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LGBTI Rights in North America


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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ADDED ON: 02/01/2020

Trans lawmaker Danica Roem gets powerful words of Equal Rights Amendment tattooed on her arm

Trans lawmaker Danica Roem has had the first 24 words of the Equal Rights Amendment tattooed onto her arm in a powerful statement on gender equality. Roem – who became the first…

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ADDED ON: 01/30/2020

Two-spirit powwow coming up in San Francisco

Bay Area American Indian Two-Spirits will hold its ninth annual powwow Saturday, February 8, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Fort Mason Festival Pavilion, 2 Marina Boulevard in San Francisco. Featured…

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ADDED ON: 01/30/2020

South Dakota Lawmakers Just Voted to Send Doctors to Jail for Helping Trans Kids

After hours of heated (and often comically inaccurate) debate, South Dakota’s House of Representatives on Wednesday became the first in the country to greenlight a bill that prohibits gender-affirming medical care for…

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ADDED ON: 01/29/2020

A GOP lawmaker, the son of an Auschwitz survivor, compared doctors treating transgender children to Nazis

The South Dakota legislature is considering the nation’s first law that could send doctors to jail for treating transgender youths younger than 16 with hormone therapy or surgery, and the fight over…

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ADDED ON: 01/28/2020

Why are Dine LGBTQ people denied access to ceremony?

When Rei Yazzie started his transition and his voice began to change, he knew it was time to prepare for a tá’cheeh – a traditional male puberty ceremony. To do so, he…

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