It certainly seems there's something fishy going on in the Burnsville school district with regard to the Tania Z. Chance controversy -- something district administrators are trying to sweep under the rug.Chance, 39, was the district's human resources director until she accepted a curiosity-piquin ... More >>
The guard has been reprimanded, but still works at the stadium.Taylor Campione and Kelsi Culpepper -- two lesbian women from Minneapolis -- were recently scolded by a Target Field security guard for what they call a "brief kiss." After seeing the quick peck on the lips, the guard told the wo ... More >>
Photo by Andy MannixTaylor Campione and Kelsi Culpepper hope their story can be a lesson for others.Earlier today, we reported the story of Taylor Campione and Kelsi Culpepper, two lesbians who were scolded by a security guard at Target Field for a peck on the lips. Since the story's publication ... More >>
Via Fox 9Deborah York moves on.It was the "Blackboard Jungle" out in suburban Edina in November 2009, but instead of Glenn Ford facing down high school thugs, it was teacher Deborah York struggling to deal with an obstreperous first-grader. That's right. A first-grader. By the time the confront ... More >>
Anoka-Hennepin teacher Walter Filson isn't laughing. Anoka-Hennepin teacher Walter Filson thought it would be funny to taunt a boy in his class about liking to dress in women's clothes, and having a thing for older men. He didn't think it was so funny when his own name was made public, after ... More >>
Hartman doesn't see the resemblance between this guy and Jesus.WCCO-830's Chad Hartman doesn't understand Steve Horner's quest to criminalize ladies' night, but he tried to find some love for him anyway. On his radio show yesterday, Hartman discussed City Pages' story about Horner's plans to ... More >>
The perpetual Jordan neighborhood gadfly has filed a complaint with the Minneapolis Department of Human Rights claiming he's being discriminated against for his sexual orientation.
Photo: dave mcmtDiane Cleveland had a right to privacy, a judge says.Anoka-Hennepin teacher Diane Cleveland's privacy rights were violated when her name was made public by the Minnesota Department of Human Rights during its investigation of comments she made about a straight student's perceiv ... More >>
So much for thatMen and women can now get plowed on the cheap equally, or not at all: The Minnesota Department of Human Rights is reinforcing an old rule that "Ladies Night" drink specials amount to illegal gender discrimination. Talk about a buzz kill. The sobering news comes after MDHR c ... More >>
Abercrombie & Fitch seems to have some serious issues understanding and accommodating people with disabilities. Just one of the retailer's many many downfalls in life.
Protesters at the school board meeting last night demanded more training for teachers concerning gay students and some asked for the teachers to be fired.
The district is paying his family a $25,000 settlement in the case and the student, Alex Merritt, is speaking out in hopes of helping others come forward about harassment in the classroom.
The Anoka-Hennepin School District is paying a high school student's family $25,000 in a settlement after two teachers made his perceived sexual orientation into a class joke.
In less than a year, Michael Jordan has dismantled the city agency responsible for upholding civil rights
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A 71-year-old sportswriter refuses to give up his sources
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Some hailed firefighters Julie Tossey and Kathleen O'Connor as symbols of a new era in gender equality in St. Paul. But others--including their own union--wanted to see their dreams go up in smoke.
City officials say the head of the Frogtown Action Alliance is dodging them. Two former employees say he sexually harassed them. Leaders in the struggling St. Paul neighborhood fear Shem Shakir's bad karma is contagious.
Fifty years ago Minneapolis launched a program to stamp out discrimination. Now many of the dream's supporters doubt the city's civil-rights agencies are equal to the task.
Jean Sandberg asked her post-office bosses to put a stop to the penis jokes and the wet T-shirt invitations. They sent her complaint to the dead-letter office.
Keep your laws off my potty: A restroom refusenik's crusade for modesty at Southwest High School
Seven years ago Tony DiIoia was a bright-eyed Minneapolis rookie. Then came the beatings, the lawsuits, and the pink slip.
All Dennis Williams wanted was a job with the city of Minneapolis. After five years of bureaucratic torture, what he ended up with was three months in jail and a shot at serious prison time.
An African-American Target employee's lawsuit alleges that Dayton Hudson set him up for failure
For 19 years, Larry Blackwell fought other people's discrimination battles. Now he's getting ready for his own.
Student-teacher Amrit Chauhan promised his class at Murray Junior High he'd be honest about himself. But telling the kids he's gay might have cost him his teaching certificate.
For 17 years Larry Blackwell has been incurring the wrath of Minneapolis officials in his position as city affirmative action director.