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LGBTI Rights in North America


ADDED ON: 02/17/2021

A wave of killings against transgender people in Puerto Rico

Forty-four transgender or gender non-conforming people were killed in the United States in 2020. Six of those people were killed in Puerto Rico alone. This January, the island’s governor, Pedro Pierluisi, declared…

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ADDED ON: 02/16/2021

Drag queens rally to make sure LGBT+ seniors had a Valentine’s Day to remember

A group of drag queens in Chicago showed the power of the queer community when they came together to make sure local LGBT+ seniors received Valentine’s Day cards. The Chicago Black Drag…

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ADDED ON: 02/15/2021

Flurry of bills aim to set limits on transgender kids – and their doctors

Sam Edelman felt like a girl for as long as he could remember, his dad said. As Sam’s 18th birthday approached, and after years of researching hormone treatments, the high school senior…

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ADDED ON: 02/14/2021

Betsy West & Julie Cohen explain why Pauli Murray is the most important queer you’ve never heard of

How could anyone ever top Ruth Bader Ginsberg? Documentary filmmakers Betsy West & Julie Cohen faced that same question upon completing their Oscar-nominated film RBG. Fortunately, the late, great justice had already…

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ADDED ON: 02/14/2021

Joe Biden invited to Nigeria to ‘marry a man as his second wife’ by raging homophobic bishop

The angry tirade comes after Biden vowed to advance the cause of LGBT+ rights around the world, threatening financial sanctions on regimes deemed to have infringed on the human rights of lesbian,…

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ADDED ON: 02/13/2021

QAnon supporters claim COVID-19 vaccines turn people gay, transgender

QAnon supporters are peddling the false conspiracy theory that COVID-19 vaccines turn people gay or transgender. BBC investigative reporter Shayan Sardarizadeh posted screenshots from Telegram – the new home of many conspiracists…

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ADDED ON: 02/12/2021

8 Bills Across 7 States: Coordinated Anti-Transgender, Anti-LGBTQ Legislative Push Ramps Up In State Houses Across The Country

The legislative fight to pass discriminatory anti-transgender legislation is ramping up in state houses across the country, with a significant number of bills expected to have hearings or votes this week. Opponents…

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ADDED ON: 02/11/2021

LGTBQ seniors in Philly get COVID-19 vaccine

Residents of the John C. Anderson LGBT-friendly Senior Apartments received their first doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine last week, with second doses scheduled for next month. A team of four from…

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ADDED ON: 02/11/2021

LGBTQ people of color 2X likely to test positive for COVID-19 as straight white people

Data collected in fall 2020 finds that LGBTQ people—in particular LGBTQ people of color—have disproportionately experienced the health and economic impacts of the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new report by the…

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ADDED ON: 02/10/2021

White House defends trans kids in sports: ‘Trans rights are human rights’

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki held firm Tuesday under questioning from Fox Radio on President Biden’s commitment to transgender rights, asserting under questioning about transgender kids in school sports: “Trans rights…

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ADDED ON: 02/09/2021

Lawmakers In 19 States Cloning Idaho’s Transgender Athlete Bill

Feb. 3, Utah House Representative Kera Birkeland, R-Morgan, introduced HB302, which would require public school athletes to play on teams which aligned only with their sex at birth. Similar legislation has now…

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ADDED ON: 02/08/2021

Pete Buttigieg picks gay Navajo Nation member as assistant transport secretary

The newly sworn in US transport secretary Pete Buttigieg has chosen a gay Navajo Nation member as one of his assistant secretaries. Gay Democrat Arlando Teller was, until now, an Arizona state…

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