Omaha Atheists to Rally Because “Minorities Matter”.

If you are in the Omaha Metro, be sure to show up this evening in La Vista and tell their Mayor that ALL minorities matter!

Progressive Oasis

OMAHA, NE – Recently, a concerned Omaha Atheist expressed his concerns to a Nebraska Mayor about the presence of religion in a city sponsored event. The Mayor responded with some Nebraska Nasty by saying, “Take me to f*cking court, because I don’t care… Minorities are not going to run my city.”  According to KETV, Mitch Beaumont, La Vista community relations coordinator, released the following statement on Kindig’s behalf Monday: “I am truly sorry that my response to this representative caused backlash against the City. I was coming out of a very emotional event at which local veterans who were killed in action were recognized, and my reaction was certainly emotional in nature. It is my hope all sides can move forward together,” said Kindig.

Nebraska Nasty “Take me to f*cking court, because I don’t care…      Minorities are not going to run my city.”                   Pic from American Atheists

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Queer Alphabet Soup

Thank you Nebraskans for Equality for striving towards full inclusion.

Nebraskans For Equality

OMAHA, NE – The LGBT community is growing as more and more people begin using LGBTQIA.  Many people get confused by the additional letters because they don’t know why they are included. Well, this article will attempt to remedy that.

L is for Lesbians, who are persons who self-identify as females who are sexually and romantically attracted to other females.

G is for Gay Men, who are persons who self-identify as males who are sexually and romantically attracted to other males.

B is for Bisexuals who are persons who can be sexually and romantically attracted to both men and women.

T is for TransGender who are persons whose gender identity differs from their assigned sex at birth. TransGender persons may not self-identify as transgender.  Transgender people may or may not use a different name or pronoun than the one they were assigned at birth, and they may or may…

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A Girl’s Christmas Surprise for Her Deaf Parents

New Day

In today’s edition of the “Good Stuff,” a hand of applause for kindergartner Claire Koch, who shows the so-called sign language interpreter at Nelson Mandela’s memorial how it’s done. And she’s only five.

In the video above, she’s signing for a very important reason; both of her parents are deaf.

She did it as a surprise so her folks could enjoy her Christmas concert– and, boy, were they surprised.

Mom says she’s very proud of her little girl and says she’s “a much better interpreter than Nelson Mandela’s fake one.”

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121 of the Fortune 500 companies cover trans health care

LEXIE CANNES STATE OF TRANS

jamisongreenTHE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT — Back in 2002, no employer in the Fortune 500 offered transgender health care benefits according to the Human Rights Campaign (HRC). Now there are 121 employers in this group that offer some kind of transgender care — up nearly 20% from last year.

The huge turnaround from zero to 121 in 11 years might have much to do with HRC’s policy of grading companies based on the inclusion of health benefits for transgender/LGBT employees as well as businesses making changes on their own in order to remain competitive.

Major strides made by trans people recently in the court system and legislative arena hugely impacted decisions towards policy updating. Awareness in society by more trans people taking charge of their future played a part.

But not all transgender benefits are created equal. The benefits vary among the 125 and the co-pays can be considerable. Some companies…

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