North America

LGBTI Rights in North America


ADDED ON: 10/22/2018

Anti-LGBT Groups Funding ‘No on 3’

As they campaign to overturn a 2016 law that bans discrimination against transgender individuals in public places, opponents of the so-called “bathroom bill” say their concerns are about safety and privacy. A review…

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ADDED ON: 10/22/2018

LGBT Advocacy Group Calls on Trump Admin not to Go Forward with Rollback of Transgender Protections

The Human Rights Campaign on Sunday called for the Trump administration not to go forward with a rollback of protections for transgender people, following a report in The New York Times on a draft…

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ADDED ON: 10/22/2018

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: 10/21/2018

Houston Library Sued by Anti-Gay Activists Over Drag Queen Story Hour

A crew of anti-gay protesters rallied outside the federal courthouse Friday afternoon, announcing they have sued the Houston Public Library over a city-sponsored Drag Queen Story Hour which they say violates their freedom of…

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ADDED ON: 10/21/2018

Conservative Christian Group Tells Members to ‘Pray for the Right’ to Harm LGBTI Children

The Family Research Council, a designated hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center, is encouraging its members to ‘pray for their right’ to harm LGBTI children. A ‘Prayer of the Day’ email sent to…

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ADDED ON: 10/20/2018

The Steps to Equality Are More than Trump Voters Can Handle

What is it with the right’s persecution complex? Conservatives are quick to cry “identity politics” and denigrate women or minorities who complain about discrimination as snowflakes who should toughen up. However, they…

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ADDED ON: 10/20/2018

LGBTQ Groups Oppose 4th Circuit Judicial Nominee Linked to Anti-gay “hate group”

LGBTQ civil rights organizations from Maryland and North Carolina have issued a warning to the Senate Judiciary Committee about President Trump’s most recent pick for a seat on the 4th U.S. Circuit…

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ADDED ON: 10/18/2018

Anti-LGBT Lawsuits Already Headed Justice Kavanaugh’s Way

Precisely on cue with the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court, anti-LGBT groups have filed lawsuits challenging LGBT rights that may in the near future serve to test the…

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ADDED ON: 10/18/2018

Ugandan Lesbian Activist Speaks About Troubled Times and her Faith

Ugandan LGBTI activists have been on edge this year. Lawmakers have discussed bringing back the stringent version of an anti-homosexuality bill, LGBTI organizations have been denied legal registration, and events and spaces…

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ADDED ON: 10/18/2018

Ugandan MPs Defeat LGBTI Agenda at Inter Parliamentary Union

Members of Parliament attending the 139th Assembly of the Inter Parliamentary Union (IPU) in Geneva Switzerland have strongly rejected the LGBTI agenda which had been presented to the Assembly to be debated…

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ADDED ON: 10/14/2018

Abrams Makes Historic Appearance at Atlanta LGBT Parade

Stacey Abrams has become the first major-party nominee for the Georgia governorship to participate in the Atlanta Pride Parade, one of the largest LGBT parades in the Southeast. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports…

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ADDED ON: 10/14/2018

Matthew Shepard Murder: 20 Years on Where do LGBT Rights Stand in America?

It has been 20 years since Matthew Shepard died, days after being brutally tortured and tied to a fence in Colorado. Shepard’s death gained national coverage in the United States, and pushed…

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