North America

LGBTI Rights in North America


ADDED ON: 01/21/2019

The ‘angels’ helping migrants at US-Mexico border

Hugo Castro rubs his temples before joining the sea of evening rush-hour traffic that snakes all the way from San Diego to the Mexican border. The beat-up Jeep Cherokee he drives has…

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ADDED ON: 01/20/2019

Yale announced ‘non-binary’ gender option in response to Trans Rights Coalition Petition

Registering as “non-binary” is now a non-issue at Yale. A November petition by the Ivy League university’s LGBT community has successfully changed the Student Information System. Students may now select “M” for…

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ADDED ON: 01/17/2019

LGBTI Book is Pulled From School Libraries for Not Being ‘age appropriate’

A book with LGBT+ characters has been removed from libraries in elementary schools in Ottawa, Canada’s capital, for not being “age appropriate.” The Ottawa Catholic School Board quietly took 2012 graphic novel Drama off the shelves…

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ADDED ON: 01/16/2019

Kelly Reinstates Protections for LGBTI State Workers in Kansas Eliminated by Brownback

Gov. Laura Kelly ordered Kansas state agencies on Tuesday to again prohibit on-the-job discrimination against gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender state employees. And the first openly gay state representatives in Kansas history…

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ADDED ON: 01/16/2019

New York bans gay conversion therapy, and passes historic trans protection law

The state of New York has passed bills banning gay conversion therapy and adding gender identity to its anti-discrimination legislation. The state’s legislative body approved the bills on Tuesday (January 15), according to Democratic…

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ADDED ON: 01/15/2019

Here’s why some gay Brazilians support their country’s rabidly anti-LGBTQ president

In his first week in office, newly elected Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro started actions to roll back LGBTQ rights. So it was only a matter of time before a newspaper covered one of…

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ADDED ON: 01/15/2019

Denver votes to ban conversion therapy

DENVER — With a unanimous City Council vote Monday night, Denver became Colorado’s first jurisdiction to ban use of conversion therapy to try to change the sexual orientation of minors, governing.com reports. Psychology’s governing bodies…

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ADDED ON: 01/15/2019

Conservative group sues to block trans women from using faith-based shelter

A conservative Christian group in the US has urged a district judge to block trans women from using a faith-based women’s shelter. Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) sued the city of Anchorage in…

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ADDED ON: 01/15/2019

Countries that allow gay people to serve in army

Months after Supreme Court decriminalised consensual gay sex between adults, Army chief Gen Bipin Rawat has reignited the debate around gay rights by insisting that homosexuality is not permissible in the military.…

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ADDED ON: 01/14/2019

Local athletes find niche in triathlon community

TriOut Multisport. is the LGBT community group under the DC Tri Club umbrella. This week in the Blade’s All Star series, we spotlight the path of two LGBT athletes who have found their…

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ADDED ON: 01/13/2019

An evangelical group is trying to strip LGBTQ protections from an anti-lynching bill

Congress is finally close to passing a bill that makes lynching a hate crime — but an evangelical group is trying to remove any reference to LGBTQ communities from the legislation. When…

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ADDED ON: 01/12/2019

Fans mourn fatal shooting of openly gay rapper Kevin Fret in Puerto Rico

Fans are mourning the fatal shooting of Kevin Fret, one of Puerto Rico's only openly urban music artists. The rapper, who was 24, was shot several times as he was riding his…

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