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LGBTI Rights in North America


ADDED ON: 10/04/2018

Students Protest After Christian University Reinstates ban on LGBTI Relationships

Students are protesting after an Evangelical university in California, USA, reinstated a ban on LGBT+ romantic relationships between students on campus. In September, Azusa Pacific University (APU) changed the language used in a standard of conduct agreement to…

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ADDED ON: 10/01/2018

U.S. To Partners of U.N. LGBTQ Staff: Get Married, or Get Out

The State Department on Monday began imposing a new policy that restricts visas for the same-sex partners of staff of U.S.-based international organizations, such as the United Nations, the World Bank and…

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ADDED ON: 10/01/2018

One Step Forward, Two Steps Back: APU Does a 360 and Reinstates Ban

Azusa Pacific University, an Evangelical college in California, had LGBT students who felt that they were being discriminated against because they were not allowed to express romance on campus unlike their heterosexual classmates…

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ADDED ON: 10/01/2018

Supreme Court’s New Season Includes Cases of Importance to LGBT Community

Cases before the U.S. Supreme Court seem almost like an afterthought after last week's political slugfest over the confirmation process for President Trump's second nominee, Judge Brett Kavanaugh. But there are several…

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ADDED ON: 09/28/2018

US Congress Rejects Anti-LGBT Adoption Amendment

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people planning on fostering or adopting children in the US have a victory to celebrate. The US House of Representatives approved an appropriations package for the…

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ADDED ON: 09/26/2018

LGBTQ Community Cheers Passage of New Law That Protects from Discrimination

Tuesday night leaders in Cuyahoga County gave the green light to the formation of a commission on human rights that extends new protections for members of the LGBTQ community. Previously those individuals…

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ADDED ON: 09/23/2018

Diverse UMC Clergy Group Wants ‘Gracious’ Way for Churches to Leave Over LGBT Differences

A theologically diverse group of United Methodist Church clergy and laity have called on thehttp://alturi.demotrac.com/wp-admin/post-new.php?post_type=news_items# denomination to create a "gracious" means of allowing congregations to leave. Next February, the UMC will hold…

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ADDED ON: 09/23/2018

Mix of Setbacks, Gains Unsettles Many Transgender Americans

For transgender Americans, 2018 has been marked by series of advancements and setbacks. The steps forward have included numerous legislative actions and court rulings buttressing civil rights and a victory by a…

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ADDED ON: 09/21/2018

With More Than 200 L.G.B.T. Candidates, Advocates Hope for a ‘Rainbow Wave’ in the Midterms

The number of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender candidates running for office this year is higher than ever. But there is a partisan split among the nominees. The number of lesbian, gay,…

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ADDED ON: 09/19/2018

Priest Defies Cardinal Cupich, Burns LGBTI Flag on Church Grounds

A North Side priest says he “can’t sit well” with Cardinal Blase Cupich burned a gay-friendly flag outside his Avondale church last week — against the wishes of the cardinal he claims…

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ADDED ON: 09/18/2018

Gay Dating App Announces ‘Zero Tolerance’ of Racism, Transphobia

Gay dating app Grindr has announced a “zero tolerance policy” towards racism, transphobia and other discrimination on the platform as it looks to crack down on abusive behavior within the LGBT dating…

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ADDED ON: 09/17/2018

5 Things You Need to Know about One of the Anti-LGBT Movement’s Biggest Events: The ‘Value Voter Summit’

One of the most powerful anti-LGBT hate groups, the Family Research Council (FRC), is getting ready for its annual gathering in the nation’s capital. Thousands of supporters and partner organizations are gearing…

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