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LGBTI Rights in North America


ADDED ON: 01/07/2023

Ukrainian Kyiv-based pride organization asks Canadians to open homes to LGBTQ refugees

Simon Fraser University professor Svitlana Matviyenko was in Kyiv on New Year's Eve when Russia fired missiles into the city. "It was a very strange experience, obviously. And scary in many ways,"…

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ADDED ON: 01/06/2023

The 2022 top LGBTQ Stories from Latin America and the Caribbean

Although it was not a busy year, it was a productive one for promoting LGBTQ rights in Latin America and the Caribbean. A number of important achievements in the fight for LGBTQ…

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ADDED ON: 01/06/2023

Florida man arrested for alleged mass shooting threat against LGBTQ people

A man who allegedly threatened a mass shooting against LGBTQ people at Florida State University has been arrested by the FBI. Sean Michael Albert, 19, waived his preliminary hearing and is now…

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ADDED ON: 01/04/2023

Embracing their place on ‘the fringes,’ queer artists reimagine Jewish ritual garments for all bodies

Binya Kóatz remembers the first time she saw a woman wearing tzitzit. While attending Friday night services at a Jewish Renewal synagogue in Berkeley, she noticed the long ritual fringes worn by…

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ADDED ON: 01/03/2023

Missouri inmate may be 1st openly transgender woman executed in U.S.

Unless Missouri Gov. Mike Parson grants clemency, Amber McLaughlin, 49, will become the first openly transgender woman executed in the U.S. She is scheduled to die by injection Tuesday for killing a…

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ADDED ON: 01/02/2023

How new Title IX rules could affect California’s transgender and nonbinary students

It took Xander nearly a decade to try community college again. The incoming American River College student first attempted higher education in North Carolina in 2013. But navigating campus as a man…

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ADDED ON: 12/31/2022

U.S. appeals court upholds Florida high school’s transgender bathroom ban

A sharply divided federal appeals court on Friday upheld a Florida high school's policy forbidding transgender students from using bathrooms that accord with their chosen identities. In a 7-4 vote, the 11th…

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ADDED ON: 12/30/2022

2021 was supposed to be the ‘worst year’ for LGBTQ rights — then came 2022

Last year, the nation’s largest LGBTQ advocacy organization, the Human Rights Campaign, labeled 2021 the “worst year” for LGBTQ rights in modern U.S. history, citing a record number of anti-LGBTQ bills introduced…

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ADDED ON: 12/29/2022

3 Major LGBT Developments Of 2022 You Need To Know

As the year 2022 comes into an end, the LGBTQ community has found itself in upheaval in the United States and in the world as many continue their battle against the progress…

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ADDED ON: 12/27/2022

Queering the family farm: Despite obstacles, LGBTQ farmers find fertile ground in Midwest

Shannon and Eve Mingalone avow that their farmers market booth is “very gay.” They hang strings of pride flags and sell rainbow stickers to help pay for gender-affirming care, like hormone replacement…

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ADDED ON: 12/27/2022

Remote same-sex marriage breaks international boundaries

Same-sex couples in China are making their love official in the United States -- all from the comfort of their own homes. Yi Yang and Johny Ni have been together for about…

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ADDED ON: 12/26/2022

Dani Oliva is 1st trans executive at major music company

Music and technology company Venice Music has named Dani Oliva as their vice president of legal and business affairs. He is the first openly transgender person to become an executive at a major…

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