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ADDED ON: 01/17/2021

Improving the Lives and Rights of LGBTQ People in America

The Trump administration spent the majority of its four years in office launching a barrage of attacks infringing on the rights of LGBTQ people, promoting discriminatory policies, and creating barriers to access…

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ADDED ON: 01/17/2021

‘An inspiration’: How Marta’s engagement gave Brazilian LGBT community strength in fight against homophobia

On 4 January, Brazil’s six-time Ballon d’Or winner Marta logged onto Instagram and posted three pictures of herself alongside her partner and Orlando Pride teammate Toni Deion Pressley, who was sporting a…

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ADDED ON: 01/16/2021

California bill would ban intersex surgery for young kids

A California lawmaker is trying again to ban some medically unnecessary surgeries on intersex children until they are at least 6-years-old, hoping a narrower focus combined with new legislative leadership will be…

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ADDED ON: 01/15/2021

Biden Should Cement Rights in US Policy

(Washington, DC) – US President-elect Joe Biden should work with global leaders who have sought to shore up a defense of human rights around the world, Human Rights Watch said today in…

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ADDED ON: 01/15/2021

Biden Admin. to Terminate Flawed Asylum Agreement with El Salvador

President-elect Joe Biden said he will terminate a flawed asylum agreement with El Salvador, the Human Rights Watch reported. LGBT groups within the country experience violence and discrimination from churches and authorities.…

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ADDED ON: 01/14/2021

Court blocks Trump’s sad assault on LGBT+ asylum seekers as administration’s death rattle rings out

A court has shot down Donald Trump‘s sweeping new immigration rules that would make it significantly harder for LGBT+ people to claim asylum. The Department of Homeland Security had issued drastically revised…

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ADDED ON: 01/14/2021

Transgender Man Murdered in Puerto Rico

(WB) A transgender man was murdered in Puerto Rico on Jan. 9. Media reports indicate authorities found Samuel Edmund Damián Valentín’s body in the middle of a highway in Trujillo Alto, a…

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ADDED ON: 01/13/2021

WOMAN WHO THREATENED TO BOMB SCHOOL PLEADS GUILTY TO HATE CRIMES

After threating to kill students and teachers by bombing the Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School in Washington DC in May 2019, a woman has plead guilty to hate crimes. Enraged by the school’s…

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ADDED ON: 01/13/2021

Dept. of Ed Says Title IX Does Not Apply to LGBTQ Discrimination

The United States Department of Education’s Office of the General Counsel published a memorandum on Friday that states that LGBTQ students are not expressly included in protections under Title IX, the law…

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ADDED ON: 01/12/2021

Remote Work Eases Coming Out for Transgender Employees

For those who decide to come out as transgender, the workplace can be a big hurdle—using the bathrooms, keeping up a new appearance and dealing with reactions from co-workers. But with many…

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ADDED ON: 01/10/2021

Amid coup chaos, Trump quietly erases LGBTQ protections in adoption, health services

Under the cover of chaos the day after Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol, the Trump administration has officially nixed regulations barring federal grantees in the Department of Health & Human Services…

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ADDED ON: 01/10/2021

In Four Years, Trump Has Ushered In Federal Judicial Climate Unprecedented In Its Hostility

In just four years, President Trump has ushered in a judicial landscape that is significantly more hostile toward LGBTQ+ people, with nearly 40% of Trump’s confirmed federal appellate judges having demonstrated anti-LGBTQ+…

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