Roseanne Barr says she is as queer as queer can be in a new video.
The infamous “Roseanne” actress released a video her YouTube channel opposing the use of the word “f*g.” During the video, she also came out as queer.“The word f*g is a really hateful word, isn’t it?” she asked on Sunday. “Especially when it’s, like, one gay calling another gay guy that. Hooo, have you ever been in the middle of one of them hate marriages? It’s like, ‘Wait a minute, we’re not supposed to say that word. How come you’re saying that word?… But it is a hateful word and we should get rid of it. Get rid of it being spoken.”Barr, 66, proceeded by identifying as queer. “All that LGBTQ stuff, I put the ‘Q’ in LGBTQ, OK? ‘Cause I am queer as two motherf**kers,” she proclaimed. “I’m queer. I’m alien. I don’t belong here with all these people.They make no sense. They are very queer. And that makes me… a queer, I guess?”
The controversial comedian has since deleted the video.That did not stop outlets from picking up the story, nor did it stop the public from reacting on social media.
Barr was famously fired from the 2018 “Roseanne” revival and ABC subsequently cancelled the show in response to what many deemed as racist tweets she posted about Valerie Jarrett. #lgbtqartist#lgbtqplus#1000followers#lgbtqsupport#lgbtqyouth#lgbtqapride#commentsgofirst#lgbtqcommunity#autocomments#lgbtq 🌈 #lgbtqteens#lgbtqfamily#explorepageplease#explorepageviral#lgbtqpride#commentsplease#explorepage ✨ #lgbtqpride 🌈 #commentsbycelebs#explorepage 😍 #lgbtqiap#lgbtqrights#lgbtqlove#lgbtqaccount
Over the past few years, the Supreme Court has heard several high-profile cases related to LGBTQ rights. But so far, the court has refrained from ruling about whether or not sexual orientation and transgender identity are protected under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act (which states that employers cannot discriminated based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin). Now, however, three cases heading to the Supreme Court could determine whether Title VII guidelines extend to LGBTQ+ people once and for all.
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Times reported today, April 22nd, that SCOTUS has agreed to hear two cases about discrimination against gay and lesbian people—Altitude Express Inc. v. Zarda and Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia. A case about discrimination against a transgender funeral home employee (R.G. and G.R. Harris Funeral Homes v. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission) will also be added to the docket.In the case of Altitude Express Inc. v. Zarda, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled that the plaintiff, a skydiving instructor named Donald Zarda, could not be fired for being gay. But according to The Times, in Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit court ruled that the law did not protect a child welfare services coordinator who was fired for his sexuality.The Supreme Court’s ruling on these cases could settle whether or not a person’s sexuality is a protected characteristic under Title VII, which would prevent employees from being fired because of who they love.Meanwhile, in the case of R.G. and G.R. Harris Funeral Homes v. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, The Times notes that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit ruled in favor of Aimee Stephens, the trans funeral home employee who was fired for dressing according to her gender identity. #commentsbycelebs#lgbtqteens#comments 🎵💗 #lgbtqartist#explorepage ✨ #lgbtqaccount#followersrealindo#autocomments#lgbtqcommunity#lgbtqlove#lgbtqsupport#lgbtqfamily#commentsplease#commentsgofirst#lgbtqplus#lgbtqrights#explorepage 😍 #1000followers#explorepageplease#lgbtq 🌈 #lgbtqyouth#explorepageviral#lgbtqpride#lgbtqhistory
As PR and marketing campaigns are striving to be more diverse and inclusive, a new Converse collection hopes to take a big step.The footwear brand recently released part of its Pride Collection, which include sneakers for both children and adults that carry the rainbow flag. This year, Converse is also offering designs that emulate the transgender flag.The shoes represent a new frontier for Converse and other fashion brands looking to cater to a diverse consumer audience.
… [F]or the first time, trans-themed sneakers are also available. Most other releases have been rainbow-themed as a nod to diversity although one company did produce a limited edition shoe for “bears and the men who love them.”Converse’s lineup includes eight different designs.They’re available in both adult and children’s sizes.Though youth sizes are still available on Converse’s website, adult sizes are currently sold out. That didn’t stop Twitter users’ positive sentiment. Rather, consumers added pleas for the company to restock:Despite the positive sentiment, not all feedback on Twitter was positive.Several Twitter users expressed disappointment that Converse wasn’t donating any portion of the sneakers’ proceeds to LGBTQ organizations. In response, the company’s social media team has been individually replying to Twitter users’ concerns, also spreading its brand messages:Converse’s recent marketing underlines the importance of including more inclusive images and messages within PR and marketing campaigns, whether or not you have products that cater to specific consumer groups. #lgbtqfamily#1000followers#comments 🎵💗 #lgbtq 🌈 #lgbtqteens#followersneeded#lgbtqlove#lgbtqartist#dropcomments#lgbtqcommunity#lgbtqpride 🌈 #commentsplease#explorepageplease#lgbtqrights#lgbtqyouth#lgbtqplus#comments 😻 #lgbtqpride#explorepageworthy#lgbtqaccount#commentsbycelebs#followersrealindo#autocomments#lgbtqsupport
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The Supreme Court announced Monday that it will decide whether a federal law banning discrimination in the workplace covers LGBT employees.The justices granted review of three petitions arising from Georgia, New York, and Michigan.The first two cases pertain to discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.The Michigan appeal concerns bias against transgender workers in employment practices.The Court’s decision to hear the Title VII disputes marks the first time in the modern period that the justices will hear a LGBT rights case without retired Justice Anthony Kennedy, who shaped the nation’s gay rights jurisprudence. Beginning in 1996, Kennedy wrote decisions striking down state laws barring local governments from recognizing gays as a protected class, state bans on sodomy, and the federal Defense of Marriage Act.
Kennedy’s work reached its apex in 2015 when he wrote the majority opinion in Obergefell v. Hodges, establishing same-sex marriage across the country.Justice Brett Kavanaugh succeeded Kennedy in October 2018.
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act bans employment discrimination based on sex. Between 1979 and 2018 eight federal appeals courts have rejected arguments that Title VII’s ban on sex discrimination reaches gays, lesbians, or trans people.Since 2017, however, two federal appeals courts have reached the opposite conclusion.Those panels concluded that anti-gay bias is a form of sex-stereotyping in which employers punish workers for failing to adhere to gender norms, and is therefore covered by Title VII.The Supreme Court generally hears cases in which multiple appellate courts disagree about the same question of law.
The New York dispute involved a gay skydiving instructor called Donald Zarda who was terminated from Altitude Express Inc. after disclosing his sexual orientation to a client. #comments 🎵💗 #commentsfirst#lgbtqaccount#lgbtqpride#commentsplease#lgbtqyouth#lgbtqartist#lgbtqcommunity#lgbtqsupport#lgbtq 🌈 #lgbtqteens#commentsbycelebs#lgbtqfamily#lgbtqlove#lgbtqplus#autocomments#explorepageplease#commentsgofirst#autofollowers#followersneeded#lgbtqpride 🌈 #explorepage ✨ #getmorefollowers#lgbtqrights
"The highest court in the U.S. will now decide if existing federal civil rights law includes LGBTQ people within its protections."
The Supreme Court will hear cases on whether existing civil rights law prohibits anti-LGBTQ discrimination, the court announced today.
The court agreed to take three cases, two involving discrimination based on sexual orientation, one on gender identity, The Washington Post reports.It will hear them in the term that begins in October.
One involves Donald Zarda, a skydiving instructor who was fired from his job in 2010 after telling a client he was gay. His employer, New York-based Altitude Express, contended he was fired for touching the client inappropriately. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, while not ruling on the merits of the case, did rule last year that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, in banning sex discrimination, also bans sexual orientation discrimination. Altitude Express appealed to the Supreme Court, saying that the scope of the law should be decided by legislators, not the courts. There are also questions about whether the company, which is no longer in business, can be held liable. Zarda died in an accident in 2014, but his sister and his partner, as executors of his estate, have continued to pursue the case.In the other
sexual orientation case, Gerald Bostick, a social worker employed by Clayton County, Ga., said he was fired for being gay. County officials said his firing was for other reasons. In his case, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals said Title VII did not apply because it did not explicitly address sexual orientation. The Supreme Court often agrees to hear cases where there is disagreement between circuits, known as a "circuit split." #explorepageplease#commentsbycelebs#lgbtqplus#lgbtqrights#lgbtqaccount#lgbtqfamily#1kfollowers#lgbtqpride#lgbtqcommunity#lgbtqpride 🌈 #explorepage 😍 #explorepageviral#lgbtqyouth#autocomments#commentsgofirst#lgbtqapride#commentsplease#lgbtqlove#lgbtq 🌈 #comments 🎵💗 #followersfree#lgbtqsupport#lgbtqartist#lgbtqteens