gay rights http://waer.org en CNY Pride Week Underway; Parade Saturday http://waer.org/post/cny-pride-week-underway-parade-saturday <p>Dozens gathered in front of Syracuse City Hall Monday to mark the start of CNY Pride Week with the raising of the rainbow flag. &nbsp;The annual event gives the LGBT community and its supporters a chance to reflect on progress made on equal rights and the challenges remaining. &nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span></p><p>Locally, Syracuse has been a leader in recognizing gay rights with others following suit. &nbsp;The city adopted a &nbsp;law in 1990 prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation in employment, public accommodations, and housing.</p> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 03:56:06 +0000 Scott Willis 19740 at http://waer.org CNY Pride Week Underway; Parade Saturday Former WAER Broadcasters Address Race, Gay Rights, Business Issues in Sports http://waer.org/post/former-waer-broadcasters-address-race-gay-rights-business-issues-sports <p>Some former WAER Sportscasters having success on the largest stages of sports broadcasting shared their opinions Wednesday on topics ranging from race, to gay rights, and diversity.&nbsp; ESPN Host and Play-by-Play broadcaster Anish Shroff, Comcast Sportsnet Houston Host and Reporter Howard Chen and KILT Houston Sports radio Host Nick Wright were part of<a href="http://newhouse.syr.edu/news-events/news/diversity-sports-media-topic-feb-26-forum-newhouse"> “Making the Calls: The State of Diversity in Sports Media,”&nbsp; </a>hosted by Syracuse University’s Newhouse School. Wed, 26 Feb 2014 23:45:34 +0000 Chris Bolt 14863 at http://waer.org Former WAER Broadcasters Address Race, Gay Rights, Business Issues in Sports Local Scouting Council supported lifting gay ban, gay advocates not entirely supportive http://waer.org/post/local-scouting-council-supported-lifting-gay-ban-gay-advocates-not-entirely-supportive <P>The leader of a center for gay youth and those questioning their sexuality is reacting to the Boy Scouts of America vote to include openly gay scouts.&nbsp;&nbsp; It’s being seen as a positive step – but a<BR>tepid one.&nbsp; Fri, 24 May 2013 19:24:51 +0000 Chris Bolt 2560 at http://waer.org Local Scouting Council supported lifting gay ban, gay advocates not entirely supportive