North America

LGBTI Rights in North America


ADDED ON: 08/21/2018

Transgender Girl Demeaned, Threatened by Parents at Oklahoma School Is Moving to Texas

The 12-year-old transgender girl who was bullied and threatened by parents at her Oklahoma school is moving to Texas. Maddie, who was assigned male at birth, has been living as a girl…

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ADDED ON: 08/21/2018

Nonprofit Group Uncovering the Hidden LGBTQ History of America’s Deep South

A new project is documenting the history of LGBTQ people in the Deep South, a region that once all but forced gays, lesbians and others to live in hiding. Bob Burns, who…

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ADDED ON: 08/20/2018

‘I Am Me Now’: Syrian Refugee to Lead Kelowna Pride March after Life of Secrecy

Anas Qartoumeh says he wants Canada to keep fighting for human rights abroad. The Grand Marshal of the 2018 Kelowna Pride March is proud to lead the parade, but more important, he’s just…

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ADDED ON: 08/17/2018

Republicans Pick ‘anti-LGBT Extremist’ to Challenge out Senator Tammy Baldwin

Republican voters have picked an anti-LGBT candidate to challenge the only out US Senator, Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin. The Democratic firebrand, who co-chairs the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus, will face an anti-LGBT challenger…

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ADDED ON: 08/16/2018

Baker Who Refused to Make a Gay Wedding Cake Back in Court

A baker who won a US Supreme Court battle over his refusal to bake a gay wedding-themed cake is again in the headlines, this time for turning down a request to make…

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ADDED ON: 08/16/2018

New Trump Administration Memo on Obama Order Alarms LGBTI Advocates

In the aftermath of the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling the Masterpiece Cakeshop case, the Trump administration has issued new guidance that seeks to uphold “religious freedom” in the implementation of former President…

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ADDED ON: 08/14/2018

Roncalli High School Can Legally Fire Counselor Over Same-sex Marriage, Expert Says

Roncalli High School is within its legal rights to terminate a guidance counselor after it was discovered she is married to a woman, a legal expert says. But students, parents and advocacy…

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ADDED ON: 08/13/2018

Priest James Martin Not Bothered by ‘oceans of Hate and Threats’ for His Pro-LGBT Stance Ahead of Pope Francis Visit to Dublin

A pro-LGBT priest says he’s not bothered by “oceans of hate and threats” against him for speaking in support of the gay community. Fr James Martin will be given a platform at…

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ADDED ON: 08/09/2018

‘I Still Have Flashbacks’: the ‘Global Epidemic’ of LGBTI Conversion Therapy

“To get your seeds back from the giant in the clouds,” he says wryly. “They tried to make it fun with sports and activities.” One activity involved each of the 80 men…

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ADDED ON: 08/09/2018

Number of LGBTI Candidates Standing for US Office Breaks Record

A record number of over 400 LGBTI candidates are standing in elections for public office in the United states, according to the Victory Institute. The nonprofit group supports leadership campaigns within the lesbian, gay, bisexualand…

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ADDED ON: 08/08/2018

Won’t Bake a Gay Wedding Cake? Nearly Half of America Supports You

At the end of July, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced a new Religious Liberty Task Force that would defend the freedom to worship from an unspecified “dangerous movement” purportedly seeking to undermine it. The…

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ADDED ON: 08/06/2018

Trudeau Marches in Vancouver’s 40th Annual Pride Parade

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau marched in Vancouver's 40th annual Pride Parade in the West End neighbourhood Sunday. Trudeau previously marched in the parade in 2016, but was not in attendance last year.…

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