North America

LGBTI Rights in North America


ADDED ON: 04/04/2019

Most Americans are a-OK with a gay presidential candidate. That’s a big shift in less than 15 years.

With Pete Buttigieg's campaign saying he raised an impressive $7 million in the first fundraising quarter, the South Bend, Indiana mayor is looking more and more like a significant factor in the…

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ADDED ON: 04/01/2019

Calgary LGBT advocates protest UCP plan they say would ‘out’ kids

Hundreds of people marched in southwest Calgary Thursday in support of gay-straight alliances, and to oppose a plan that they say could see LGBT kids outed without their consent. The school groups,…

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ADDED ON: 03/31/2019

For many Native Americans, embracing LGBT members is a return to the past

The sound of drums, singing and prayers marked the opening of a powwow in Phoenix on a Saturday afternoon this month. Marchers carried the flags of the United States and some of…

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ADDED ON: 03/30/2019

Revealed: Trump-linked US Christian ‘fundamentalists’ pour millions of ‘dark money’ into Europe, boosting the far right

US Christian right ‘fundamentalists’ linked to the Trump administration and Steve Bannon are among a dozen American groups that have poured at least $50 million of ‘dark money’ into Europe over the…

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ADDED ON: 03/30/2019

LGBTI migrants from Central America find refuge in D.C.

Méndez, a transgender woman from San Salvador, El Salvador, told that she and Rony Alexander, a gay man from Honduras’ Lempira department, became a couple when they arrived in D.C. earlier this…

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ADDED ON: 03/29/2019

New UCP candidate under fire for link to Christian group’s conversion therapy-style programs

A newly appointed United Conservative Party candidate strongly denies claims that when he promoted religious sexuality and relationship programming, he was supporting conversion therapy, a widely-discredited practice which aims to turn gay…

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ADDED ON: 03/28/2019

LGBTI migrants struggle to survive along Guatemala-Mexico border

Gaudy Coutiño Valladares works for the Guatemalan Red Cross in Tecún Umán, a small city in the country’s San Marcos department that is across the Suchiate River from Ciudad Hidalgo, Mexico. The…

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ADDED ON: 03/28/2019

Trump’s transgender ban on the military gets full legal blessing

The Trump administration’s long-wished-for transgender military ban now is officially – and legally – cleared to proceed. Different variations of the ban have been floating in legal limbo for several months. The…

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ADDED ON: 03/26/2019

Majority of Americans back LGBTQ protections — but support is sliding

Nearly 70 percent support nondiscrimination protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, though support has fallen since 2015. A majority of Americans across every state and almost every demographic support LGBTQ…

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ADDED ON: 03/26/2019

LGBT Groups Want Pete Buttigieg to Be More Than the ‘Gay Candidate for President’

LGBT political movers and shakers were thrilled when Pete Buttigieg won a spot on the debate stage—but say he has to keep impressing them if he wants to earn formal support. As…

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ADDED ON: 03/26/2019

For transgender people, visiting family in Mexico often means hiding their gender identity

In the pictures, Jess Enriquez Taylor wears artful makeup and her hair is carefully styled. But her face was bare as she rode the bus toward the international border one recent afternoon,…

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ADDED ON: 03/25/2019

Michigan will no longer fund adoption agencies that deny LGBT parents

Michigan will no longer fund adoption agencies that turn away parents who are LGBT because of religious objections, a move that was part of the terms of a legal settlement announced Friday.…

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