North America

LGBTI Rights in North America


ADDED ON: 10/01/2019

Native American tribe becomes first to pass hate crime law protecting LGBT people

The Oglala Sioux Tribe may have become the first Native American tribe to introduce a hate crime law protecting LGBT+ and two spirit people. There is no comprehensive data on law codes…

GO TO FULL STORY

ADDED ON: 09/30/2019

Trans March on DC called ‘first major step’ in visibility campaign

Organizers and observers said between 1,500 and 3,000 people turned out on Saturday for the first ever National Transgender Visibility March on Washington in which scores of participants held signs proudly declaring…

GO TO FULL STORY

ADDED ON: 09/30/2019

Transgender Woman in Supreme Court Case Is ‘Happy Being Me’

Aimee Stephens lost her job at a suburban Detroit funeral home and she could lose her Supreme Court case over discrimination against transgender people. Amid her legal fight, her health is failing.…

GO TO FULL STORY

ADDED ON: 09/29/2019

Barbie toymaker Mattel creates gender-neutral dolls

The toymaker behind Barbie launched a range of gender-neutral dolls on Wednesday which can be styled as either girls or boys, saying children were moving away from traditional stereotypes. Mattel’s “Creatable World”…

GO TO FULL STORY

ADDED ON: 09/28/2019

LGBTQ and black passengers face more rideshare cancellations, study finds

Though rideshare apps were intended to be a more egalitarian transportation option than traditional cab services, they have a demonstrated history of bias against minority passengers before pickup. Numerous studies have established…

GO TO FULL STORY

ADDED ON: 09/27/2019

Anti-LGBT Republican opposes abortion so much he’s introduced a bill to protect gay foetuses

Sean Duffy – who up until this week was a member of the House of Representatives from Wisconsin’s 7th district – has a track record of being anti-LGBT+. But that isn’t stopping…

GO TO FULL STORY

ADDED ON: 09/27/2019

Russian gay couple under investigation for adoption request United States asylum

A Russian gay couple has requested asylum in the United States after authorities launched a criminal investigation over their adopted children, their lawyer said Thursday. The two men, Andrei Vaganov and Yevgeny…

GO TO FULL STORY

ADDED ON: 09/25/2019

Family’s rainbow flag burned down days before Pride

Authorities are investigating a suspected hate crime after a Kansas family’s rainbow flag was set on fire just days before Pride. The Gingrich-Gaylord family hung a Pride flag outside their house in…

GO TO FULL STORY

ADDED ON: 09/25/2019

New York City To Repeal Ban On Gay Conversion Therapy

The New York City Council is going to repeal its a ban on gay conversion therapy over concern the Supreme Court could end up reversing the law. Gay conversion therapy is the…

GO TO FULL STORY

ADDED ON: 09/24/2019

LGBTQ groups to travel from NYC to Washington on Oct. 8 for ‘civil disobedience’ action at Supreme Court

Several New York-based human rights organizations are planning a trip to Washington, D.C., next month for “a national action with a civil disobedience component” at the U.S. Supreme Court. The purpose of…

GO TO FULL STORY

ADDED ON: 09/23/2019

Gay fashion designer assaulted and called ‘f****t’ in front of children at Make-a-Wish fundraiser

Designer Pol’ Atteu and his husband Patrik Simpson are the stars of Amazon Prime’s reality show Gown and Out in Beverley Hills. The children’s fashion show was held at St. John’s Cathedral…

GO TO FULL STORY

ADDED ON: 09/22/2019

Elizabeth Warren highlights violence against transgender women of color, reads names of those killed this year

Senator Elizabeth Warren, D-MA., was the penultimate speaker at Friday night’s forum focused on LGBTQ issues, and took the stage with a powerful opening statement. “If elected President, what should LGBTQ Americans…

GO TO FULL STORY