North America

LGBTI Rights in North America


ADDED ON: 11/08/2022

Gay Games XI Countdown Celebration Held in Guadalajara

Guadalajara and Hong Kong will co-host the 2023 Gay Games XI, holding the games from Nov. 3 to 11, 2023, with a kickoff event to begin the one-year countdown held on Friday,…

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ADDED ON: 11/07/2022

Black voters support LGBTQ issues overall, but divided on transgender rights

A survey of Black voters by the Kaiser Family Foundation and TheGrio revealed the mood and opinions of Black voters as the 2022 midterm election approaches on a variety of issues. The polling…

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ADDED ON: 11/06/2022

Texas politicians rake in millions from far-right Christian megadonors pushing private school vouchers

Texas Republicans bankrolled by Christian conservative donors are hoping to ride a wave of parental anger over the teaching of race and sexuality in schools to achieve what has long been an…

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ADDED ON: 11/05/2022

Centaurus High to perform ‘The Crucible’ through LGBTQ lens

Centaurus High theater students wanted a fall play that celebrated their diversity and tackled a social issue. They chose Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible,” a 1953 play that uses the Salem witch trials…

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ADDED ON: 11/04/2022

In a first, two gay men contest same Congress seat in U.S. elections

NEW YORK, Nov 3 (Openly) - History is in the making. For the first time, two openly gay candidates are competing for election to a U.S. congressional seat. Analysts say the race in…

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ADDED ON: 11/02/2022

Darling of the “detransition” movement comes out again as transgender

Like the ex-gay movement that rose to prominence in the early 2000s and then came crashing down as leaders recanted their “conversions,” the detransition movement is showing similar signs of a crack-up.…

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ADDED ON: 10/30/2022

Republican Governor Wants a Statewide Ban on Gay Marriage

South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster said at a debate on Wednesday night that he would enforce a state ban on same-sex marriage if the U.S. Supreme Court were to overturn its own…

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ADDED ON: 10/28/2022

Final Mexican state approves same-sex marriage

MEXICO CITY, Oct 26 (Reuters) - Mexico's northeastern border state of Tamaulipas voted on Wednesday to recognize same-sex marriage, making it legal in every district across the country. The congress of Tamaulipas approved…

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ADDED ON: 10/26/2022

Judge Dismisses Second Challenge to Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” Law

A federal judge has dismissed a second lawsuit challenging Florida’s “Parental Rights in Education” law, also dubbed the “Don’t Say Gay” law for its restrictions on speech related to LGBTQ issues. U.S.…

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ADDED ON: 10/24/2022

Dance show in Mexico highlights sexual diversity

Guadalajara, Mexico, Oct 22 (EFE).- LGBTQ dance company Mexico de Colores presented a show in the Mexican city of Guadalajara on Saturday to highlight discrimination, transphobia and pride in sexual identity. A total…

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ADDED ON: 10/23/2022

Protest after transgender student suspended 3 times for using ‘incorrect’ bathroom

Dozens of students and community members came together in protest at Norman North and Norman High School on Friday over the suspension of a trans student using the bathroom she identifies with.…

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ADDED ON: 10/21/2022

Transgender woman deported from U.S. murdered in Honduras

A transgender woman who the U.S. deported to Honduras earlier this year has been murdered. Reportar sin Miedo, the Washington Blade’s media partner in Honduras, reported a group of “hooded subjects” shot Melissa Núñez…

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