gay rights

PRIDE WEEK 2014
11:56 pm
Mon June 16, 2014

CNY Pride Week Underway; Parade Saturday

CNY Pride Board President Bruce Carter, left, helps raise the rainbow flag.
Credit Scott Willis / WAER News

Dozens gathered in front of Syracuse City Hall Monday to mark the start of CNY Pride Week with the raising of the rainbow flag.  The annual event gives the LGBT community and its supporters a chance to reflect on progress made on equal rights and the challenges remaining.  

 

Locally, Syracuse has been a leader in recognizing gay rights with others following suit.  The city adopted a  law in 1990 prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation in employment, public accommodations, and housing.

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Diversity in Sports Media
6:45 pm
Wed February 26, 2014

Former WAER Broadcasters Address Race, Gay Rights, Business Issues in Sports

ESPN Host and Broadcast Anish Shroff (L) and Comcast Sportsnet Houston Host and Reporter Howard Chen in Syracuse to talk about diveristy in sports.
Credit Chris Bolt/WAER News

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.  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 “Making the Calls: The State of Diversity in Sports Media,”  hosted by Syracuse University’s Newhouse School.

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Gay Scouts ok'd
3:24 pm
Fri May 24, 2013

Local Scouting Council supported lifting gay ban, gay advocates not entirely supportive

Boy Scouts vote to allow openly gay youth to join troops
Credit Indianasnewscenter.com

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.   It’s being seen as a positive step – but a
tepid one. 

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