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LGBTI Rights in North America


ADDED ON: 09/07/2019

The ex-gay Christianity movement is making a quiet comeback. The effects on LGBTQ youth could be devastating.

For two decades, McKrae Game was a top-tier figure among ex-gay Christians and a leading advocate for conversion therapy, a counseling practice with the goal of helping LGBTQ people suppress their homosexuality…

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ADDED ON: 09/06/2019

Judge has a lawyer arrested for defending the ‘Straight Pride’ protestors

A judge had a lawyer arrested who was trying to defend her clients who were protesting against Straight Pride. 36 demonstrators were arrested while protesting the Straight Pride Parade in Boston. Suffolk County…

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ADDED ON: 09/06/2019

2020 Democrat candidates focus on LGBT issues

Democratic presidential hopefuls will take to another stage in October to discuss their stances on issues pertaining to the LGBT community. CNN and LGBT advocacy group the Human Rights Campaign announced on Wednesday,…

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ADDED ON: 09/04/2019

Former Gay Conversion Leader Denounces ‘Harmful’ Movement After Coming Out

The South Carolina-based founder of one of the nation’s largest “gay conversion” programs issued a formal apology for his role in the discredited movement this weekend ― just months after coming out…

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ADDED ON: 09/04/2019

Conversion Therapy Crusader Comes Out As Gay

The Post and Courier has reported that the Hope for Wholeness founder 51 year-old McKrae Game came out as gay, nearly two years after he was fired from the faith-based conversion therapy…

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ADDED ON: 09/03/2019

Inside the Supreme Court Discrimination Cases That Could Change LGBTQ Rights

On Oct. 8, the High Court is set to hear three landmark LGBTQ workplace-discrimination cases. They are as intensely personal as they are political. Until 2012, Aimee Stephens was, in her own…

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ADDED ON: 09/02/2019

Groups argue law doesn’t protect transgender woman from workplace bias

More than three dozen groups, from Christian colleges to feminists, filed friend-of-the-court briefs urging the U.S. Supreme Court to side with a Michigan funeral home business that fired a transgender employee who…

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ADDED ON: 09/02/2019

Lawmakers OK same-sex marriage in Mexico’s Oaxaca state

Lawmakers in the southern Mexico state of Oaxaca have approved changing the civil code to authorize same-sex marriage. A statement from the state congress says marriage will now be defined as a…

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ADDED ON: 09/02/2019

Boston ‘straight pride’ parade dwarfed by large counter-protest

A controversial “straight pride” parade in Boston on Saturday drew more than 1,000 counter-protesters and a few hundred supporters. The rightwing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos was “grand marshal” of the event, for which…

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ADDED ON: 08/31/2019

Parents demand action after students from LGBTQ club in California HS allegedly harassed by group holding MAGA flags

A high school in Bakersfield, Calif., is investigating an alleged incident of harassment against students who participated in a meeting of an LGBTQ club. According to multiple social media posts, students from…

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ADDED ON: 08/31/2019

How Silicon Valley fostered India’s LGBTQ+ movement

The moment I heard that Section 377 had finally fallen, I wondered if my friends Arvind and Ashok, sitting far away from India in their two-storey house in San Jose in California,…

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ADDED ON: 08/30/2019

It’s been long march for LGBTQ rights — Straight Pride boosters skip over that

On Saturday there will be a Straight Pride Parade, where people will be marching many of the same streets as the Boston Pride Parade. The proponents of this parade wonder: If LGBTQ…

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