North America

LGBTI Rights in North America


ADDED ON: 01/11/2019

Inspired by her daughter, this first-time author is shining a light on LGBT Muslim teen experiences

Four weeks before the release of her debut novel, author Sabina Khan tweeted she hadn't been sure anyone would read her story when she first began writing. "I wasn't sure if anyone would want…

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ADDED ON: 01/10/2019

For LGBTI People in Lebanon, They Go Through Their Own Stonewall

It is reported that on the night of June 28, 1969, transgender revolutionary Sylvia Rivera, infuriated and exhausted with the way the queer community had been treated, took off her shoe and…

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ADDED ON: 01/10/2019

Evangelical Activists Want LGBTI People Excluded from Anti-lynching Bill

Evangelical activists are pressing Republican lawmakers to strip protections for LGBT+ people from an anti-lynching bill. The Justice for Victims of Lynching Act cleared the US Senate on December 20 in a rare…

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ADDED ON: 01/09/2019

Colorado swears in the United States’ first ever openly gay governor

Jared Polis on Tuesday (8 January) was sworn in as governor of Colorado. With his inauguration, he became the state’s first Jewish governor and the country’s first openly gay governor. Polis made history on…

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ADDED ON: 01/09/2019

New asylum policy has big ramifications for Nogales, Sonora

Four months after fleeing their home in El Salvador, the six members of the Meneses family arrived in Nogales, Sonora on Dec. 25 with documents ready to ask for asylum in the…

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ADDED ON: 01/08/2019

Same-sex marriages top number of church marriages

The number of same-sex marriages topped the number of marriages done in church, based on the Saipan Mayor’s Office records for January through September 2018. Saipan Tribune learned over the weekend that…

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ADDED ON: 01/08/2019

LGBTQ Protections Now in Place for Congressional Staffers

On the Democrats' first day in power, they passed a rules package that says that bars representatives and House employees from discriminating against LGBTQ people, according to LGBTQ Nation. The LGBT Congressional Staff Association,…

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ADDED ON: 01/07/2019

New Jersey to introduce gender-neutral birth certificates in February

New Jersey birth certificates will have the option of a third, non-binary gender starting on 1 February. Governor Phil Murphy signed this legislation, the Babs Siperstein Bill, into law last July. The…

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ADDED ON: 01/06/2019

New US ambassador Kyle McCarter speaks Kiswahili, opposes gay unions

On Wednesday, the United States Senate approved the appointment of former Senator Kyle McCarter as the new Ambassador to Kenya. McCarter comes to a familiar territory with a promise to support the…

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ADDED ON: 01/05/2019

Trans man makes history on Mexican Olympic Committee

Ricardo del Real last November became the first openly transgender man on the Mexican Olympic Committee when he received a document with a male gender marker that recognizes him as a permanent…

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ADDED ON: 01/05/2019

Life of a gay migrant: Racism exists in the LGBT community too

Ireland may be known as the land of céad míle fáilte, but a report in the last months of 2018 suggests more needs to be done to make it a welcoming place…

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ADDED ON: 01/03/2019

Camden Names Law School’s First Woman, African-American, LGBTI Co-Dean

The new co-dean of Rutgers Law School in Camden is the first woman, the first African American and the first LGBT law dean at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. Rutgers University–Camden…

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