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LGBTI Rights in North America


ADDED ON: 01/27/2020

Court Rules for Gay Couple in Indiana Birth Certificate Suit

A federal appeals court sided with a gay married couple who challenged Indiana’s birth records law, arguing that it discriminates against them and their children because birth certificates don’t account for same-sex…

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ADDED ON: 01/26/2020

Guatemalan Actor Enrique Salanic Blocked From Entering US to Promote LGBT Film ‘José’

Guatemalan actor Enrique Salanic has been blocked from entering the United States ahead of the U.S. premiere of his award-winning movie “José,” in which he stars. The film premieres in New York…

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ADDED ON: 01/26/2020

Denver school board votes to require gender neutral bathrooms in all public schools

A new school board for Denver Public Schools unanimously passed a resolution in its first meeting requiring all district schools to have at least one all-gender bathroom. The board has also made…

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ADDED ON: 01/25/2020

Who’s the ‘Q’ in LGBTQ? Study shines light on ‘queer’ identities.

For some, "queer" is a loaded word — a negative epithet from a less accepting time that was hurled at anyone perceived to be gay. But for others, particularly younger LGBTQ people,…

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ADDED ON: 01/25/2020

When lesbians led the women’s suffrage movement

As Americans commemorate the centennial of the 19th Amendment, which granted voting rights to some – but not all – women, it is important to acknowledge the lesbian leaders of the suffrage…

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ADDED ON: 01/24/2020

Dozens of anti-LGBTQ state bills already proposed in 2020, advocates warn

Like most high school students, Aerin Geary does not typically pay attention to state legislation. However, the South Dakota teenager has been closely following House Bill 1057, a Republican proposal that would…

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ADDED ON: 01/24/2020

Football faces up to homophobia in Mexico

Mexican Ricardo Canabal gave up playing football when he was 21, unable to reconcile his sexuality with what LGBT+ campaigners say is a deep-rooted homophobia in the sport. Now 35, he has…

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ADDED ON: 01/23/2020

California governor asked to pardon late gay rights leader Bayard Rustin

The California Legislature’s LGBTQ and black caucuses on Tuesday asked Gov. Gavin Newsom to posthumously pardon a civil rights leader who was jailed for having gay sex nearly 70 years ago. Bayard…

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ADDED ON: 01/22/2020

Homosexual and trans migrants ask for help from the LGBT community in Mexico

Central American homosexuals and trans who travel in the migrant caravan this Monday ask for the attention and help of the Mexican LGBT community because of the risk they face and the…

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ADDED ON: 01/20/2020

Twitter apologises for letting ads target neo-Nazis and bigots

Twitter has apologised for allowing adverts to be micro-targeted at certain users such as neo-Nazis, homophobes and other hate groups. The BBC discovered the issue and that prompted the tech firm to…

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ADDED ON: 01/19/2020

LGBT activists say new bills target transgender youth

At the urging of conservative advocacy groups, Republican legislators in more than a dozen states are promoting bills that focus on transgender young people. One batch of bills would bar doctors from…

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ADDED ON: 01/18/2020

Sponsor of controversial Tennessee adoption bill has 2nd bill aimed at LGBT community

A Tennessee lawmaker who earlier this week passed a controversial measure that lets faith-based agencies reject LGBT couples wishing to adopt or provide foster care to children has yet a second bill…

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