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LGBTI Rights in North America


ADDED ON: 05/15/2021

Two Spirit Society & Allies of North Dakota aims to improve life for LGBTQ people

Cardinal Red Bird has more than one story about the verbal abuse he listened to in his on-and-off stays on the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation in central North Dakota. "I was ridiculed…

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ADDED ON: 05/14/2021

US Army launches new animated recruitment video featuring LGBT+ family to diversify intake

The US Army has released a new animated recruitment campaign featuring five diverse soldiers and an LGBT+ family in the hopes of appealing to new young audiences. The campaign, which launched this…

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ADDED ON: 05/13/2021

Former foster child abandoned for being gay ‘wouldn’t be alive’ if not for his two dads

A former foster child adopted by two fathers after being abandoned for his sexuality has urged Congress not to stand in the way of loving LGBT+ families like his. On Wednesday (12…

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ADDED ON: 05/12/2021

2021 is worst year for gay and trans rights in ‘war’ on LGBT+ Americans

In less than five months, 2021 has become the “worst year” in recent history for LGBT+ rights in the United States, with dozens of gay and transgender rights-related bills passed by state…

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ADDED ON: 05/11/2021

U.S. Lutheran Church Elects its First Openly Transgender Bishop

A pastor in California became the first openly transgender person to be elevated to the role of bishop in a major American Christian denomination when they were elected on Saturday to lead…

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ADDED ON: 05/11/2021

White House Reverses Trump Ban on LGBT Health-Care Protection

The federal government will begin enforcing protections for LGBT Americans in health care again, reversing a ban put in place by the Trump administration, the Health and Human Services Department said Monday.…

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ADDED ON: 05/11/2021

Catholic School District in Canada Mandates ‘LGBT’ Pride Month Awareness and Staff Training

BURLINGTON, Ontario — While a Catholic school district in Ontario failed to pass a proposal to fly the rainbow-colored LGBT Pride Flag outside schools in June, the school board changed the proposal…

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ADDED ON: 05/11/2021

Long Eaton school reports chaplain to terrorist watchdog for LGBT sermon

A Christian school in Long Eaton reported its chaplain to the Government's anti-terror watchdog after he suggested his students should 'make up their own minds' on LGBT teachings. Reverend Dr Bernard Randall,…

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ADDED ON: 05/10/2021

Prospects dim for passage of LGBTQ rights bill in Senate

Controlling Congress and the White House for the first time in a decade, Democrats were hopeful this would be the year they finally secured civil rights protections for LGBTQ Americans. Then came…

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ADDED ON: 05/10/2021

U.S. Supports Transgender Health Clinics in India

The United States supports and advocates for the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex (LGBTQI+) people everywhere. In India — where transgender people are medically underserved and frequently…

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ADDED ON: 05/09/2021

Silicon Valley Not Immune To Anti-LGBTQ Violence

Three years ago, San Jose lawmakers voted to fly a rainbow flag over Chick-Fil-A—an effort to proclaim LGBTQ residents were welcome in one of the world's most progressive cities. But not everyone…

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ADDED ON: 05/05/2021

Policing Intersex Americans’ Sex and Gender

But in one 1629 case, the Virginia General Court took up the question of how to understand an adult intersex person. Thomas/Thomasine Hall was arrested for wearing women’s clothes and having sex…

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