Erdoğan finds a scapegoat in Turkey’s election: LGBTQ+ people – POLITICO

ISTANBUL — To President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Turkey’s LGBTQ+ community represents “deviant structures” and a “virus of heresy.” In the run-up to Sunday’s too-close-to-call election, he has ramped up his poisonous invective against homosexuality, as he seeks to shore up his conservative Islamist base. Almost every other speech from the campaign trail accuses the opposition … Read more

Vito Perrone says he was denied top school job for addressing women as ‘ladies’

A Massachusetts school superintendent candidate said that his job offer was rescinded after he addressed two women on the school’s committee as “ladies” — a greeting they deemed a “microaggression.” Vito Perrone was offered the position as the head of Easthampton schools on March 24 but he said the opportunity vanished when he used the … Read more

HSBC’s gender and Black pay gaps got bigger in 2022

HSBC’s pay gap for female and Black employees in the UK increased last year, despite a focus on recruiting more senior staff. The UK lender’s average gender pay gap for UK employees in 2022 was 45.2%, according to figures in its annual report, up from 44.9% a year earlier. Meanwhile, the pay differential for Black employees … Read more