North America

LGBTI Rights in North America


ADDED ON: 06/19/2018

As Plans Take Shape for National LGBT Museum, P.E. Islanders Reflect on Local History

As plans for the country’s first LGBT museum take shape in Ottawa, some Islanders are taking stock of what possible contributions might come from P.E.I., and reflecting on how far they’ve come.…

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ADDED ON: 06/18/2018

What It’s like Growing up with an LGBT Parent, in Their Kids’ Own Words

Just in time for Pride in June, “Rainbow Relatives: Real-World Stories and Advice on How to Talk to Kids About LGBTQ+ Families and Friends” (May 8, 2018) is a collection of intimate,…

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ADDED ON: 06/16/2018

Record Number of LGBT Candidates Seeking Office in 2018

More than 400 LGBTQ candidates are running for public office in the United States in 2018, more than ever before in an election cycle, according to data from the Victory Institute. The…

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ADDED ON: 06/16/2018

Canada’s Supreme Court Rules LGBT Rights Trump Religious Freedom

Canada's top court has ruled in favour of denying accreditation to a Christian law school that banned students from having gay sex. Friday's ruling against Trinity Western University in British Columbia was…

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ADDED ON: 06/15/2018

The LGBT Community is Generationally Fractured, But One Organization Thinks it Can Fix That

72-year-old Hector Zuazo used to spent a lot of around young people. But since he retired from teaching, keeping up with the younger generations of queer people has been a struggle. And…

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ADDED ON: 06/15/2018

These Two GOP Senate Nominees Sought Support from Extremist Anti-LGBT Group Whose Leader Called Obama a ‘Child Molester’

North Dakota’s Kevin Cramer and Virginia’s Corey Stewart both won their Republican primaries after receiving the support of the Public Advocate of the United States, an extremist anti-LGBT group. Both candidates answered…

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ADDED ON: 06/13/2018

The Pentagon Abandons Support for LGBTI Pride Month

For the first time in six years, the Department of Defense did not release a memo marking LGBT Pride Month. The Pentagon also declined to send a high-ranking staffer to emcee an…

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ADDED ON: 06/13/2018

Recognizing Religious Freedom as an LGBTI Issue

On June 1, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo issued a proclamation for Pride Month, acknowledging the human rights violations that LGBT people face worldwide. However, the International Religious Freedom Report for 2017 —an annual survey on…

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ADDED ON: 06/12/2018

Anti-LGBT, Anti-Islam, Anti-immigrant Rhetoric Featured Alongside Racist Dog-whistles and Trump Cabinet Officials at WCS 2018

The ostensible headliners of the Western Conservative Summit in Denver on June 8 and 9 were embattled Trump cabinet members Attorney General Jeff Sessions (still under fire from the president for not recusing…

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ADDED ON: 06/12/2018

One Year After LGBT Pride Event Curtailment at Vicenza, Soldiers Will Take the Stage

When most of U.S. Army Garrison Italy’s first-ever gay pride event was canceled last year after some parents complained they didn’t want their children “indoctrinated,” organizer Bert Gillott was frustrated. “It makes…

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ADDED ON: 06/11/2018

Why Does the FBI Refuse to Call the Pulse Massacre a Hate Crime?

Minutes after bartenders put out a last call for drinks at Pulse on June 12, 2016, a man burst past a ticket counter and into the main room of the Orlando gay…

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ADDED ON: 06/08/2018

Court Applies Masterpiece Cakeshop Ruling to Uphold Ariz. LGBT Ordinance

A state appellate court on Thursday upheld a city non-discrimination ordinance in Arizona, citing the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent ruling in the Masterpiece Cakeshop case in the reasoning for the decision. The…

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