North America

LGBTI Rights in North America


ADDED ON: 04/15/2019

Brunei once held off on strict Islamic law to stay in a U.S.-backed trade pact. Then Trump pulled out.

When more than 100 members of Congress raised worries in 2014 over plans to include Brunei in a sweeping Pacific trade deal, envoys from the tiny sultanate rushed to Washington with a…

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ADDED ON: 04/15/2019

Navy will allow off-duty sailors to ‘live socially’ according to their preferred gender, but not do so on duty

For transgender people in the U.S. military, April is shaping up to be a bittersweet month. But mostly bitter. Just a few days before the implementation of President Trump’s ban on transgender…

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ADDED ON: 04/14/2019

Why I’m angry about Edmonton Pride’s cancellation in Canada

The cancellation of an LGBT Pride festival in Edmonton, Canada is both shocking and cause for concern. It comes in the same year that Pride festivals around the world celebrate the 50th…

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ADDED ON: 04/13/2019

The LGBT Equality Act began life in 1974. It’s still waiting to be passed.

When the news broke that Rep. Bella Abzug had introduced a bill to protect lesbian and gay people from discrimination to Congress, David Mixner cut out the article and hid it the…

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ADDED ON: 04/12/2019

Councillors in Castlegar, B.C., condemn controversial comments made at public meeting, offer apology

Two city councillors and the mayor of Castlegar have condemned controversial comments made during a question period at last week's televised council meeting. During question period, resident Richard Switzer voiced concerns about…

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ADDED ON: 04/10/2019

Calls for pastor who celebrated Orlando massacre to be banned from Ireland

A petition has been signed almost 5,000 times calling for anti-LGBT+ pastor Steven Anderson to be banned from entering Ireland. Anderson—a preacher with the Faithful Word Baptist Church in the United States—is…

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ADDED ON: 04/10/2019

Luxembourg’s gay premier praises Mexico LGBT+ progress, sees more work ahead

Luxembourg Prime Minister Xavier Bettel addressed the Mexican Senate on Tuesday, calling on lawmakers to advance LGBT rights in the country of some 120 million people. On the third day of his…

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ADDED ON: 04/09/2019

More than half of banned books challenged for LGBTQ content

More than half of the top 11 most frequently challenged and banned books of 2018 include LGBTQ content, according to a report released Monday by the American Library Association. “Books for youth…

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ADDED ON: 04/08/2019

Quebec City police investigate online threat against LGBTQ community

The owner of Le Drague Cabaret Club in Quebec City filed a complaint with police after a hate message was discovered on social media — a message targeting the local LGBTQ community.…

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ADDED ON: 04/08/2019

Two-Spirit: Meet the Native Americans embracing their LGBT+ tribe members

The sound of drums, singing and prayers marks the opening of a powwow in Phoenix on a Saturday afternoon. Marchers carry the flags of the United States and some of Arizona’s tribal…

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ADDED ON: 04/06/2019

New Study: LGBT People A ‘Fundamental Part of The Fabric Of Rural Communities’

LGBT people are typically depicted as city and coastal dwellers. And those who live in rural America are often characterized as people yearning to escape rural life for more acceptance in urban…

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ADDED ON: 04/06/2019

Most Albertans say parents shouldn’t be notified when child joins GSA, online survey suggests

Most people think parents should not be notified when their children join gay-straight alliance groups at school, according to a recent survey of more than 74,000 people across the province. In the…

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