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LGBTI Rights in North America


ADDED ON: 05/18/2018

LGBTQ Immigrants Need Place Where They Feel Safe, Says Centre for Newcomers in Calgary

LGBTQ Calgarians and supporters gathered at the Centre for Newcomers on Thursday to mark the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia.  “We know that being LGBT is criminalized in at least 72 countries…

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ADDED ON: 05/17/2018

Pride Fort Lauderdale to Host Pride of the Americas in 2020

Fort Lauderdale will be the inaugural location of Pride of the Americas in April 2020, an international LGBT festival that is expected to draw people from several continents, including South America and…

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ADDED ON: 05/16/2018

Maryland Bans ‘gay conversion therapy’ for Minors

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan signed a bill into law on Tuesday to prohibit health professionals from practicing “gay conversion therapy” on minors, as a growing number of states and municipalities are banning…

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ADDED ON: 05/16/2018

Canada: Middle Arm Parents Pull Students From LGBTI Rights Presentation

A member of the organization which was giving a presentation at a school on the Baie Verte Peninsula on LGBTQ issues says things are improving but she was disappointed to see only…

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ADDED ON: 05/16/2018

Anti-LGBT Leader Appointed to Religious Freedom Panel

A new member has been named to an international religious freedom panel whose advocacy for the issue has focused on enabling anti-LGBT discrimination in the name of “religious freedom.” Tony Perkins, president…

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ADDED ON: 05/14/2018

Mexico Bans 17 ‘False’ Transgender Women Running in Local Elections

The LGBT community in Oaxaca, Mexico, is outraged after 17 men falsely identified themselves as transgender women to stand for the upcoming local elections on July 11. Mexican media reported that various…

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ADDED ON: 05/10/2018

Looking for Rohmer Challenges China’s Cinematic Gay Taboo

A low-budget film has made headlines in China, not for its glowing success at the box office or critical acclaim, but simply because it made it into cinemas at all. Looking for…

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ADDED ON: 05/09/2018

New NRA Chief Once Compared Fighting Gay Rights to Fight Against Slavery

“Some say that we must ignore social issues, like the definition of marriage, the sanctity of life, religious freedoms,” North said. “I say those are not social issues, they are deeply moral…

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ADDED ON: 05/09/2018

Texas Teacher Who Says She Was Suspended for Being Gay Sues School

A teacher filed a lawsuit against a Texas school district on Tuesday, saying she was suspended in September after a parent claimed she was promoting a “homosexual agenda” during Get to Know…

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ADDED ON: 05/08/2018

Jay-Z’s Mother Gives Moving Speech About Coming Out to Her Rapper Son

In April, the rapper revealed he cried "tears of joy" when mother Gloria Carter came out as gay, saying he was happy "she was free". His song 'Smile', featured on his latest…

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ADDED ON: 05/08/2018

LGBTI People More Likely Than Peers To Live In Poverty, New Study

Though the gay rights movement in the United States has seen huge progress in the last century—especially the last two decades—a new report highlights a bleak reality: LGBTI people are more likely…

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ADDED ON: 05/07/2018

There’s A New Mayor In Town – Texas Town Says YES To Gay Air Force Veteran

Some are reporting the news out of Del Rio Texas this morning as Gay Candidate Known for Wearing High Heels Wins Mayor’s Race in Texas. Yes, that will get us reading. It's…

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