and services, poverty has long been a queer issue. The trans community are twice as likely to be unemployed compared to cisgender individuals. Contributing to and exacerbating this economic disparity is the discrimination in traditional employment and social services.
For LGBT Workers, Being “Out” Brings Advantages
Ross Gay - Workman Publishing
Its founding member was Colin Hay on lead vocals and guitar. After playing as an acoustic duo with Ron Strykert during —79, he formed the group with Strykert playing bass guitar, and Jerry Speiser on drums. They were soon joined by Greg Ham on flute, saxophone, and keyboards and John Rees on bass guitar, with Strykert then switching to lead guitar. This line-up achieved national and international success in the early s.
Federal court ruling hailed 'huge victory' for gay workers
In Zarda v. Altitude Express, the 2nd U. Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed that the late Donald Zarda, a skydiving instructor, was unlawfully fired from Altitude Express for being gay.
Eleven American Airlines flight attendants have filed a Human Rights Commission complaint against their employer, alleging a pattern of homophobic acts and attitudes that violate city ordinances, The Examiner has learned. The complaint lists several dozen allegations against American at San Francisco International Airport , including workplace bias based on HIV status and sexual orientation, surveillance, a hit list of attendants targeted for harassment, anti-gay epithets and overtly insensitive conduct. A Board of Supervisors committee rejected last week United Airline's proposed lease for a kitchen and maintenance site at the airport because the airline had not agreed to comply with a new city ordinance that requires benefits be offered to registered domestic partners. Allegations of homophobic attitudes at American first surfaced after flight attendants struck in