North America

LGBTI Rights in North America


ADDED ON: 11/20/2022

First openly transgender NFL cheerleader Justine Lindsay a ‘face of the possible’

After becoming a member of the Carolina Panthers TopCats cheerleaders in March, Justine Lindsay had heard that there was nothing like the team's first home game of the season. That sentiment proved…

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ADDED ON: 11/20/2022

‘Rainbow wave’ in U.S. midterms lifts LGBTQ hopes, but battles lie ahead

A “rainbow wave” that lifted record numbers of LGBTQ candidates to victory in the U.S. midterms is a promising sign of growing acceptance, but tough legislative fights still lie ahead in many…

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ADDED ON: 11/19/2022

Canada Soccer announces 4-year partnership with LGBT project ahead of World Cup in Qatar

As the men's World Cup in Qatar puts a spotlight on the country's record of human rights violations, Canada Soccer has partnered with a group that aims to tackle homophobia in sports.…

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ADDED ON: 11/18/2022

Senate clears hurdle to move gay marriage bill toward final passage

The Senate on Wednesday cleared a key procedural hurdle to move forward the Respect for Marriage Act, a bill that will codify same-sex marriage into federal law. The bill earned bipartisan support in a…

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ADDED ON: 11/14/2022

‘Anatomy inventory’ fosters more inclusive care for transgender, non-binary patients

PHILADELPHIA — Taking an “anatomy inventory” during visits can help cultivate a more supportive environment for transgender and non-binary patients to discuss their gender identity and the need for organ-specific care, a…

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ADDED ON: 11/13/2022

As Texas cracks down on trans youth, some families feel trapped

Every morning, Mary's eight-year-old daughter Paige walks into school in the Texan city of Austin with a legal letter in her rucksack, neatly packed with her schoolbooks and her lunch, just in…

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ADDED ON: 11/13/2022

U.S. judge rejects Biden administration’s LGBT health protections

A federal judge in Texas ruled on Friday that President Joe Biden's administration had wrongly interpreted an Obamacare provision as barring health care providers from discriminating against gay and transgender people. U.S.…

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ADDED ON: 11/13/2022

Hate speech surged on Twitter during first week under Musk’s ownership: report

Hate speech surged during the first week of Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s ownership of Twitter, according to a new report released by the Center for Countering Digital Hate. Social media analytics tool…

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ADDED ON: 11/10/2022

OPINION Twitter takeover: Real-world risk to LGBTQ+ users

Elon Musk’s takeover of Twitter has sent a shockwave through social media and the LGBTQ+ community. Bloomberg reports the world’s richest man has ordered a review of the platform’s hateful conduct policy, “specifically…

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ADDED ON: 11/10/2022

Leigh Finke to become first transgender legislator in Minnesota House

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Leigh Finke will be the first transgender legislator in the Minnesota House after she handily won the seat for District 66A on Tuesday night. According to the secretary of…

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ADDED ON: 11/09/2022

Maura Healey Becomes First Lesbian Governor in U.S. History

Democratic candidate Maura Healey has been elected the first out lesbian governor in the U.S. as well as the first woman to lead Massachusetts. In 2014, Healey previously made history when she…

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ADDED ON: 11/08/2022

Pennsylvania’s First Openly Queer Women Lawmakers Take A Stand In GOP-Controlled Legislature

The Mid-Atlantic state of Pennsylvania includes the liberal metropolis of Philadelphia, the state’s biggest city with the highest population, and runner-up Pittsburgh on the west side of the state. Yet, due to…

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