North America

LGBTI Rights in North America


ADDED ON: 05/07/2019

Bolsonaro cancels US trip after outcry from LGBT activists

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has cancelled an upcoming trip to the U.S. amid growing outrage among LGBT activists and other groups. Bolsonaro was scheduled to accept an award from the Brazilian-American Chamber…

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ADDED ON: 05/05/2019

Ireland ‘still on’ for gay-hate preacher Steven Anderson after Dutch ban

An American preacher who says homosexuals should be executed, and who was banned by Dutch authorities last week from entering the Schengen area, still plans to visit Ireland as part of a…

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ADDED ON: 05/03/2019

Democratic presidential candidates decline to speak at anti-LGBT group’s summit

Six Democratic presidential candidates have declined an invitation to speak at an anti-LGBT group’s summit in Iowa. NBC News on Monday reported U.S. Sens. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), former…

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ADDED ON: 05/02/2019

LGBTs visit US-Mexico border, meet asylum seekers

President Donald Trump threw asylum seekers and immigration advocates another wrench April 29, proposing new restrictions targeting the United States' southwestern border. Late Monday, Trump ordered acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin…

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ADDED ON: 05/01/2019

Is America Ready for a Gay President? ‘You’re Going to See the Wall Crumble’

In 2009, Raymond Buckley was the only openly gay state chairman in the Democratic Party. His state, New Hampshire, was one of very few that had passed a law making same-sex marriages…

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ADDED ON: 04/30/2019

Puerto Rico activists criticize religious freedom, conversion therapy bills

Activists in Puerto Rico have sharply criticized two bills they say will allow anti-LGBT discrimination. Governor Ricardo Rosselló on Tuesday at a press conference that took place at his official residence in…

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ADDED ON: 04/30/2019

Bolsonaro Backlash: Event Honoring Brazilian President Calls into Question Corporate Support of LGBT Rights

Marriott International, among many big corporations, has gone on record in support of the LGBT community. Its CEO, Arne Sorenson, has been one of the most vocal defenders of LGBT rights in…

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ADDED ON: 04/27/2019

New hub for queer and trans youth is ‘first of its kind’ in Regina, says UR Pride Centre

A new space in downtown Regina will be a hub for queer and trans youth — one that organizers hope will help combat problems like depression and underemployment amongst this population. On…

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ADDED ON: 04/26/2019

“Pride” Film Tells True Story of a 1984 LGBT Group

On April 23, the film “Pride” showcased for an audience of approximately 100 people in Flex Theatre in the HUB-Robeson Center at 7 p.m. Directed by Matthew Warchus and based on a…

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ADDED ON: 04/24/2019

Supreme Court to Decide Whether Landmark Civil Rights Law Applies to Gay and Transgender Workers

The Supreme Court announced on Monday that it would decide whether the Civil Rights Act of 1964 guarantees protections from workplace discrimination to gay and transgender people in three cases expected to…

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ADDED ON: 04/22/2019

United Methodists edge toward breakup over LGBT policies

There's at least one area of agreement among conservative, centrist and liberal leaders in the United Methodist Church: America's largest mainline Protestant denomination is on a path toward likely breakup over differences…

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ADDED ON: 04/22/2019

Our time to seek justice is now’: Transgender woman speaks for first time since Oak Cliff attack

A transgender woman made her first public comments Saturday, a week after she was attacked by a large group in east Oak Cliff. Edward Dominic Thomas was arrested days after the attack…

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