Thursday, September 4, 2008

Morning Sweep

Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the NYC schools chancellor have announced a new regulation establishing a process to keep students safe by reporting and investigating harassment, intimidation and bullying based on bias.

The Times Union editorializes in support of the court’s decision to throw out the legal challenge brought against Gov. Paterson’s directive for state agencies to recognize out-of-state same-sex marriages.

With one in four Fortune 500 companies now including gender identity in their nondiscrimination policies, The Times reports on workplaces becoming more accepting of their trans employees.

Five Rochester-area companies are among the nation’s best places to work for LGBT employees according to HRC. They are Bausch & Lomb Inc., Xerox Corp., Eastman Kodak Co., Corning Inc. and Nixon Peabody LLP.

The newest season of “America’s Next Top Model” premiered last night with trans contestant Isis Tsunami. Other contestants’ reactions ranged from supportive to bigoted.

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