North America

LGBTI Rights in North America


ADDED ON: 09/21/2019

SOUTHERN POVERTY LAW CENTER ALLOWED TO LABEL POPULAR MINISTRY “HATE GROUP” UNDER FIRST AMENDMENT PROTECTION

A district court judge in Alabama has dismissed a lawsuit against the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) that sought to keep the organization from labeling a Christian ministry as a hate group.…

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ADDED ON: 09/20/2019

Report: LGBT People Of Color Lives In Rural America

Media coverage often portrays rural America as singularly white, conservative and working-class. Yet at least 10 million people of color, including lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people of color, call rural…

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ADDED ON: 09/19/2019

Gay couple held down and prayed over against their will at a church to ‘turn them straight’

A gay man said that he and his boyfriend were attacked by a congregation at his Mother’s church in an attempt to convert them to heterosexuality. Sean Cormie, 23, recently came out to…

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ADDED ON: 09/18/2019

Transgender sex workers feel under attack. These women are working to protect their own.

With a bag of condoms and a stack of business cards, Tamika Spellman began a route she knew by heart, peering out the window of her Lincoln sedan at dark sidewalks where…

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ADDED ON: 09/17/2019

Arizona Supreme Court rules business can discriminate against gays & lesbians

The Brush & Nib Studio’s owners have won a major LGBTQ discrimination case despite never being accused of discriminating against anyone. Instead, the business preemptively sued for the right to refuse to…

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ADDED ON: 09/15/2019

Transgender Woman Found Burned Beyond Recognition in Florida, Officials Say

The body of a black transgender woman, said by the authorities to have been burned beyond recognition, was found inside an abandoned car in Florida. The victim, Bee Love Slater, 23, was…

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ADDED ON: 09/13/2019

NYC Council wants to repeal a ban on LGBT conversion therapy

The City Council is moving to repeal a ban on conversion therapy to avoid fallout from a pending lawsuit that advocates and lawmakers fear could curtail LGBT protections across the country. Speaker…

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ADDED ON: 09/12/2019

Local Groups Help LGBT Victims of Hurricane Dorian in Bahamas

Local LGBT and LGBT-friendly organizations are joining forces to get much-needed funds and supplies to LGBT Bahamians whose lives were upended after Hurricane Dorian. Thousands of residents of Grand Bahama and the…

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ADDED ON: 09/11/2019

The first credit union specifically tailored to LGBTQ customers to open in 2020

The state of Michigan has just approved a new credit union specifically tailored to LGBTQ customers. Superbia Credit Union will be opening its virtual doors in 2020 and it will be the first…

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ADDED ON: 09/10/2019

Mexico trans women fight for justice as killings go unpunished

Months after Kenya Cuevas’ friend was killed in front of her, a funeral wreath with Cuevas’ name on it arrived at her doorstep. The implication was clear: Keep making noise about slain…

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ADDED ON: 09/10/2019

9 LGBTQ Faith Leaders to Watch in 2019

The past year has posed significant challenges for many LGBTQ members of faith communities. For example, a recent vote in the United Methodist Church strengthened its ban on marriage for same-sex couples…

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ADDED ON: 09/09/2019

Transgender woman healing after beaten in Oregon over bathroom use

The attack broke Lauren Jackson’s bones but not her spirit. “Thankfully, I’m still alive. Thankfully, the injuries weren’t worse,” she told The Oregonian/OregonLive. Jackson, a transgender woman, was severely beaten by a…

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