North America

LGBTI Rights in North America


ADDED ON: 02/11/2019

Two transgender women joined migrant caravan. Only one survived journey to San Francisco.

Moments before paramedics rushed Roxsana Hernandez out of an ICE jail in New Mexico, Charlotte consoled her dying friend. They’d known each other only a few months, but the Honduran women had…

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ADDED ON: 02/11/2019

LGBTQ pride and Mexican culture in sweet harmony

Mariachi music is one of Mexico's most beloved forms of music. It's also among the most traditional. After coming out as a gay man, Carlos Samaniego found that he was not welcome…

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ADDED ON: 02/11/2019

Can Businesses Turn Away LGBT Customers? Court Battles Bubbling Back Up

The original story behind the Masterpiece Cakeshop case is both undisputed and well known: a gay couple in Colorado walked into the bakery in 2012 and asked for wedding cake. The owner…

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ADDED ON: 02/10/2019

ICE confirms 45 transgender women being held at Texas detention center

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement this week confirmed to the Washington Blade that it is currently housing 45 transgender women at a privately-run detention center in Texas. Danielle Bennett on Tuesday said…

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ADDED ON: 02/10/2019

School forced to close after inviting black, gay speaker for assembly

Protesters forced a school to close after they invited a gay councilperson to speak. Immaculata Catholic School in Durham, North Carolina, told parents that due to several groups planning demonstrations at the…

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ADDED ON: 02/09/2019

LGBT+ activists fear police missed chances to catch Canadian serial killer

As Canadian serial killer Bruce McArthur was sentenced to life in prison for the murder of eight men on Friday, LGBT+ activists questioned whether homophobia and racism may have hampered police investigations…

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ADDED ON: 02/09/2019

LGBT police officers say they’ve faced horrible discrimination, and now they’re suing

It didn't matter whether Jay Brome called for backup during high-speed stolen car pursuits, intense vehicle impoundments or hit-and-run investigations. His fellow officers at the California Highway Patrol would not respond even…

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ADDED ON: 02/08/2019

Tennessee lawmakers file bills that would allow adoption agencies to refuse service to LGBT couples

Tennessee lawmakers this week introduced a set of bills that would allow adoption agencies to deny services to LGBT couples on religious grounds. One bill, filed by state Sen. Joey Hensley (R)…

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ADDED ON: 02/07/2019

LGBTI Students to get New Access to Bursary Program from Province

The Nova Scotia government will broaden who is eligible for a bursary meant to promote diversity in the communications field, after Mount Saint Vincent University students and staff said they were concerned it excluded LGBTI students.…

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ADDED ON: 02/07/2019

When Religion Leads to Trauma

“We think of church as a place of healing and transformation, and it is,” says Michael Walrond Jr., pastor of the First Corinthian Baptist Church in Harlem. But for some, he says,…

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ADDED ON: 02/05/2019

CA would ban infant intersex surgeries under Wiener bill

California would become the first state in the nation to ban surgeries performed on intersex infants if state lawmakers approve a bill authored by gay state Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco). At…

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ADDED ON: 02/04/2019

Migrants find refuge at lesbian-run shelter in Mexico border city

Cindy Campos was washing clothes on a concrete washboard in the courtyard of Cobina Posada del Migrante, a migrant shelter in the Mexican border city of Mexicali, shortly after 4 p.m. on…

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