North America

LGBTI Rights in North America


ADDED ON: 10/09/2022

Legal ruling may signal trouble for Biden’s Title IX plan, LGBTQ guidance

Some legal experts say a new federal court ruling striking down pro-LGBTQ employment policies from the Biden administration may spell trouble for similar guidance from the U.S. Department of Education and its…

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ADDED ON: 10/06/2022

New Supreme Court term includes critical LGBTQ case with ‘terrifying’ consequences

The U.S. Supreme Court, after a decision overturning Roe v. Wade that still leaves many reeling, is starting a new term with justices slated to revisit the issue of LGBTQ rights. In 303…

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ADDED ON: 10/06/2022

From “grooming” to “child abduction”: Right’s accusations against LGBTQ advocates get even worse

Last spring, as the right began using the word "grooming" as a slur against LGBTQ people and their allies, journalist Melissa Gira Grant noted at the New Republic that the word provided a way…

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ADDED ON: 10/05/2022

Challenge to Florida’s ‘Don’t Say Gay’ Law Thrown Out by Judge

A federal court in Florida dismissed a challenge to the state’s “don’t say gay” law last week, but left open the possibility the case could be refiled in the future. In a…

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ADDED ON: 10/05/2022

Chinese LGBTQ-plus couples are getting married virtually through weddings hosted in Utah

Chinese LGBTQ-plus couples are using digital technology to circumvent China’s non-recognition of same-sex marriages. Since 2021, around 200 Chinese and Hong Kong couples have tied the knot via virtual weddings hosted in…

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ADDED ON: 10/04/2022

Transgender Guatemalan woman’s deportation case to get U.S. Supreme Court review

The U.S. Supreme Court said on Monday that it will take up a transgender Guatemalan woman's bid to avoid being deported after a U.S. immigration board said she did not prove that…

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ADDED ON: 10/03/2022

A Portland initiative to help unhoused LGBTQ people is facing backlash

The American Rescue Plan provided more than $5 billion for housing and services for homeless people, and cities are using that money in a variety of ways. In Portland, Ore., a cluster…

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ADDED ON: 10/03/2022

Scottish pro Zander Murray inspires fellow soccer player to come out as gay

Two weeks after making headlines as the first-ever senior Scottish pro soccer player to come out as gay, Zander Murray is revealing the impact his courageous decision has had on at least…

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ADDED ON: 10/03/2022

A trans woman made a map of affirming clinics. Hateful people turned it into a hit list

When transgender activist Erin Reed first started transitioning, she found it difficult to locate gender-affirming health centers that provide informed consent around hormone replacement therapy (HRT) and its effects. So, as an…

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ADDED ON: 10/02/2022

Religious Freedom vs. Gay Rights: Why mainstream Jewish groups didn’t defend Yeshiva University

The latest exchange in the ongoing battle between Yeshiva University and the YU Pride Alliance, a student LGBTQ club, allowed for at least a temporary ceasefire between the two sides. But the…

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ADDED ON: 10/02/2022

Tennessee GOP urges pediatric clinic to stop providing gender-affirming surgeries

A group of GOP lawmakers in Tennessee sent a letter Wednesday to Vanderbilt University Medical Center calling on the hospital’s Pediatric Transgender Clinic — the only one of its kind in the…

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ADDED ON: 09/28/2022

Cardinals Cupich, Dolan blast HHS plan to require transgender procedures over religious objections

Two of America’s most prominent Roman Catholic leaders — Chicago’s Cardinal Blase Cupich and New York’s Cardinal Timothy Dolan — said Tuesday that a Biden administration proposal to require Catholic hospitals to…

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