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LGBTI Rights in North America


ADDED ON: 10/21/2022

Republicans aim to pass national ‘don’t say gay’ law

Congressional Republicans introduced a measure Tuesday that would prohibit federal money from being used to teach children under 10 about LGBTQ issues. The bill would prohibit the use of federal funds to teach children…

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J.P. Der Boghossian — Queer Armenian Library

Based in Minneapolis, the Queer Armenian Library is an online collection of curated works by or about queer Armenians. I spoke to founder J.P. Der Boghossian to learn more about the library…

ADDED ON: 10/19/2022

California Becomes First Sanctuary State for Transgender Youth Seeking Medical Care

California is the first state in the nation to create a sanctuary for transgender youth seeking gender-affirming medical care. Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a new law in September that ensures transgender kids…

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ADDED ON: 10/18/2022

The U.S. has never had a lesbian governor. These two women could change that.

Gubernatorial candidates Maura Healey and Tina Kotek are no strangers to political firsts. In 2009, Healey, who is now the Massachusetts attorney general, led the nation’s first successful challenge to the Defense…

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ADDED ON: 10/18/2022

Queer family-friendly Halloween event causes uproar in Encinitas

A Halloween event, “Boo Bash,” billed as the “queerest free Halloween party for youth and families,” sponsored by the TransFamily Support Services, which is hosting the event, has one North San Diego…

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ADDED ON: 10/16/2022

Conservative Muslims join forces with Christian right on Michigan book bans

A recent school board meeting at which about 1,000 people gathered in Dearborn, Michigan, to pressure district officials to censor books with LGBTQ+ themes was in most ways similar to hundreds of…

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ADDED ON: 10/16/2022

Transgender students fear being ‘deadnamed’ at college

Before the fall semester began, Eshe Ukweli emailed her professors. She wanted to make sure they knew her name. Ukweli, a journalism student at Howard University, has been in the process of…

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ADDED ON: 10/12/2022

Mexico’s most populous state approves same-sex marriage

The congress of Mexico's most populous state, State of Mexico, on Tuesday voted overwhelmingly to legally recognize same-sex marriage, becoming the 29th of Mexico's 32 states to do so. "Equal marriage is…

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ADDED ON: 10/12/2022

The Trevor Project Launches 24/7 Crisis Services for LGBTQ Youth in Mexico

Today, on National Coming Out Day in the U.S. and Mexico, The Trevor Project announced the official launch of its free, confidential, 24/7 digital crisis services for LGBTQ young people in Mexico.…

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ADDED ON: 10/11/2022

Parents up in arms over transgender policy for US military draft

U.S. policy states that transgender women who were registered as males when they were born must register for the military draft with the Selective Service, while transgender men who were recorded as…

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ADDED ON: 10/10/2022

Vanderbilt Transgender Health Clinic suspends gender-affirming surgery for minors

Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s transgender clinic in Nashville has paused gender affirming surgeries for patients under the age of 18, a top executive at the center told a Tennessee lawmaker Friday. Republican Tennessee…

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ADDED ON: 10/10/2022

Putin says U.S. wants to push gender “perversions” on Russian schoolchildren

Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed anti-LGBTQ views in his speech following the annexation of four Eastern Ukrainian regions into Russian territory. Putin delivered the speech last Friday in Moscow after Ukrainians in Donetsk,…

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