North America

LGBTI Rights in North America


ADDED ON: 09/20/2022

Montana to let transgender people change their birth record

After months of defiance, Montana’s health department said Monday it will follow a judge’s ruling and temporarily allow transgender people to change the gender on their birth certificates. The judge issued a…

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ADDED ON: 09/19/2022

‘Life-changing’ Hamilton softball league becomes 3rd in Canada to join prestigious LGBTQ+ alliance

An LGBTQ-friendly softball league in Hamilton has joined the North American Gay Amateur Athletic Alliance (NAGAAA), becoming the only Hamilton sports league and just the third in Canada to be part of…

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ADDED ON: 09/18/2022

Texas judge halts investigations of transgender families who belong to national advocacy group

A state district judge on Friday granted a temporary halt into the investigations of families with transgender children who belong to one of the largest LGBTQ advocacy groups in the country. The…

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ADDED ON: 09/17/2022

Japan’s first gay elected member of parliament visits SF

San Francisco's GLBT Historical Society Museum welcomed Taiga Ishikawa, Japan's first gay member of parliament, during his recent visit to San Francisco. Ishikawa, 48, is Japan's highest-ranking and only LGBTQ politician currently…

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ADDED ON: 09/14/2022

Youth activists hold D.C. rally for LGBTQ rights

About 100 youth activists and their supporters from throughout the country turned out for a rally on Monday, Sept. 12, at D.C. ‘s John Marshall Park near the U.S. Capitol to call…

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ADDED ON: 09/11/2022

Yeshiva University Can Bar L.G.B.T. Club for Now, Justice Rules

Justice Sonia Sotomayor said on Friday that Yeshiva University in Manhattan can for now disregard a state court ruling that ordered it to recognize an L.G.B.T. student club — a case she…

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ADDED ON: 09/10/2022

Montana permanently blocks transgender birth certificate changes

Montana health officials on Friday made permanent a rule that blocks transgender people from changing their birth certificates even if they undergo gender-confirmation surgery. The move by Republican Gov. Greg Gianforte’s administration…

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ADDED ON: 09/09/2022

‘No rings, no guests’: supreme court fears spur LGBTQ ‘shotgun’ weddings

On a late June day in 2015, recent high school graduate Kaliyah Halsey and their mother were shopping for dormitory supplies when Kaliyah’s mother looked at her phone. “She was like, ‘Oh…

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ADDED ON: 09/08/2022

How Targeting LGBTQ+ Rights Are Part of the Authoritarian Playbook

In the last three decades, protections for LGBT people’s rights have advanced rapidly in many countries and regions. However, rising populist authoritarianism poses a significant threat to this progress because abolishing sexual…

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ADDED ON: 09/08/2022

Texas Judge: Letting Gay Men Die Is Religious Freedom

A district judge in Texas with a long record of extreme rulings against the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and against LGBTQ equality today managed to attack both of them at once, striking down an ACA requirement that…

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ADDED ON: 09/07/2022

A new PAC has launched to campaign against anti-LGBTQ candidates

As Republicans continue to threaten LGBTQ rights, a group of politicians and strategists have launched a new super PAC focused on keeping right-wing candidates out of office. Rather than electing pro-LGBTQ candidates,…

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ADDED ON: 09/06/2022

Louisiana tells schools to keep discriminating against trans students

The Louisiana State Superintendent of Education is telling schools they can continue to discriminate against transgender students if they want to. In June, the Biden administration released a series of proposed changes…

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