North America

LGBTI Rights in North America


ADDED ON: 12/30/2022

2021 was supposed to be the ‘worst year’ for LGBTQ rights — then came 2022

Last year, the nation’s largest LGBTQ advocacy organization, the Human Rights Campaign, labeled 2021 the “worst year” for LGBTQ rights in modern U.S. history, citing a record number of anti-LGBTQ bills introduced…

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ADDED ON: 12/29/2022

3 Major LGBT Developments Of 2022 You Need To Know

As the year 2022 comes into an end, the LGBTQ community has found itself in upheaval in the United States and in the world as many continue their battle against the progress…

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ADDED ON: 12/27/2022

Queering the family farm: Despite obstacles, LGBTQ farmers find fertile ground in Midwest

Shannon and Eve Mingalone avow that their farmers market booth is “very gay.” They hang strings of pride flags and sell rainbow stickers to help pay for gender-affirming care, like hormone replacement…

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ADDED ON: 12/27/2022

Remote same-sex marriage breaks international boundaries

Same-sex couples in China are making their love official in the United States -- all from the comfort of their own homes. Yi Yang and Johny Ni have been together for about…

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ADDED ON: 12/26/2022

Dani Oliva is 1st trans executive at major music company

Music and technology company Venice Music has named Dani Oliva as their vice president of legal and business affairs. He is the first openly transgender person to become an executive at a major…

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ADDED ON: 12/25/2022

Capitol insurrectionist arrested in LA after standoff with FBI

After an hours long stand-off outside a home at Willis Avenue and Burbank Boulevard in Van Nuys with FBI agents, Eric Christie was arrested for his role in the January 6, 2021…

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ADDED ON: 12/25/2022

Elon Musk challenged by Tesla investor with trans child: ‘You’re punching down’

In the same month that he tweeted mocking pronouns, and urged people to follow conspiracy theorists QAnon, Musk reportedly told investors he would not “censor” his views on trans people. According to…

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ADDED ON: 12/24/2022

La Tianguis Sexo Disidente: the radical, queer, Mexican flea market

Every day, in the centre of Mexico City, a flea market takes place. At the market, trans girls and queer folx gather under a railway, selling clothing, art, makeup, zines, accessories, sex…

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ADDED ON: 12/23/2022

28 Republicans Who Call Gay People ‘Groomers’ Just Voted Against a Bill Addressing Child Sex Abuse

For the past year, we’ve been subjected to an endless, escalating right-wing fearmongering campaign presenting LGBTQ adults as innate child sexual predators, or “groomers,” and any children in their vicinity as victims.…

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ADDED ON: 12/20/2022

Exclusive: Biden administration pressed Uganda president on anti-LGBTQ record

During last week’s U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington, D.C., Biden administration officials pressed Uganda President Yoweri Museveni on his country’s anti-LGBTQ policies, theGrio exclusively reports. An anonymous source with knowledge of the…

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ADDED ON: 12/18/2022

In 2023: National LGBTQ Task Force celebrates 50 years

The National LGBTQ Task Force – the country’s oldest LGBTQ advocacy group – celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2023, honoring 50 years of advancing freedom, justice, and equality for LGBTQ people. This…

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ADDED ON: 12/17/2022

Court upholds Connecticut’s transgender athlete policy

A federal appeals court on Friday dismissed a challenge to Connecticut’s policy of allowing transgender girls to compete in girls high school sports, rejecting arguments by four cisgender runners who said they…

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