THE Roman Catholic Archbishop of Glasgow has been accused of homophobia after speaking out against moves to discipline nine firefighters who refused to promote fire safety at a gay pride march. The group of firefighters from Strathclyde Fire and Rescue SFR — five of whom are Catholic — refused to man the information stall in George Square as hundreds took part in the celebrations. Get The International Pack for free for your first 30 days for unlimited Smartphone and Tablet access.
Maybe it is her short, spiky hair, or the cigarettes, which she gives to the men repairing the wiring in her Brooklyn apartment. Maybe it is because she swears. For whatever reason, the Rev.
This copy is for your personal non-commercial use only. The man, now in his 50s, was a military and civilian firefighter at the base. He filed his appeal with the tribunal in February after his initial claim was rejected.
Since that time, the steady march toward LGBTQ equality in the United States has largely been seen as one of the most significant cultural victories of our time, including a Supreme Court ruling in that made same-sex marriage legal in all 50 states. But when it comes to workplace protections for LGBTQ employees, things have not progressed as quickly as you might think. Notably, there is no federal law that explicitly protects workers for being fired for their sexual orientation or gender identity. Last month, the U.
Thursday afternoon, the firefighter checked into The Crystal Ship on Facebook, leaving behind the message. But as it turns out, after all the backlash the firefighter came forward with a change of heart and responded with this statement:. The past day I have learned a lesson and realized that tolerance goes farther than hateful speech.
Scott Philips-Gartner of Norfolk, Virginia tendered his resignation from the Norfolk Fire Department one year ago, after a year career. He said it was because he was allegedly about to be fired for being gay. Navy veteran with war-time service, Gartner started working for Norfolk back in as a telecommunications officer, and was promoted several times in the years that followed, first to firefighter cardiac technician, then to Assistant Fire Marshall for the city.
By Kaja Whitehouse. A firefighter claims his dreams of being on an elite FDNY rescue squad were crushed when his co-workers began suspecting he is gay. You were supposed to punch him!
One of the men they spotted later contacted Aids charity the Terrence Higgins Trust, which advised him to launch a formal complaint. The firemen were accused of bringing the service into disrepute and misusing fire equipment. It was alleged the firefighters shone torches directly into an area where the men were engaging in outdoor sex acts. The complaint sparked a three-month investigation by the Avon Fire and Rescue Service — during which the crew members were suspended on full pay.
A federal appeals court ruled last week that federal anti-discrimination law extends protections to gay and lesbian workers in cases where they claim discrimination based on both their sexual orientation and gender. Last Thursday, the U. Franchina initially sued in federal court inalleging she developed severe post-traumatic stress because of the constant mistreatment.
So popular has it proved that several versions are now released. Joining the Dog, Animal and Hot Firefighter calendars, also offers a cat calendar. As its name implies, it features firefighters with cats and kittens. A cat version of the calendar features firefighters with kittens Photo: Australia Firefighters Calendar.