North America

LGBTI Rights in North America


ADDED ON: 03/04/2019

Study highlights differences between gay, straight suicides

While research has determined that gays and lesbians are among the U.S. subgroups at an increased risk of suicidal behavior, a new study shines a spotlight on the ways in which suicide…

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ADDED ON: 03/03/2019

3 big US churches in turmoil over sex abuse, LGBT policy

It has been a wrenching season for three of America’s largest religious denominations, as sex-abuse scandals and a schism over LGBT inclusion fuel anguish and anger within the Roman Catholic, Southern Baptist…

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ADDED ON: 03/02/2019

Undocumented LGBT ‘Dreamer’ Shares His Story at 4Ward Symposium

Candelario Saldana is a leader who is making strides and causing a few waves at the University of Miami for LGBT lawyers. Saldana’s mother brought him to America from Mexico when he…

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ADDED ON: 02/28/2019

China to Release ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ with LGBTI Content Censored

According to the Hollywood Reporter, footage of Freddie Mercury (Rami Malek) kissing other men will be removed from the film. Scenes depicting drug use will also be edited out of the film. Overall,…

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ADDED ON: 02/28/2019

LGBT Oscar winners: ‘Green Book,’ ‘Bohemian Rhapsody,’ ‘The Favourite’ make history as 3 of 4 acting awards go to queer roles

The 2019 Oscars turned out to be better than ever for LGBT movies. Eight total awards went to movies with queer themes, which is more than ever before. “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “The Favourite”…

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ADDED ON: 02/27/2019

Drag queens protest at border wall to raise money for LGBTQ asylum-seekers

Beatrix Lestrange stood in front of a crowd wearing a multicolored dress, red wig, black pumps and a choker with studs. “Who’s ready to have a political time?” Lestrange asked the audience,…

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ADDED ON: 02/26/2019

Kids Love Drag Queen Storytime. Anti-LGBT Groups Want To Shut Them Down

The children who listen to the drag queens reading stories in Houston, Michigan, and South Carolina love it. Anti-LGBT groups are mobilizing to menace the events out of existence.  Houston drag queen…

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ADDED ON: 02/25/2019

GOP lawmakers push to ban LGBT conversion therapy in Utah

Two Republican lawmakers proposed a ban on gay conversion therapy for minors in conservative Utah on Thursday, a plan that's been hailed as a milestone by advocates and won't be opposed by…

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ADDED ON: 02/24/2019

Donald Trump doesn’t appear to know about his own administration’s efforts to decriminalize homosexuality around the world

The Trump administration is reportedly set to launch a worldwide campaign to end the criminalization of homosexuality in dozens of countries where its still against the law, but when asked about it…

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ADDED ON: 02/23/2019

Can the United Methodist Church stay united? LGBT issues may lead to a split

At a high-stakes gathering starting Saturday in St. Louis, the United Methodist Church’s legislative assembly will debate the place of LGBT people in the church knowing that the outcome could lead to…

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ADDED ON: 02/22/2019

One in four pre-teen suicides may be LGBT youth

Youth 12 to 14 years old LGBT are much more likely to die by suicide than their heterosexual peers, a disparity that persists but becomes less pronounced by early adulthood, a U.S.…

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ADDED ON: 02/21/2019

Key LGBTI Groups Not Invited to Trump Summit on Decriminalizing Homosexuality

LGBT groups in the United States working to advance LGBT rights overseas and major LGBT groups in Europe weren’t invited to the international summit in Berlin on the Trump administration’s new global…

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