J.K. Rowling Returned Her Human Rights Award After Her Transphobic Tweets

J.K. Rowling eventually had to give back the Ripple of Hope award, which she was given last year by the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights (RFKHR) group. Kerry Kennedy, who is the head of the organization, criticized Rowling’s points of view on Trans people. After Rowling’s anti-LGBTQ tweets and claims, the author and philanthropist has been highly criticized.

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Older LGBTQ Employees Still Face Workplace Age Discrimination

This summer, the US Supreme Court recognized Title VII protections to LGBTQ workers, yet ageism keeps flourishing in offices. While the law should have promoted equality and ended workplace discrimination, employees over the age of 50 still have to deal with ageism.

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Rosie O’Donnell Speaks Out in Support of Embattled Ellen DeGeneres

The actress and famous TV personality, Rosie O’Donnell, has recently spoken out in defense of Ellen DeGeneres. The Ellen DeGeneres Show has become the subject of an internal investigation regarding complaints that the workplace environment has lately been highly toxic.

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Sara Ramirez Comes Out As Non-Binary

Grey’s Anatomy star Sara Ramirez has recently announced that they are now non-binary. In 2016, the star confirmed to be bisexual. According to Ramirez’s latest Instagram post, an LGBTQ icon now uses pronouns such as she/they.

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New York’s Park Was Renamed in Honor of an LGBTQ Civil Rights Activist

The East River State Park located in Brooklyn has recently been renamed after Marsha P. Johnson, an activist of the LGBTQ Civil Rights Movement. Andrew Cuomo, NY Governor, shared on Twitter that Marsha P. Johnson State Park will be a single park in the City That Never Sleeps named after a trans woman of color and someone from the LGBTQ community.

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