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LGBTI Rights in North America


ADDED ON: 01/28/2021

Christian group can pursue challenge to EEOC enforcement of LGBT rights

A federal judge in Texas has rejected the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s bid to dismiss a lawsuit by a group representing Christian churches that is seeking to shield its members from enforcement…

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ADDED ON: 01/28/2021

‘I refused to let them intimidate me’: the untold stories of LGBT+ seniors

At a new exhibition, Not Another Second, 12 LGBT+ seniors share stories of resilience, struggle and love. When Pearl Bennett, now 69, came out as a transgender woman at a family dinner…

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ADDED ON: 01/27/2021

LGBT Ugandans: Our health depends on trans nominee in U.S.

Activists hope that Dr Levine will play a crucial role in focusing attention on and increasing support for left-behind LGBT populations in Uganda, who need improved access to health care services. She…

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ADDED ON: 01/27/2021

After advocacy by transgender women, Aetna agrees to expand insurance coverage for gender-affirming surgeries

Allison Escolastico, a 30-year-old transgender woman, has wanted breast augmentation surgery for a decade. By 2019, she finally thought her insurance company, Aetna, would pay for it, only to find that it…

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ADDED ON: 01/25/2021

Canada: Anti-LGBTQ politician who proudly opposed conversion therapy ban is kicked out of his party

A right-wing politician has been voted out of his party for a series of actions that officials found contrary to their party’s conservative values. That ostensibly includes accepting donations from white supremacists…

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ADDED ON: 01/25/2021

Biden to lift Pentagon’s ban on transgender people serving in military

Multiple people familiar with the matter confirm to ABC News that President Joe Biden is expected to sign an executive order on Monday that will lift the Pentagon’s ban on transgender people…

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ADDED ON: 01/24/2021

Biden takes first major steps to reverse Trump’s attacks on LGBT+ Americans

Throughout his four-year presidency, Donald Trump worked at every turn to limit the rights of LGBT+ people – and his administration used his final days in office to deliver a parting shot…

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ADDED ON: 01/24/2021

Bernie’s Mittens Have Us Smitten; Meet The Queer Woman Behind Them

Whether it’s Senator Bernie Sanders joining the ladies of Sex and the City or outside our favorite LGBT nightlife establishments waiting for them to reopen (like most of us), we have all…

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ADDED ON: 01/22/2021

Biden calls for LGBTQ protections in day-one executive order, angering conservatives

On his first day in office, President Biden issued a sweeping executive order making it clear that gay and transgender people are protected against discrimination in schools, health care, the workplace and…

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ADDED ON: 01/21/2021

Biden to reverse transgender military ban imminently, White House says

President Joe Biden will soon reverse the ban on transgender people serving openly in the military, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said in a statement Wednesday. While the reversal was not…

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ADDED ON: 01/20/2021

Biden appoints Dr. Rachel Levine as assistant secretary of health, a historic first for transgender people

For the first time in history, a transgender person will go before the Senate to be confirmed for a presidential appointment. President-elect Joe Biden has nominated Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel…

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ADDED ON: 01/19/2021

New CA Bill Would Limit Genital Surgeries on Intersex Infants

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- A new first-in-the nation bill would limit medically unnecessary surgeries on intersex children in California; that is, on babies born with anatomical differences in their genitalia. Senate Bill 225…

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