North America

LGBTI Rights in North America


ADDED ON: 10/01/2020

Zach – Minnesota

  My name is Zach and I’m registered in Minnesota. I’m voting by mail from Boston, where I'm currently a student. I think voting is important because so many marginalized groups, like…

ADDED ON: 10/01/2020

New study examines pathways into poverty for LGBTQ adults

A new report by the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law provides an exploration of common pathways into and prolonging poverty among a diverse population of low-income LGBTQ people in California…

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ADDED ON: 09/28/2020

California requires correctional facilities to house transgender inmates by gender identity

California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed into law on Saturday a package of measures intended to strengthen protections for LGBTQ people, including one that requires the state's correctional system to house transgender, gender-nonconforming…

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ADDED ON: 09/27/2020

Key Rights at Stake in US Supreme Court Pick

The death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on September 18, 2020 leaves a vacancy on the United States Supreme Court and enormous uncertainty over the court’s future role in the protection of…

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ADDED ON: 09/27/2020

Emille – Washington, DC

  Hello! My name is Emille (she/her) and I am a registered Washington, D.C. voter. The D.C. Board of Elections has opted for mail-in ballots, with the option to vote in person,…

ADDED ON: 09/26/2020

The pandemic hit LGBTQ Canadians differently. Researchers want to know why

Why were sexual and gender minority people more affected by layoffs, and saw their physical and mental health impacted more severely than Canadians overall as COVID-19 spread this year? Online surveys have…

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ADDED ON: 09/23/2020

A refuge for homeless transgender people is in the works in New Orleans

A group of advocates in New Orleans have raised more than $400,000 to create what will be the city’s first home for transgender and gender non-confirming people who are experiencing homelessness. The…

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ADDED ON: 09/20/2020

‘Vote like your life depends on it’: Pete Buttigieg’s message to LGBTQ youth

For Pete Buttigieg, the first openly gay candidate to win a presidential primary or caucus, the threat of a second Trump term is both political and deeply personal. “When you see your…

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ADDED ON: 09/20/2020

‘Love Falls on Us’ explores the intersection of African LGBT rights and American activism

The book in this installment of the African Politics Summer Reading Spectacular — “Love Falls on Us: A Story of American Ideas and African LGBT Lives” — focuses on LGBTQ rights and…

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ADDED ON: 09/19/2020

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, champion of LGBTQ rights on the bench, dies at age 87

U.S. Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who joined major decisions for LGBTQ rights on the bench and was known as the “Notorious RBG” in progressive circles, has died at age 87, the…

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ADDED ON: 09/18/2020

Could the parents of LGBTQ kids decide the presidential election? Advocates say yes.

LGBTQ voters are becoming an increasingly key constituency for presidential candidates. On Super Tuesday, 10% of voters identified as queer, a marked jump from the 6% recorded in the 2018 midterms. But…

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ADDED ON: 09/17/2020

The Most Powerful Man in the World Thinks My Family Is ‘Less Than’

It was the worst of times; it was the worst of times. I’m an optimist at heart, but there were days this year when looking on the bright side seemed like the…

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