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LGBTI Rights in North America


ADDED ON: 09/10/2021

Camp True Colors gives LGBTQ+ teens a place to be themselves

Camp True Colors, at a woodsy, lakeside retreat just north of Hinckley, Minn., is summer camp with all the trappings. There’s canoeing and archery and tie-dyeing and a giant water trampoline. There…

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ADDED ON: 09/09/2021

Sex education becomes battlefield in U.S. culture war over LGBT+ rights

Sex education is emerging as the next battleground in a U.S. culture war over LGBT+ rights, as some conservative state legislators seek to keep discussion of sexual orientation and gender identity out…

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ADDED ON: 09/09/2021

The Guardian accused of ‘censoring’ Judith Butler interview comparing TERFs to fascists: ‘Cowards’

The Guardian has been accused of “censoring” feminist icon Judith Butler after the newspaper deleted part of an interview in which they compared trans-exclusionary radical feminists (TERFs) to fascists. This week, an…

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ADDED ON: 09/08/2021

LGBTQ Afghans seek help from Immigration Equality

Immigration Equality last week said 80 LGBTQ Afghans have requested assistance from the group. Aaron Morris, executive director of the New York-based group, in a press release noted “our attorneys spoke directly…

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ADDED ON: 09/06/2021

The Supreme Court could allow attacks to marriage equality just as they are with abortion

The five right-wing justices of the Supreme Court who decided to uphold Texas’s anti-abortion law last week are sending a strong signal about the shaky future of LGBTQ rights, including marriage equality.…

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ADDED ON: 09/05/2021

US transport secretary Pete Buttigieg and husband show off new babies

Buttigieg, the first openly gay US cabinet member, and his spouse Chasten told The Washington Post in July that the two were trying to adopt ‘We are delighted to welcome Penelope Rose…

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ADDED ON: 09/03/2021

Lil Nas X honoured for unflinching commitment to ending LGBT+ youth suicide

Lil Nas X is adding another award to his packed mantle after The Trevor Project announced he has been named their suicide prevention advocate of the year. The honour, announced Wednesday (1…

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ADDED ON: 09/02/2021

Nearly half of LGBT renters behind on rent fear eviction in next two months

About half of LGBT U.S. renters who are behind on their payments fear eviction in the next two months, according to research released by the University of California-Los Angeles's Williams Institute. The…

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ADDED ON: 09/02/2021

20 states sue over Biden admin school, work LGBT protections

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Attorneys general from 20 states sued President Joe Biden’s administration Monday seeking to halt directives that extend federal sex discrimination protections to LGBTQ people, ranging from transgender girls…

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ADDED ON: 08/31/2021

LGBTQ Students Find Hope In New Affirming School: The Magic City Acceptance Academy

For back-to-school shopping, Elliot likes to hit up one of his favorite thrift stores with his mom. They often go thrifting together, and so far, the rising 11th grader has picked out…

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ADDED ON: 08/31/2021

Biden urged to raise LGBTQ rights with Ukraine president

Members of the Congressional LGBTQ+ Equality Caucus have urged President Biden to raise LGBTQ rights with his Ukrainian counterpart when they meet at the White House on Wednesday. “We write today to…

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ADDED ON: 08/31/2021

Colonial Williamsburg adds gay and transgender reenactments

Colonial Williamsburg is bringing a slice of gay and transgender history to life this Fall. Starting in October, a new musical called Ladies of Llangollen will be featured, based on diary entries,…

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