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North America

LGBTI Rights in North America


ADDED ON: 02/11/2020

Two Gay Immigrants Left Everything For Safety In The US. Instead, They Were Sent To Guatemala.

Sitting in a jet streaming toward Guatemala, watching the landscape shift below, Pablo replayed the scenes that had led to this moment. He recalled the day he fled his home in El…

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ADDED ON: 02/10/2020

Queer Asians Refused to Be Left Out of Lunar New Year Celebrations

“Our first year we used a lot of euphemisms like ‘rainbow family.’ But now we want people to know exactly what we are: a queer Asian contingent.” Christine tears up every time…

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ADDED ON: 02/09/2020

Buttigieg’s Iowa success unleashes emotion and commentary on his gay identity

Within moments of Pete Buttigieg officially finishing at the top of the Iowa caucuses this week, the LGBTQ Victory Fund announced its conclusion: "America is ready for the first openly gay president!"…

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ADDED ON: 02/08/2020

LGBT Protections Bill Clears Virginia Senate

A bill that seeks to prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity cleared the Virginia Senate on Thursday. The Virginia Values Act cleared the Senate with a 30-9 vote. The…

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ADDED ON: 02/07/2020

National firestorm on horizon as states consider criminalizing transgender treatments for youths

Rep. Fred Deutsch, sponsor of the South Dakota's HB 1057, said he introduced the bill Jan. 14 to prevent doctors from pushing children to change their bodies. “Every child in South Dakota…

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ADDED ON: 02/06/2020

Evangelical Pastor Pushed Pompeo to Fire Yovanovitch for LGBT Support

In the summer of 2018, an American evangelical pastor and dozens of Ukrainian Christian groups prayed for Marie Yovanovitch to be fired from her job as the US ambassador to Kyiv. With…

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ADDED ON: 02/04/2020

How Pete Buttigieg Found Support in Iowa’s Formerly Anti-LGBTQ Communities

Pete Buttigieg doesn’t often remind people that he’s running a historic presidential campaign. The 38-year-old former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, has emphasized an easy-to-like persona: a nice-guy Midwesterner with middle-of-the-road policies…

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ADDED ON: 02/02/2020

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo refuses to meet with LGBT activists in Ukraine

Donald Trump’s anti-LGBT+ Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visited Ukraine this week, but refused to meet with LGBT+ community leaders. Pompeo made the trip to show America’s commitment to defending Ukraine against…

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ADDED ON: 02/02/2020

Tanzania ‘anti-gay’ force official Paul Makonda banned from US

A top Tanzanian official who launched a surveillance squad dedicated to hunting down gay people has been banned by the US from entering the country. The US state department said Paul Makonda,…

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ADDED ON: 02/02/2020

Franklin Graham banned by 2nd UK city over ‘repulsive’ LGBT+ views, official says

Evangelist Franklin Graham was banned Wednesday from coming to a second arena in England on his upcoming summer tour of the United Kingdom. Julie Dore, the council leader in Sheffield, cited Graham’s…

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ADDED ON: 02/02/2020

Veracruz Congress rejects same-sex marriage

The Veracruz Congress rejected the reform of 52 articles of the Civil Code that sought to establish formal union between people of the same sex, since it was indicated that the natural…

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ADDED ON: 02/01/2020

Bernie Sanders Stakes Out Big Lead Among LGBT Voters in Latest Poll

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is the most popular Democratic presidential candidate among LGBT voters, according to the latest poll from Morning Consult. The poll found that 34 percent of LGBT respondents favored…

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