North America

LGBTI Rights in North America


ADDED ON: 02/02/2019

Transgender airman to attend State of the Union as Trump pursues ban.

Transgender service member Air Force Staff Sgt. Logan Ireland is set to attend President Trump’s upcoming State of the Union address on Tuesday as a guest of Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.). Speier,…

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ADDED ON: 02/01/2019

28 US states still lack basic equality for LGBT people, State Equality Index says.

28 US states are still lacking in basic equality for LGBT people, according to the Human Rights Campaign’s State Equality Index. The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation and the Equality Federation Institute…

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ADDED ON: 02/01/2019

Mexico border city provides assistance to LGBTI migrants.

Nogales, Mexico — The mayor of a Mexican border city that has provided assistance to LGBTI migrants says President Trump’s continued demands for a border wall is a political “tactic.” Jesús Antonio…

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ADDED ON: 01/31/2019

Bruce McArthur: Canadian Landscapaer Admits Eight Murders

A Toronto landscaper accused of killing eight men who went missing between 2010-17 has pleaded guilty to their murders. Bruce McArthur, 67, was arrested last January and charged in the deaths of…

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ADDED ON: 01/28/2019

LGBT Navajos Discover Unexpected Champions: Their Grandparents

When she was 5 years old, Michelle Sherman learned exactly what her mother thought of gay men. "I remember seeing two guys holding hands, and then my mom's like, 'Oh, that's disgusting,'…

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ADDED ON: 01/28/2019

Reconnecting LGBT and Indigenous struggles

Historically, the LGBT community and Indigenous people have been closely connected in their struggle for equal and fair treatment in Canada. However, that connection has been partially forgotten and a former professor…

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ADDED ON: 01/26/2019

Nearly one in 50 US teen students see selves as transgender, government reports

Nearly one in 50 U.S. high school students considers themself transgender, and more than a third of those say they attempted suicide in the previous year, according to the first study of…

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ADDED ON: 01/25/2019

HRC co-sponsors Albania workplace workshop

The Human Rights Campaign is co-sponsoring a workshop in Albania next week that will focus on ways to encourage the country’s businesses to support LGBTI rights. The workshop is scheduled to take…

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ADDED ON: 01/23/2019

How Coretta Scott King Leveraged MLK’s Legacy to Fight for Gay Rights

“I once told Martin that although I loved being his wife and a mother, if that was all I did I would have gone crazy. I felt a calling on my life…

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ADDED ON: 01/22/2019

Trans women play visible role in Women’s March

Two transgender women gave rousing speeches on the main stage at a rally for the National Women’s March on Washington on Saturday. The third annual Women’s March and rally took place one…

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ADDED ON: 01/21/2019

Medical Students Push For More LGBT Health Training To Address Disparities

When Sarah Spiegel was in her first year at New York Medical College in 2016, she sat in a lecture hall watching a BuzzFeed video about what it's like to be an…

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ADDED ON: 01/21/2019

Court Decisions on LGBT Rights Echo ‘A Wild Wish’

More than two centuries ago Mary Wollstonecraft laid the foundations for feminist thought with a simple premise: lack of equal opportunity diminished individual self-worth and hobbled social progress. In A Vindication of the…

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