Sam Hall, retired coal miner and victim of workplace harassment and discrimination, explains that LGBT West Virginians pay taxes but don't receive equal treatment in the workplace.
FEATURE: For the third post in Fairness WV’s “Summer of Love" series on LGBT love stories, meet Fran Whiteman and her wife Mona Melton Zimble, a loving couple in Morgantown, WV. Fran and Mona’s hope for the future: Becoming equal in the eyes of the law and ending the discrimination that bullies all of us. They envision an end to when “LGBT” is a needless and useless acronym, when people will not judge us for who we are or who we love. They say law and love are not compatible.
"He's Mine" Shirts at Disney World
Methodist Minister, Shauna Hyde supports her gay son & all LGBT West Virginian's right to work!
FEATURE: In anticipation of Monday's Supreme Court decisions regarding marriage equality, Fairness presents a "Summer of Love" series featuring stories of love from the LGBT community. Meet Edie Windsor, the remarkable woman behind the case challenging the constitutionality of DOMA, the federal Defense of Marriage Act, the case officially called United States v. Windsor. Edie shared a long life and inspiring love with her late wife Thea Spyer.
REPIN to congratulate Mia Macy, a transgender Veteran and former police officer, who fought against workplace discrimination and won! Mia is pictured here with openly gay West Virginian coal miner Sam Hall at a press conference for the Center for American Progress on the critical need for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act. WATCH: Mia Macy talk about her experience with workplace discrimination search "SeeProgress" on YouTube.
There are LGBT West Virginians who deserve the same rights and responsibilities afforded to their straight counterparts in this state!
It was a fantastic weekend for LGBT athletes! Congrats to Brittney and Robbie for your phenomenal achievements and for the courage to live and play openly.
In the same way you don’t have to be an animal to support animal rights, you don't have to be gay to support gay rights.
FEATURE: Meet Jessica & Melody, a committed and loving West Virginian couple. Here’s their story: “Both from West Virginia originally, we have been together for nine years. During that time, we have worked together and played together, exploring the wonders of our state and of the world through literature and travel. The future that we imagine is one in which our LGBT students feel valued in our state.” Read the whole story on Fairness WV's facebook page.