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LGBTI Rights in North America


ADDED ON: 06/06/2019

LGBT tour operator faces death threats over Ethiopia trip

An LGBT tour operator has received death threats and hate messages on social media after launching a holiday to Ethiopia. Chicago-based Toto Tours’ 16-day trip to Ethiopia is due to take place…

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ADDED ON: 06/05/2019

Lyft will now let passengers specify their preferred pronouns

June is LGBT Pride month, and as part of its observance, ride-share company Lyft has announced a new feature which lets passengers specify their preferred pronouns. In the app, passengers can access…

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ADDED ON: 06/04/2019

17 Pictures That Changed The Course Of LGBT History

In the 1960s and '70s, amid a climate of political upheaval and civil rights activism, LGBT communities across the US were uniting for visibility and change. Events like the 1969 Stonewall riots,…

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ADDED ON: 06/03/2019

Transgender woman from El Salvador dies in ICE custody

A transgender woman from El Salvador died on Saturday while in U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody. An ICE press release says Johana “Joa” Medina Leon, who was identified by her birth…

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ADDED ON: 06/02/2019

President Trump’s Anti-LGBT Agenda Is Louder Than His Pride Message

On Friday, President Trump tweeted a message in support of Pride month, which was breathtakingly disingenuous given his administration’s systematic assault on LGBT rights. After ignoring LGBTQ Pride month since he took…

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ADDED ON: 06/02/2019

U.S. embassy in Seoul faces backlash for flying Pride flag

The American embassy in South Korea is facing backlash from the country’s conservative and Christian groups for displaying a Pride flag on its building during Pride celebrations in Seoul. Harry Harris, the…

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ADDED ON: 06/02/2019

Rainbow flags set on fire outside New York City LGBTQ bar

Two rainbow flags were set ablaze outside a New York City LGBTQ bar just as Pride Month festivities were set to get underway, police told NBC New York. It happened just after…

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ADDED ON: 05/29/2019

In a survey of American Muslims, 0% identified as lesbian or gay. Here’s the story behind that statistic

In the United States, you could count the number of mosques like Masjid al-Rabia on two hands. It's a small community built on "five pillars of inclusivity," including pledges to be "women-centered,"…

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ADDED ON: 05/27/2019

Gillette ad features dad teaching trans son how to shave

The latest advert from Gillette features a trans man being taught how to shave for the first time by his dad. The advert, as part of the grooming company’s #MyBestSelf campaign, has…

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ADDED ON: 05/26/2019

Protesters demand end to killings of transgender women, Trump rollbacks

Protesters chanting “black trans lives matter” and “we will not be erased” on Friday demanded an end to the killings of black transgender women in the United States and decried the Trump…

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ADDED ON: 05/26/2019

Trump admin seeks to roll back trans health care protections in Obamacare

In a surreptitious move on the Friday before Memorial Day — when much of Washington has already vacated town for the weekend — the Trump administration announced a proposed rule to undermine…

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ADDED ON: 05/22/2019

Philadelphia Woman Becomes Fifth Transgender Person Killed in 2019

Michelle “Tamika” Washington, 40, is the fifth transgender person killed in 2019, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) reports. A longtime trans-rights advocate, Washington was fatally shot Sunday in North Philadelphia. According to…

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