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LGBTI Rights in North America


ADDED ON: 02/23/2018

LGBTI Dreamers Left in Limbo as Bills Fail in Senate

A bipartisan immigration proposal failed in the Senate last week, as President Donald Trump’s deadline to reform immigration, particularly the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, looms. Meanwhile, federal courts continue to…

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ADDED ON: 02/17/2018

Lesbian Couple Told They Can Now Attend Alabama School Prom Together

A young lesbian couple in Alabama have been told that they will now be allowed to attend school prom together. The women attend Alexandria High School in Calhoun County. On 30 January,…

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ADDED ON: 02/16/2018

He Was Convicted of a Sex Act That’s No Longer a Crime. Years Later, He’s Deemed a Sex Offender.

Charlton Green was 20 when he was arrested after having oral sex with a 16-year-old male in a Georgia hotel room. He was convicted of a sex crime — not because the…

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ADDED ON: 02/16/2018

One Man’s Journey Through Gay Conversion Therapy

Bojidar Kandar was a senior at Amherst Central High School when he finally told his mother he was gay. “She thought something was wrong that she couldn’t fix,” said Kandar, now 30.…

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ADDED ON: 02/16/2018

Law That Forces Teachers to Say It’s Wrong to Be Gay Could Finally Be Repealed in Alabama

A law that forces schools in Alabama to teach kids that homosexuality is “not acceptable” could finally be lifted in the state. Alabama is one of seven states with so-called ‘no promo…

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ADDED ON: 02/06/2018

Doctors Should Stop Defining Sexual ‘Normality’

On October 26, 1996, a small group of activists picketed outside an American Academy of Pediatrics conference in Boston to draw attention to the fact that cosmetic surgeries were routinely being performed…

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ADDED ON: 02/04/2018

It Is Not Only LGBT Jamaicans Who Welcome the Government’s Ban of Controversial U.S. Preacher

Human rights activists, online campaigners — and many other Jamaicans — were pleased with the government's recent decision to deny entry to American fundamentalist pastor, Steven Anderson. While concerns regarding free speechlinger, it was not…

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ADDED ON: 02/03/2018

White Supremacists on College Campuses: The ADL Says Hateful Rhetoric is Surging

According to the Anti Defamation League, white supremacist propaganda is showing up more often on college campuses, including in Ohio. The ADL released a report this week showing a surge in campus propaganda last semester. A…

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ADDED ON: 02/03/2018

Billings Church Gets Hit Again with Swastika, Anti-Gay Graffiti

A week after someone left a stack of anti-gay pamphlets at a gay-friendly church in Billings, more messages appeared in and around the building, including swastikas and a hastily scrawled “No gays”…

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ADDED ON: 02/01/2018

Gay-Rights Groups Say Amazon Should Avoid These 9 Cities for Second Headquarters

Gay-rights advocates plan a "No Gay? No Way!" campaign Thursday to pressure Amazon to avoid building its second headquarters in a state that does not protect its residents from discrimination for their sexual…

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ADDED ON: 01/31/2018

Efforts to Help LGBTI Puerto Ricans After Maria ‘being forgotten’

An activist from Puerto Rico who attended the National LGBTI Task Force’s annual Creating Change conference in D.C. on Saturday said efforts to help the island’s LGBTI community after Hurricane Maria are…

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