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ADDED ON: 06/15/2019

AP Explains: The rocky rise of LGBT rights in Latin America

Despite a dark past, today many LGBT citizens in Latin America are enjoying the right to marry, choose their gender identity and adopt children. But while laws in several of the region’s…

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ADDED ON: 06/14/2019

Mexico City’s LGBT-Inclusive School Uniforms Policy

Mexico City's Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum announced on June 3 that children in Mexico City would be allowed to choose the uniform they wear to school. The policy applies to pre-schools, elementary schools,…

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ADDED ON: 06/14/2019

Reporters granted access to ICE transgender detainee unit

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Wednesday for the first time granted reporters access to a unit created specifically for transgender women who are in their custody. Reporters from the Washington Blade;…

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ADDED ON: 06/11/2019

Pence says it was ‘right decision’ to prohibit flying LGBT rainbow flag outside US embassies

Vice President Pence on Monday defended the State Department's decision to bar U.S. embassies from flying rainbow flags on their flagpoles during LGBT Pride Month, saying that it was the "right" move.…

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ADDED ON: 06/10/2019

LGBT+ pride marches in US interrupted by neo-Nazis and stampede

Separate LGBT+ pride marches in the US were disrupted on Saturday, one by a stampede triggered over fears of a shooting and another by one of America’s biggest neo-Nazi groups. In Washington…

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ADDED ON: 06/09/2019

U.S. embassies display pride flag, despite Trump administration advisory against it

On Friday, the Trump Administration was reportedly rejecting requests from U.S. embassies to display the rainbow pride flag on official flagpoles in celebration of Pride Month, according to an NBC News report.…

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ADDED ON: 06/08/2019

Queer in the caravan: The dangers LGBT migrants face in search for asylum

The journey north for migrants traveling through Mexico carries multiple risks—food insecurity, exposure to elements, assault, injury and more. Traveling with a caravan offers a measure of safety against some of these…

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ADDED ON: 06/07/2019

99 Dems urge State Dept. to recognize citizenship of LGBT couple’s child

A group of 99 congressional Democrats — 80 in the U.S. House, 19 in the U.S. Senate — are calling on the Trump administration to reverse its policy of refusing to recognize…

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ADDED ON: 06/07/2019

Boys can wear skirts, girls can wear pants for school uniforms in Mexico City

Mexico City Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum recently announced the city is doing away with gender restrictions on school uniforms. ‘We are announcing something very simple but for us very transcendent. I think the…

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ADDED ON: 06/07/2019

NYPD apologizes for 1969 raid at Stonewall Inn gay bar, cradle of U.S. LGBT rights movement

Nearly 50 years after a police raid at the Stonewall Inn catalyzed the modern LGBT rights movement, New York’s police commissioner apologized Tuesday for what his department did. “The actions taken by…

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ADDED ON: 06/07/2019

YouTube’s ‘confused’ response to anti-gay slurs

YouTube is one of many companies that has given its logo a rainbow-themed makeover to show support for LGBT rights - but, underneath the colourful veneer, a row has erupted over how…

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ADDED ON: 06/06/2019

Why we should (try to) take the Boston Straight Pride parade seriously

"It’s LGBT Pride Month, but straight people aren’t going to let that stop them. Yesterday, news hit the wires that a group of men referring to themselves as Super Happy Fun America…

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