North America

LGBTI Rights in North America


ADDED ON: 06/23/2018

Who’s Really Crossing the U.S. Border, and Why They’re Coming

Over the past week, the separation of 2,000 children from their parents along the U.S. border has forced immigration into the national spotlight. The majority of migrants aren’t dangerous criminals. Many are…

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ADDED ON: 06/22/2018

A Brief History Of The LGBTQI+ Movement In Latin America

Just a month before the world celebrates Gay Pride Week, Chile passed a law that allows transgender citizens to change their name and sex on state registries without needing a sex-change operation.…

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ADDED ON: 06/21/2018

Gay Conversion Therapy’s Disturbing 19th-Century Origins

In 1899, a German psychiatrist electrified the audience at a conference on hypnosis with a bold claim: He had turned a gay man straight. All it took was 45 hypnosis sessions and a…

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ADDED ON: 06/21/2018

Juneteenth Festivities, Black LGBTQ Pride Converge in Dallas Celebration

Kyrs Yayo and Avion Wilson — one dressed head to toe in Fendi, the other in all white — spent months and hundreds of dollars coordinating their outfits for Saturday’s Juneteenth Unity…

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ADDED ON: 06/20/2018

LGBTI Groups Condemn U.S. Exit From U.N. Human Rights Council

The United States today withdrew from the United Nations Human Rights Council, a move Ambassador Nikki Haley said the U.S. is making because the body is anti-Israel —  but which comes a…

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ADDED ON: 06/19/2018

Three LGBTI Activists Killed in Mexico

Three well-known LGBTI rights advocates in the Mexican state of Guerrero were killed over the weekend. Authorities on Sunday found the bodies of Rubén Estrada, Roberto Vega and Carlos Uriel López in Taxco,…

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ADDED ON: 06/19/2018

FIFA Opens Investigation After Anti-Gay Slur Chanted by Mexican Fans at World Cup

Mexico’s fanbase is under scrutiny for chanting an anti-gay slur, with FIFA opening an investigation Monday following the nation’s 1-0 World Cup win over Germany. Mexican fans were heard chanting the derogatory slur when Germany goalkeeper Manuel…

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ADDED ON: 06/19/2018

As Plans Take Shape for National LGBT Museum, P.E. Islanders Reflect on Local History

As plans for the country’s first LGBT museum take shape in Ottawa, some Islanders are taking stock of what possible contributions might come from P.E.I., and reflecting on how far they’ve come.…

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ADDED ON: 06/18/2018

What It’s like Growing up with an LGBT Parent, in Their Kids’ Own Words

Just in time for Pride in June, “Rainbow Relatives: Real-World Stories and Advice on How to Talk to Kids About LGBTQ+ Families and Friends” (May 8, 2018) is a collection of intimate,…

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ADDED ON: 06/16/2018

Record Number of LGBT Candidates Seeking Office in 2018

More than 400 LGBTQ candidates are running for public office in the United States in 2018, more than ever before in an election cycle, according to data from the Victory Institute. The…

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ADDED ON: 06/16/2018

Canada’s Supreme Court Rules LGBT Rights Trump Religious Freedom

Canada's top court has ruled in favour of denying accreditation to a Christian law school that banned students from having gay sex. Friday's ruling against Trinity Western University in British Columbia was…

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ADDED ON: 06/15/2018

The LGBT Community is Generationally Fractured, But One Organization Thinks it Can Fix That

72-year-old Hector Zuazo used to spent a lot of around young people. But since he retired from teaching, keeping up with the younger generations of queer people has been a struggle. And…

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