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LGBTI Rights in North America


ADDED ON: 08/03/2021

Joe Biden nominates lesbian rabbi for religious freedom position

President Joe Biden has nominated lesbian rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum to serve on the US Commission on International Religious Freedom. Under her position as commissioner, she will help monitor and evaluate religious freedoms…

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ADDED ON: 08/02/2021

New film on gay Indo-Canadians explores the challenges they face

A new Vancouver-based production house, formed to tell stories of gay Indo-Canadians through the medium of cinema, will soon release its first documentary feature that explores the challenges they face when it…

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ADDED ON: 08/01/2021

Trans rights divides political rivals, young and old in the United States

Americans are deeply divided over transgender rights, data released on Tuesday showed, with experts accusing politicians of exploiting clear differences along party lines to foment a culture war over the issue in…

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ADDED ON: 08/01/2021

Welcome to the ‘Gay Games,’ an alternative to the Olympics, where activism is encouraged and everyone’s an athlete

Tom Waddell knew what to expect from an Olympics opening ceremony. He’d experienced one before as a decathlete at the 1968 Mexico City Olympics. He remembered the parade of athletes from around…

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ADDED ON: 08/01/2021

Close to 1,000 LGBT officials elected nationwide, report says

Close to 1,000 elected officials nationwide identify as LGBT, according to a report from the LGBTQ Victory Institute. The are currently 986 LGBT officials across the U.S. as of June, according to…

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ADDED ON: 07/28/2021

Pervasive racism a toxic problem in Vancouver’s LGBTQ community, say activists

Vancouver will be awash with rainbow flags this weekend as people celebrate LGBTQ pride and yet, while the city is perceived by many as an inclusive and safe space to be your…

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ADDED ON: 07/28/2021

Judge dismisses legal challenges to transgender student protections

A Lynchburg Circut Court Judge dismissed legal challenges to block the Virginia Department of Education’s new policies on protecting transgender students. Earlier this spring, two lawsuits were filed, which were eventually consolidated…

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ADDED ON: 07/27/2021

Governor Newsom signs HIV & Aging Act authored by Sen. John Laird

SACRAMENTO – On Friday Governor Gavin Newsom announced the signing of Senate Bill 258, the HIV & Aging Act, authored by Senator John Laird (D – Santa Cruz). Senate Bill 258 will…

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ADDED ON: 07/24/2021

Puerto Rico activists condemn police raid on LGBTQ-friendly bar

Activists in Puerto Rico have condemned a police raid on an LGBTQ-friendly bar that took place on Thursday night. Local media reports indicate more than 20 officers with the San Juan Municipal…

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ADDED ON: 07/24/2021

Senate unanimously confirms 2 LGBTQ women to top military positions

The U.S. Senate has unanimously confirmed two LGBTQ women to top military positions. “President Biden nominated two historic #LGBTQ+ nominees for key roles” at the Department of Defense,” White House Senior Advisor…

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ADDED ON: 07/21/2021

California appellate court rules Trans pronouns law violates freedom of speech

The State of California Third District Court of Appeals ruled on Friday that a state statute requiring nursing home staff to use the correct pronouns for trans and nonbinary patients is a…

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ADDED ON: 07/20/2021

ACLU files suit over Montana transgender birth certificate law

The ACLU of Montana filed a lawsuit against the state, seeking to challenge a recently passed birth certificate law that it alleges makes it "difficult, if not impossible" for people to change…

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