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LGBTI Rights in North America


ADDED ON: 08/06/2018

Trudeau Marches in Vancouver’s 40th Annual Pride Parade

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau marched in Vancouver's 40th annual Pride Parade in the West End neighbourhood Sunday. Trudeau previously marched in the parade in 2016, but was not in attendance last year.…

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ADDED ON: 08/06/2018

Facebook Bans Infowars and Alex Jones after Calls for Drag Queens to Be Burned Alive

Notorious anti-LGBT conspiracy theory outlet InfoWars has been banned from Facebook for violating hate speech rules – after calling for drag queens to be burned alive. The pro-Trump outlet is best known…

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ADDED ON: 08/04/2018

A ‘Rainbow Wave’? 2018 Has More L.G.B.T. Candidates Than Ever

A record number of lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender candidates are running for office in November, as the Trump administration and state-level politicians have moved to roll back some legal protections. Sharice…

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ADDED ON: 08/02/2018

Half of LGBTI Millennial Adults Haven’t Come Out

Half of LGBTI millennial adults haven’t come out yet, according to new research. The Australian survey, conducted by ABC, has been released just weeks after another study showed that nearly half of…

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ADDED ON: 08/02/2018

Sen. Harris Introduces Bill to Add LGBTI Questions to Census

As the typically dry process of setting questions for the Census moves further into the political arena, Sen. Kamala Harris is pushing to make sure everyone is counted — by adding a…

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ADDED ON: 08/01/2018

Vancouver Pride Parade Marshal Chronicled LGBTI Movement for Over 40 Years

One of the people who will be at the head of this year’s Pride Parade in Vancouver has chronicled the LGBT movement in the city for over 40 years. Ron Dutton created the…

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ADDED ON: 08/01/2018

Alaska Air Faces Backlash After Gay Couple Forced to Give Up Seats

Alaska Airlines faces a public-relations storm after a gay couple were forced to give up their seats on a flight from New York City to Los Angeles on Sunday to make room…

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ADDED ON: 08/01/2018

Everett Klippert, Last Man Jailed In Canada For Being Gay, Changed LGBTQ History

Most young Canadians know Pierre Elliott Trudeau's famous 1967 quote, “There’s no place for the state in the bedrooms of the nation.” But they probably don’t realize the then soon-to-be prime minister…

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ADDED ON: 07/30/2018

LatAm LGBT People Fear Asylum Requests Will Founder with Trump

Latin American lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender people requesting asylum in the U.S. are finding it more and more difficult to be able to leave "insults and attacks" behind them because of the…

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ADDED ON: 07/29/2018

LGBTQ Protests Chick-fil-A’s 1st Opening in Canada

LGBTQ protesters are enraged over Chick-fil-A’s announcement that it will be expanding its franchise into Canada, with some declaring a boycott via Twitter of the Christian-owned fast-food giant’s future Canadian chain locations. …

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ADDED ON: 07/27/2018

Trump Administration Won’t Press African Countries Over Anti-gay Laws, Mick Mulvaney Says

The Trump administration will not press countries to abolish their anti-LGBT laws, Mick Mulvaney has said. Mulvaney, a former Republican lawmaker who is Director of the Office of Management and Budget in the…

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ADDED ON: 07/27/2018

Gay Right-Winger: Fox News Is Too Pro-LGBT

There are many things one could say of the Fox News Channel — that it has a reliably conservative bent and that it’s Donald Trump’s favorite news source, for instance. But now…

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