North America

LGBTI Rights in North America


ADDED ON: 10/07/2020

Fight against gay marriage still ‘alive and well’ in U.S., advocates warn

President Donald Trump’s nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court to succeed Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg last month ignited fears of an increasingly conservative court rolling back recently gained…

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ADDED ON: 10/07/2020

‘Unable to learn’ – Transgender schools in Latin America offer a fresh chance

MEXICO CITY (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As a transgender girl growing up in Buenos Aires, Viviana Gonzalez dreamt of being a writer, composing poems to console her mother who fled Gonzalez’ abusive…

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ADDED ON: 10/06/2020

Arielle – Illinois

My name is Arielle (she/her) and I am a registered Illinois voter. This fall, I will be voting by mail as an Illinois absentee voter. A couple weeks ago, I mailed in…

ADDED ON: 10/06/2020

California governor nominates 1st gay to state Supreme Court

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Gavin Newsom nominated the first openly gay Black man to the state Supreme Court on Monday, potentially replacing one of the court’s more conservative members with a…

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ADDED ON: 10/06/2020

Conservative Justices Thomas and Alito Suggest Supreme Court Should ‘Fix’ Its Ruling That Legalized Gay Marriage

Conservative Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, joined by fellow conservative Justice Samuel Alito, argued in a Monday statement that the landmark 2015 ruling legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide was improperly decided and suggested…

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ADDED ON: 10/06/2020

Transgender Sonorans, Allies Celebrate ‘Historic’ Passage Of Identity Measure

A measure to allow transgender Sonorans to easily modify official documents to reflect their gender identity has been approved. After a brief presentation from its sponsor and no floor debate, the Sonoran…

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ADDED ON: 10/05/2020

An often ‘isolating’ experience: Students launch trans mentorship program

A new student-run trans mentorship program has launched at UBC. Fourth-year students Alex Gonzalez and Kip Chow, along with a few other students from the Vancouver and Okanagan campuses, have launched the…

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ADDED ON: 10/03/2020

When politicians use hate speech, political violence increases

Politicians deepen existing divides when they use inflammatory language, such as hate speech, and this makes their societies more likely to experience political violence and terrorism. That’s the conclusion from a study…

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ADDED ON: 10/03/2020

Canada reintroduces bill to ban LGBT+ conversion therapy

Canada’s Liberal Party has reintroduced a bill to parliament that if passed will criminalise LGBT+ conversion therapy in the country. LGBT+ conversion therapy is defined as any practice that is designed to…

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ADDED ON: 10/03/2020

LGBT people nearly four times more likely to be victims of violent crime

LGBT people are nearly four times more likely than non-LGBT people to experience violent victimization, including rape, sexual assault, and aggravated or simple assault, according to a new study by the Williams…

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ADDED ON: 10/01/2020

Joey – Massachusetts

  Hello! My name is Joey (he/him/his) and I am registered to vote in Cambridge, Massachusetts! I moved to Cambridge in the Spring of 2019, and recently moved to a new apartment…

ADDED ON: 10/01/2020

Jonathan – New York

  My name is Jonathan (he/him/his) and I am registered to vote in New York. I plan to vote in person, and also plan to volunteer at the polls in Brooklyn. Voting…