North America

LGBT Rights in North America


ADDED ON: 11/05/2018

Meet the Gay Man Who Wants to Become Guam’s First Out Political Executive

There are many LGBTI candidates standing for election in the US midterms this week. Some, if elected, will make history as out executives and politicians. One of them, Josh Tenonio, happens to…

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ADDED ON: 11/04/2018

Not voting has consequences. Transgender People in Trump’s America Know this all too Well

The sun was just setting on Tuesday as dozens of people, some briefly turning to cast uneasy glances at the railroad tracks behind them, gathered in a solemn semi-circle outside the Sacramento…

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ADDED ON: 11/04/2018

Trans Meets Tradition in Mexico’s LGBT+ Dance Troupe

Melding tradition with modernity, a folk dance troupe is making waves in Mexico by welcoming all comers, letting its dancers smash taboos and perform in whatever gender makes them happy. “Dancing was…

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ADDED ON: 11/04/2018

Anti-LGBT Hater Disrupts Drag Queen Story Hour

A member of MassResistance, designated by the Southern Poverty Law Center to be an anti-LGBTQ hate group, disrupted drag queen story hour at Riverside’s Cellar Door bookstore last week, Oct. 27. The…

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ADDED ON: 11/04/2018

Inside the Fight to Uncover the Truth About Trump’s Anti-LGBT Crusade

In the wake of an explosive anti-transgender memo leaked from the Department of Health and Human Services and published by the New York Times, LGBT advocates have questions: Who proposed that “sex”…

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ADDED ON: 11/04/2018

LGBTI Refugees Explain Why They Fled to the US

Over the past year, LGBT+ refugees have faced a two-pronged attack from the Trump administration’s hardline immigration stances and regressive policies on LGBT+ rights. After fleeing their homes to seek a new…

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ADDED ON: 11/01/2018

Almost Half of All LGBT People in the Us Live in States with No Workplace Protections

A new report reveals how far the United States has to go before achieving workplace equality for LGBT people. The Movement Advancement Project (MAP), American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), and Lambda Legal…

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ADDED ON: 10/30/2018

How Redefining Gender under Trump Could Affect Transgender People’s Health

For Kellie Hooker, there's a new sense of urgency to have a surgery that will make him feel more comfortable in his body. The accelerated timeline to transition came after Hooker heard…

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ADDED ON: 10/30/2018

A Doctor Who Died In The Pittsburgh Shooting Is Being Remembered As A Hero To Patients During The AIDS Crisis

"He would hold my hand, without gloves, when I was feeling really bad," one of his patients said. He "kept us alive the longest." Years ago, Michael Kerr penned a letter to…

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ADDED ON: 10/29/2018

LGBT Groups Denounce Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting as ‘Horrific Attack’

As the world stands aghast over the latest mass shooting in the United States in which at least 11 people at a synagogue in Pittsburgh were killed, LGBT groups were among those…

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ADDED ON: 10/29/2018

Protesters Unveil pro-Trans Banner at World Series

Protesters unfurled a banner reading “Trans People Deserve to Live” during Sunday night’s World Series game. The banner, designed to look like the flag representing transgender people, was dropped during the fifth…

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ADDED ON: 10/26/2018

Gay Man Defends Rights of LGBT Migrants

Many Central American migrants making their way to the United States border are attempting to escape an array the multitude of ills scourging their home countries, including discrimination against LGBT people “I’m…

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