North America

LGBTI Rights in North America


ADDED ON: 08/27/2018

US Boy, 9, Killed Himself after Homophobic Bullying, Mum Says

A nine-year-old boy has killed himself after enduring four days of homophobic bullying at school in Denver, Colorado, his mother says. Leia Pierce told KDVR-TV that her son, Jamel Myles, revealed to her over…

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ADDED ON: 08/27/2018

Latin America’s Rights Riddle

In Latin America, progressive politics present something of a mystery: As LGBT rights have flourished, women’s reproductive rights have floundered. Earlier this month, for example, a bill to legalize abortion in the…

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ADDED ON: 08/27/2018

Calgary Church Unveils New Style for Pride Flag

A unique Pride flag, aimed at celebrating a progressive, inclusive future, was unfurled for the very first time on Sunday morning at a local United Church. The progress Pride flag at Hillhurst…

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ADDED ON: 08/26/2018

States Ask Supreme Court to Limit LGBT Protection

A group of 16 states urged the U.S. Supreme Court Aug. 23 to rule that companies can fire workers based on their sexual orientation and gender identity without violating federal workplace discrimination…

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ADDED ON: 08/25/2018

Catholic Charities of Buffalo Ends Adoption, Foster Services to Avoid Placing Kids With Gay Couples

Catholic Charities of Buffalo will no longer provide foster care and adoption services to new clients because a New York state law would force it to violate Catholic teachings on homosexuality and…

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ADDED ON: 08/23/2018

Gay Tennis Trailblazer Brian Vahaly: ‘I Heard Homophobia All the Time – It Was Part of the Culture’

The briefest of glances at the entry list for the men’s event at this year's US Open underlines tennis's apparent diversity. Scroll down the list and you will find players from six…

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ADDED ON: 08/23/2018

Where Does Brett Kavanaugh Stand on LGBTI Rights? It’s a Mystery

Most LGBT people come out. Brett Kavanaugh’s views on LGBT people, by contrast, seem to be staying in the closet. As LGBT advocacy groups rush to block President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee during the build-up to September’s…

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ADDED ON: 08/21/2018

Transgender Girl Demeaned, Threatened by Parents at Oklahoma School Is Moving to Texas

The 12-year-old transgender girl who was bullied and threatened by parents at her Oklahoma school is moving to Texas. Maddie, who was assigned male at birth, has been living as a girl…

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ADDED ON: 08/21/2018

Nonprofit Group Uncovering the Hidden LGBTQ History of America’s Deep South

A new project is documenting the history of LGBTQ people in the Deep South, a region that once all but forced gays, lesbians and others to live in hiding. Bob Burns, who…

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ADDED ON: 08/20/2018

‘I Am Me Now’: Syrian Refugee to Lead Kelowna Pride March after Life of Secrecy

Anas Qartoumeh says he wants Canada to keep fighting for human rights abroad. The Grand Marshal of the 2018 Kelowna Pride March is proud to lead the parade, but more important, he’s just…

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ADDED ON: 08/17/2018

Republicans Pick ‘anti-LGBT Extremist’ to Challenge out Senator Tammy Baldwin

Republican voters have picked an anti-LGBT candidate to challenge the only out US Senator, Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin. The Democratic firebrand, who co-chairs the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus, will face an anti-LGBT challenger…

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ADDED ON: 08/16/2018

Baker Who Refused to Make a Gay Wedding Cake Back in Court

A baker who won a US Supreme Court battle over his refusal to bake a gay wedding-themed cake is again in the headlines, this time for turning down a request to make…

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