North America

LGBT Rights in North America


ADDED ON: 01/29/2018

‘A different standard’: Disappearances of Men of Colour Not Taken Seriously Enough, LGBTI Leader Says

Years before he disappeared from Toronto's Church and Wellesley neighbourhood, Abdulbasir Faizi brought up the possibility with a childhood friend while living in Iran that he might be gay. It was a…

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ADDED ON: 01/27/2018

Thousands of Teens Will Undergo ‘Conversion Therapy’ in Near Future, Study Estimates

Tens of thousands of LGBTQ youth currently between the ages of 13 and 17 will undergo gay "conversion therapy" from a licensed health care professional, religious adviser or spiritual leader before they…

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ADDED ON: 01/26/2018

LGBTI Workers in the U.S. Lead Global LGBTI Community in Retirement Readiness

A new study released today finds that LGBTI workers in the U.S. are outperforming LGBT workers in eight other countries with regard to retirement readiness. This first-of-its-kind study, LGBT: Retirement Preparations Amid Social…

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ADDED ON: 01/25/2018

With Pence Breaking Deadlock, U.S. Senate Confirms Brownback’s Nomination

Kansas Republican Sam Brownback, one of the most unpopular governors in the country, barely survived a vote to confirm his bid for a big Trump administration job on Wednesday, as Vice President Mike…

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ADDED ON: 01/24/2018

LGBTI in Latin America

"Blood was squirting out of my chest," says Brithany Cervantes as she recalls being stabbed multiple times with a broken bottle for no other reason, she says, than being a transgender woman.…

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ADDED ON: 01/24/2018

Study: Acceptance of LGBT People Sees ‘Significant Declines’ in U.S.

In the past year, acceptance of LGBT people in the United States has declined. So says GLAAD's 2018 Accelerating Acceptance report, the findings of which were announced Thursday at the World Economic…

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ADDED ON: 01/23/2018

‘We’re stepping out of a binary’ – Celebrating the Art of Marginalized LGBTI Muslims

In the aftermath of the Orlando terror attack – the deadliest incident of violence against LGBT people in American history – queer Muslims felt the chill when it was announced the killer was Omar Mateen, a…

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ADDED ON: 01/23/2018

Even More LGBTI Athletes Added to Olympics in South Korea

The U.S. Olympic team competing in South Korea this year will have more out LGBTI athletes than have ever represented the nation at a Winter Olympics, and that contingent now potentially includes…

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ADDED ON: 01/18/2018

Jamaica on Alert for Anti-gay Pastor’s Visit

Jamaican officials are facing international pressure to either block or monitor an anti-gay American pastor who plans to visit the Caribbean island country later this month. Pastor Steven Anderson of the Phoenix-based…

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ADDED ON: 01/03/2018

Mike Pence’s Aspen Neighbors Hang ‘Make America Gay Again’ Banner Outside His Home

Vice President Mike Pence's neighbors trolled him with a "Make America Gay Again" banner outside his Aspen, Colorado vacation home. According to The Aspen Times, the banner, which was wrapped around a stone pillar…

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ADDED ON: 01/02/2018

Tackling Homophobia

In February 2014, Michael Sam, an All-American defensive-end from the University of Missouri, publicly announced that he was gay. In a game like football, which has historically been suffocated by the stigma…

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