North America

LGBTI Rights in North America


ADDED ON: 09/17/2020

Andrew Gillum comes back to public life, starting with coming out as bisexual

Former Florida gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum isn’t the first bisexual politician in the United States. But he is certainly the most prominent Black man to come out as such, and the way…

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ADDED ON: 09/15/2020

UN condemns killing of LGBT activist in northern Mexico

The U.N. human rights agency called on Mexican authorities Thursday to thoroughly investigate the killing of an LGBT rights activist in the northern Mexico state of Chihuahua. The office of the U.N.…

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ADDED ON: 09/14/2020

Woman Opens 1st Mississippi Clinic Dedicated to Trans Healthcare

When Gulf Coast native Stacie Pace decided to open her own clinic, the nurse practitioner carefully considered one question: Whose healthcare needs were not being met? The answer, she concluded, was transgender…

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ADDED ON: 09/13/2020

Meet the South Dakota swimmer who pushed back against homophobia to become Homecoming King

Meet Josh Sorbe, the 23-year-old swimming champion for the University of South Dakota. Sorbe captained the school’s Division 1 swim team his senior year, leading the men’s team to a second-place finish…

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ADDED ON: 09/13/2020

Transgender anarchist wins GOP nomination for sheriff in Cheshire County

Keene’s Aria DiMezzo is the first transgender person to win the GOP’s nomination for Cheshire County sheriff after running unopposed in Tuesday’s primary. DiMezzo, associated with the Free Keene movement of libertarian…

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ADDED ON: 09/12/2020

I’m a Muslim Iranian-American With a 9/11 Birthday. Here’s How I’ve Come to Terms With My Identity

My ninth birthday fell on a school day, a bright and clear-skied Tuesday in September. I expected my mom to bring cupcakes to school during lunch, a tradition I loved because for…

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ADDED ON: 09/11/2020

Trump rally speaker calls for LGBT Democrats to be murdered. People cheered.

A Labor Day rally for Trump supporters in Salem, Ore., took a dark turn when a speaker called for the murder of pro-LGBTQ Democratic lawmakers, prompting cheers from those in attendance. In…

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ADDED ON: 09/10/2020

The conversation surrounding the word ‘queer’ is evolving

Reclamation is an immensely powerful tool as communities and individuals have been reclaiming hate speech to take the power of these words back. Recently, a large part of the LGBTQ+ community has…

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ADDED ON: 09/10/2020

Trump lists NC native as potential pick for Supreme Court

A Duke University graduate with ties to an anti-LGBT group has been included in President Donald Trump's list of nominees for the U.S. Supreme Court. Judge Allison Jones Rushing was born in…

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ADDED ON: 09/06/2020

Mexico’s transgender community in fear after second murder

The gruesome killing on Saturday of a second transgender woman in northern Mexico has unnerved the local transgender community and amplified calls for greater protections in the Latin American nation. The murder…

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ADDED ON: 09/06/2020

White nationalism upsurge in U.S. echoes historical pattern, say scholars

The first Black woman is on a major party presidential ticket, Americans of all races are showing their support for the Black Lives Matter movement and at the same time white nationalists…

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ADDED ON: 09/04/2020

Family of transgender woman slain by U.S. Marine in Philippines contests killer’s early release

A U.S. Marine convicted of killing a transgender woman in the Philippines will remain behind bars while a court considers an appeal against a decision to release him early, a senior government…

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