San Francisco, Wednesday, August 28, -A gay student who sued high school administrators in Reno, Nevada, for failing to stop anti-gay harassment today signed a settlement agreement that ends the lawsuit and offers broad new protections that will impact gay and lesbian students nationwide. The agreement is the first in the country to recognize the constitutional right of gay and lesbian youth to be open about their sexual orientation in schools and to be protected from discrimination and harassment by other students. As a result of the settlement in Henkle v.
But what should be a time for a celebration turned into a moment of upheaval over the weekend after the speaker-elect of the Assembly, Ira Hansen, was forced to relinquish his leadership role after the disclosure in a Reno newspaper of newspaper columns and radio commentaries he had written rife with derogatory remarks about blacks, women, Latinos and gays. Hansen, who owns a plumbing business in Sparks, Nev. At the very least, Mr.
Nowadays this former watering hole for those on their way to the Gold Rush has a population of just overIt is a bustling, sophisticated metropolis that has boundless opportunities for hiking and recreation within fifty miles of the city perimeters. You can choose to lie in areas that are close to the glittering downtown core with its wonderful LGBT bars and casinos, or you can live in a more rural area that is closer to the parks and recreational areas on the Truckee River and Pyramid Lake.
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President Clinton is due to get a recommendation today from Defense Secretary Les Aspin on options for a new White House order to replace the current total ban on gay men or lesbians in any of the armed forces. For several days, it has appeared that the final recommendations would be to allow gays to remain in the ranks so long as they do not reveal publicly or in private discussions that they are gay. The policy would end past practices of asking about sexual orientation and aggressively investigating suspected gay men and women in the ranks.
In California inthe anti-marriage equality ballot measure called Question 22 was approved by Opposition to marriage equality had dropped almost nine percentage points in eight years. In Nevada, where a similar measure went on the ballot by initiative petition, the figures were less dramatic but went in the same direction.
History was made here one Sunday in March, when Gov. Bob Miller, resplendent in a stars-and-stripes leather jacket, took to the podium at a dark little bar and got a standing ovation from the raucous crowd. But it was a bittersweet moment for the growing number of lesbians and gay men in Nevada--proof of newly minted clout, evidence of continuing vulnerability.
Henkle v. GregoryF. The plaintiff's attorneys called it "the largest pre-trial award of its kind in history".
Reno has proven its reputation as more than just a border town for decades, providing visitors with great places to eat, drink, shop and, of course, gamble! It's casino strip is a mini Las Vegas, and it sits amidst the dense forestry of the Sierra's. It has the added appeal of being just a short drive from California's Lake Tahoe, making Reno a great night destination after a day of relaxation by the water. Gay Reno has a few diamonds in the rough that make it an easy fit for the gay traveler.