North America

LGBTI Rights in North America


ADDED ON: 07/01/2019

Glaad’s bold new mission: An LGBT constitutional amendment

Glaad almost died in 2014. After years of fighting homophobic news coverage and working to bring about inclusion in the entertainment industry, the L.G.B.T. advocacy organization found itself losing money, scrambling to…

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ADDED ON: 06/30/2019

Gayborhoods’ used to be a LGBT save haven. Now, many LGBT people have been priced out

For better or worse, iconic "gayborhoods" are getting way more expensive, pricing out LGBT people in the process. Neighborhoods such as San Francisco's Castro district or New York's Greenwich Village have cultural…

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ADDED ON: 06/30/2019

LGBT community demands its rights with massive Mexico City march

The Mexican LGBT community showed this Saturday how much it has advanced in demanding its rights with a huge march in the capital of a country where hate crimes against its members…

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ADDED ON: 06/29/2019

LGBTQ Tour Group Cancels Ethiopia Trip After Death Threats

Death threats force a Chicago-based gay tour group to cancel an upcoming trip to Ethiopia. “One of the emails was you cannot come here you are not even human,” expressed Dan Ware,…

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ADDED ON: 06/26/2019

Living joyously is a radical act’: why America’s gay bars still matter

The gay bar is in trouble. Fifty years after the Stonewall Inn in New York became the symbol for a new wave of gay activism, the three horsemen of the gay bar…

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ADDED ON: 06/25/2019

Far-Right TFP Funded Launch of Conservative Catholic Activist Group in Netherlands

In another example of cross-fertilization between right-wing movements in the Americas and Europe, Tradition, Family and Property helped fund and train activists in the Netherlands who created a group called Civitas Christiana,…

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ADDED ON: 06/25/2019

FEWER MILLENNIALS ACCEPTING OF LGBTQ PEOPLE, STUDY FINDS

Young people are often assumed to be progressive, especially when it comes to gay rights. But a new study reveals that acceptance of the LGBTQ community by adults 18 to 34 is…

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ADDED ON: 06/23/2019

Struggle among progress as countries restrict LGBTQ rights

The world has been transformed in many ways in the 50 years since the uprising at the Stonewall Inn, with major shifts in the past decade alone on every continent. Same-sex marriage…

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ADDED ON: 06/23/2019

With gay couple as stars, Mexican telenovela set to make history

A Mexican soap opera that debuts on Sunday is set to make television history as the country’s first telenovela to feature a gay couple as the leading characters. “Juntos, El Corazon Nunca…

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ADDED ON: 06/23/2019

How the US shapes queer activism in Liberia

As the sun set over the Atlantic Ocean, dozens of queer Liberians and their friends and family gathered on a stretch of beach outside Monrovia, the West African nation’s capital. It was…

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ADDED ON: 06/22/2019

‘They’re never going to stop us’: Trans March kicks off Pride weekend amid concerns about safety

When Mira Yilmaz left Turkey to come to Canada, she had high hopes she would have an easier time finding acceptance than she did in that country. Yilmaz has only been in…

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ADDED ON: 06/22/2019

Senate confirms judge who’s so anti-LGBTQ even Susan Collins voted no

The Senate voted to confirm a Trump-appointed federal judge with a long history of anti-LGBTQ statements to a lifetime appointment Wednesday. The Senate voted to confirm Matthew Kacsmaryk as the new U.S.…

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