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PA Man Sues U.S. Postal Service For Being Fired Because He Is Gay

PA Man Sues U.S. Postal Service For Being Fired Because He Is Gay

A former postal worker identified as John Doe to protect himself from retribution, filed a lawsuit on Friday in federal court alleging that he was discriminated against and subjected to harassment at the hands of his co-worker and was fired from his job because he’s gay.

Via MetroWeekly:

The lawsuit claims Doe was a letter carrier in Hanover Township, Pa., for the U.S. Postal Service for 12 years before he was fired on Aug. 19.

According to the lawsuit, one of his co-workers relayed several gay slurs used by co-workers to describe Doe, including a “sick faggot.” Another worker called him “Glinda,” a reference to the “Good Witch” from The Wizard of Oz. Still other co-workers complained that his shorts were too tight. And one supervisor allegedly said, “I fucking swear to God I’m gonna get his ass fired.”

According to the lawsuit, the mailman was fired for allegedly kicking a co-worker, Lisa Williams. Doe claims Williams lied about the incident. He was charged with harassment for the alleged incident, but the charge was dismissed. 

After he was fired, another co-worker told Doe that Williams said “I’m so glad they finally got rid of that fruitcake.”

Williams waited four to six days before reporting the kicking incident to police. Supervisors then waited 40 days after the alleged incident before conducting a pre-disciplinary interview with the letter carrier and waited 53 days before issuing a “notice of removal.”

“Defendants acceded to Ms. Williams’ discriminatory bias and hate by wrongfully terminating Doe,” the lawsuit claims.

John Doe is asking to be reinstated in his job and be paid for the time since he was terminated, as well as damages for pain, suffering, and embarrassment suffered as a result of his firing. Dow who is HIV+ has fallen into a deep depression , because without his employment and insurance it’s unclear how he’ll be able to pay for medication and medical care to manage his condition.

It is unknown whether or not his co-workers or employer knew about his HIV status.

YouTube Investigating Right-Wing Pundit Steven Crowder for Harassing Gay Journalist

YouTube Investigating Right-Wing Pundit Steven Crowder for Harassing Gay Journalist

YouTube is finally investigating right-wing commentator Steven Crowder the host of Louder with Crowder, after a series of videos containing homophobic and racist comments towards a gay journalist.

Carlos Maza brought the harassment to light on a Twitter this week Maza hosts Strikethrough for Vox, a show about media, politics and technology.

Crowder has made ‘rebuttal’ videos over Maza’s Vox segments that have caused a flood of homophobic and racist abuse on Instagram and Twitter. Crowder’s fans have doxxed him multiple times, leaving his phone unusable with the amount of abuse.

This is a direct violation of YouTube’s community guidelines. Content ‘deliberately posted in order to humiliate someone, make hurtful and negative personal comments/videos about another person, or incite others to harass or threaten individuals on or off YouTube’ is banned.

Crowder is well know for making anti-gay videos and also currently sells and advertises t-shirt that say ‘Socialism is for f*gs’ on his YouTube channel. While he with a “straight” face claims the word stands for ‘figs’, it features an image of Che Guevara with a limp wrist – an offensive gay stereotype.

Back2Stonewall was unable to contact Crowder via Twitter for comment.

The right-wing coward has blocked us from his page.

Bloomberg Media To Be Sued By Former International Manager For Anti-Gay Discrimination

Michael Musto of the Village Voice has just revealed that Bloomberg Media, the software, data and newsgathering company founded by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, will soon be facing an discrimination suit by a gay former employee.

I’ve just learned that Bloomberg Media’s International Managing Director of Television Brian Martinez—who I knew back in the ’90s club days—is filing suit with that company for having been relieved of his duties in July.

Martinez’s suit alleges that he was the victim of anti-gay discrimination and also perceived disability discrimination.

After a domestic violence incident with his then-partner, Martinez says his employer deemed him mentally incapacitated to continue working, though he says a doctor found him perfectly capable

Bloomberg Media denies the charges saying: “We have always been a leader in providing benefits to domestic partners, and we covered the health benefits of Brian’s partners including an international relocation of his partner from Tokyo to London. Any hint that his termination was related to sexual orientation is ludicrous to anyone who knows Brian or knows this company.”

We shall see.  We hsall see…..