North America

LGBTI Rights in North America


ADDED ON: 06/02/2018

Gay Conversion Film at London Festival Hits Home for Campaigners

The contentious practice of gay conversion therapy will be in the spotlight at the British spin-off of the Sundance Film Festival on Saturday, a move welcomed by gay rights activists. The film…

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ADDED ON: 06/01/2018

Advocates Call for Release of Gay Nigerian Asylum Seeker

Udoka Nweke arrived in the United States in late 2016 seeking asylum, telling authorities that as an openly gay man in his homeland of Nigeria he could be punished with a long…

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ADDED ON: 05/31/2018

Transgender Honduran Woman’s Death in US ‘ice box’ Detention Prompts Outcry

A transgender Honduran woman died in Ice custody last Friday after coming to the US as part of a caravan of Central American migrants, including several dozen other transgender women fleeing persecution in…

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ADDED ON: 05/29/2018

Gay Puerto Rico Hairdresser Rebuilding Hurricane-Ravaged Home, Salon

A gay hairdresser in Puerto Rico who the Washington Blade profiled earlier this year says the situation for him and his family has improved “a lot” since electricity was restored at their…

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ADDED ON: 05/28/2018

Far-right Activists Banned from the UK Are Coming to Australia

A controversial political commentator heading for Australia says her ideas “will shock people”. Canadian Lauren Southern will tour Australia and New Zealand starting next month on a speaking tour that stops at…

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ADDED ON: 05/28/2018

Conversion Therapy for LGBTQ+ Minors Is Now Banned in Hawaii

Hawaii has become the 12th US state to ban therapists from offering conversion therapy to minors. The law, which will come into effect on July 1, was signed by Hawaii Governor David Ige.…

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ADDED ON: 05/26/2018

This Organization is Giving Free Chest Binders to Trans People in Need

Point of Pride, a non-profit organization supporting trans people, has started a chest binder donation program. The goal is to provide chest binders to transgender individuals who may not be able to…

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ADDED ON: 05/26/2018

As Supreme Court Nears Wedding Cake Decision, More LGBT Rights Issues Loom

A flood of lawsuits over LGBT rights is making its way through courts and will continue, no matter the outcome in the Supreme Court's highly anticipated decision in the case of a Colorado baker…

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ADDED ON: 05/24/2018

What Now? About to Start Medical Residency, Honduran TPS Holder Faces Uncertainty

This week Carol’s Montes walked on stage with her parents by her side at the University of California, Davis Medical School’s graduation. The young woman with the unique first name had become…

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ADDED ON: 05/23/2018

ACLU Files Complaint Against Detention of Ivan Nuñez Martinez

At a press conference at the William Way LGBT Center on Tuesday, advocates announced that the ACLU of PA and the law firm of DLA Piper LLP have filed a legal complaint…

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ADDED ON: 05/22/2018

Queer Heroes of America’s Territories

Activists and LGBT leaders in the American territories have to work even harder sometimes. Here are just a few leaders leading the good fight. Trans activist and educator, Dr. Vene Sele, has…

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ADDED ON: 05/21/2018

Canada Joins Global LGBTI Rights Initiative

Canada is the latest country to join a U.S. initiative that seeks to promote LGBTI rights around the world. The State Department and the Canadian government in a May 17 press release…

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