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LGBTI Rights in North America


ADDED ON: 06/08/2021

‘Hope In A Box’ Program Aims To Promote LGBTQ-Inclusive Curriculums At Public Schools

“Hope in a Box ultimately wants to make LGBTQ-inclusive education the norm, rather than the exception in every single public school in this country,” said founder and executive director Joe English. That’s…

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ADDED ON: 06/07/2021

The Pentagon Is Keeping Its Ban On The Pride Flag At Installations

The Pentagon confirmed Friday it will not allow rainbow pride flags to fly at military facilities in celebration of Pride Month. That fell in line with the Pentagon's 2020 decision to permit…

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ADDED ON: 06/06/2021

Hundreds of Catholics share sacred blessings with LGBT+ worshippers in defiance of Vatican

Hundreds of Catholics stepped forward to bless LGBT+ people during a virtual service in response to the Vatican’s ban on blessings for same-sex couples. The live-streamed event was hosted by Dignity USA,…

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ADDED ON: 06/06/2021

Pentagon not to allow pride flags to be flown on installations

The Pentagon said on Friday that it would not make an exception to allow U.S. military installations to fly rainbow pride flags in June, keeping a policy set by former President Donald…

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ADDED ON: 06/05/2021

The Lives Of LGBTQ+ Youth In Puerto Rico Are In Danger — More Than Ever

A transgender woman, Mila García, was 12 years old when she started conversion therapy in Puerto Rico. Her parents found a love letter she had exchanged with a boy in her class,…

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ADDED ON: 06/05/2021

Groups Come Together to Create Safe Spaces for Asian American LGBTQ Community

Several groups in the D.C. area are raising awareness about what it means to be LGBTQ and Asian American. "We exist in so many different ways, and our stories are so important,"…

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ADDED ON: 06/04/2021

More than 100 LGBTQ candidates compete in Mexican election

For years, transgender activist Roshell Terranova protested in the streets and knocked on the doors of Mexico’s Congress to make the demands of the country's LGBTQ community known. Now thanks to her…

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ADDED ON: 06/03/2021

Boaters rescue group hurling anti-gay abuse at them after their boat explodes

It could be viewed as a dramatic demonstration of the concept of karma: a group of young boaters hurling homophobic abuse towards another vessel flying gay pride flags, then needing to be…

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ADDED ON: 06/02/2021

How the Religious Right Made Same-Sex Marriage a Gay Rights Crusade

In 1989, when The New Republic published Andrew Sullivan’s “Here Comes the Groom: A (Conservative) Case for Gay Marriage,” few L.G.B.T.Q. activists took the proposition seriously. They had more pressing concerns, ones…

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ADDED ON: 06/01/2021

Coming Supreme Court decision in major LGBT rights case seen as bellwether of conservative court

The Supreme Court is expected to release a decision in the coming days that could provide the first glimpses of how its 6-3 conservative majority will shape the future of LGBT rights.…

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ADDED ON: 05/31/2021

Russia suggests that Disney is denying “family values” over Pixar film with gay character

The Walt Disney Company has been put on notice by communications regulators in Russia over a short film that is available on the conglomerate’s Disney Plus streaming service. According to a letter…

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ADDED ON: 05/30/2021

Why Twitter and Instagram are inviting people to share their pronouns

Are you a he or a she? A they or a ze? If you're on Instagram, you can now choose from a list of more than 10 pronoun options to express your…

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