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LGBTI Rights in North America


ADDED ON: 05/05/2021

Policing Intersex Americans’ Sex and Gender

Unlike many other cultures, the Anglo-American mainstream has always relied on a binary view of sex and gender. In the case of intersex people, who have inherent biological characteristics that don’t divide…

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ADDED ON: 05/04/2021

Hundreds rally against anti-trans bills erasing years of LGBT+ progress ‘with the swipe of a pen’

Hundreds of people took to the streets of North Carolina to protest two devastating anti-trans bills that threaten “the basic human right to be human”, activists say. Multiple advocacy groups marched in…

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ADDED ON: 05/03/2021

Undoing 4 years of ‘damage’: LGBTQ advocates on Biden’s first 100 days

Finn Cooper, who lives in Cincinnati, volunteered for the Michigan Democratic Party to call voters in the swing state on behalf of the Biden-Harris presidential campaign in the months leading up to…

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ADDED ON: 05/02/2021

Donald Trump’s cruel ban on trans people joining the military is officially over

Pentagon policies that allow trans folk to serve in the US military went into effect Thursday (April 30), finally undoing Donald Trump’s cruel and unnecessary ban. It was the upshot of a…

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ADDED ON: 05/02/2021

Gender-affirming care leads to better mental health among trans people

Transgender people who are able to receive gender-affirming surgery reported improved mental health outcomes, according to a new study published Wednesday. The study, published in JAMA Surgery found that overall, gender-affirming surgery…

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ADDED ON: 05/01/2021

Gay Ugandan refugee’s odyssey to Vancouver chronicled in film

“We’re not rescuing. We’re not saving. We’re walking in solidarity with them.” So says Rainbow Refugee’s Chris Morrisey in Sean Horlor and Steve J. Adams new film Someone Like Me chronicling of…

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ADDED ON: 04/30/2021

Father arrested while testifying against anti-trans health ban in Arkansas

Chris Attig was arrested while testifying against HB 1570 in the Arkansas House on March 9. When their speech went 30 seconds over the allotted two minutes, Attig's mic was cut, and…

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ADDED ON: 04/28/2021

Black Gay Man in Critical Condition After Cop Shot Him Multiple Times

A 32-year-old Black gay man is in critical condition after being shot multiple times by a police officer in Spotsylvania County, Virginia. Isaiah Brown was on the phone with a 911 dispatcher…

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ADDED ON: 04/28/2021

Harris: Anti-LGBTQ violence is ‘root cause’ of migration from Guatemala

Vice President Kamala Harris on Monday acknowledged violence based on sexual orientation and gender identity is among the factors that prompt Guatemalans to leave their country. “There are also longstanding issues that…

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ADDED ON: 04/26/2021

Intersex activist lives as a man rather than a woman because men get ‘so much more respect’

Intersex activist Roshaante Anderson wants people in the LGBT+ community and allies to remember there’s an “I” in the acronym, and there are voices that need to be heard. Anderson, who is…

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ADDED ON: 04/25/2021

LGBT activists not excited by Jenner’s campaign for governor

Though Caitlyn Jenner is one of the most famous transgender people in America, the announcement of her candidacy for California governor was greeted hostilely by one of the state’s largest LGBTQ-rights groups…

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ADDED ON: 04/24/2021

What’s in Canada’s budget for LGBTQ2S+ people?

After the pandemic wiped out decades of progress for gender equality in Canada, most especially in terms of women’s participation in the workforce, the Liberal government’s budget this week promises an “inclusive,…

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