North America

LGBT Rights in North America


ADDED ON: 11/12/2018

LGBT+ Rights Take Center Stage in Mexico’s New Congress

A bill passed this week in Mexico's Senate granting same-sex couples equal social security benefits as heterosexuals now moves to the Chamber of Deputies, where advocates expect it will be voted into…

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ADDED ON: 11/11/2018

The Hidden Gay History of the Yukon, Home to One of the Most Remote Prides

Driving into Whitehorse, Canada, the only city in the Yukon, you’d be forgiven for tucking away your rainbow flag. With the Sacred Heart church on the right and only a Tim Hortons…

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ADDED ON: 11/11/2018

Tanzania’s Anti-homosexuality Purge Is Making Ottawa Anxious

Official anti-gay prejudice in Tanzania is causing Canadian officials to reassess this country's relationship with one of Canada's biggest aid recipients. Arrests of gay men in Zanzibar over the weekend, and the…

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ADDED ON: 11/11/2018

House Democrats Prepare to Battle Trump’s Transgender Military Ban

President Trump’s push to restrict transgender military service has been quietly working through the courts for months, obscured from the headlines by scores of motions and counter-motions. But it is now poised…

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ADDED ON: 11/10/2018

Election Night Brought a ‘Rainbow Wave’ of LGBT Victories. Will Change Follow?

The political map got a little more blue last night—but it also got a lot more rainbow. The 2018 midterm elections didn’t deliver on every potential LGBT advancement, but they did result in…

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ADDED ON: 11/08/2018

In ‘Rainbow Wave,’ L.G.B.T. Candidates Are Elected in Record Numbers

More openly LGBTI people were elected Tuesday night than in any previous election, signaling a shift in cultural attitudes even as the Trump administration has chipped away at L.G.B.T. rights.  The results are still rolling in,…

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ADDED ON: 11/07/2018

Jewish Groups Push for Ballot Measures on Immigration and LGBTI Rights

Get out the vote: It’s a biennial ritual for Jewish groups. But not for humans, for ideas — the state and local ballot initiatives that rarely get the level of attention that…

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ADDED ON: 11/07/2018

NBC and MSNBC Political Guru Steve Kornacki is Openly Gay and a Huge Sports Fan

One of the pleasures of this long election season has been watching NBC and MSNBC political analyst Steve Kornacki do battle with the network’s election board. Wearing khakis, a button-down Oxford with…

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ADDED ON: 11/07/2018

LGBT Native American Sharice Davids Makes History with Kansas House Win

Kansas Democrat Sharice Davids made history on Tuesday by becoming not only the state’s first openly gay woman of Congress but also the first Native American person elected on Tuesday. Davids, who…

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ADDED ON: 11/07/2018

Women and LGBT Candidates Make History in 2018 Midterms

From a pair of Native American women to a Somali refugee to the first openly gay man elected governor, the 2018 midterm elections brought a series of history-making votes that marked major…

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ADDED ON: 11/07/2018

NYC Activists Rally For Marriage Equality in Taiwan

The scene on the ground floor at the Stonewall Inn on Friday night was like that of any gay bar on a typical weekend, but upstairs a packed crowd of more than…

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ADDED ON: 11/05/2018

US Warns its Citizens in Tanzania Over Anti-gay Crackdown

The US has warned its citizens in Tanzania to be cautious after the commercial capital Dar es Salaam announced a crackdown on homosexuality, a criminal offence in the country. In an alert…

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