North America

LGBTI Rights in North America


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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ADDED ON: 05/20/2018

LGBT Students Face Heartbreaking Treatment at an Oregon High School

LGBTQ students at the rural North Bend High School school on the Oregon coast have been harassed, threatened, bullied, and assaulted just for being who they are. What is worse is that…

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ADDED ON: 05/20/2018

Royal Wedding: Bishop’s Church Threatened with Expulsion from Anglican Communion for Embracing Same-Sex Marriage

Bishop Michael Curry made waves at the Royal Wedding after showing his stance on equality – which has even caused his church to be punished for embracing equal marriage. In 2016, the…

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ADDED ON: 05/18/2018

Mexico’s LGBT Community Get Moist for Ultimate Smooch Fest to Protest Homophobia

The LGBT community in Mexico is taking a stand against homophobia in one of best ways possible. They’re proudly kissing each other in public. For heterosexual couples, public displays of affection are…

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ADDED ON: 05/18/2018

Inside the Fight Against America’s Wave of Anti-LGBT Adoption Bills

On May 11, Oklahoma became the eighth state to allow state-licensed child welfare agencies to cite religious beliefs in order to discriminate against LGBTpeople looking to foster or adopt children. The Sooner…

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ADDED ON: 05/18/2018

LGBTQ Immigrants Need Place Where They Feel Safe, Says Centre for Newcomers in Calgary

LGBTQ Calgarians and supporters gathered at the Centre for Newcomers on Thursday to mark the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia.  “We know that being LGBT is criminalized in at least 72 countries…

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