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LGBTI Rights in North America


DANIEL ARZOLA – GLOBAL ARTIVIST

Haga clic para español Daniel Arzola is a queer Venezuelan immigrant Artivist. Alturi’s Joel Klausler met Daniel at Twin Cities Pride and was captivated by his art. Their conversation evolved into a…

ADDED ON: 07/23/2022

Six Texas lawsuits targeting gay marriage, LGBT rights after the fall of Roe vs. Wade

In the wake of the toppling of Roe v. Wade and with Justice Clarence Thomas urging the U.S. Supreme Court to revisit rulings on gay sex and marriage, Texas is the stage…

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ADDED ON: 07/21/2022

Oklahoma town’s first openly gay mayor resigns over harassment, threats ‘bordering on violence’

Adam Graham, the first openly gay mayor of The Village, a town just outside Oklahoma City, has resigned, writing in a resignation letter that he no longer feels safe enough to serve. “In…

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ADDED ON: 07/20/2022

U.S. House passes bill protecting marriage equality

The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday passed a bill protecting gay marriage rights, after the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade imperiled similar precedents that protected rights to same-sex…

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ADDED ON: 07/19/2022

A majority of Canadians support the repeal of queer blood ban, according to poll

A new poll finds that a majority of Canadians support the recent repeal of a lifetime deferral on gay and bisexual men donating blood. Nearly six in 10 respondents (59 percent), according…

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ADDED ON: 07/19/2022

Meet the first transgender military training instructor in United States Air Force

A military training instructor at Joint Base San Antonio Lackland not only serves our country by training the best in the United States Air Force, but also by serving as a beacon…

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ADDED ON: 07/17/2022

Conservative Texas Lawyer Targets PrEP Access After Abortion Rights

With the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade last month, the architect of a controversial Texas abortion law has already aimed at marriage equality, and his next target could leave Texans without…

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ADDED ON: 07/17/2022

UN urged to move Cop27 from Egypt over ‘LGBTQ+ torture’

A White House adviser and his partner have called on the United Nations to move a key climate change summit from Egypt due to the country’s treatment of LGBTQ people, citing fears…

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ADDED ON: 07/15/2022

To fight monkeypox, doctors are using lessons from AIDS crisis

While COVID-19 continues to be top of mind for public health officials, dozens of monkeypox cases have been confirmed in LA so far, and they appear to be clustered among gay and…

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ADDED ON: 07/15/2022

Brittney Griner’s story always transcended sport. She’s a real American trailblazer

The images of Brittney Griner from 15 April 2013 are striking. It was the night of the annual WNBA draft, and Griner was beaming from ear to ear. For months, everyone expected her…

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ADDED ON: 07/13/2022

First James Webb images arrive amid calls for telescope name change, links to LGBTQ abuse.

NASA released the first, highly-anticipated deep space images from its James Webb Space Telescope this week. But the arrival also spotlights continued calls to rename the groundbreaking machine – in light of…

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ADDED ON: 07/11/2022

Queer meetups are helping Montreal Muslims explore spirituality and gender identity

Lifting up their wrist, Zahra Haider talks about one of their many tattoos. They trace their fingertips across the Urdu scripture inked into their skin, spelling out the word "freedom." Sitting in Montreal's…

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