South Carolina School Cancels "Indigo Girls" Concert in Anti-Lesbian Action
According to a National Gay and Lesbian Task Force press release, Irmo High School, located near Columbia, S.C., canceled a scheduled Indigo Girls concert when school Principal Gerald Witt learned that band members Amy Ray and Emily Saliers are gay.
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Executive Director Kerry Lobel said "Gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender youth face harassment and violence in schools across the country. This is precisely why."
Media Resources: NGLTF press release - April 30, 1998
8/29/2014 Domestic Violence Victims May Now Qualify For Asylum in the US - A recent case has opened the door for victims of domestic violence abroad to qualify for asylum in the United States.
The Justice Department's Board of Immigration Appeals ruled for the first time on Tuesday that a victim of domestic violence fit a specific criterion for asylum: persecution for membership in a particular social group. . . .