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LGBTI Rights in North America


ADDED ON: 02/07/2021

Biden signs foreign policy memo putting U.S. at ‘forefront’ of global LGBTQ rights

President Joe Biden has issued a historic memorandum committing the United States to promoting LGBTQ rights on the international stage. Released to the public Thursday evening, the Memorandum on Advancing the Human…

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ADDED ON: 02/07/2021

LA HOPE DEALER HELPING BREAK DOWN BARRIERS THROUGH ART

Corrie Mattie came to Los Angeles after growing up on the East Coast and knowing it is a competitive industry for creatives. The uncertainty of this, in addition to the uncertainty when…

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ADDED ON: 02/06/2021

Brighter days: LGBTQ seniors find support through Rainbow Collective

To be older and alone is a challenge. For LGBTQ seniors, who are far more likely to be childless and estranged from family, the experience can be even more challenging. "LGBTQ seniors are…

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ADDED ON: 02/06/2021

Transgender Navy SEAL: Biden order ‘going to give a lot of other individuals that chance to finally be themselves’

When Navy SEAL Ashley Nefzger heard rumblings that President Joe Biden could sign an executive order to repeal a Trump-era ban on most transgender Americans joining the military, she was cautiously hopeful.…

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ADDED ON: 02/04/2021

Discrimination Leads to Internalized Homophobia, Increased Suicide Risk for Sexual Minorities

A recent article, published in the Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity, examined the relationships between external minority stressors, internalized homophobia, LGBT community connectedness, and suicidal ideation. The researchers suggest that…

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ADDED ON: 02/04/2021

LGBT+ history month: forgotten figures who challenged gender expression and identity centuries ago

Non-binary and trans people have always been here, not least in every recorded society from the ancient world onwards. Why is it then that they’re often absent from the tales and lists…

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ADDED ON: 02/04/2021

New York Repeals ‘Walking While Trans’ Law

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill Tuesday that repeals a state anti-loitering law, commonly called the "walking while trans" ban, that critics say police used to harass and arrest law-abiding…

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ADDED ON: 02/04/2021

What’s next for these transgender asylum seekers stranded in Mexico?

Kataleya Nativi Baca, 29, can see the yellow grasslands of San Ysidro, California, from the crests of Tijuana’s hills. The palm trees swaying less than a mile from her shack are rooted…

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ADDED ON: 02/03/2021

State Department’s 1st openly gay spokesperson sends signal to the world, advocates say

Just over two decades ago, President Bill Clinton had to use a recess appointment to install the first openly gay U.S. ambassador over Republican senators' opposition. Now, on Tuesday, the State Department's…

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ADDED ON: 02/01/2021

The Largest Native American Two-Spirit Powwow Celebrates Its 10th Anniversary

On February 11th, 2012, the Bay Area American Indian Two-Spirits organization (BAAITS) held the first ever Native American Two-Spirit Powwow. A powwow is a cultural celebration that includes traditions like singing, dancing,…

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ADDED ON: 02/01/2021

Three lives, one message: Stop killing Mexico’s transgender women

Mexico is the second most dangerous country in the world to be transgender, according to human rights groups. Only Brazil has higher rates of transphobia and violence against the trans community. Most…

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ADDED ON: 01/30/2021

Parents win landmark ruling for transgender Quebecers with right to change official documents

On their farm outside of Montreal, Eby and Jenna are just two parents raising a family. But it's been a long process to get the courts to recognize one of them as…

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