North America

LGBTI Rights in North America


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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ADDED ON: 10/26/2018

Man Films Himself Burning LGBT Children’s Books from Local Library

An evangelical Christian checked out all the LGBT+ children’s books from a Iowa public library and filmed himself burning them. Paul Dorr, a fundamentalist Christian who writes a blog titled Rescue The…

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ADDED ON: 10/26/2018

Law Permitting Destruction of LGBT Criminal Records Has Seen Low Uptake so Far

Despite efforts to promote the program, only a handful of people have applied to have criminal records for homosexual acts expunged after Parliament passed legislation to formally erase those unjust convictions four…

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ADDED ON: 10/24/2018

Village’s Removal of Straight-pride Flag is Discrimination, Creator Says

The man behind a New Brunswick village’s straight-pride flag says he and his supporters are considering legal action or a political challenge of the municipal officials who took it down. “There’s a…

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ADDED ON: 10/24/2018

A Humanitarian Exodus

The Central American migrant caravan traveling to the US border highlights the failures of American migration and foreign policy, and dwindling options for refugees to seek safety. We should welcome them with…

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ADDED ON: 10/24/2018

It’s 100% segregated’: Does Georgia’s LGBT Haven Have a Race Problem?

When it comes to LGBTQ rights, that progress is impressive. Atlanta got a perfect score of 100 on HRC’s 2018 Municipal Equality Index, which rates towns and cities on how LGBTQ-inclusive their…

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ADDED ON: 10/24/2018

LGBT’ Flyers — Picturing Lady Liberty, Gun, Beer and Trump — Sent to Nashville Gay Bars

Gay bars in Nashville received pamphlets with the acronym and images of the Statue of Liberty (L), a gun (G), a beer bottle (B) and President Donald Trump (T). The gun pictured…

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ADDED ON: 10/24/2018

The Trump Administration’s Latest Anti-Transgender Action, Explained

President Donald Trump’s administration is working on yet another anti-LGBTQ policy, the New York Times reported over the weekend. Trump’s Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is considering an interpretation of…

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ADDED ON: 10/24/2018

Law Permitting Destruction of LGBT Criminal Records Has Seen Low Uptake so Far

Despite efforts to promote the program, only a handful of people have applied to have criminal records for homosexual acts expunged after Parliament passed legislation to formally erase those unjust convictions four…

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