North America

LGBTI Rights in North America


ADDED ON: 06/27/2020

New York’s Stonewall Inn seeks help to fight closure after lockdown

The owners of New York City’s Stonewall Inn are appealing for help to save the historic LGBT+ bar from closure after more than three months of not trading due to the coronavirus…

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ADDED ON: 06/26/2020

American Pastors Network Says Supreme Court’s LGBTQ Ruling Undermines Biblical Order and Invites God’s Judgment

The American Pastors Network devoted time in recent episodes of its “Stand in the Gap” broadcast to denouncing the Supreme Court’s June 15 ruling that federal civil rights law prohibits workplace discrimination…

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ADDED ON: 06/25/2020

A Lesbian Archive Sends Its Love Letter: Find History, Find Yourself

I am deeply urban. My shoes, clothes, eyeglasses, are all assembled with an understanding of how they relate to pavement, changeable weather, and the glare bouncing off city buildings. From Boston to…

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ADDED ON: 06/25/2020

Trump to meet Polish president known for anti-LGBTQ rhetoric

US President Donald Trump is facing criticism for hosting Poland's president at the White House days before his visitor faces a tougher than expected fight for re-election. Trump and Polish President Andrzej…

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ADDED ON: 06/25/2020

A Hmong and LGBT-owned tailoring business aims to make customers feel ‘uplifted and loved’

It can be difficult to be part of a cultural community while also knowing you may be labeled an outcast. That is one of the challenges of being gay and Hmong American,…

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ADDED ON: 06/22/2020

After SCOTUS ruling Texas lawmakers want to add more LGTBQ safeguards

LGBTQ Texans marked a major victory Monday when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that federal civil rights law prevents employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. But in…

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ADDED ON: 06/21/2020

‘Mama Dragons’, protecting LGBT+ Mormon kids in Utah

A fierce group of Mormon mothers who call themselves the “Mama Dragons” are on a mission to protect LGBT+ kids in Utah, where suicide among young church members is becoming a crisis.…

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ADDED ON: 06/20/2020

New directors at federal media agency have ties to anti-LGBT groups

Michael Pack, President Donald Trump’s pick to lead the U.S. Agency for Global Media, has appointed to the organization’s board a person with ties to an anti-LGBT group and another who publicly…

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ADDED ON: 06/20/2020

Death of trans doctor in Mexico sparks new fears over LGBT+ violence

Mexican authorities said on Friday they were investigating the death of a leading transgender health advocate whose body was found dumped by a motorway, reigniting fears over the safety of trans people…

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ADDED ON: 06/19/2020

Gay Rights and Trans Rights Are Indivisible. SCOTUS Just Showed Why.

Since the start of the modern LGBT movement in the 1960s, some members of the community have questioned the degree of common interest between lesbian, gay, and bisexual people on the one…

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ADDED ON: 06/19/2020

Study links opposition to ‘LGBT rights’ to desire for Christian dominance

A study led by a University of Illinois professor suggests that Americans who oppose same-sex marriage or adding LGBT classifications to discrimination laws want to maintain a sense of "Christian privilege and…

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ADDED ON: 06/18/2020

Lesbian Couple From Cuba Fights For Life Together in U.S.

Yanelkys Moreno Agramonte, 36, and Dayana Rodríguez González, 31, had never been apart in the nearly five years since they began dating. Their lives were one until Nov. 3, 2019, when they…

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