North America

LGBTI Rights in North America


ADDED ON: 09/02/2020

Looking at implementation of an LGBTQ+ curriculum in state public schools

On Aug. 9, 2019, Gov. JB Pritzker signed Illinois House Bill 246 into law, amending the school code to include contributions of LGBTQ+ figures in public schools all over the state, effective…

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ADDED ON: 08/31/2020

Homophobic group’s offices declared COVID-19 outbreak site

The Colorado headquarters of the viciously anti-LGBT+ organisation Focus on the Family, which insists being gay causes “death and disease”, has been declared a COVID-19 outbreak site. The fundamentalist Christian group was…

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ADDED ON: 08/30/2020

Student goes viral after drowning out homophobic, racist demonstrator with his trombone

A US college student has gone viral after he used his trombone to drown out a homophobic and racist demonstrator on campus. According to WLTX, Trey Hogan is a freshman at the…

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ADDED ON: 08/30/2020

‘We Are Making Up For Lost Time’: Tracking Little-Known Stories Of African American, LGBTQ And Women’s Colorado History

There’s a growing movement to locate places in Colorado where historic events happened but were never recorded. The Colorado Historical Foundation is on a mission to change that. “A lot of the…

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ADDED ON: 08/29/2020

Yurok Tribe joins federal lawsuit over data on tribal, LGBTQ foster youth

The Yurok Tribe is one of more than half-a-dozen parties that sued the Department of Health and Human Services and the Administration for Children and Families on Thursday over Trump administration rollbacks…

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ADDED ON: 08/28/2020

Keith Haring’s Personal Art Collection to Be Auctioned for Charity

Owning a private collection of nearly 140 artworks by luminaries like Jean-Michel Basquiat, Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein would be a godsend for most arts organizations, but it was a burden for…

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ADDED ON: 08/27/2020

Teacher ‘put on leave’ after Republican complains about her supporting LGBT+ rights and Black Lives Matter

A teacher in Texas has reportedly been placed on administrative leave after she allowed students to submit their pronouns and posted LGBT+ rights and Black Lives Matter images on her virtual classroom.…

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ADDED ON: 08/25/2020

Black LGBTQ+ people simultaneously fight for multiple equality movements | March on Washington

WASHINGTON — Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer/questioning (LGBTQ+) people of color have often been involved in equality movements throughout American history. But organizers and LGBTQ+ issues were often left in the…

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ADDED ON: 08/25/2020

Hollywood Boulevard ‘All Black Lives Matter’ street painting will stay permanently to honour the Black queer community

The huge, LGBT-inclusive ‘All Black Lives Matter’ installation on Hollywood Boulevard is being made permanent to commemorate the history-making march in Los Angeles. Tens of thousands of people joined the march on…

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ADDED ON: 08/23/2020

Beyond ‘he’ and ‘she’: 1 in 4 LGBTQ youths use nonbinary pronouns, survey finds

One in 4 LGBTQ youths use pronouns other than he/him or she/hers, according to a survey released Wednesday by The Trevor Project, an LGBTQ suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization. The survey…

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ADDED ON: 08/23/2020

Conversion therapy survivors are turning to TikTok to share their trauma and help other victims

A growing number of conversion therapy survivors are sharing their trauma on TikTok amid growing efforts to outlaw the discredited practice. Nearly 700,000 Americans have undergone conversion therapy, half when under 18,…

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ADDED ON: 08/23/2020

Erased From the Trump Administration’s Draft of Key Foreign Aid Policy: Any Mention of LGBT People

The lead U.S. foreign aid agency has proposed a new policy on gender and women’s empowerment that eliminates any mention of transgender people or contraceptives, running counter to its own long-standing practices…

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