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LGBTI Rights in North America


ADDED ON: 02/25/2021

Transgender Arkansan killed in Pennsylvania

A 24-year-old transgender woman from Springdale was killed Thursday in Pennsylvania , according to the Pennsylvania State Police. Chyna Carrillo's death is at least the seventh killing of a transgender person in…

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ADDED ON: 02/25/2021

Mexico’s top court to vote on gay marriage in Yucatan state

MEXICO CITY (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Mexico’s top court is due to vote Wednesday whether to order the state of Yucatan to legalize gay marriage, a move that would open the door…

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ADDED ON: 02/25/2021

A record 5.6% of Americans identify as LGBT+, Gallup poll finds

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A record 5.6% of Americans - or 18 million people - are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender, a Gallup poll found on Wednesday, attributing a significant…

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ADDED ON: 02/24/2021

‘I’m still here’: Transgender troops begin new era of open military service

As the U.S. military adapts to evolving and increasingly complex global threats, highly-trained cyber warriors like Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Brock Stone are at the tip of the spear. "All the…

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ADDED ON: 02/23/2021

New LGBTQ society gets off the ground in Iqaluit

Branching off from a high school club, Positive Space Nunavut aims to create inclusive spaces, culturally relevant resources and eventually jobs for sexually and gender-diverse Nunavummiut. The society has $100,000 in new…

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ADDED ON: 02/22/2021

Housing for transgender, two-spirit people opens in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside

New housing for transgender, two-spirit and gender-diverse people is set to start accepting residents in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside. Ross-Aoki House, a century-old 24-room hotel, was purchased by the City of Vancouver in…

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ADDED ON: 02/22/2021

Guam LGBTQ leaders target ‘systemic discrimination’

More LGBTQ candidates for public office and more local policy reforms will be sought through Equality Guam, a new LGBTQ advocacy group supported by the island's lieutenant governor and public auditor, as…

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ADDED ON: 02/20/2021

The Fight To Stop 48 Anti-Transgender Bills (and Counting) Across The Country

The legislative fight to pass discriminatory anti-transgender legislation has been fast and furious, with a significant number of bills seeing hearings and votes in recent weeks. Opponents of equality failed to claw…

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ADDED ON: 02/18/2021

State anti-transgender bills represent coordinated attack, advocates say

Bills in at least 20 states are targeting the transgender community in what LGBTQ advocates say is an organized assault by conservative groups. On Thursday, the North Dakota House of Representatives passed…

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ADDED ON: 02/17/2021

Transgender Woman Is Killed in ‘Vicious and Violent Attack’ in Her Miami Apartment

An attack that a police detective describes as "very vicious and violent" has authorities searching for the killer of a 45-year-old transgender woman found dead two weeks ago in her Miami apartment.…

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ADDED ON: 02/17/2021

LGBTQ people now protected under the Fair Housing Act

For the first time, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people are now protected from housing discrimination under federal law. The Department of Housing and Urban Development announced this month that the Fair…

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ADDED ON: 02/17/2021

A Support Group for Trans Newcomers that Goes ‘Beyond Borders and Binaries’

Trans, non-binary and gender divergent immigrants and refugees living in British Columbia now have a support group to call their very own. Beyond Borders and Binaries, a peer-support group run by MOSAIC…

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