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LGBTI Rights in North America


ADDED ON: 08/17/2021

49ers expand LGBTQ outreach, DT Maurice Hurst shares love for his gay friends

As the San Francisco 49ers held a special Diversity & Inclusion Day at training camp last Thursday — inviting members of the LGBTQ fan group 49ers Pride to attend the team’s Community…

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ADDED ON: 08/17/2021

Moderna starts human trials for its revolutionary HIV vaccine this week

This week, the biotech company Moderna will start human trials for its HIV vaccine. Its HIV vaccine will be the first of its kind to use messenger RNA (mRNA), an approach that…

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ADDED ON: 08/16/2021

Classroom workshops offer support to LGBTQ youth in rural Quebec Social Sharing

A new project launched by the Association for New Canadians is working to create a safe and welcoming environment for LGBTQ immigrants and refugees coming into Newfoundland and Labrador. The association is…

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ADDED ON: 08/15/2021

92% Of LGBT Adults Have Received At Least One COVID-19 Vaccine Shot

LGBT adults have nearly universally adopted the COVID-19 vaccine. According to a report released Thursday by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, the education arm of the nation's largest LGBT rights advocate,…

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ADDED ON: 08/13/2021

LGBTQ Adults Are Facing Hunger At Almost Twice The Rate As Others, New Data Shows

LGBT adults living in the U.S. are nearly twice as likely to be experiencing food insecurity during the pandemic than non-LGBT adults, according to new survey data from the U.S. Census Bureau.…

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ADDED ON: 08/13/2021

LGBT+ students ‘scared’ after campus pride flag replaced with Confederate symbols

A rainbow pride flag was removed from a religious centre at the campus of Virginia Tech university and replaced with confederate flags, an incident that has left LGBT+ students in fear and…

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ADDED ON: 08/09/2021

US Census starts asking sexual orientation, gender identity questions

The U.S. Census Bureau announced Thursday that its Household Pulse Survey is now asking respondents their sexual orientation and gender identity in addition to their sex. The questions are part of Phase…

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ADDED ON: 08/08/2021

US expands citizenship for children born abroad in win for same-sex couples

The US says children born abroad using assisted reproductive technology can now qualify for citizenship, in a move seen as a win for same-sex couples. To be eligible before, babies born overseas…

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ADDED ON: 08/07/2021

How A Gay Community Helped The CDC Spot A COVID Outbreak — And Learn More About Delta

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has a lot of ways to pick up on COVID-19 outbreaks, but those methods often take awhile to bear fruit. Not so with the Provincetown,…

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ADDED ON: 08/07/2021

American Medical Association says sex should be removed from birth certificates

The American Medical Association (AMA) says that sex should be removed as a legal designation on the public part of birth certificates. The group says including the information can lead to stigmatization…

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ADDED ON: 08/06/2021

Why it matters that Tucker Carlson is broadcasting from Hungary this week

This week, America’s most watched cable news host is broadcasting from an authoritarian state — not to criticize its leadership but to praise it. Fox’s Tucker Carlson is currently in Budapest, airing…

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ADDED ON: 08/04/2021

How This Florida Woman’s Case Impacts LGBTQ+ Workplace Discrimination

Christie Leonard’s at Gospel Crusade seemed secure. But when her unfulfilling marriage to a man she didn’t desire fell apart amid rumors she had grown too close to another woman in her…

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