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LGBTI Rights in North America


ADDED ON: 06/18/2020

How one Egyptian lesbian stood up to homophobia and paid the ultimate price

In 2017, Sarah Hegazi was arrested and said she was tortured for waving a rainbow gay pride flag at a concert in Cairo. Last weekend, the 30-year-old died by suicide in Canada.…

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ADDED ON: 06/17/2020

Supreme Court LGBT Ruling Leaves Out 1 in 6 American Workers

The U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark decision holding that employers can’t discriminate against workers based on their sexual orientation or gender identity has a glaring loophole: It doesn’t apply to small businesses that…

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ADDED ON: 06/17/2020

How globalisation has transformed the fight for LGBTQ+ rights

Much progress has been made in attitudes towards sexual equality and gender identity – but in many places a dramatic backlash by conservative forces has followed. On a visit to Senegal in…

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ADDED ON: 06/17/2020

Birdwatcher Christian Cooper was an LGBT pioneer at Marvel Comics

Birdwatcher Christian Cooper was thrust into the media spotlight last month following a racially-charged encounter he shared with a hysterical dog walker in Central Park, but years prior the 57-year-old was a…

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ADDED ON: 06/16/2020

Is SpongeBob SquarePants gay? Tweet creates rainbow of speculation

Clearly, most people will know about SpongeBob, but do you think you should give a bit of basic info for the odd reader who has, say, been living in a pineapple under…

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ADDED ON: 06/16/2020

In landmark ruling, Supreme Court bars discrimination against LGBT workers

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday delivered a watershed victory for LGBT rights and a defeat for President Donald Trump’s administration by ruling that a longstanding federal law barring workplace discrimination protects…

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ADDED ON: 06/15/2020

All Black Lives Matter: ‘This is so damned beautiful’

Today was supposed to be a celebration of the 50th LA Pride Anniversary, a remembrance of the world’s first gay and lesbian rights parade, an event organizers in 1970 created to be…

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ADDED ON: 06/15/2020

Health Care Advocates Push Back Against Trump’s Erasure of Transgender Rights

Health advocates representing American hospitals, medical groups, insurers and civil rights associations condemned the Trump administration on Saturday for rolling back protections for transgender patients, and for doing so amid a global…

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ADDED ON: 06/14/2020

Some of the Best Movies About Racism in America

We’ve been asked by friends, family, and readers to recommend movies about systemic racism, police brutality, and civic unrest that can help contextualize the current Black Lives Matter movement. After much consideration,…

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ADDED ON: 06/14/2020

Trump administration revokes transgender health protection

The Trump administration finalized a regulation Friday that overturns Obama-era protections for transgender people against sex discrimination in healthcare. The policy shift, long sought by the president’s religious and socially conservative supporters,…

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ADDED ON: 06/12/2020

Gay Pride embraces its roots by teaming up with U.S. black activists

Floats, all-night parties and parades may be out, but the LGBTQ community is returning to its roots by teaming up with black activists for Pride month celebrations in the United States. While…

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ADDED ON: 06/11/2020

Sex Work is Real Work, and it’s Time to Treat it That Way

Sex workers aren’t always a part of the conversation about police brutality, but they should be. Police regularly target, harass, and assault sex workers or people they think are sex workers, such…

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