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LGBTI Rights in North America


ADDED ON: 05/30/2021

Why the LGBTQ community sidelined police for Pride

The 1969 police raid of the Stonewall Inn, the famed gay bar in New York City, was no different than many others before it. For decades, before and after the riots, some…

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ADDED ON: 05/30/2021

Christian bigot sues for right to discriminate against staff for being gay, trans

A Christian management company is suing for the right to discriminate against workers for being members of the LGBT+ community, having sex and using Grindr. In June 2020, the US Supreme Court…

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ADDED ON: 05/28/2021

Jewish Press Editor-in-chief, Caught on Film Storming the U.S. Capitol, Is Fired

Nearly five months after joining a violent mob in storming the U.S. Capitol building in a failed bid to undo the results of the 2020 presidential election, the controversial editor of one…

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ADDED ON: 05/28/2021

Tijuana city candidate accused of posing as gay to gain favor with voters

A lawsuit has been filed against a candidate running for Tijuana’s city council for pretending to be a member of the LGBT community. The legal action was presented by Teresita Díaz Estrada,…

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ADDED ON: 05/27/2021

World’s largest gaming service Twitch adds ‘transgender’ tag

The world’s largest game streaming service Twitch has said that players will be able to add a transgender label to their videos – a move the company said would aid inclusion among…

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ADDED ON: 05/27/2021

Americans Strongly Support Trans Rights — In Some Cases

Americans strongly support trans service members being in the military — even as they say trans athletes should compete in sports according to the sex listed on their birth certificates, according to…

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ADDED ON: 05/23/2021

Ted Cruz thinks US military are ’emasculated pansies’ for including LGBT+ folk in recruitment ad

Last week, the US Army released a saccharine new recruitment video that uses the tale of a queer family to tug at your heartstrings. Titled “The Calling”, the five-part animated series on…

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ADDED ON: 05/21/2021

LGBTQ Africans struggle to navigate US asylum process

It is no secret that many LGBTQ individuals around the world live in fear of the negative implications that result from identifying outside the limits of cisgenderism and heteronormativity. For Africans living…

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ADDED ON: 05/20/2021

Finding My Voice as a Gay Asian Immigrant Filmmaker – and Giving Voice to Others

When our plane from Taiwan touched down at LAX in 1975, my mother, my father, my two older brothers and I stepped into the hot, dry sunshine of a new and, to…

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ADDED ON: 05/19/2021

Singer Rufus Wainwright urges Americans to fight global LGBT+ threats

As conservative states seek to limit transgender rights in the United States, double Grammy Award-nominated singer Rufus Wainwright said Americans should not forget the hardships faced by LGBT+ people in other parts…

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ADDED ON: 05/16/2021

In Juarez, Transgender Women In Limbo Await U.S. Asylum Exception

MICHEL MARTIN, HOST: We're going to stick with immigration for a few more minutes. The U.S.-Mexico border has been closed to most migrants during the pandemic, including those seeking asylum. The majority…

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ADDED ON: 05/16/2021

Police banned from participating in NYC Pride events and march through 2025

Police will be banned from participating in NYC Pride events, including its signature LGBTQ march, until 2025, the organization announced Saturday. NYC Pride is also working to reduce the New York Police…

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