As a June 2, 2015, Wall Street Journal article reported, the Federal Aviation Administration has “quietly moved away from merit-based hiring in order to increase the number of women and minorities who staff airport control towers.” Former air traffic controller Willie Shields reveals that “Along with under-reporting system failures, the FAA started conspiring, almost openly, with leftist groups like the Black and Hispanic Controller’s Coalition. Gay and lesbian organizations started demanding hiring and promotion slots for their members—as if one’s preference for a particular style of recreational sexual behavior is an indispensable predictor of air traffic control ability.” Shields concedes that “The affirmative action angle is only a part of the problem”—the need to beat the competition, the drive to maximize profit, laziness, and inertia at the top figure prominently—but equity hiring is a major factor.
Domino’s Pizza, JD Sports and Greene King are among those that have called out by financial trade sector body The Investment Association and the Hampton-Alexander review, a diversity study backed by the government.
The Nova Scotia government will spend $750,000 over the next three years to support an LGBTQ advocacy group that will travel the province to help create safe, inclusive and welcoming school environments for LGBTQ students.
In June, every elementary school in Ontario, Canada will be forced to fly the gay pride flag to commemorate Pride Month.
The measure was modeled after a similar law that passed in California in 2011.
Renowned economist Jack Mintz, President’s Fellow at the School of Public Policy at the University of Calgary, says it’s not surprising that jobs are down in light of oil curtailment. Sure, curtailment was needed and helped narrow the oil price differential, but when you make less oil, you need fewer workers.
The issue of having one legal first name while identifying with another was brought forward by students, particularly from LGBTQ2+ and international student communities, according to the university.
The Walt Disney Company is embracing LGBT pride month for the first time ever and hosting a gay pride parade in its Disneyland Paris park in France.
This won’t end well.
Two weeks ago, my community elected a new mayor. Six of our eight councilors are also new. I’m therefore looking forward to some welcome change at City Hall. Yet even at this most hopeful of moments, I have little faith that a significant albatross will get addressed: our costly and wasteful recycling programs.
“We really want to see Canada lead in terms of equality,” said Tegan Quin in an interview with CBC News Network’s Power & Politics. “We’re seen as a beacon of hope for LGBTQ people around the world and I think it would be a very sad and terrible thing to see us roll back rights, and we’ve already done it.”
The Pittsburgh City Council has signed a letter asking Dick’s Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon to drop as part of their event the Chick-fil-A Pittsburgh Kids Marathon one-mile run for children and their families, LifeSiteNews reports. All nine of the council members have called for the fast-food chain’s removal.
The Bronx Jesuit school’s offices received angry calls and emails last week after an evangelical organization, the Tradition Family Property Student Group, posted a petition ripping the event at a school auditorium.
Peter LaBarbera of Americans for Truth About Homosexuality (AFTAH) tells OneNewsNow that by a wide margin the National Council of Switzerland has approved a measure that would criminalize so-called homophobia and transphobia. Violators could face a fine or a maximum three years behind bars.
In a landmark decision, Switzerland’s National Council voted 118 to 60 to criminalize transphobia and homophobia. The new ruling, which is parallel to offenses of racism, introduces a prison sentence of up to three years in prison for transphobic and homophobic crimes, including “hate speech.”
McDonald’s should ban plastic toys in children’s Happy Meals, the Environment Minister has said, as she called for companies to make “symbolic changes” to show they are cutting down on single-use plastics.