North America

LGBTI Rights in North America


ADDED ON: 08/23/2020

Holland, Michigan adopts anti-discrimination protections for LGBTQ, others

After a seven-hour meeting that went into the night and included several hours of impassioned public comment, Holland City Council voted 8-1 early Thursday morning to approve an ordinance protecting LGBTQ individuals,…

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ADDED ON: 08/21/2020

Capitalism Made Gay Identity Possible. Now We Must Destroy Capitalism.

Gay identity became possible thanks to capitalism’s emancipatory side: its liberation of the individual from material dependence on the family. But that sexual freedom wasn’t automatic — it required decades of militant…

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ADDED ON: 08/20/2020

‘The volume has been turned up on everything’: Pandemic places alarming pressure on transgender mental health

The surgery was supposed to be a turning point. Brenda Emery spent a year preparing for the vaginoplasty. To save up for it, she took jobs in food service straight out of…

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ADDED ON: 08/18/2020

‘My spirit broken’: Mexicans battle to ban conversion therapy

MEXICO CITY (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When she was 15 years old, Paola Santillan was raped by two men who claimed they would “take the lesbian” out of her. She kept the…

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ADDED ON: 08/13/2020

University that bans gay students on ‘morality’ grounds replaces boss with another homophobe

Jerry Falwell Jr, a key evangelical Trump ally, agreed to step aside from his position at the private Virginia Christian university this month after long-running concerns about his conduct reached new heights…

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ADDED ON: 08/13/2020

A short history of Kamala Harris’ support for the LGBTQ+ community

Presidential candidate Joe Biden has named senator Kamala Harris as his Vice President running mate. Harris has made history, becoming the first black South Asian American woman to be nominated for the…

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ADDED ON: 08/12/2020

Black LGBT Group Wins Award to Combat Voter Suppression

LGBT Detroit, the city’s Black LGBTQ+ service provider, has been awarded new grant funding by the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan to help eliminate a range of enduring racial, gender and…

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ADDED ON: 08/11/2020

Trans women pose no threat to cis women, but we pose a threat to them if we make them outcasts

Dear ladies who are fearful and hostile to trans women, That I grew up and spent most of my life in San Francisco I consider one of my greatest strokes of luck,…

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ADDED ON: 08/11/2020

Franklin Graham Calls for ‘Prayer March’ on National Mall on Same Day as Religious-Right ‘Return’ Rally

Evangelist and right-wing political activist Franklin Graham announced Saturday that he will host a “prayer march” from the Lincoln Memorial to the U.S. Capitol on Sept. 26, the same day that End…

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ADDED ON: 08/10/2020

A gay Republican Trump supporter, reflects on actions at local protests and treatment from opposition

The photo from last weekend’s protests in Frederick looks almost predictable at this point: A man clad in a red MAGA hat and an American flag t-shirt shouts at a black woman…

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ADDED ON: 08/08/2020

Queer Black Americans have taken a ‘disproportionate’ financial hit during COVID-19

Black LGBT+ Americans are suffering “disproportionate” economic consequences during the COVID-19 pandemic with almost one in five losing their jobs, a new report has shown. The report by Human Rights Campaign, in…

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ADDED ON: 08/08/2020

Detroit Archdiocese Vs. LGBT Catholics: No More Church Masses Or Meetings

Two Metro Detroit groups of Catholics with different sexual orientations "are now forbidden from gathering at churches and having priests perform Mass for them," the Free Press discloses. The policy change affects…

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