North America

LGBTI Rights in North America


ADDED ON: 01/02/2019

Trump official plans to welcome anti-LGBT Russian politician Dmitry Rogozin

A senior Trump administration official has sparked concerns over a plan to waive sanctions against extremist Russian politician Dmitry Rogozin to allow him to visit the US. Politico reports that Jim Bridenstine, a former…

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ADDED ON: 01/01/2019

Stanford scholar explores the history of gay rights in Germany

Less than 80 years after roughly 6,000 gay men perished in Nazi concentration camps, Germany has become one of the countries mostly widely accepting of  lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people.…

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ADDED ON: 12/31/2018

Tanzania dismisses travel advisory by US

Tanzania has reacted angrily to an advisory issued by the US to its citizens, against travelling to the East African country, terming the action malicious. Government spokesman Dr Hassan Abbas dismissed the…

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ADDED ON: 12/31/2018

Canadian gay bishop marries in Toronto cathedral

An Anglican gay bishop has married his partner surrounded by friends and family at a cathedral in Toronto. Bishop Kevin Robertson has married his partner Mohan Sharma at St James Cathedral in the Canadian…

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ADDED ON: 12/30/2018

This Egyptian LGBT couple received threats post-engagement in Canada

For two Egyptian women, being in a relationship without risking their lives meant traveling all the way to Canada. Soon after they arrived there, Miral Mokhtar and Nouran El Gendy decided to…

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ADDED ON: 12/29/2018

Activists Agree With Canada Warning To Lgbtqi Community

TWO LGBTQI activists yesterday agreed with Canadian government’s crime advisory warning Canadians to consider the risks of traveling to The Bahamas because homosexuality is not widely accepted. Alexus D’Marco, a lesbian, gay,…

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ADDED ON: 12/28/2018

Trans prisoner moved to female prison after year-long court battle

A trans woman prisoner has been transferred to a female prison in Illinois after a year-long court battle. Deon ‘Strawberry’ Hampton described being treated like a ‘sex slave’ while housed in multiple in male penitentiaries over several years. Hampton, 27,…

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ADDED ON: 12/27/2018

I survived conversion therapy as a child. Now, I’m part of the movement to ban it for good.

As a child undergoing conversion therapy in Florida in the early 2000s, I could never have imagined how different this nation would be nearly 20 years later. I could not have fathomed the power…

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ADDED ON: 12/24/2018

Thousands of Canadians have signed petitions to ban conversion therapy

Thousands of Canadians have rallied behind two petitions calling for a nationwide ban of conversion therapy. It's part of a wider global trend condemning the practice.

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ADDED ON: 12/23/2018

Neighbors cover street with rainbow flags after couple’s flag stolen

A suburban Illinois couple got the best gift they could have imagined this holiday season: a neighborhood filled with rainbows after their LGBT pride flag was stolen. Casey Handel and Zadette Rosado just moved…

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ADDED ON: 12/23/2018

Apple Removes App Accused of Promoting Conversion Therapy

Truth Wins Out has won its battle to remove an app accused of promoting conversion therapy from the Apple Store. The national LGBTQ group had launched a petition Thursday demanding that Apple remove the…

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ADDED ON: 12/23/2018

Formerly Antigay Mom Tells Parents: Don’t ‘Repeat My Mistake’

When Ukrainian mother Olena Globa discovered her teenage son's love poems about a man, she confronted him and demanded, "Are you a faggot?" When her son Bogdan responded that he was gay,…

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