North America

LGBTI Rights in North America


ADDED ON: 03/24/2019

Canada’s military issues new policies to welcome transgender troops as Trump insists on ban

As U.S. President Donald Trump moves to banish transgender troops from the ranks, Canada's military is welcoming such recruits with revamped policies that promote equality, respect and accommodation. New directives from the…

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ADDED ON: 03/23/2019

United Airlines now offers nonbinary gender options for travelers booking flights

United Airlines will now offer travellers booking flights non-binary gender options for identifying themselves, the airline announced Friday. "United is determined to lead the industry in LGBT inclusivity, and we are so…

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ADDED ON: 03/23/2019

Puerto Rico to ban gay conversion therapy for minors

Puerto Rico governor Ricardo Rosselló said he will sign an executive order banning so-called gay conversion therapy on minors. Rosselló announced the decision on Wednesday (March 20), days after a bill on…

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ADDED ON: 03/23/2019

Transgender Honduran activist: Migrants ‘not afraid’ of Trump policies

A transgender activist in Honduras says President Trump’s immigration policy has done little to deter migrants from her country who want to travel to the U.S. “They are not afraid of the…

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ADDED ON: 03/22/2019

Students press city for LGBT protections

Two students from Blue Springs South High School made a presentation to the city’s Human Relations Commission this week, asking for assistance in lobbying for increased protection for members of the Blue…

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ADDED ON: 03/20/2019

Presidential Hopeful Cory Booker Pledges to Reverse Trump’s anti-LGBTI Policies

Presidential challenger Cory Booker has pledged to reverse a number of Trump administration policies undermining LGBT+ rights. The Democratic senator, one of 14 candidates who are seeking the party’s nomination in 2020,…

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ADDED ON: 03/20/2019

U.S. Top Court Hands Defeat to Hawaii B&B That Spurned Lesbian Couple

The U.S. Supreme Court handed a defeat on Monday to a bed and breakfast owner in Hawaii who turned away a lesbian couple due to her Christian beliefs, but it could soon…

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ADDED ON: 03/19/2019

Jair Bolsonaro visits White House, reiterates opposition to LGBTI rights

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Tuesday reiterated his opposition to LGBTI rights when he spoke alongside President Trump during a press conference in the White House Rose Garden. Bolsonaro, speaking through a…

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ADDED ON: 03/19/2019

Google’s queer female pi world record breaker hopes to inspire LGBT community

Emma Haruka Iwao, a queer software engineer at Google, who calculated pi to a new world record, has said that she hopes her achievement will inspire others in the LGBT+ community. Speaking…

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ADDED ON: 03/18/2019

Irish prime minister attends Pence St. Patrick’s Day breakfast with partner

Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar and his partner on Thursday attended a St. Patrick’s Day breakfast at Vice President Pence’s official residence. Pictures that Varadkar posted to his Twitter page show him…

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ADDED ON: 03/17/2019

LGBT Purge survivors urge education, awareness

From the 1950s to mid-1990s, thousands of LGBT members of RCMP, the Canadian Armed Forces, and Federal Public Services were weeded out through an unspoken policy known as ‘The Purge’. For Davis,…

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ADDED ON: 03/16/2019

Fresno’s LGBT community ‘outraged’ over plea deal for man in transgender woman’s death

Members of Fresno's LGBT community are "outraged" over a plea deal reached with a man charged in the fatal stabbing of a transgender woman nearly four years ago. According to the Fresno…

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